True Stories

Author: Norman Sims
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810124691
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism in the twentieth century was marked by the rise of literary journalism. Sims traces more than a century of its history, examining the cultural connections, competing journalistic schools of thought, and innovative writers that have given literary journalism its power. Seminal exmples of the genre provide ample context and background for the study of this style of journalism.

Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century

Author: Norman Sims
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810125193
Release Date: 2008-11-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This wide-ranging collection of critical essays on literary journalism addresses the shifting border between fiction and non-fiction, literature and journalism. Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century addresses general and historical issues, explores questions of authorial intent and the status of the territory between literature and journalism, and offers a case study of Mary McCarthy’s 1953 piece, "Artists in Uniform," a classic of literary journalism. Sims offers a thought-provoking study of the nature of perception and the truth, as well as issues facing journalism today.

Journalism and Realism

Author: Thomas B. Connery
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810127333
Release Date: 2011-07-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Both newspaper and magazine journalism in the nineteenth century fully participated in the development and emergence of American realism in the arts, which attempted to portray everyday life accurately, especially in fiction. In photographs and artists' sketches as well as news articles and features, journalists exposed the stories and conditions that became the material for American realism, and they were also its early and vocal advocates. This relationship peaked from 1890 to 1910, when writers who might be called the first literary journalists closed the circle by more fully adopting the fiction writer's style of attempting to 'show the reader real life, ' as their literary progeny Tom Wolfe would put it many years later."--Page 4 of cover.

The African American Newspaper

Author: Patrick S. Washburn
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810122901
Release Date: 2006-12-21
Genre: History

Winner, 2007 Tankard Award In March of 1827 the nation's first black newspaper appeared in New York City--to counter attacks on blacks by the city's other papers. From this signal event, The African American Newspaper traces the evolution of the black newspaper--and its ultimate decline--for more than 160 years until the end of the twentieth century. The book chronicles the growth of the black press into a powerful and effective national voice for African Americans during the period from 1910 to 1950--a period that proved critical to the formation and gathering strength of the civil rights movement that emerged so forcefully in the following decades. In particular, author Patrick S. Washburn explores how the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender led the way as the two most influential black newspapers in U.S. history, effectively setting the stage for the civil rights movement's successes. Washburn also examines the numerous reasons for the enormous decline of black newspapers in influence and circulation in the decades immediately following World War II. His book documents as never before how the press's singular accomplishments provide a unique record of all areas of black history and a significant and shaping affect on the black experience in America.

The Literary journalists

Author: Norman Sims
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040016706
Release Date: 1984-09-12
Genre: Fiction

A selection of thirteen essays by pioneers in the genre of nonfiction literature encompasses works by John McPhee, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, and others

Deciding What s News

Author: Herbert J. Gans
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810122376
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Herbert J. Gans is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University." --Book Jacket.

Native Americans in the News

Author: Mary Ann Weston
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313289484
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

...takes an historic look at the images of Native Americans in popular culture and asks whether journalistic practices have helped or hindered accurate portrayals.

The Southern Press

Author: Douglas O. Cumming
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810123946
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Southern journalist was more likely to be a Romantic and an intellectual. The region's journalism was personal, colorful, and steeped in the classics. This title suggests that the South's journalism struck a literary pose closer to the older English press than to the democratic penny press or bourgeois magazines of the urban North.

The American Revolution and the Press

Author: Carol Sue Humphrey
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810164291
Release Date: 2013-08-30
Genre: History

Finalist, 2014 AEJMC Tankard Book Award Carol Sue Humphrey’s The American Revolution and the Pressargues that newspapers played an important role during America’s struggle for independence by keeping Americans engaged in the war even when the fighting occurred in distant locales. From the moment that the colonials received word of Britain’s new taxes in 1764 until reports of the peace treaty arrived in 1783, the press constituted the major source of information about events and developments in the conflict with the mother country. Both Benjamin Franklin, one of the Revolution’s greatest leaders, and Ambrose Serle, a Loyalist, described the press as an “engine” that should be used to advance the cause. The efforts of Patriot printers to keep readers informed about the war helped ensure ultimate success by boosting morale and rallying Americans to the cause until victory was achieved. As Humphrey illustrates, Revolutionary-era newspapers provided the political and ideological unity that helped Americans secure their independence and create a new nation.

