Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This study takes a fresh look at the origins of modern journalism's ideals and political practices. The book also provides fresh insights into the economics of journalism and documents the changes in political content of the press by a systematic content analysis of newspaper news and editorials over a span of 55 years. The book concludes by exploring the appropriate political role and professional ethics of journalists in a modern democracy.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Richard Kaplan is Lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work on media history has received the Catherine Covert Prize for best published article in Mass Communications History (1996). He has published in Journalism History; Media, Culture, and Society; and American Journalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Partisan news in the early reconstruction era: African-Americans in the vortex of political publicity; 2. Economic engines of partisanship; 3. Rituals of partisanship: American journalism in the gilded age; 4. The two revolutions in urban newspaper economics, 1873 and 1888; 5. 1896 and the political revolution in Detroit journalism; Conclusion; Methodological appendix.