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AS3217 U.S. Media & Public Policy
Semester 2 2000-2001
Dr. Ian Gordon
Ph. 874 4694

Lecture 2
Origins of the Mass Media: Newspapers and Magazines in America 1880-1910

Joseph Turow, Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), Chapters Four and Six. RBR Holdings

Richard Davis, The Press and American Politics: the New Mediator (Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1996) Chapter Three. RBR Holdings; NUS Library Holdings
Richard Ohmann, Selling Culture: Magazines, Markets, and Class at the Turn of the Century (New York: Verso, 1996). NUS Library Holdings
Michael Schudson, Discovering the News: a Social History of American Newspapers. NUS Library Holdings
Michael Schudson, The Power of News (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995) Chapter One. RBR Holdings;  NUS Library Holdings
William S. Solomon and Robert W. McChesney, editors, Ruthless Criticism: New Perspectives in U.S. Communication History (Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1993). Chapter 5: Baldasty, G. Rise of News as a Commodity. RBR Holding; NUS Library Holdings

Web Sites for early magazines:
Godey's Lady's Book
Making of America (Cornell) Digital magazines
Making of America (Michigan) Digital magazines

Links will be added to the following after lectures:
Lecture Outline
Study Guide

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