The Year That Defined American Journalism

Author: W. Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135205041
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Year that Defined American Journalism explores the succession of remarkable and decisive moments in American journalism during 1897 – a year of significant transition that helped redefine the profession and shape its modern contours. This defining year featured a momentous clash of paradigms pitting the activism of William Randolph Hearst's participatory 'journalism of action' against the detached, fact-based antithesis of activist journalism, as represented by Adolph Ochs of the New York Times, and an eccentric experiment in literary journalism pursued by Lincoln Steffens at the New York Commercial-Advertiser. Resolution of the three-sided clash of paradigms would take years and result ultimately in the ascendancy of the Times' counter-activist model, which remains the defining standard for mainstream American journalism. The Year That Defined American Journalism introduces the year-study methodology to mass communications research and enriches our understanding of a pivotal moment in media history.

Getting it Wrong

Author: W. Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520255661
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

"If daily journalism constitutes history's first rough draft, then Getting it Wrong certainly reveals how rough that draft can be. Joseph Campbell is a dogged and first-rate scholar."--Neil Henry, Dean, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism "Dr. Campbell has done meticulous research that examines ten media myths in context. This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading."--Wallace B. Eberhard, recipient of the American Journalism Historians Association Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement

Max Weber und die Vermessung der Medienwelt

Author: Siegfried Weischenberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658030896
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Für ihn scheint heute kein Superlativ gewaltig genug: Einer der größten Deutschen aller Zeiten wird er genannt, wichtigster Inspirator und Irritierer. Vielleicht war Max Weber – vor 150 Jahren in Erfurt geboren – einer der letzten Universalgelehrten. Sein Werk blieb rätselhaft. Doch er hinterließ eine Vielzahl einprägsamer Begriffe und Formeln: Idealtypus, Verantwortungsethik, Charisma, die harten Bretter, die der Politiker bohren muss – und vor allem die ‚Entzauberung der Welt’. Zu den Themen seiner Analyse der modernen Gesellschaft gehörten auch die Massenmedien. Das große empirische Projekt, welches er 1910 der deutschen Soziologie zur Vermessung der Medienwelt in die Wiege gelegt hatte, scheiterte. Seine Anregungen aber haben sich seither in vielfältiger Weise in den Diskursen über Medien und Journalismus niedergeschlagen. Die Ergebnisse einer detaillierten Spurenlese werden in dieser Studie präsentiert, die erstmals mit bibliometrischen Methoden durchgeführt wurde. Sie mündet in eine aktuelle Zustandsbeschreibung der Kommunikationsverhältnisse und ihrer Erforschung – 100 Jahre nach Weber. Stimmen zur „Max Weber und die Entzauberung der Medienwelt“ „Man liest die 400 Seiten dieses großformatigen Buches ... fasziniert. Mit einem oft geradezu erzählerischen Duktus, sprechenden Zitaten, Assoziationen kultureller Bildung, munteren Polemiken, lockeren Formulierungen und einer jargonlosen Sprache bereitet Weischenbergs Buch eindeutig mehr Vergnügen als die real existierende Fachprosa. So nimmt man Teil an einer Synthese großer Stoffmassen, erfreut sich an detailversessenen, faktenintensiven Anmerkungen, dem Assoziationsreichtum geistiger Bezüge, der Kennerschaft in der Kontextualisierung, den wissenssoziologischen Tiefenbohrungen, aber auch dem bezeichnenden Klatsch, der sich in diversen Briefwechseln findet. ... Die Lektüre vermittelt ... einen ganzen Kosmos von Ideen und Entwicklungen zu Max Weber und seiner Rezeption. ... Damit vermittelt das Buch auch die weitere sozialwissenschaftliche Fachgeschichte, die Jahrzehnte des Denkens und Streitens in einer souveränen Synthese nachzuvollziehen erlaubt.“ Wolfgang R. Langenbucher (in: H-Soz-u-Kult)

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452261522
Release Date: 2009-09-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology

The Uncrowned King

Author: Kenneth Whyte
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 9781582439853
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“Whyte makes Hearst’s rise an entertaining saga of newspapering’s heroic age, when the popular press became an unofficial pillar of democracy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A lively, unexpected, and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time. Featuring an eight-page insert of black and white photographs, The Uncrowned King offers a window onto the media world at the turn of the 19th century, as seen by its most successful and controversial figure, William Randolph Hearst. Kenneth Whyte’s anecdotal, narrative style chronicles Hearst’s rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer, the undisputed king of New York journalism, in the most spectacular newspaper war of all time. They battled head-to-head for three years, through the thrilling presidential election campaign of 1896 and the Spanish-American War—a conflict that Hearst was accused of fomenting and that he covered in person. By 1898, Hearst had supplanted Pulitzer as the dominant force in New York publishing, and was well on his way to becoming one of the most powerful and fascinating private citizens in 20th-century America. “Kenneth Whyte . . . sets out to de-demonize Hearst in his dramatic early years . . . [an] arresting portrait—of the emerging power of the press at the end of the 19th century.” —The New York Times Book Review “Superbly written and revealing . . . A very worthwhile reexamination of the rise of a flawed but accomplished man.” —Booklist

Anglo American Media Interactions 1850 2000

Author: Joel H. Wiener
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230521258
Release Date: 2007-08-15
Genre: History

Through fourteen original essays by leading historians and media scholars, Anglo-American Media Interactions reveals the complicated ways in which British and American media have influenced each other over the past two centuries. In doing so, it adds an important transatlantic dimension to a media scholarship that normally remains within strictly national contexts, while demonstrating the crucial and varied ways in which media have helped build an Anglo-American 'special relationship'.

