Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

by Richard L. Kaplan
ISBN-10:
0521006023
ISBN-13:
9780521006026
Pub. Date:
12/28/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521006026
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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.

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