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The Resource The commercialization of news in the nineteenth century, Gerald J. Baldasty

The commercialization of news in the nineteenth century, Gerald J. Baldasty

Label
The commercialization of news in the nineteenth century
Title
The commercialization of news in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Gerald J. Baldasty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Commercialization of News in the Nineteenth Century traces the major transformation of newspapers from a politically based press to a commercially based press in the nineteenth century. Gerald J. Baldasty argues that broad changes in American society, the national economy, and the newspaper industry brought about this dramatic shift. Increasingly in the nineteenth century, news became a commodity valued more for its profitablility than for its role in informing or persuading the public on political issues. Newspapers started out as highly partisan adjuncts of political parties. As advertisers replaced political parties as the chief financial support of the press, they influenced newspapers in directing their content toward consumers, especially women. The results were recipes, fiction, contests, and features on everything from sports to fashion alongside more standard news about politics. Baldasty makes use of nineteenth-century materials--newspapers from throughout the era, manuscript letters from journalists and politicians, journalism and advertising trade publications, government reports--to document the changing role of the press during the period. He identifies three important phases: the partisan newspapers of the Jacksonian era (1825-1835), the transition of the press in the middle of the century, and the influence of commercialization of the news in the last two decades of the century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldasty, Gerald J
Dewey number
071/.3/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.C59
LC item number
B34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Press
  • Journalism
  • American newspapers
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • Economische aspecten
  • Presse
  • Journalisme
  • Journaux américains
  • Presse
  • Kommerzialisierung
  • Economische aspecten
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • USA
Label
The commercialization of news in the nineteenth century, Gerald J. Baldasty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) 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
  • Ch. 5.
  • Shaping and Packaging the News: Luring Readers and Advertisers
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Commercialization of News
  • Appendix 1. Content Analysis Scheme
  • Appendix 2. Content Analysis Tables
  • Ch. 1.
  • American Political Parties and the Press
  • Ch. 2.
  • New Directions in American Journalism
  • Ch. 3.
  • Advertising and the Press
  • Ch. 4.
  • Newspapers as Businesses
Control code
25676494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780299134006
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92010590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1477648
Label
The commercialization of news in the nineteenth century, Gerald J. Baldasty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) 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
  • Ch. 5.
  • Shaping and Packaging the News: Luring Readers and Advertisers
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Commercialization of News
  • Appendix 1. Content Analysis Scheme
  • Appendix 2. Content Analysis Tables
  • Ch. 1.
  • American Political Parties and the Press
  • Ch. 2.
  • New Directions in American Journalism
  • Ch. 3.
  • Advertising and the Press
  • Ch. 4.
  • Newspapers as Businesses
Control code
25676494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780299134006
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92010590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1477648

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