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Discovering the News : A Social History of American Newspapers

Discovering the News : A Social History of American Newspapers - 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465016662

Cover of Discovering the News : A Social History of American Newspapers 78 (ISBN 978-0465016662)
ISBN13: 978-0465016662
ISBN10: 0465016669
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 78
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1978
International: No

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Discovering the News : A Social History of American Newspapers - 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465016662

Michael Schudson

ISBN13: 978-0465016662
ISBN10: 0465016669
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 78
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 1978
International: No
Summary

This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective "news" was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on.

Table of Contents

The Ideal of Objectivity
The Revolution in American Journalism in the Age of Egalitarianism: The Penny Press
Telling Stories: Journalism as a Vocation After 1880
Stories and Information: Two Journalisms in the 1890s
Objectivity Becomes Ideology: Journalism After World War I
Objectivity, News Management, and the Critical Culture