Newsworkers During the Interwar Era: A Critique of Traditional Media HistoryCommunication Quarterly
Format of Original9 p.
PublisherOxford University Press
Original Item IDdoi: 10.2307/2944949
AbstractThis essay offers an ideological critique of representations of United States newsworkers during the interwar period that have been presented in communication histories. Focusing on elements of structure, content, style, language, and absence, it explores the implications of a traditional liberal pluralist approach to media historiography. It suggests that although the role of newsworkers is central to understanding the political and economic development of the media, during this era, reporters are found to occupy a marginal role in conceptions of United States journalism history.
Citation InformationBonnie Brennen. "Newsworkers During the Interwar Era: A Critique of Traditional Media History" Communication Quarterly (1995) ISSN: 0146-3373
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_brennen/80/