Sob Sister Journalism

Author: Phyllis Leslie Abramson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313265136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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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.
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Political Controversy

A Study in Eighteenth-century Propaganda

Author: Robert Donald Spector

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313282065

Category: History

Page: 184

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This book provides the first full-scale examination of the 18th-century periodical Political Controversy and of the essay sheets reprinted therein: Briton, Auditor, North Briton, and Monitor. Spector shows how 18th century propaganda techniques worked and provides a guide to contemporary political issues. This work also analyzes the writings of three significant essay-sheet authors: Tobias Smollett, Arthur Murphy, and John Wilkes. The volume also covers the most significant case for freedom of the press in England up to that time, North Briton, No. 45.
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Journalism Quarterly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical materials.
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The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies

Author: Bob Franklin,Scott Eldridge II

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317499077

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

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The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies offers an unprecedented collection of essays addressing the key issues and debates shaping the field of Digital Journalism Studies today. Across the last decade, journalism has undergone many changes, which have driven scholars to reassess its most fundamental questions, and in the face of digital change, to ask again: ‘Who is a journalist?’ and ‘What is journalism?’. This companion explores a developing scholarly agenda committed to understanding digital journalism and brings together the work of key scholars seeking to address key theoretical concerns and solve unique methodological riddles. Compiled of 58 original essays from distinguished academics across the globe, this Companion draws together the work of those making sense of this fundamental reconceptualization of journalism, and assesses its impacts on journalism’s products, its practices, resources, and its relationship with audiences. It also outlines the challenge presented by studying digital journalism and, more importantly, offers a first set of answers. This collection is the very first of its kind to attempt to distinguish this emerging field as a unique area of academic inquiry. Through identifying its core questions and presenting its fundamental debates, this Companion sets the agenda for years to come in defining this new field of study as Digital Journalism Studies, making it an essential point of reference for students and scholars of journalism.
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Media Messages in American Presidential Elections

Author: Diana Marie Owen,Assistant Professor of Political Science Diana Owen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313263620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Focusing on the audience, Owen investigates the way people process media messages during campaigns. She examines the role of ads, news stories, poll results, and debates in presidential campaigns. Based on surveys fielded during the 1984 and 1988 Presidential campaigns, Owen compares these four message categories to determine their relative importance to voters. She also investigates how people make use of messages when establishing their perceptions of candidates and issues. This book is designed for researchers and students in communications and mass media, voting behavior, and public opinion.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Rhetoric of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Author: Richard W. Leeman

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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Richard Leeman analyzes the possible discursive responses to terrorism, prescribing "democratic rhetoric" as the most strategic counterterrorist response available. He examines counterterrorism as a response to terrorism, considering each side as one-half of a dialogue. Given the inherently anti-democratic nature of terroristic discourse, he hypothesizes that the best discursive strategy is to shift the dialogue to different grounds, i.e., to use democratic rhetoric. As a test of his hypothesis, the author considers the responses of the Reagan and Nixon administrations to acts of terrorism. The Reagan administration's response to international terrorism provides an example of wholly non-democratic counterterrorist discourse. Leeman's case study suggests that this was a failed rhetoric. The Nixon administration, on the other hand, used a mixed democratic and non-democratic terrorist rhetoric in response to terrorism. Leeman argues that the non-democratic elements of the discourse subverted the democratic elements, thus leading to an ineffective use of discourse for the purpose of counterterrorism. Leeman thus concludes that a wholly democratic rhetoric is the best discourse available for the counterterrorist speaker or writer. This is the first book to specifically address the rhetoric of terrorism and counterterrorism, and prescriptively suggests how America can address the problem of terrorism through discourse. This unique book will be provocative reading to those in the fields of speech communication, political science, history, sociology, and the mass media.
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The Course of Tolerance

Freedom of the Press in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Donna Lee Dickerson

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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This work examines the workings of the First Amendment, especially where it concerns freedom of the press, during the neglected years of the 19th century. It studies contemporary 19th-century views of press freedom, placing them in the context of the issues that prompted and shaped them. Primary sources--pamphlets, speeches, sermons, letters, diaries, newspapers, and official documents--were used to highlight free press issues. Dickerson pulls together all major free press issues of the period into one comprehensive analysis.
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Journalism for the 21st Century

Online Information, Electronic Databases, and the News

Author: Tom Koch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313277504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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This is a book about the news--the way it is written and the forms it takes. Koch uses concrete, casebook examples to demonstrate the degree to which news information can be changed through the efficient and cost effective application of online bibliographic resources accessed by personal computers.
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The Democracy Gap

The Politics of Information and Communication Technologies in the United States and Europe

Author: Jill Hills

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The political choices that surround telecommunications and broadcasting are the subject of this unique study. Hills examines the distributional possibilities and the political and economic interests that shape these technologies. The book documents how government policy has primarily been concerned with technological leadership, and as a result has lost sight of the informational underpinnings of the democratic process. Among the topics discussed are the politics of cable and satellite transmission, digital networks, and television standards, and the convergence of broadcasting and telecommunications.
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The Cold War guerrilla

Jonas Savimbi, the U.S. media, and the Angolan War

Author: Elaine Windrich

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

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This is first book on U.S. policy in Angola during the 1980s. Windrich shows how the Reagan administration led the U.S. media to inflate the importance of Jonas Savimbi as a "freedom fighter" and to intensify the civil war in Angola.
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The Media in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Campaigns

Author: Guido Hermann Stempel,John William Windhauser

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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This volume details the findings of a comprehensive study of media bias in recent presidential campaigns. Focusing on the 1984 and 1988 elections, Stempel and Windhauser have surveyed all news items reported in seventeen major U.S. papers, on the three commercial television networks, and in the three general news magazines. Each item has been categorized according to the candidate it focuses on, the slant of the presentation, and the major issue discussed, providing a clearcut picture of just what the media covered and how the treatment of the two campaigns differed.
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Risky business

communicating issues of science, risk, and public policy

Author: Lee Wilkins

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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These essays written from the perspectives of sociology, psychology, philosophy, and journalism deal with media coverage of science, medicine, technology, disaster, and hazards in the environment and suggest ways that journalists, policy makers, and citizens can work to correct problems inherent in this coverage. Nelkin's foreword examines images of science and technology as conveyed through the media and poses two questions that succeeding chapters address: Why is science writing so uncritical of science, and why are scientists so critical of the press?
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