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The Resource Everyman news : the changing American front page, by Michele Weldon

Everyman news : the changing American front page, by Michele Weldon

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Everyman news : the changing American front page
Title
Everyman news
Title remainder
the changing American front page
Statement of responsibility
by Michele Weldon
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Examines how newspapers have changed over the past few years, becoming story papers. Comparing 850 stories, story approaches, and unofficial sourcing in twenty American newspapers from 2001 and 2004, Weldon reveals a shift toward features over hard news, along with an increase in anecdotal or humanistic approaches to all stories"--Provided by publisher
  • "One need only look at the front pages of newspapers over the past few years to see that something has changed. Stories are more personal, more inclusive, less distant from readers{u2019} experiences. Once called the first draft of history, news has become more of an anecdotal companion. The evidence is telling: stories use more unofficial sources than ever before; the 2inverted pyramid3 form of news writing is barely practiced; and, especially after 9/11, tragedy has become more humanized. Scanning the crowded media landscape, Michele Weldon{u2014}a journalist passionate about her profession{u2014}takes a fresh look at how newspapers have carved out a narrative niche that reflects society{u2019}s fascination with personal stories and readers{u2019} demands for diversity in content. Comparing some 850 stories, story approaches, and unofficial sourcing in twenty American newspapers for eight dates in 2001 and 2004{u2014}a total of 160 front pages{u2014}she shows a shift toward features over hard news, along with an increase in anecdotal or humanistic approaches to all stories. Everyman News offers a provocative look at why American newspapers have become story papers, with their content and style saying as much about our culture as they do about the journalists and the readers. Weldon shows that a variety of forces both inside and outside journalism{u2014}blogs, citizen journalism, newsroom diversity, and other factors{u2014}have converged to remake the front page, and she unveils the content of 2everyman news3 as a commodity apart from the mode of delivery. Her assessment also incorporates more than fifty interviews with people connected to journalism about what these changes mean{u2014}revealing that not everyone in the industry believes they are for the better. Is everyman news perhaps right for its time, or is it merely a symptom of what Weldon calls 2Chicken Little journalism3? Weighing in on such matters as the New York Times{u2019}s 2Portraits of Grief3 series and the dangers of the blogosphere, she invites readers to make their own calls in this original and important contribution to the study of media. Everyman News is a book that will contribute to our understanding of newspapers in the new century{u2014}must reading for professionals and an eye-opener for anyone trying to comprehend the significant shifts in today{u2019}s front pages."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1958-
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Weldon, Michele
Dewey number
070.4/40973090511
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.F43
LC item number
W45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Feature stories
  • American newspapers
Label
Everyman news : the changing American front page, by Michele Weldon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Should the personal become universal? -- 2. The results : an anecdotal companion to history -- 3. Content as commodity : giving readers what they want -- 4. Citizen journalism and chicken little -- 5. What's blogging got to do with it? -- 6. Humanizing the news after 9/11 -- 7. The old, the new, the good, the bad, and the long and the short of narrative -- 8. Diversity of thought shifts content -- 9. The therapeutic story flow model -- 10. Fifteen seconds of fame : a cultural reverence for story -- 11. Emergence journalism : where we go from here -- Appendix : Data from twenty newspapers measuring features, feature leads, and unofficial sources
Control code
154714485
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780826217776
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007037313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)154714485
Label
Everyman news : the changing American front page, by Michele Weldon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Should the personal become universal? -- 2. The results : an anecdotal companion to history -- 3. Content as commodity : giving readers what they want -- 4. Citizen journalism and chicken little -- 5. What's blogging got to do with it? -- 6. Humanizing the news after 9/11 -- 7. The old, the new, the good, the bad, and the long and the short of narrative -- 8. Diversity of thought shifts content -- 9. The therapeutic story flow model -- 10. Fifteen seconds of fame : a cultural reverence for story -- 11. Emergence journalism : where we go from here -- Appendix : Data from twenty newspapers measuring features, feature leads, and unofficial sources
Control code
154714485
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780826217776
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007037313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)154714485

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