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Mightier Than The Sword: How The News Media Have Shaped American History / Edition 1
     

Mightier Than The Sword: How The News Media Have Shaped American History / Edition 1

by Rodger Streitmatter
 

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ISBN-10: 0813332117

ISBN-13: 9780813332116

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Avalon Publishing

In this pathbreaking book, Rodger Streitmatter takes the reader on a sightseeing tour of American history as influenced by the public press, visiting fourteen landmark events in U.S. history, from the abolitionist movement and the struggle for women's rights to the civil rights movement and Watergate. These are events that stir the political imagination; but, as

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In this pathbreaking book, Rodger Streitmatter takes the reader on a sightseeing tour of American history as influenced by the public press, visiting fourteen landmark events in U.S. history, from the abolitionist movement and the struggle for women's rights to the civil rights movement and Watergate. These are events that stir the political imagination; but, as Streitmatter shows, they also demonstrate how American journalism, since the 1760s, has not merely recorded this nation's history but has played a role in shaping it.This book is the first of its kind. Streitmatter avoids the mind-numbing lists of names, dates, and newspaper headlines that bog down the standard journalism history textbook. Instead, Mightier than the Sword focuses on a limited number of episodes, identifying common characteristics within the news media. In his final essay, Streitmatter looks at how the news media have shaped our understanding of events; by drawing examples from various episodes, this synthesis chapter identifies some of the common characteristics that the news media involved in shaping this nation have displayed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813332116
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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