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Author González, Juan, 1947-

Title News for all the people : the epic story of race and the American media / Juan González and Joseph Torres.

Imprint London ; New York : Verso, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  302.23 G589n 2011    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 453 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-430) and index.
Contents [Pt.] I. The age of newspapers. "Barbarous Indians" and "rebellious Negroes" -- In the mail : the post office, the press and the mass political party -- Inciting to riot : the age of Jackson -- [pt.] II. Rebel voices. A new democratic press -- Priests, mobs, and know-nothings : the early Spanish-language press -- The Indian war of words -- To plead our own cause : the early Black press -- "The Chinese must go!" -- [pt.] III. The age of news networks. Wiring the news -- The Progressive Era and the colored press -- [pt.] IV. The age of broadcasting. Words with wings -- Trouble in the streets -- Other voices : Amos 'n' Andy, the "Sunshine Lady" and Los Madrugadores -- Uniting the home front -- The color line and the public interest : the post-War period -- Fierce rebellion, furious reaction : 1963-2003 -- [pt.] V. The age of the Internet. Controlling the means of transmission : old media's fall and new media's rise.
Summary "Here is a new, sweeping narrative history of American news media that puts race at the center of the story. From the earliest colonial newspapers to the Internet age, America's racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country's media system, just as the media has contributed to--and every so often, combated--racial oppression. News for All the People reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans received from the mainstream media. It unearths numerous examples of how publishers and broadcasters actually fomented racial violence and discrimination through their coverage. And it chronicles the influence federal media policies exerted in such conflicts. It depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press, and then, beginning in the 1970s, forced open the doors of the major media companies."--Jacket.
Subject Race relations and the press -- United States.
Racism in mass media.
Mass media and race relations -- United States.
Mass media -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- Press coverage.
Press and politics -- United States -- History.
Mass media. (OCoLC)fst01011219
Mass media and race relations. (OCoLC)fst01011363
Press and politics. (OCoLC)fst01075866
Race relations and the press. (OCoLC)fst01086561
Race relations -- Press coverage. (OCoLC)fst01354173
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Torres, Joseph.
Added Title Epic story of race and the American media
ISBN 9781844676873

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