Political History of Journalism


Author: Geraldine Muhlmann
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745635743
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
View: 8523

Continue Reading →

In this new important book, Graldine Muhlmann provides a comparative history of the rise of modern journalism, from the revolution of the late nineteenth century, with its new concern for facts, through to the present day. Her account is structured around the tension between what she calls the unifying and decentring tendencies in modern journalism that is, the concern to give readers a truth that is acceptable to all, on the one hand, and the concern to resist dominant representations and give voice to alternative views, on the other. She illustrates her account with a wide range of case studies, from Sverine, who covered the trial of Dreyfus in late nineteenth-century France, to the great Vietnam War reporters, Seymour M. Hersh and Michael Herr. In between are fascinating new readings of famous figures like George Orwell and Norman Mailer as well as some less well-known writers, such as the great American muckraker, Lincoln Steffens, and the French crusading journalist, Albert Londres. This historical and comparative account of the rise of modern journalism will be an ideal text for courses in journalism, political communication and media history. Written by an author who believes that journalism is crucial to our modern democracies and that it deserves to be studied with knowledge and care, the book raises serious questions about the role of the reporter and about the sorts of journalism that are possible in the twenty-first century.

My Trade

A Short History of British Journalism
Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033047619X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 3304

Continue Reading →

How do you decide what is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave? The purpose of this insider's account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. Andrew Marr's brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience. This is an extremely readable and utterly unique modern social history of British journalism, with all its odd glamour, smashed hopes and future possibility.

Journalism and Politics in Indonesia

A Critical Biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) as Editor and Author
Author: David T. Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135169144
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 7067

Continue Reading →

This book weaves a history of the Indonesian press, and of Indonesia’s post-independence history, through the life story of Mochtar Lubis: one of Indonesia’s best-known newspaper editors, authors and cultural figures with a national, regional and international prominence he retained from the early 1950s until his death in 2004.

Journalism for Democracy


Author: Géraldine Muhlmann
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745644732
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 270
View: 7899

Continue Reading →

The important new book by GTraldine Muhlmann addresses these gaps in our understanding and goes a long way towards filling them. --

Media Nation

The Political History of News in Modern America
Author: Bruce J. Schulman,Julian E. Zelizer,Professor of History and Public Affairs Julian E Zelizer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812293746
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 6557

Continue Reading →

From the creation of newspapers with national reach in the late nineteenth century to the lightning-fast dispatches and debates of today's Internet, the media have played an enormous role in modern American politics. Scholars of political history universally concede the importance of this relationship yet have devoted scant attention to its development during the past century. Even as mass media have largely replaced party organizations as the main vehicles through which politicians communicate with and mobilize citizens, little historical scholarship traces the institutional changes, political organizations, and media structures that underlay this momentous shift. With Media Nation, editors Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer seek to bring the media back to the center of scholarship on the history of the United States since the Progressive Era. The book's revealing case studies examine key moments and questions within the evolution of the media from the early days of print news through the era of television and the Internet, including battles over press freedom in the early twentieth century, the social and cultural history of news reporters at the height of the Cold War, and the U.S. government's abandonment of the Fairness Doctrine and the consequent impact on news production, among others. Although they cover a diverse array of subjects, the book's contributors cohere around several critical ideas, including how elites interact with media, how key policy changes shaped media, and how media institutions play an important role in shaping society's power structure. Highlighting some of the most exciting voices in media and political history, Media Nation is a field-shaping volume that offers fresh perspectives on the role of mass media in the evolution of modern American politics. Contributors: Kathryn Cramer Brownell, David Greenberg, Julia Guarneri, Nicole Hemmer, Richard R. John, Sam Lebovic, Kevin Lerner, Kathryn J. McGarr, Matthew Pressman, Emilie Raymond, Michael Schudson, Bruce J. Schulman, Julian E. Zelizer.

Westminster Tales

The Twenty-first-Century Crisis in Political Journalism
Author: Steve Barnett,Ivor Gaber
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826450210
Category: Political Science
Page: 150
View: 9377

Continue Reading →

Politics today is inextricably bound to the media, indeed it is now a routine assumption that the media can determine election outcomes. Consequently, over the last twenty years, the conduct of politics has become increasingly driven by what might "play well" on television or in the press. Election campaigning, budgets, party platforms, and even the contents of legislative bills are dominated by media considerations.Westminster Tales explores how that relationship works in practice. What sort of deals are done between politicians and journalists? What tactics do politicians use to try and manipulate the media? What are journalists' techniques of resistance? What determines how a campaign is put together? Have policy issues and the national good really been surrendered to image-making and sound-bite tactics?Barnett and Gaber examine the modern process of political communication through the eyes of the many actors now involved. Through their own experiences, and through personal interviews conducted with many of the key media and political figures, they construct a vivid picture of how political communication is managed today and the direction in which it is going.

The Political History of Ghana (1950-2013)

The Experience of a Non-Conformist
Author: Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 149698563X
Category: History
Page: 774
View: 2665

Continue Reading →

This book is an instructive historical record of the First Republic of Ghana and the triumphs and tribulations of successive governments since 1950. It reminds us of the struggle between Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his political opponents in the period preceding the achievement of political independence for Ghana, the events leading to his overthrow, and its impact on the course of Ghanas history. It is perhaps the most comprehensive history to date of the Rawlings era, the establishment of the Fourth Republic, and the formation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The NDC came to eclipse the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) as the rival of the DanquahBusia tradition manifested in the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the countrys oldest national political movement originally formed to pioneer the independence struggle but later eclipsed by the breakaway CPP. The UGCC has undergone several transformations since and today is represented by the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The book well documents the challenges facing independent Ghana, including those related to the growth of democracy nationwide and within political parties. The African liberation struggle, the drama of the Congo crisis of the 1960s, and the Liberian crisis of the 1990s are graphically re-enacted to highlight Ghanas significant role in the events. It is perhaps the best account of the sacrifices Ghana and other ECOWAS countries, particularly Nigeria, made in returning peace to Liberia after a bitter civil war through the successful peacekeeping and peace-enforcement efforts of ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG). The book sheds light on Dr. Obed Yao Asamoahs evolution into a politician of no mean achievement during the creation of the Fourth Republic and as the longest serving Foreign Minister and Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Ghana has ever known, offices he held simultaneously between 1993 and 1997.

