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Author Ehrlich, Matthew C., 1962- author

Title Heroes and scoundrels : the image of the journalist in popular culture / Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman
Published Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Series The history of communication
History of communication.
Contents Introduction: studying the journalist's image -- History -- Professionalism -- Difference -- Power -- Image -- War -- Conclusion: imagining the future
Summary Whether it's the rule-defying lifer, the sharp-witted female newshound, or the irascible editor in chief, journalists in popular culture have shaped our views of the press and its role in a free society since mass culture arose over a century ago. Drawing on portrayals of journalists in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media, Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman survey how popular media has depicted the profession across time. Their creative use of media artifacts provides thought-provoking forays into such fundamental issues as how pop culture mythologizes and demythologizes key events in journalism history and how it confronts issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation on the job
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Journalists in literature.
Journalists in motion pictures.
Journalists -- Professional ethics -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Saltzman, Joe, 1939- author
LC no. 2014032680
ISBN 0252096991 (electronic bk.)
9780252096990 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)