Title

Newsworkers During the Interwar Era: A Critique of Traditional Media History

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Source Publication

Communication Quarterly

Source ISSN

0146-3373

Original Item ID

doi: 10.2307/2944949

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.

Comments

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.