The Press in American Politics, 1787-2012, 1st Edition

  • Patrick J. Novotny
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  • ISBN-10: 1440832900
  • ISBN-13: 9781440832901
  • DDC: 071.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The Press In American Politics, 1787-2012 supplies a far-reaching and fast-moving historical narrative of the decisive and defining moments in U.S. politics as told through the history of America's press, beginning from the emergence of the press in American politics during the 1787 Constitutional Convention through to 21st-century campaigning that utilize "big data" and harness the power of social networkingSuitable for general readers with an interest in the history of American elections and political campaigns and students and academic scholars studying the press and American politics, the book tells the story of "the press"-collectively, some of the most familiar institutions in American news, broadcasting, and technology-as a defining part of America's elections, political parties, and political life. Author Patrick Novotny examines topics such as the expansion of the press into the Western territories and states in the early 19th century, the growing independence of the press after the Civil War, the early history of wireless communication, the emergence of radio and television as powerful media, and the daunting challenges newspapers face in the Internet era.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Press and American Politics, 1787–1800.
2: The Nineteenth-Century Press and American Politics.
3: Newspapers and Twentieth-Century American Politics.
4: Radio and the Rise of Broadcast Politics.
5: Television in the Early Twentieth Century.
6: Television in the 1930s and in Wartime America.
7: Television and the Transformation of Postwar American Politics.
8: The Internet and Politics in the Digital Age.
About the Author.