The Press and America: An Interpretive History of the Mass Media / Edition 8

The Press and America: An Interpretive History of the Mass Media / Edition 8

by Michael C. Emery, Edwin Emery, Nancy L. Roberts
     
 

With a continued emphasis on interpretation and analysis,The Press and America remains the classic authority on the history of mass media in the United States. Recognizing that the development of America's journalism is inherently and integrally related to the cultural identity of its people, the heart of this book is an examination ofSee more details below

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With a continued emphasis on interpretation and analysis,The Press and America remains the classic authority on the history of mass media in the United States. Recognizing that the development of America's journalism is inherently and integrally related to the cultural identity of its people, the heart of this book is an examination of American life and the American media. The Press and America traces how major events in U.S. history were covered by reporters, editors and broadcasters and how other writers, advertisers and advocates influenced and continue to influence events in this country. While examining the media's influence on the course of events, this text also points out how events have determined the shape and character of the media. Within this framework, the authors relay the special story of the men and women of journalism and of the institutions and traditions they created. Expanded coverage of women in journalism, with coverage of Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Dorothy Thompson, Helen Thomas, Dorothy Day, Doris Fleischman, Gloria Steinem, and many other less known but important women. For anyone interested in the History of Journalism and Mass Media.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205183890
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
8th ed
Pages:
734
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.19(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introductory Bibliography
1The Heritage of the American Press1
2The Colonial Years17
3The Press and the Revolution41
4Founding the New Nation61
5Westward Expansion75
6A Press for the Masses99
7The Irrepressible Conflict121
8A Revolution in National Life145
9The New Journalism171
10The People's Champions211
11Bastions of News Enterprise237
12War Comes to the United States253
13The Twenties: Radio, Movies, and Jazz Journalism269
14Depression and Reform303
15A World at War343
16Television Takes Center Stage365
17Challenges and Dissent397
18A Crisis of Credibility439
19Efforts to Improve the Media515
20The Surviving Newspaper Press537
21Media Technology: The Challenge of the 1990s577
Notes615
Annotated Bibliography643
Index713

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