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Heroes and scoundrels : the image of the journalist in popular culture / Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman.

By: Ehrlich, Matthew C, 1962- [author.].
Contributor(s): Saltzman, Joe, 1939- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.History of communication: Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, [2015]Copyright date: ß2015Description: 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0252096991; 9780252096990.Subject(s): Journalists -- Professional ethics -- United States | Journalists in motion pictures | Journalists in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 305.9/09704 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: studying the journalist's image -- History -- Professionalism -- Difference -- Power -- Image -- War -- Conclusion: imagining the future.
Summary: Whether it's the rule-defying lifer, the sharp-witted female newshound, or the irascible editor in chief, journalists in popular culture have shaped our views of the press and its role in a free society since mass culture arose over a century ago. Drawing on portrayals of journalists in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media, Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman survey how popular media has depicted the profession across time. Their creative use of media artifacts provides thought-provoking forays into such fundamental issues as how pop culture mythologizes and demythologizes key events in journalism history and how it confronts issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation on the job.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Print version record.

Introduction: studying the journalist's image -- History -- Professionalism -- Difference -- Power -- Image -- War -- Conclusion: imagining the future.

Whether it's the rule-defying lifer, the sharp-witted female newshound, or the irascible editor in chief, journalists in popular culture have shaped our views of the press and its role in a free society since mass culture arose over a century ago. Drawing on portrayals of journalists in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media, Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman survey how popular media has depicted the profession across time. Their creative use of media artifacts provides thought-provoking forays into such fundamental issues as how pop culture mythologizes and demythologizes key events in journalism history and how it confronts issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation on the job.

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