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The Resource Mightier than the sword : how the news media have shaped American history, Rodger Streitmatter, American University

Mightier than the sword : how the news media have shaped American history, Rodger Streitmatter, American University

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Mightier than the sword : how the news media have shaped American history
Title
Mightier than the sword
Title remainder
how the news media have shaped American history
Statement of responsibility
Rodger Streitmatter, American University
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this engaging examination of the media's influence on US history and politics, Rodger Streitmatter visits sixteen landmark episodes, from the American Revolution to the present-day fight for gay and lesbian marriage equality. In each of these cases, Streitmatter succinctly illustrates the enormous role that journalism has played in not merely recording this nation's history but also in actively shaping it. Mightier than the Sword offers students and professors a highly readable and accessible alternative to journalism history textbooks. Instead of trying to document every detail in the development of US media through dry, dull lists of names, dates, and headlines, this book focuses on sixteen discrete episodes that illustrate a point that is much larger than the sum of their parts: media have played and continue to play an enormous role in shaping this nation. The fourth edition features an entirely new chapter on the way US media have championed various gay and lesbian rights initiatives, from the 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas sodomy case through the June 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). Balancing criticism and celebration of news media and exploring both print and electronic platforms, Mightier than the Sword provides students with a sense of the power and responsibility inherent in the institution of journalism. "--
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Streitmatter, Rodger
Dewey number
070.4/493240973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1460L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Press
  • Press and politics
  • Journalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Press
  • United States
Label
Mightier than the sword : how the news media have shaped American history, Rodger Streitmatter, American University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1 Sowing the Seeds of Revolution -- 2 Turning America Against the Sins of Slavery -- 3 Slowing the Momentum for Women's Rights -- 4 Attacking Municipal Corruption -- 5 Pushing America Toward an International War -- 6 Achieving Reform by Muckraking -- 7 Defying the Ku Klux Klan -- 8 Spreading Anti-Semitism via the Radio -- 9 Using "Rosie the Riveter" to Propel Women into the Workforce -- 10 Standing Tall Against Joseph McCarthy -- 11 Pushing Civil Rights onto the National Agenda -- 12 Bringing the Vietnam War into the American Living Room -- 13 Exposing Criminal Activity in Richard Nixon's White House -- 14 Failing the American Public with 9/11 Coverage -- 15 Electing an African-American President -- 16 Supporting Gay and Lesbian Rights -- 17 Focusing on How
Control code
1489233
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780813349770
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015001786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813349770
  • (OCoLC)902854207
Label
Mightier than the sword : how the news media have shaped American history, Rodger Streitmatter, American University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1 Sowing the Seeds of Revolution -- 2 Turning America Against the Sins of Slavery -- 3 Slowing the Momentum for Women's Rights -- 4 Attacking Municipal Corruption -- 5 Pushing America Toward an International War -- 6 Achieving Reform by Muckraking -- 7 Defying the Ku Klux Klan -- 8 Spreading Anti-Semitism via the Radio -- 9 Using "Rosie the Riveter" to Propel Women into the Workforce -- 10 Standing Tall Against Joseph McCarthy -- 11 Pushing Civil Rights onto the National Agenda -- 12 Bringing the Vietnam War into the American Living Room -- 13 Exposing Criminal Activity in Richard Nixon's White House -- 14 Failing the American Public with 9/11 Coverage -- 15 Electing an African-American President -- 16 Supporting Gay and Lesbian Rights -- 17 Focusing on How
Control code
1489233
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780813349770
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015001786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813349770
  • (OCoLC)902854207

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