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The media in America [by] John Tebbel.


New York, Crowell [1974] .
ISBN 0690005008, 9780690005004

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Subjects Comunicacao De Massa (Meios)
Mass media -- United States.
Mass media.
Massenmedien.
Médias -- États-Unis.
USA.
United States.
Description ix, 422 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 408-409).
Summary Ever since the first printing press came to America, the media have played an essential role in our history. Newspapers, pamphlets, books, and later radio and television, have been instrumental in making and breaking presidents, starting and ending wars, dictating manners and even morals, setting standards of style and taste, for better or for worse. Some of the media's achievements have been heroic, some of their activities have been scandalous, but in their entirety they have served as one of the most vital checks and balances in our nation, defying the efforts of leaders from George Washington onward to muzzle their free expression and standing today as virtually unique in the work for their independence and power.
Contents How the media began -- The development of freedom -- The Revolution and the media -- The birth of the First Amendment -- First consequences of freedom -- The media as a social force -- Book publishing becomes an industry -- The newspaper as dissenter -- The great magazine explosion -- Private enterprise in newspapers -- The media and the Civil War -- The newspaper as investigator -- The second golden age of magazines -- Book publishing and the mass market -- The media as activists -- The idea of community service -- The great transformation -- Radio and television : the new dimension -- The press and government -- Why media people are and should be liberals -- For further reading.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)922845
(OCoLC)ocm00922845
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WorldCat Identities Tebbel, John William, 1912-2004.
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