This scholarly work deals specifically with the important changes in popular journalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A pioneering study in the history of journalism, it focuses on the New Journalism in Britain, which is central in the overall history of the modern press. The essays provide a careful historical analysis of the transformation that occurred, such as the greater use of illustrations and photographs, headlines and crossheads, and increased coverage of human interest subjects. The book offers a wealth of new information based on original research, as well as lively interpretive commentary on the nature of change in modern journalism.
Political Science by Margaret Scammell,Holli Semetko
This title was first published in 2000. Offering original insights into the relationship between media and democratic theory, this volume brings together a renowned collection of international specialists who examine media and democracy, professional journalism, the anatomy of content and the current issues which concern both institutions. Challenging conventional discourse, this comprehensive collection contains the most incisive and informative articles on this fundamental subject.
On June 25, 1906 an event of little public importance occurred--famous architect and womanizer Stanford White was shot dead by Harry K. Thaw, the scion of an influential family. It became the "hottest story" of the century. Four women journalists provided their newspapers with daily doses of tear-producing reportage. Abramson explores the climate, murder, and subsequent trial that led to the creation of sob sister journalism. An overview of the American scene, biographical sketches, daily courtroom events, and news coverage serve to document the origins of this journalistic style. This was the first time that women were recognized as a vast newspaper readership--causing advertisers to target marketing towards women as consumers. This led to the development of women's pages in many major dailies.
An Analysis of the New York Times' Coverage of U.S. Foreign Policy
Author: Nicholas O. Berry
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This study challenges the notions that the U.S. press is either an active participant in the foreign policy process or an instrument of presidential manipulation. Based on a content analysis of New York Times' reporting of five recent foreign policy disasters, Berry explores the thesis that the press accepts administration assumptions on foreign policy matters, but only until the policy fails. The work also addresses the differences between domestic and foreign policy reporting, and compares the work of foreign-based correspondents with that of U.S.-based reporters.
A concise and authoritative account of the fifty-year history of Spain's state-owned news agency, this book offers an illuminating case study in press-government relations. It chronicles the development of EFE from its founding in 1938-1939, to its emergence in the 1980s as the West's fifth largest news service and the dominant communications giant in the Hispanic world. Kim examines EFE's shifting relations with successive Spanish governments. He describes its activities as a Falangist propaganda agency during the Spanish Civil War and its political functions under the Franco dictatorship during World War II and the postwar period. Changes within the agency during the transition of 1976 to 1982 are discussed, and EFE's impact on the democratization process is given detailed consideration. Among the many topics covered are EFE as a political symbol, censorship, press law, EFE finances and legal status, organizational changes, technical modernization, and relations with other news agencies. The first work to provide a definitive record of La Agencia EFE, this book contains a wealth of information on the political and social history of modern Spain, international journalism, and the modern communications industry.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Everette E. Dennis,Donald M. Gillmor,Theodore Lewis Glasser
Author: Everette E. Dennis,Donald M. Gillmor,Theodore Lewis Glasser
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
How, when, and to what extent should people be able to talk back to the media; what works, what doesn't, what's possible? This volume examines these and other issues. With a deep concern for freedom from censorship and a strong awareness of our constitutional franchise of freedom of expression, the editors and contributors seek to define meaningful forums where citizens can air their views about media to a large enough audience to make a significant impact. They present and assess several forms of media accountability that function effectively within free speech parameters, including the marketplace model, the self-regulatory model, the voluntary model, the fiduciary model, and the litigation model.
An exploration of the role of the journalist in a democratic society that defines the relationship between an objective reportorial stance and that of the muckraker who crusades on an issue to expose what he sees as evil, Miraldi traces the history of muckraking journalism and investigative reporting from the turn of the century through the sixties and seventies. He includes examples from newspapers, magazines, and television and zeroes in on factors that interfere with the work of journalists and calls for a renewed spirit of journalistic activism in the nineties.