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The Golden Age of the Newspaper (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 30/07/1999
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From the arrival of the penny papers in the 1830s to the coming of radio news around 1930, the American newspaper celebrated its Golden Age and years of greatest influence on society. Born in response to a thirst for news in large eastern cities such as New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, the mood of the modern metropolitan papers eventually spread throughout the nation. Douglas tells the story of the great innovators of the American press-men like Bennett, Greeley, Bryant, Dana, Pulitzer, Hearst, and Scripps. He details the development of the bond between newspapers and the citizens of a democratic republic and how the newspapers molded themselves into a distinctly American character to become an intimate part of daily life. Technological developments in papermaking, typesetting, and printing, as well as the growth of advertising, gradually made possible huge metropolitan dailies with circulations in the hundreds of thousands. Soon journalism became a way of life for a host of publishers, editors, and reporters, including the early presence of a significant number of women. Eventually, feature sections arose, including comics, sports, puzzles, cartoons, advice columns, and sections for women and children. The hometown daily gave way to larger and impersonal newspaper chains in the early twentieth century. This comprehensive and lively account tells the story of how newspapers have influenced public opinion and how public demand has in turn affected the presentation of the news.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313310775
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 636 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"George Douglas' Golden Age of the Newspaper provides a fine history of the American newspaper, considering its growth in modern urban locales and how bonds developed between the newspaper and its readers. From circulation wars to social reporting, this provides a fine survey of the newspaper's sometimes stormy evolution."-Wisconsin Bookwatch
"Nicely fills a curricular hole."-Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association
"Amply footnoted and with an extensive bibliographic essay, this scholarly yet easily accessible title is an outstanding resource for students."-VOYA
"The Golden Age of the Newspaper is an enjoyable read. Douglas writes well and presents an engaging story. The book provides a good introduction to this topic..."-The Historian
"This browsable volume offers readers glimpses of the men and women who made American journalism the crass, clumsy, down and dirty, but always exciting medium it remains today."-School Library Journal
"This comprehensive account tells the story of how newspapers have influenced public opinion and how public demand has in turn affected the presentation of the news."-New Books in the Communications Library
"This well-written, thoroughly researched book covers not only the big dailies but also the small, special interest publications--the black press, religious papers, trade union news, and the foreign language press.... A wealth of information is provided.... Recommended."-The Book Report
?Nicely fills a curricular hole.??Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association
?Nicely fills a curricular hole.?-Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association
?Nicely fills a curricular hole.?- Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association
?Amply footnoted and with an extensive bibliographic essay, this scholarly yet easily accessible title is an outstanding resource for students.?-VOYA
?...students....will be enriched by the author's sold scholarship and stimulated by its vigorous presentation.?-Journal & Mass Communication Educator
?The Golden Age of the Newspaper is an enjoyable read. Douglas writes well and presents an engaging story. The book provides a good introduction to this topic...?-The Historian
?This browsable volume offers readers glimpses of the men and women who made American journalism the crass, clumsy, down and dirty, but always exciting medium it remains today.?-School Library Journal
?This comprehensive account tells the story of how newspapers have influenced public opinion and how public demand has in turn affected the presentation of the news.?-New Books in the Communications Library
?This well-written, thoroughly researched book covers not only the big dailies but also the small, special interest publications--the black press, religious papers, trade union news, and the foreign language press.... A wealth of information is provided.... Recommended.?-The Book Report
?George Douglas' Golden Age of the Newspaper provides a fine history of the American newspaper, considering its growth in modern urban locales and how bonds developed between the newspaper and its readers. From circulation wars to social reporting, this provides a fine survey of the newspaper's sometimes stormy evolution.?-Wisconsin Bookwatch
.,."students....will be enriched by the author's sold scholarship and stimulated by its vigorous presentation."-Journal & Mass Communication Educator

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