Journalism in Britain

A Historical Introduction
Author: Martin Conboy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209725
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
View: 6261

Continue Reading →

"What might have been a forbidding chronological slog is thoroughly enlivened by Conboy's thematic approach, shot through with passion and rigour in equal measure. This is a book written with a commitment to the importance of history for the present; it will undeniably cultivate the same commitment in its readers." - Chris Atton, Edinburgh Napier University "An authoritative and accessible introduction to the history of journalism. Excellent resource for undergraduates." - Philip Dixon, Southampton Solent University A firm grasp of journalism's development and contribution to social and political debates is a cornerstone of any media studies education. This book teaches students that essential historical literacy, providing a full overview of how changes in the ownership, emphasis and technologies of journalism in Britain have been motivated by social, economic and cultural shifts among readerships and markets. Covering journalism's enduring questions - political coverage, the influence of advertising, the sensationalization of news coverage, the popular market and the economic motives of the owners of newspapers - this book is a comprehensive, articulate and rich account of how the mediascape of modern Britain has been shaped.

Press Freedom in Africa


Author: Gunilla L. Faringer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275937713
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
View: 1104

Continue Reading →

This up-to-date study of the role of mass media in Third World development catalogs all pertinent data on press development, performance, and goals in English-speaking, sub-Saharan Africa, focusing primarily on Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. Faringer details obstacles to a genuinely free, mass circulation press and analyzes the African press using broad historical, economic, and political perspectives. Her findings challenge the prevalent belief that the primary task of Third World media is to function as a tool for economic development.

Communities of Journalism

A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers
Author: David Paul Nord,Professor of Journalism and American Studies David Paul Nord
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252026713
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 293
View: 9265

Continue Reading →

Widely acknowledged as one of our most insightful commentators on the history of journalism in the United State, David Paul Nord offers a lively and wide-ranging discussion of journalism as a vital component of community. In settings ranging from the religion-infused towns of colonial America to the rrapidly expanding urban metropolises of the late nineteenth century, Nord explores the cultural work of the press.

Taking Their Political Place

Journalists and the Making of an Occupation
Author: Patricia L. Dooley
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9780275971038
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 170
View: 7300

Continue Reading →

Early in the 19th century the work of American newspaper journalists was intertwined with the work of politicians. This text explores the transformation of journalism, examining how journalists established occupational boundaries separating their work from that of politicians.

Politics and the American Press

The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920
Author: Richard L. Kaplan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521006026
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
View: 642

Continue Reading →

Politics and the American Press 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 question of what should be the appropriate political role and professional ethics of journalists in a modern democracy.

Art and Politics

The History of the National Arts Centre
Author: Sarah Jennings
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781770706002
Category: History
Page: 426
View: 541

Continue Reading →

Short-listed for the Ottawa Book Awards, 2010 This is the story of the creation and first four decades of one of Canada’s pre-eminent cultural organizations. While it documents the history of Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa, it also tells the story of the arts in Canada from the 1960s to 2006. The story breaks down into three parts: the years of creation and early growth, fuelled by the talent and resources generated by Canada’s 1967 Centennial celebration; the turbulent middle years, marked by a dearth of funds and political disinterest; and finally the "renaissance," when the decision is made to restore and recast the organization to provide continuing benefit to the performing arts in Canada’s capital and the country at large. Written in a documentary style, moving from episode to episode, the story is enriched by the personal memories of those who participated in it, including the leading artists, managers, officials, and politicians who were involved.

Calling Elections

The History of Horse-race Journalism
Author: Thomas B. Littlewood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 202
View: 2998

Continue Reading →

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.

The Language of Newspapers

Socio-Historical Perspectives
Author: Martin Conboy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 184706180X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
View: 3495

Continue Reading →

Charts the connections between the language of journalism in England and its social impact on audiences from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Public Radio and Television in America


Author: Ralph Engelman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803954077
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 342
View: 4566

Continue Reading →

The origins and evolution of the major insititutions in the United States for noncommercial radio and television are explored in this unique volume. Ralph Engelman examines the politics behind the development of National Public Radio, Radio Pacifica and the Public Broadcasting Service. He traces the changing social forces that converged to launch and shape these institutions from the Second World War to the present day. The book challenges several commonly held beliefs - including that the mass media is simply a manipulative tool - and concludes that public broadcasting has an enormous potential as an emancipatory vehicle.

Public Journalism and Political Knowledge


Author: Anthony J. Eksterowicz,Robert North Roberts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847695409
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 198
View: 5630

Continue Reading →

In this text journalists, communications scholars, and political scientists assess the contemporary public journalism, looking at its origins, the arguments for and against public journalism, and the state of political knowledge.

Digital Journalism

Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism
Author: Kevin Kawamoto
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742526815
Category: Social Science
Page: 189
View: 6916

Continue Reading →

In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites to global satellite capabilities. Digital Journalism is a valuable resource for all journalism students and an intriguing read for anyone interested in the changing technology of news.