News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media

Author:   Juan Gonzalez ,  Joseph Torres ,  Juan Gonzalez
Publisher:   Audible Studios on Brilliance
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9781713614036


Publication Date:   20 April 2021
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media


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Here is a new, sweeping narrative history of American news media that puts race at the center of the story. From the earliest colonial newspapers to the internet age, America's racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country's media system, just as the media has contributed to - and every so often, combated - racial oppression. News for All the People reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans received from the mainstream media. It unearths numerous examples of how publishers and broadcasters actually fomented racial violence and discrimination through their coverage. And it chronicles the influence federal media policies exerted in such conflicts. It depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press, and then, beginning in the 1970s, forced open the doors of the major media companies. The writing is fast-paced, story-driven, and replete with memorable portraits of individual journalists and media executives, both famous and obscure, heroes and villains. It weaves back and forth between the corporate and government leaders who built our segregated media system - such as Herbert Hoover, whose Federal Radio Commission eagerly awarded a license to a notorious Ku Klux Klan organization in the nation's capital - and those who rebelled against that system, like Pittsburgh Courier publisher Robert L. Vann, who led a remarkable national campaign to get the blackface comedy Amos 'n' Andy off the air. Based on years of original archival research and up-to-the-minute reporting and written by two veteran journalists and leading advocates for a more inclusive and democratic media system, News for All the People should become the standard history of American media.

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Author:   Juan Gonzalez ,  Joseph Torres ,  Juan Gonzalez
Publisher:   Audible Studios on Brilliance
Imprint:   Audible Studios on Brilliance
Dimensions:   Width: 13.30cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 17.10cm
ISBN:  

9781713614036


ISBN 10:   1713614030
Publication Date:   20 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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