Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion

Author: Joyce Hoffmann

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826210104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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Over the years, friends and advisers to Kennedy declared that they had never heard the president speak of Camelot. But White's article, which ran in Life magazine, created a myth that still endures in the popular consciousness.

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan,Elizabeth C. Clarage

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561112

Category: Reference

Page: 666

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List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

On Their Own

Women Journalists and the American Experience in Vietnam

Author: Joyce Hoffmann

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030681059X

Category: History

Page: 439

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The long-overdue story of the women journalists who risked their lives in a brutal war-and a man's world-to cover America's involvement in Vietnam

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Author: Joshua Glick

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the recent and more distant American past. Drawing on a wide range of primary documents, Joshua Glick analyzes the films of Hollywood documentarians such as David Wolper and Mel Stuart, along with lesser-known independents and activists such as Kent Mackenzie, Lynne Littman, and Jesús Salvador Treviño. While the former group reinvigorated a Cold War cultural liberalism, the latter group advocated for social justice in a city plagued by severe class stratification and racial segregation. Glick examines how mainstream and alternative filmmakers turned to the archives, civic institutions, and production facilities of Los Angeles in order to both change popular understandings of the city and shape the social consciousness of the nation.

The Making of the President 1972

Author: Theodore H. White

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062027115

Category: History

Page: 432

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“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. Buckley The Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H. White’s landmark series, a riveting account of the 1972 presidential campaign and Richard M. Nixon’s precedent-shattering landslide victory. White had made history with his groundbreaking narrative The Making of the President 1960, winning the Pulitzer Prize for revolutionizing the way that presidential campaigns were reported. Now, The Making of the President 1972—back in print, freshly repackaged, and with a new foreword by Cokie Roberts—joins Theodore Sorensen’s Kennedy, White’s The Making of the President 1960, 1964, and 1968, and other classics in the burgeoning Harper Perennial Political Classics series.


Twenty-Five Years of Front-Page Journalism

Author: Joyce Hoffmann

Publisher: Sager Group the

ISBN: 9780986267949


Page: 304

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NEWSWOMEN: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF FRONT-PAGE JOURNALISM is an anthology of stellar work by 17 seventeen great female literary and investigative reporters whose newspaper writing has garnered awards over the past quarter century. Each chapter features a bio, a selected story, and an author's afterwords prepared especially for this book. A large percentage of college and graduate school journalism students are women. Yet textbooks and resource material available is decidedly male-centric. Working together with the staff of The Riveter, a magazine and website dedicated to long-form nonfiction written by women, The Sager Group has responded to a demand for affordable, female-centric textbooks and /anthologies. Two more anthologies of literary long-form writing are upcoming. NEWSWOMEN: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF FRONT-PAGE JOURNALISM includes the work of women journalists who wrote for top newspapers and alternative weeklies during the golden age of newsprint journalism. Featured are: Edna Buchanan, Christine Brennan, Jacqui Banaszynski, Deborah Blum, Teresa Carpenter, Athelia Knight, Corinne Reilly, Lane DeGregory, Diana Henriques, Andrea Elliott, Amy Harmon, Julia Keller, Dana Priest, Anne Hull, Loretta Tofani, Christine Pelisek, and Eileen Welsome.

The Boys on the Bus

Author: Timothy Crouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0804149836

Category: History

Page: 416

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Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols. Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

Constructing Clinton

Hyperreality & Presidential Image-making in Postmodern Politics

Author: Shawn J. Parry-Giles,Trevor Parry-Giles

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820456959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

View: 6626

Bill Clinton is the embodiment and epitome of American politics in the postmodern, mediated age. Clinton's abel marshaling of images, which allowed him to retain popularity and position when faced with compelling obstacles, marks him as the preeminent figure in a fluid and fluctuating era of image-politics. Constructing Clinton: Hyper-reality & Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics pays particular attention to the colelction fo desparate, sometimes connected, often random images that crate a site of politcal meaning we know as "Bill Clinton, former president of the United States." Through analyses of unique image texts--including The Man from Hope, The War Room, Primary Colors, MTV's Biorhythms, and PBS' The American President--Constructiing Clinton focuses on teh image of Bill Clinton as it was defined by and trapped in teh hyperreality so characteristic of contemporary presidential politics.

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Category: Bibliography

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The Real Making of the President

Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 Election

Author: W. J. Rorabaugh

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 250

View: 7078

Provides a corrective to the famous but flawed classic, "The Making of the President." Looks closely at the nuts and bolts of the election, and at a candidate whose hard-won victory depended upon hoards of money, an effective organization, television image-making, and LBJ's campaigning in the South."

Sister Carrie

Author: Theodore Dreiser

Publisher: Theodore Dreiser

ISBN: 8892560123

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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American novelist and journalist. He pioneered the naturalist school and is known for portraying characters whose value lies not in their moral code, but in their persistence against all obstacles. Dreiser's outstanding works were the novels Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925). Dreiser was a committed socialist, and wrote several non-fiction books on political issues. These included Dreiser Looks at Russia (1928), the result of his 1927 trip to the Soviet Union, and two books presenting a critical perspective on capitalist America, Tragic America (1931) and America Is Worth Saving (1941).

Calling Elections

The History of Horse-race Journalism

Author: Thomas B. Littlewood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 1802

He suggests reasons for the perception of presidential elections as spectator sport: the historical interconnections between gambling, politics, and the press; the infusion of sports language into political rhetoric; the government spoils system that gives individuals and businesses a financial stake in the status of the contest; the methodological development of "scientific" polling; the fiercely declared independence of many formerly partisan organizations; the perverse conviction of many journalists in the early 1900s that substantive politics was not interesting to news consumers and that partisan "speech" belonged in the paid advertising columns of the newspaper.

Command and Control

Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125788

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 4707

Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: 1986-1990

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684804910

Category: United States

Page: 900

View: 1611

The encyclopaedia offers definitive biographies of key people by noted scholars, from world leaders to sports heroes, and from magnates and Mafiosi to clergy and intelligentsia. This first volume covers the people who died in the period 1981-85.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: M-Z

Author: William L. O'Neill

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684312224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 650

View: 5309

Presents 647 brief biographies of notable figures who were active in the 1960s, summarizing each figure's family history, education, occupation, cause of death, achievements, and legacy.

Normative Theories of the Media

Journalism in Democratic Societies

Author: Clifford G Christians,Theodore Glasser,Denis McQuail,Kaarle Nordenstreng,Robert A. White

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 3723

In this book, five leading scholars of media and communication take on the difficult but important task of explicating the role of journalism in democratic societies. Using Fred S. Siebert, Theodore Peterson, and Wilbur Schramm's classic Four Theories of the Press as their point of departure, the authors explore the philosophical underpinnings and the political realities that inform a normative approach to questions about the relationship between journalism and democracy, investigating not just what journalism is but what it ought to be. The authors identify four distinct yet overlapping roles for the media: the monitorial role of a vigilant informer collecting and publishing information of potential interest to the public; the facilitative role that not only reports on but also seeks to support and strengthen civil society; the radical role that challenges authority and voices support for reform; and the collaborative role that creates partnerships between journalists and centers of power in society, notably the state, to advance mutually acceptable interests. Demonstrating the value of a reconsideration of media roles, Normative Theories of the Media provides a sturdy foundation for subsequent discussions of the changing media landscape and what it portends for democratic ideals.

Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

Author: Daniel J. Czitrom

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807841075

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 518

In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments