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

Author:   Joseph Torres ,  Juan Gonzalez
Publisher:   Verso Books
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9781844671113


Pages:   476
Publication Date:   11 September 2012
Format:   Paperback
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News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media


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From 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. This acclaimed book-called a masterpiece by the esteemed scholar Robert W. McChesney and chosen as one of 2011's best books by the Progressive-reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans have received, even as it depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press. Written in an exciting, story-driven style and replete with memorable portraits of journalists, both famous and obscure, News for All the People is destined to become the standard history of the American media.

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Author:   Joseph Torres ,  Juan Gonzalez
Publisher:   Verso Books
Imprint:   Verso Books
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 3.60cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.619kg
ISBN:  

9781844671113


ISBN 10:   1844671119
Pages:   476
Publication Date:   11 September 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Engrossing ... We've needed this book for a long time. Bill Moyers Journalism history from an entirely fresh perspective, one that challenges the old heroes and shines a sharp light on the role of the media in revealing social inequities. Booklist Vivid detail ... This important text should be required reading in journalism schools. Library Journal


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Juan Gonzalez is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for commentary and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the co-host of the nationally syndicated TV and radio show Democracy Now! and is a staff columnist for New York's Daily News. His previous books include Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America; Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse; and Roll Down Your Window: Stories from a Forgotten America. Joseph Torres is the senior advisor for government and external affairs for Free Press, the national media reform organization. Before joining Free Press, he worked as deputy director at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was a journalist for several years. He lives in Silver Spring, MD.

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