Gregory A. Borchard
Published August 14, 2018
Textbook - 274 Pages
ISBN 9781138998469 - CAT# Y211043
Published July 24, 2018
Textbook - 274 Pages
ISBN 9781138998452 - CAT# Y211042
-The book takes a global approach, looking at the way the American press has covered world events and helped shape journalism internationally.
-The historiographical approach offers readers not only the relevant historical facts, but also a picture of the ways history is constructed, offering students a way to understand and engage with larger debates about the practice of history.
-Exercises, essay questions, lecture notes and slides, and a testbank of exam questions give students and instructors the tools they need to explore American journalism history fully.
Beginning with the American Revolution and spanning over two hundred years of American journalism, A Narrative History of the American Press provides an overview of the events, institutions, and people who have shaped the press, from the creation of the First Amendment to today. Gregory A. Borchardâ€™s introductory text helps readers develop an understanding of the role of the press in both the U.S. and world history, and how American culture has shapedâ€”and been shaped byâ€”the role of journalism in everyday life. The text, along with a rich array of supplemental materials available online, provides students with the tools used by both reporters and historians to understand the present through the past, allowing readers to use the history of journalism as a lens for implementing their own storytelling, reporting, and critical analysis skills.
Ch. 1, Pre-Revolution Print: The Colonial Origins of the American Press
Ch. 2, Thomas Paine, the Partisan Press, and "The Dark Ages of American Journalism"
Ch. 3, The Penny Press: Sensationalism, Populism, and Progress
Ch. 4, Nineteenth-Century Publishing Innovations in Content and Technology
Ch. 5, The Press in the Civil War Era: Pioneers in Print and Photography
Ch. 6, The Press in Transition: From Reconstruction to the Gilded Age
Ch. 7, Muckraking: Reporters and Reform
Ch. 8, Yellow Journalism: Pulitzer and Hearst Battle for Readers
Ch. 9, Public Relations: How the Press Launched an Agency of Its Own
Ch. 10, Early Infotainment in Broadcast and Film
Ch. 11, The Press at War: Propaganda in Print and Film
Ch. 12, The Press in the Cold War: Murrow, McCarthy, and Shakespeare
Ch. 13, New Journalism and the Counterculture: Watchdogs and Watergate
Ch. 14, The Press and the Making of Modern Media