News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media

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9781844671113
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Bestselling narrative history of American media that puts race at the center of the story.

From the earliest colonial newspapers to the Internet age, America's racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country's media system, just as the media has contributed to--and every so often, combated--racial oppression. This acclaimed history--chosen as one of the best books of 2011 by the Progressive magazine--reveals how racial segregation distorted the information Americans have received from the mainstream media, even as it depicts the struggle of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists who fought to create a vibrant yet little-known alternative, democratic press.

Written in an exciting, story-driven style and replete with memorable portraits of individual journalists and media executives, both famous and obscure, heroes and villains, News for All the People is destined to become the standard history of the American media.

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Author:
Juan Gonzalez, Joseph Torres
ISBN 10:
1844671119
Pages:
453
Publisher:
Verso
Publication Date:
2012-09-11 00:00:00
Binding:
135