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Lockouts, Protests, and Scabs: A Critical Assessment of the "Los Angeles Herald Examiner" Strike [article]
Critical Studies in Media Communication
  • Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
18 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/0739318042000317309
Disciplines
Abstract

This essay uses the case of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner strike, 1967–1977, to show how a critical labor perspective offers historically grounded, politically informed, and culturally situated analyses of media practices and uses. The decade-long strike analyzed here, which has been virtually ignored by media historians, highlights the devastating economic consequences for both the newspaper and the Guild. This essay focuses on the political and cultural implications of class conflict, read through the power struggle between Los Angeles Newspaper Guild members and the Hearst-owned Herald Examiner over issues of identity, work, and economics.

Comments

Critical Studies in Media Communication, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2005): 64-81. DOI.

This article was published as a chapter in the book Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication Since World War II, Marquette University Press 2011. ePublications@Marquette record for the chapter can be found here.

Citation Information
Bonnie Brennen. "Lockouts, Protests, and Scabs: A Critical Assessment of the "Los Angeles Herald Examiner" Strike [article]" Critical Studies in Media Communication (2005) ISSN: 1479-5809
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_brennen/42/