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.

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.

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 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.

Northwestern University

Author: Jay Pridmore
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810118297
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Published in celebration of the university sesquicentennial, this text chronicles Northwestern's history, from the effort to found an institution of the highest order through the rise of the modern university.

American Photojournalism

Author: Claude Hubert Cookman
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.

The Technology of Journalism

Author: Patricia L. Dooley
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.

The Coming of the Frontier Press

Author: Barbara Cloud
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810125080
Release Date: 2008-10-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"In The Coming of the Frontier Press, Barbara Cloud describes how newspaper publishers joined nineteenth-century Americans as they headed west to settle the frontier. Unable to make their fortunes in gold mining, these publishers returned to their first calling, newspapers. Focusing on the period from 1840 to 1890, Cloud argues that these early papers played a crucial role in civilizing the West, bringing spread-out communities together by providing a forum for political discourse and a source for community news, as well as stories from the East. Cloud investigates both the positive and negative influences of the frontier press, from the role of newspapers in railroad expansion to their excessive zeal to make room for settlers who would become their subscribers and their advertisers. Ultimately, few papers survived into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but Cloud rounds out this study with an analysis of those that did endure and a look at how the innovations in content and appearance of western news sheets would affect print media nationwide."--BOOK JACKET.

America History and Life

ISBN: UOM:39015065458245
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Canada

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.


Author: Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN: 3936738157
Release Date: 2005

Neue Gedanken neues Gehirn

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641012670
Release Date: 2009-01-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Naturwissenschaft am Wendepunkt: Die Grundlagen der Gehirnphysiologie müssen neu definiert werden. Lange Zeit hielt man das Gehirn des Menschen für unveränderlich – vergleichbar der Hardware eines Computers. Inzwischen sprechen viele wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse dagegen. Damit nähert sich die Wissenschaft des Nervensystems dem spirituellen Weltbild des Ostens, das davon ausgeht, dass der Geist die Materie beherrscht. Die Implikationen dessen, was Wissenschaftler heute als „Neuroplastizität“ bezeichnen, sind revolutionär. Die renommierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Sharon Begley beschreibt hier die spannende Entwicklung der Neurowissenschaften, die durch Zusammenarbeit mit Meditationsmeistern herauszufinden versuchen, wie und in welchem Maße Gedanken und Emotionen unser Gehirn beeinflussen. Buddhistische Erfahrungen belegen: Wir können Depression in Freude verwandeln und Aggression in Mitgefühl. Das heißt: Wir sind nicht Opfer unserer Gene, sondern selbst verantwortlich für unser Denken und Fühlen. • Eindrucksvolle Bestätigung buddhistischer Bewusstseins- und Meditationserfahrungen. • Hervorragender Wissenschaftsjournalismus: Die atemberaubenden Konsequenzen der „Neuroplastizität“.