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The Resource Graphic news : how sensational images transformed nineteenth-century journalism, Amanda Frisken

Graphic news : how sensational images transformed nineteenth-century journalism, Amanda Frisken

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Graphic news : how sensational images transformed nineteenth-century journalism
Title
Graphic news
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how sensational images transformed nineteenth-century journalism
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Frisken
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Language
eng
Summary
""You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war." This famous but apocryphal quote, long attributed to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, encapsulates fears of the lengths to which news companies would go to exploit visual journalism in the late nineteenth century. From 1870 to 1900, newspapers disrupted conventional reporting methods with sensationalized line drawings. A fierce hunger for profits motivated the shift to emotion-driven, visual content. But the new approach, while popular, often targeted, and further marginalized, vulnerable groups. The author examines the ways sensational images of pivotal cultural events-obscenity litigation, anti-Chinese bloodshed, the Ghost Dance, lynching, and domestic violence-changed the public's consumption of the news. Using intersectional analysis, Frisken explores how these newfound visualizations of events during episodes of social and political controversy allowed newspapers and social activists alike to communicate-or challenge-prevailing understandings of racial, class, and gender identities and cultural power"--
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Frisken, Amanda
Dewey number
070.4/909034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4784.P5
LC item number
F75 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history of communication
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  • Journalism, Pictorial
  • Sensationalism in journalism
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Graphic news : how sensational images transformed nineteenth-century journalism, Amanda Frisken
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sensationalism and the Rise of Visual Journalism -- "We Simply Illustrate": Sensationalizing Crime in the 1870s "Sporting" News -- "Language More Effective than Words": Opium Den Illustrations and Anti-Chinese Violence in the 1880s -- "A First-Class Attraction on Any Stage": Dramatizing the Ghost Dance and the Massacre at Wounded Knee -- "A Song without Words": Anti-Lynching Imagery as Visual Protest in the 1890s Black Press -- "Wanted to Save Her Honor": Sensationalizing the Provocation Defense in the Mid-1890s -- Epilogue: Legacies of Visual Journalism and the Sensational Style
Control code
on1113329420
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780252042980
Lccn
2019032053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1113329420
Label
Graphic news : how sensational images transformed nineteenth-century journalism, Amanda Frisken
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Sensationalism and the Rise of Visual Journalism -- "We Simply Illustrate": Sensationalizing Crime in the 1870s "Sporting" News -- "Language More Effective than Words": Opium Den Illustrations and Anti-Chinese Violence in the 1880s -- "A First-Class Attraction on Any Stage": Dramatizing the Ghost Dance and the Massacre at Wounded Knee -- "A Song without Words": Anti-Lynching Imagery as Visual Protest in the 1890s Black Press -- "Wanted to Save Her Honor": Sensationalizing the Provocation Defense in the Mid-1890s -- Epilogue: Legacies of Visual Journalism and the Sensational Style
Control code
on1113329420
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780252042980
Lccn
2019032053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1113329420

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