Tabloid Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources

Tabloid Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources

by Gerald S. Greenberg
     
 

This is a compilation of English-language books and articles, briefly summarized, commenting on the phenomenon of sensationalism in news reporting. Coverage includes the historical penny and yellow presses; Britain's Fleet Street publications; and supermarket tabloids, spanning the eras of Northcliffe, Pulitzer, Hearst, and Murdoch.

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This is a compilation of English-language books and articles, briefly summarized, commenting on the phenomenon of sensationalism in news reporting. Coverage includes the historical penny and yellow presses; Britain's Fleet Street publications; and supermarket tabloids, spanning the eras of Northcliffe, Pulitzer, Hearst, and Murdoch.

This is a unique compilation of 819 English-language monographs, journal articles, theses, and conference papers—each briefly summarized—commenting on the phenomenon of sensationalism in journalism. Separate chapters address the practice in newspapers and television, the legal issues raised, and international manifestations. An historical overview of the subject, as well as of current practice, is provided. Entries feature both popular and scholarly contributors.

Tabloid journalism is alternately praised and excoriated by the commentators, whose backgrounds are as divergent as their opinions. While sensationalism's excessiveness provides an easy target for critics, scholars' more analytical investigations draw parallels between today's tabloid headlines and more traditional folk narratives. The sociological role played by tabloid journalism is also discussed.

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An annotated bibliography listing and summarizing English-language books, scholarly journals, popular magazines, and trade articles that comment on sensationalizing news reporting. The emphasis is on US print practitioners, but also include references to US television, legal implications, and international perspectives on tabloids and their spiritual mentors from the 1920s e.g. an article from Russia discussing how after Glasnost space alien articles began to appear in print. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313295447
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1996
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications Series, #10
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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