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Newspapers And The Making Of Modern America

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By investigating specific cases of newspapers in their communities, Newspapers and the Making of Modern America shows the newspaper as an agent of change in the construction and maintenance of community. It develops the theme of a newspaper as a prime mover in enacting policy, supporting development, building neighborhoods, and generally modifying the physical and built environment.

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Overview

By investigating specific cases of newspapers in their communities, Newspapers and the Making of Modern America shows the newspaper as an agent of change in the construction and maintenance of community. It develops the theme of a newspaper as a prime mover in enacting policy, supporting development, building neighborhoods, and generally modifying the physical and built environment.

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"The span of the 20th century saw newspapers take on enormous importance in the dissemination of information and opinions throughout US society, and then gradually subside from its role as the primary source of news and information to just one among many. Wallace examines the significant trends in American newspaper journalism, including the proliferation of wire services, the development of the African-American press, investigative reporting, and digital developments."

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"Wallace looks at how 20th-century newspapers shaped community cultural and economic development. Each of the seven chapters is a mini-essay analyzing how specific newspapers reflected and changed the way a particular community or demographic group envisioned itself….[t]he book's sweep suggests an array of topics that will intrigue those interested in news organizations and the communities they cover….[t]his accessible book includes solid notes and some photographs. Recommended. Lower-/upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; general readers."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313323201
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

AURORA WALLACE is Assistant Professor in the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University. She received a Ph.D. in Communications from McGilll University in Montreal and was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University. Her research looks at media, architecture and urban space, 19th and 20th century newspaper and journalism history, and crime in the media.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : newspapers and their cities, towns, and villages 1
Ch. 1 Tabloids and the city : the New York Daily News, the New York Daily Mirror, and the New York Evening Graphic 11
Ch. 2 Small-town reform newspapers : the Des Moines Register, the Emporia Gazette, and the Anniston Star 31
Ch. 3 The black press goes to war : the Chicago Defender, the Pittsburgh Courier, and the Baltimore Afro-American 53
Ch. 4 Postwar newspapers, suburbanization, and land development : the Los Angeles Times and the Long Island Newsday 77
Ch. 5 Florida in chains : the Miami Herald and the Tampa Tribune 99
Ch. 6 The community newspaper : from the Village Voice, the East Village Other, and the Chicago Seed to CNHI and the Hazard Herald 125
Ch. 7 National news and the nation : the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today 155
Conclusion 189
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