Newspapers and the Making of Modern America: A History

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 214 pages
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By investigating specific cases of newspapers in their communities, Newspapers and the Making of Modern America shows the newspaper as an agent of change in the construction and maintenance of community. It develops the theme of a newspaper as a prime mover in enacting policy, supporting development, building neighborhoods, and generally modifying the physical and built environment. Using the newspaper as a window into the study of the twentieth century, the book shows how newspapers have: BL Promoted the building of America's first postwar suburb, constructed towns where none had existed before, BL Promoted development and new industry, BL Built community awareness, cohesion and preservation, BL Moved populations from one place to another, BL Participated in campaigns both for and against slum clearance, BL And carved out communities within communities. Examples include newspapers in relation to their state (Des Moines Register), their county (Long Island Newsday), their region (Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times), their city (New York Daily News, New York Mirror and New York Daily Graphic) their community (Baltimore Afro-American, Pittsburgh Courier, Chicago Defender), their town (Emporia Gazette, Anniston Star) their village (Village Voice, East Village Other) and their nation (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington post and USA TODAY).

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Aurora Wallace is Assistant Professor in the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University.

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