The New York Times All the News That s Fit to Print

Author: Kathleen Deutschmann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638671514
Release Date: 2007

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Journalismus, Publizistik, Note: 1,0, Universitat Leipzig (Institut fur Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Das Mediensystem der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, 32 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Fur viele gilt die New York Times" als die beste Zeitung der Welt." Diese Bezeichnung wird nur allzu gern aufgegriffen, oft ohne dies entsprechend zu begrunden. Es scheint fast, als sei eine kritische Bewertung dieser Zeitung nicht notwendig, angesichts ihres exzellenten Rufs, ihrer treuen Leserschaft, ihrer grossen Geschichte und ihrer Tradition als ein Zeitungsunternehmen, das als eines der wenigen noch von einer Familie gefuhrt wird. Tatsachlich fallt bei der Suche nach Literatur zur New York Times auf, dass es nur sehr wenige wissenschaftliche Studien gibt, die sich kritisch mit der Zeitung auseinandersetzen. Gute und vor allem umfangreiche Uberblicksdarstellungen liefern zwar die Werke von Susan E. Tifft/Alex S. Jones (1999) und Meyer Berger (1951), jedoch muss man hier beachten, dass es sich bei den Verfassern quasi um Hausautoren" handelt, die Arbeiten daher wenig differenziert sind und negative Aspekte darin keine Beachtung finden. Eine der wenigen Beitrage, die die Zeitung auch in einem kritischen Licht sehen, ist die Studie Die veranderte Rolle der New York Times. Einfluss in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft seit Veroffentlichung der Pentagon Papers" von Stefan Elfenbein. Elfenbein stellt fest, dass die New York Times zwar als wichtigster Bestandteil des amerikanischen Mediensystems anzusehen ist, aber in der politischen Literatur des Landes genauso wenig Beachtung fand wie ihre Muttergesellschaft, die New York Times Company. Abgesehen von dieser Studie gibt es zahlreiche Aufsatze in Zeitschriften der Medienwissenschaft, die sich - zumeist auf Inhaltsanalysen basierend - der Untersuchung der Berichterstattung der Zeitung uber einzelne T


ISBN: NWU:35556038760013
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Journalism

Vision in Text and Image

Author: Herman Willem Hoen
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
ISBN: UCSD:31822037259355
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

"Nowadays there is little impetus to analyse literary texts and works of visual art per se, as was much more the case in the 1960s and 1970s. So, more attention has been paid to the ties between text/image and the surrounding contemporary culture. Furthermore, the study of arts is no longer considered as totally separate from the study of non-artistic images and texts, either methodologically or ideologically. It is the aim of this volume to reveal the shifts in divisions of labour within the study of arts. Through their practical approach to research, and in some cases also by way of theoretical reflection, they illustrate the dynamics and interchange that characterise the relationship between text/image and culture."--Jacket.

Democratic Communications

Author: James Frederick Hamilton
ISBN: 0739118668
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Democratic Communications is the first book to subject long standing assumptions about alternative media and democratic communications to a cultural and historical examination and critique. Ranging from prophecy in sixteenth century England to the self managed projects of critical literacy and social change of today, this book assesses the historical heritage, present conditions, and future possibilities of today's remade media landscape for democratic communications."--BOOK JACKET.

When Giants Ruled

Author: Hy B. Turner
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823219445
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: History

When Giants Ruled takes the reader behind the scenes of a century of newspaper life. It relates how Benjamin Day, a job printer desperate for more money, started The Sun and inadvertently established the first successful daily for the masses. His main rival was James Gordon Bennett the Elder, whose innovations and success culminated in the most unusual war in journalism: an attempt by rival publishers to halt his efforts to revolutionize the press and to exterminate his Herald. Duringthe Civil War, with only Lincoln excluded, no person had greater sway upon the nation's thinking than Horace Greeley. Venom spewed between Bennett and Greeley reached unprecedented heights until Charles Anderson Dana became overlord of Park Row and tangled with the crusading Joseph Pulitzer. Bennett's eccentric son did not wait for news to happen; he made it. The devastating circulation war between Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst reached a climax with the Spanish- American War. Hearst's sensationalism remained foremost with the masses until Joseph Patterson produced the most successful tabloid of the twentieth century. An epilogue connects the Park Row era to today's New York press.