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Author Anderson, C. W. (Christopher William), 1977- author

Title The news media : what everyone needs to know / C.W. Anderson, Leonard Downie Jr., and Michael Schudson
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series What everyone needs to know
What everyone needs to know.
Contents Cover; The News Media; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 The Past; When and where was the world's first newspaper published?; And the first American newspaper?; And there was no such thing as journalism until the 1600s?; What were early newspapers like? Who started them and why?; And early newspapers in the American colonies?; What does the First Amendment mean?; How is the US tradition of the free press different from traditions in other democracies?
How could the American founding fathers have approved the First Amendment and also supported federal subsidies for newspapers and also passed the Sedition Act of 1798 that made criticizing the federal government a crime?Why were European visitors to the United States in the nineteenth century so often astonished-​and sometimes appalled-​by the American press?; How did newspapers become mass market media?; Did Karl Marx write regularly for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune?; Why did Abraham Lincoln spend so many hours in the telegraph office during the Civil War?
If "objectivity" is not the heart of professionalism in journalism, what (if anything) is?Is it true that Mark Twain, Theodore Dreiser, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and other famous novelists were all reporters before they became famous as novelists?; Who were the "muckrakers"?; What kind of education did journalists typically have in the past? When-​and why-​did formal course work in and schools of journalism develop?; What is a Pulitzer Prize?; Is it unethical for journalists to be or to become friends with the people they write about?
When was the first interview? And how did interviewing become a standard practice in newsgathering?What were immigrants reading as they flocked to the United States in the late nineteenth century and since?; How did slaves and later free African Americans get their news?; Did the "yellow press" drive America into war with Spain in 1898?; How did American newspapers, largely identified with political parties for most of the nineteenth century, come to pride themselves on "objectivity"?; Is adherence to the value of "objectivity" the heart of what it means to be a "professional" in journalism?
Why did radio not kill off newspapers?And why did television not destroy newspapers?; Why have many democracies invested public funds in broadcasting?; Why is there a Freedom of Information Act-​and does it do any good?; What was New Journalism?; Did the press uncover the Watergate scandal? (And what was the Watergate scandal?); What is the legacy of "the sixties" in journalism?; Are the terms "contextual" or "analytical" or "explanatory" or "interpretive" news just euphemisms for biased news?; Did people ever trust the press?; Has Fox News ushered in the return of the partisan press?
Summary The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. This addition to the What Everyone Needs to Know® series looks at the past, present and future of journalism, considering how the development of the industry has shaped the present and how we can expect the future to roll out
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Subject Journalism -- Objectivity.
Journalism -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Downie, Leonard, Jr., author
Schudson, Michael, author
LC no. 2016008843
ISBN 0190206217 (electronic bk.)
9780190206215 (electronic bk.)