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Gadfly to the watchdogs

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Gadfly to the watchdogs
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how the journalism review (MORE) goaded the mainstream press toward self-criticism in the 1970s
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Lerner
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Kevin Michael
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1977-
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Kevin Lerner
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Greenberg
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David
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David Greenberg
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chair
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Susan
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Susan Keith
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internal member
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Steiner
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Linda
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Linda Steiner
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Lears
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T.J. Jackson
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T.J. Jackson Lears
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2014
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This dissertation tells the history of (MORE), a journalism review founded and run by a group of journalists who found themselves constrained by the professional norms of their employers and their profession. In telling (MORE)’s story, the dissertation tells a part of the story of the organized press in America in the bulk of the 1970s, and some of its interactions with that decade’s cultural convulsions. The dissertation takes a historical approach, telling (MORE)’s story through the use of the magazine itself as primary text; oral history interviews with surviving editors, contributors and participants in the journalism review’s six “Counter-Conventions”; primary documents, including archival material from the records of news organizations and individuals involved with (MORE); and audio recordings of parts of the Counter-Conventions. These sources are supplemented by a body of secondary literature including contemporary news reports, other works of press criticism from the era and academic studies of press criticism and the history of the 1970s. The study of (MORE) provides insight into changes in journalistic professionalism in the 1970s, a key period after the rise of what Michael Schudson calls “the critical culture”; it investigates the role of press criticism in the functioning of the press and the effects, both direct and implied, that press criticism has on mainstream publications; it will trace some of the roots of the professional press’s increasing self- awareness in response to rampant anti-intellectualism among its members; and, using the ideas of these self-aware journalists as a guide, it begins to trace the outline of an intellectual history of the 1970s. This dissertation advances four main arguments regarding (MORE) and the national and journalistic cultures in which it operated: 1. (MORE) changed the nature of press criticism, and began its diffusion into the culture. 2. (MORE) changed the way journalists thought about themselves and their profession. 3. (MORE) influenced the way the organized press practiced its trade at a time when the industry was reshaping itself. 4. (MORE) reflects broader changes in society in the 1970s.
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Communication, Information and Library Studies
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vii, 324 p.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Kevin Michael Lerner
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More (Magazine)
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Journalism--United States--History--1970-
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ETD doctoral
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after May 30th, 2016.
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