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Newsworkers During the Interwar Era: A Critique of Traditional Media History
Communication Quarterly
  • Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
9 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1995
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Original Item ID
doi: 10.2307/2944949
Disciplines
Abstract
This 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.
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Communication Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 2 (1995): 197-209. DOI.

Bonnie Brennen was affiliated with State University of New York at the time of publication.

Citation Information
Bonnie 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/