American Media History

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Cengage Learning, Jan 8, 2009 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
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AMERICAN MEDIA HISTORY is a lively, engaging text that focuses on the development of the American media and its and impact on society. Each chapter centers on the development of a particular medium. The narrative incorporates brief biographies of important media figures and primary materials to keep students engrossed in the content.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
16901833 THE PRESS IN EARLY AMERICA
13
18331860 A NEW POLITICS A NEW PRESS
83
18601900 THE AGE OF NEW JOURNALISM
111
19001950 MEDIA PROMISES IN A TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY
209
1950PRESENT MEDIA CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING WORLD
305
ENDNOTES
393
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
416
INDEX
423
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Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, was a daily newspaper reporter and editor for 10 years before obtaining his doctorate at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, where he also has served as an adjunct professor. He is co-author of the COPY EDITORS HANDBOOK FOR NEWSPAPERS and NEWS WRITING IN A MULTIMEDIA WORLD. Fellow covered the presidencies of Richard M. Nixon, as a student, and Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter, as a professional journalist. He has more than 10 years of professional journalism experience as a reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor, and he continues to write columns for daily newspapers.

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