Press Gang Newspapers and Politics, 1865-1878

ISBN-10: 0807844462

ISBN-13: 9780807844465

Edition: 1994

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Description: Relations between the press and politicians in modern America have always been contentious. In The Press Gang, Mark Summers tells the story of the first skirmishes in this ongoing battle. Following the Civil War, independent newspapers began to separate themselves from partisan control and assert direct political influence. The first investigative journalists uncovered genuine scandals such as those involving the Tweed Ring, but their standard practices were often sensational, as editors and reporters made their reputations by destroying political figures, not by carefully uncovering the facts. Objectivity as a professional standard scarcely existed. Considering more than ninety different papers, Summers analyzes not only what the press wrote but also what they chose not to write, and he details both how they got the stories and what mistakes they made in reporting them. He exposes the peculiarly ambivalent relationship of dependence and distaste among reporters and politicians. In exploring the shifting ground between writing the stories and making the news, Summers offers an important contribution to the history of journalism and mid-nineteenth-century politics and uncovers a story that has come to dominate our understanding of government and the media.

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 6/24/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Reporters' Initials & Pseudonyms
Introduction
The Lords Of The Linotype
Wonderful! Wonderful!
I Want to Give Those Fellows Hell!
Organs Out of Tune
I Am the Paper! the Independents
All The News That Fits
Despotism Tempered by Assassination
a General System of Exchange, Or, a D--D Bad Beat
Mr. Striker Goes to Washington
the Capital Offenses of Donn Piatt
News Management Made Easy
a Beautiful Smiler Came in Our Midst
a Little Attention from James A. Garfield
the Silent Smoker in the Hands of the Foe
News In Need Of Reconstruction
a Perfect Hell the Southern Road to Pike's Pique
carpetbagger Chronicles
an Extraordinary State of Affairs at Vicksburg
The Breakup Of The Press Gang, 1872-1877
the Worst Thing Yet! 1872
the Wild Animals Loose the Panic of 1874
James G. Blaine Beats the Rap
the Hayesociated Press
Epilogue Final Edition
Notes
Bibliography Newspapers, Magazines, and Manuscript Collections
Index
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