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The Press as Storyteller

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman

in The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories that Shape the Political World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152777
eISBN:
9780199833900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152778.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The reports that journalists offer are not called “stories” by accident. This chapter analyzes a series of cases, in wars, electoral campaigns, and policy debates, in which dramatic stories framed ... More


The Ethos of “Getting the Story”

Patrick Lee Plaisance

in Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370805
eISBN:
9780199776610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370805.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses some key ethical implications of the mechanics of news work: the moral questions raised in the process of getting the story. These questions necessarily address the individual ... More


Public Discussion of the Daily News

in Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226872186
eISBN:
9780226872216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226872216.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The evidence of the existence as well as the shape of the process of using social identities within a group context to understand political issues is provided by an investigation of the role of the ... More


Longer News Turned Elite

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the elitism in digital media. During the early years of the Internet in the 1990s, there were high expectations for new media and harsh criticism for legacy news. A decade ... More


What Can You Say?: America's National Conversation on Race

John Hartigan Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763363
eISBN:
9780804774666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763363.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

We are in a transitional moment in our national conversation on race. Despite optimistic predictions that Barack Obama's election would signal the end of race as an issue in America, the race-related ... More


Stories Only Seemed Shorter

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the question of whether daily news over the past century has gone along with the modern trend of shorter news. When the occupation of journalist first emerged in the nineteenth ... More


Gay Marriage Goes Prime-Time: Journalistic Norms Frame the Debate

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the storytelling techniques that were used by journalists to produce the gay marriage issue for prime-time news audiences in 2003–2004, including labeling, framing, sourcing, ... More


Authorities Replaced Others

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the shift in the roles persons play in the news. Studies of newspapers and newscasts show that by the mid-twentieth century, the number of individuals who take action in a news ... More


Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Russell Frank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press ... More


Speaking Out: Representing Gay Perspectives in News Discourse

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how media narratives and activist strategies for representing gay perspectives in news discourse evolved over time. Drawing on activist interviews conducted in 2010 and 2011 as ... More


Events Dwindled in Print Stories

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The rise of the Internet and cellular telecommunications has given reporters access to ever more events. The expanding ways and means—the growing reach—of newsgathering suggest a commonsense ... More


The Press Adopted Linear Time

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the notion of news time. News producers, researchers, and observers agree that American life has become busier, with little time to spare. The time crunch seems to have led ... More


Introducing emotional politics

Joanne Warner

in The emotional politics of social work and child protection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318422
eISBN:
9781447318446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

After briefly setting out the background and context for the book, this chapter considers in detail how the concept of emotional politics can be understood in theoretical terms. As in the book as a ... More


Groups Supplanted Persons

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the decline of people news. For several decades people news was growing element in the media landscape. By the early 1970s, The New York Times was running the Notes on People ... More


Social Values Enabled Change

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers changes in U.S. news over the last century. It shows that reports grew longer in mainstream news, but few seemed to notice. The “who,” “what,” or “where” all declined in ... More


The Cultural Politics of Ripper News

L. Perry Curtis Jr.

in Jack the Ripper and the London Press

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088724
eISBN:
9780300133691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088724.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reflects on the political-cum-cultural ramifications of Ripper news, discussing how Ripper news went well beyond alarming female readers about a maniac on the loose. Besides providing ... More


Tiara: Endangered Black Girls Instruction 301

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter features a scene from a play entitled Endangered Black Girls (EBG), based on the lived experiences of Black girls the author has worked with in an after-school program (not SOLHOT) and ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 27, pp. 6–8: April 29, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0025
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on April 29, 1908 (the continuation of a column published in SE no. 26, April 23, 1908). This column and the one before it review events the occurred over the ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 26, pp. 6–8: April 23, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0024
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents the first of a two-part column published on April 23, 1908, which reviews events the occurred over the past year. The column and its continuation (in SE no. 27) are couched in ... More


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