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Rewriting the newspaper : the storytelling movement in American print journalism / Thomas R. Schmidt.

Author/creator Schmidt, Thomas (Thomas R.) author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2019]
Descriptionxiv, 166 pages ; 24 cm.
Uniform titleRediscovering narrative
Series Journalism in perspective : continuities and disruptions
Journalism in perspective: continuities and disruptions. ^A1384786
Contents A rough draft of culture : the Washington post and the invention of the style section -- Storytelling goes mainstream : narrative news and the newspaper establishment -- The movement coalesces : the marketplace, the academy and the community of practice -- The narrative turn and its implications.
Abstract "Thomas Schmidt analyzes the expansion of narrative journalism and the corresponding institutional changes in the American newspaper industry in the last quarter of the twentieth century. In doing so, he offers the first institutionally situated history of narrative journalism's evolution from the New Journalism of the 1960s to long-form literary journalism in the 1990s. Based on the analysis of primary sources, industry publications, and oral history interviews, this study traces how narrative techniques developed and spread through newsrooms, propelled by institutional initiatives and a growing network of practitioners, proponents, and writing coaches who mainstreamed the use of storytelling. By showing how the narrative form of journalism was embraced, resisted, and negotiated by various actors in American journalism, Schmidt sheds light on the interaction between journalism and social forces in the late twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteRevision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oregon, 2017, titled Rediscovering narrative : a cultural history of journalistic storytelling in American newspapers, 1969-2001.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Schmidt, Thomas (Thomas R.), author. Rewriting the newspaper Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2019] 9780826274311
LCCN 2018059415
ISBN9780826221889 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN0826221882 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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