American Photojournalism

Author: Claude Hubert Cookman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810123588
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The traditional approach to studying American photojournalism explains the what and who of photojournalism — what events and developments occurred, what notable images were taken, and who took them. Without neglecting those concerns, American Photojournalism emphasizes the why. It explains how contemporary photojournalism is grounded in three large ideas: the desire to witness and record historical events and important people, the belief in photography's power to advance social justice, and the embrace of a universal humanism. Cookman argues that contemporary photojournalists are strongly influenced by these three ideas, and that these ideas have become the central tenets of the profession.

American Journalists in the Great War

Author: Chris Dubbs
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803285743
Release Date: 2017-03
Genre: History

When war erupted in Europe in 1914, American journalists hurried across the Atlantic ready to cover it the same way they had covered so many other wars. However, very little about this war was like any other. Its scale, brutality, and duration forced journalists to write their own rules for reporting and keeping the American public informed. American Journalists in the Great War tells the dramatic stories of the journalists who covered World War I for the American public. Chris Dubbs draws on personal accounts from contemporary newspaper and magazine articles and books to convey the experiences of the journalists of World War I, from the western front to the Balkans to the Paris Peace Conference. Their accounts reveal the challenges of finding the war news, transmitting a story, and getting it past the censors. Over the course of the war, reporters found that getting their scoop increasingly meant breaking the rules or redefining the very meaning of war news. Dubbs shares the courageous, harrowing, and sometimes humorous stories of the American reporters who risked their lives in war zones to record their experiences and send the news to the people back home.

Environment Reporters in the 21st Century

Author: JoAnn Myer Valenti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351297660
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Environment Reporters in the 21st Century is the story of a relatively new journalistic beat, environmental reporting. This book explores the development of the environmental beat as a specialty during the last thirty years. It also discusses broader trends within American journalism resulting from technological changes that challenge traditional mediums, especially newspapers and magazines. The book is divided into three parts. The first reviews the literature and explains the methodology. The second describes the results of the authors' research. The third provides in-depth accounts of environment reporters at work. A final chapter puts the research in historical perspective, viewing it in terms of the economic decline of the newspaper business and of local television news. Journalists mediate a constant struggle among thousands of environmental activists, corporate public relations people, government officials, and scientists to shape environmental reporting. This volume tells the story of environmental reporting imaginatively and innovatively.

American Photojournalism

Author: Claude Hubert Cookman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0810123584
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The traditional approach to studying American photojournalism explains the what and who of photojournalism — what events and developments occurred, what notable images were taken, and who took them. Without neglecting those concerns, American Photojournalism emphasizes the why. It explains how contemporary photojournalism is grounded in three large ideas: the desire to witness and record historical events and important people, the belief in photography's power to advance social justice, and the embrace of a universal humanism. Cookman argues that contemporary photojournalists are strongly influenced by these three ideas, and that these ideas have become the central tenets of the profession.

Journalism and Truth

Author: Tom Goldstein
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810124332
Release Date: 2007-08-10
Genre: History

Looking at how journalism has changed over time, this book explores how the long-standing and untrustworthy conventions developed. It examines why reliable standards of objectivity and accuracy are critical not just to a free press but to the democratic society it informs and serves. It offers an account of how journalism and truth work.

The Technology of Journalism

Author: Patricia L. Dooley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0810123304
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Proposes a history of the news that heeds the social and cultural environments in which both technology and the press emerge and exist. This work explores the effects of changes in social, economic, and political systems and the impact of war.