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9780742527126

Class and News

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742527126

  • ISBN10:

    0742527123

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-05-17
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

Class and News is a multidisciplinary collection of essays examining how the news media treats or neglects social structure in everyday reporting. Are certain stories chosen for their appeal to the upper or middle classes? Are stories of interest to lower class readers/viewers avoided? How are issues of social order reported or reflected in stories that aren't about class? This in-depth work will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the dynamics of class and news in the United States.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1(5)
Don Heider
1 Media, Class, and Power: Debunking the Myth of a Classless Society 6(17)
Deepa Kumar
Part I: Class in Print 23(62)
2 Choosing Sources: How the Press Perpetuated the Myth of the Single Mother on Welfare
25(19)
Janet Blank-Libra
3 Poor People in the News: Images from the Journalistic Subconscious
44(17)
Martin Gilens
4 Picturing Class: Mining the Field of Front-Page Photographs for Keys to Accidental Communities of Memory
61(26)
Julianne H. Newton, Dennis J. Dunleavy, Chad Okrusch, and Gabriela Martinez
Part II: Class on Television 85(80)
5 Class and Local TV News
87(21)
Don Heider and Koji Fuse
6 The Social Stratification Potential of Tabloid and Highbrow Newsmagazine Programs
108(21)
Maria Elizabeth Grabe
7 Constructing a Televisual Class: Newsmagazines and Social Class
129(21)
Jennie Phillips
8 Calling Class: Sports Announcers and the Culture of Poverty
150(17)
James A. Rada and K. Tim Wulfemeyer
Part III: Constructing Class Groups 165(66)
9 "America Is a Middle-Class Nation": The Presentation of Class in the Pages of Life
167(32)
Sheila M. Webb
10 Tales Told in Two Cities: When Missing Girls Are(n't) News
199(14)
Carol M. Liebler
11 "Trailer Park Trash": News, Ideology, and Depictions of the American Underclass
213(18)
Joseph C. Harry
Part IV: Labor, Workers, and News 231(50)
12 The Emergence of Class Consciousness in the American Newspaper Guild
233(15)
Bonnie Brennen
13 Writing the Workers' World Trade Center: An Analysis of Reportage on Ground Zero in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001
248(14)
Laura Hapke
14 UPS Strike Coverage and the Future of Labor in Corporate News
262(19)
Christopher R. Martin
Part V: Prospects for Change 281(57)
15 Good News from a Bad Neighborhood: Urban Journalism and Community Assets
283(22)
James S. Ettema and Limor Peer
16 Class and Media Influence in Australia
305(20)
Paul Jones and Michael Pusey
17 Television Civic Journalism and the Portrayal of Class
325(13)
David D. Kurpius
Epilogue 338(6)
Don Heider
Index 344(11)
About the Contributors 355

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