Sensationalism

Author: David B. Sachsman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351491466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla have gathered a colourful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. The contributors analyse the role of sensationalism and tell the story of both the rise of the penny press in the 1830s and the careers of specific editors and reporters dedicated to this particular journalistic style.Divided into four sections, the first, titled "The Many Faces of Sensationalism," provides an eloquent Defense of yellow journalism, analyses the place of sensational pictures, and provides a detailed examination of the changes in reporting over a twenty-year span. The second part, "Mudslinging, Muckraking, Scandals, and Yellow Journalism," focuses on sensationalism and the American presidency as well as why journalistic muckraking came to fruition in the Progressive Era.The third section, "Murder, Mayhem, Stunts, Hoaxes, and Disasters," features a ground-breaking discussion of the place of religion and death in nineteenth-century newspapers. The final section explains the connection between sensationalism and hatred. This is a must-read book for any historian, journalist, or person interested in American culture.

Reporter Streifz ge

Author: Michael Homberg
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647352055
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Band analysiert die Entstehung eines neuen literarischen Journalismus, der sich – ausgehend von den Vereinigten Staaten – im Europa der Jahrhundertwende etablieren konnte. Am Beispiel der Reportage werden dabei die Wechselwirkungen zwischen wissenschaftlichen, künstlerischen und politischen Weltwahrnehmungen untersucht. In dieser Phase der Globalisierung schwang sich der Reporter zum privilegierten Beobachter der »Verwandlung der Welt« auf. Dessen Streifzüge zwischen Flânerie und undercover-Exploration stellen das hervorstechende Merkmal einer Epoche dar, in der die Massenmedien beginnen, Anlass und Gegenstand ihrer Berichterstattung in eigener Regie zu kreieren.

Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News

Author: Denise E. Agosto
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440864195
Format: PDF, Docs
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Going beyond the fake news problem, this book tackles the broader issue of teaching library users of all types how to become more critical consumers and sharers of information. • Offers a means to learn how to step into their vital role as leaders helping their communities to more critically evaluate information • Features ways to master the concept of critical information literacy, information ethics related to online information sharing, and other core concepts related to information literacy, fake news, and teaching users about source evaluation • Encourages readers to view libraries as the ideal institutions for combating the fake news problem

After the War

Author: David B. Sachsman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351295063
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After the War presents a panoramic view of social, political, and economic change in post-Civil War America by examining its journalism, from coverage of politics and Reconstruction to sensational reporting and images of the American people. The changes in America during this time were so dramatic that they transformed the social structure of the country and the nature of journalism. By the 1870s and 1880s, new kinds of daily newspapers had developed. New Journalism eventually gave rise to Yellow Journalism, resulting in big-city newspapers that were increasingly sensationalistic, entertaining, and designed to attract everyone. The images of the nation’s people as seen through journalistic eyes, from coverage of immigrants to stories about African American "Black fiends" and Native American "savages," tell a vibrant story that will engage scholars and students of history, journalism, and media studies.?

A Press Divided

Author: David B. Sachsman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412855152
Format: PDF
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A Press Divided provides new insights regarding the sharp political divisions that existed among the newspapers of the Civil War era. These newspapers were divided between North and South, and also divided within the North and South. These divisions reflected and exacerbated the conflicts in political thought that caused the Civil War and the political and ideological battles within the Union and the Confederacy about how to pursue the war. In the North, dissenting voices alarmed the Lincoln administration to such a degree that draconian measures were taken to suppress dissenting newspapers and editors, while in the South, the Confederate government held to its fundamental belief in freedom of speech and was more tolerant of political attacks in the press. This volume consists of eighteen chapters on subjects including newspaper coverage of the rise of Lincoln, press reports on George Armstrong Custer, Confederate women war correspondents, Civil War photojournalists, newspaper coverage of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the suppression of the dissident press. This book tells the story of a divided press before and during the Civil War, discussing the roles played by newspapers in splitting the nation, newspaper coverage of the war, and the responses by the Union and Confederate administrations to press criticism.

Populismus in der modernen Demokratie

Author: Friso Wielenga
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830974444
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rechtspopulistische Parteien haben in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern in den letzten Jahrren eine starke Position erlangt. Dies gilt auch für die lange Zeit als liberal und tolerant geltenden Niederlande. Mit der kurzen politischen Karriere Pim Fortuyns im Jahr 2002 zerfiel die traditionelle Hegemonie der etablierten Parteien. Die alten Koalitionsmuster gelten nicht mehr, und das politische Klima ist rauer geworden. Im Herbst 2010 bildeten konservative Liberale und Christdemokraten mit den Stimmen des Rechtspopulisten Geert Wilders eine Minderheitsregierung, die die Niederlande und ihr Ansehen im Ausland verändern wird. In Deutschland ist der Populismus bislang zwar weniger erfolgreich, aber auch hier zeigen sich mit der Auflösung der politischen Milieus und der Schwächung der Volksparteien ähnliche Tendenzen. Wie kam es zu diesen Entwicklungen, und was bedeuten sie für die politische Landschaft und die Demokratie in beiden Ländern? Wie reagieren die herkömmlichen Parteien, und welche Konsequenzen könnte die politische und schulische Bildung ziehen? Diese und andere Fragen behandeln niederländische und deutsche Politik- und Populismusexperten.

John Stuart Mill ber die Freiheit

Author: Michael Schefczyk
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110380706
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This work provides an interpretation of John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty (1859) and elucidates the fundamental principles of Mill’s concept of liberty. For Mill, the right to form one’s own convictions and live according to them should only be infringed upon for one reason, namely “to prevent harm to others”.