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||Introduction -- The mystery of Caroline County, Virginia (Bowling Green) -- What’s vexing Macon, Georgia (Macon) -- Red streets versus blue streets in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (McKeesport) -- Fighting the wall along the Rio Grande (McAllen) -- Are Democrats an endangered species in Caroline County (Bowling Green) -- Yes, Dorothy, we are way outside the Beltway (Macon) -- Fear and loathing in the time of Coronavirus (McKeesport) -- In the Rio Grande Valley, a border closes, and signs of a wall appears as the pandemic spreads (McAllen) -- The ghost of a weekly covers the pandemic (Bowling Green) -- Standing on sinking sand, living in limbo (Macon) -- Transparency in a time of pandemic (McKeesport) -- COVID-19 has changed how we report stories on the border (McAllen) -- How the pandemic is playing in rural Virginia (Bowling Green) -- A good idea at the time (Macon) -- In towns like McKeesport, the future was already precarious. then came Coronavirus (McKeesport) -- Saving Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge extends beyond political boundaries (McAllen) -- At the edge of a pandemic, its direction unknown (Bowling Green) -- Dirty politics in the digital age (Macon) -- How Facebook has undermined communal conversation in McKeesport (McKeesport) -- South Texas was reopening. Now COVID-19 is roaring back (McAllen) -- Racism, confederate statues, and the view from Frog Level, Virginia (Bowling Green) -- Macon-Bibb County votes while a nation protests (Macon) -- ‘McAllen and South Texas need help now’ (McAllen) -- When a newspaper dies, what fills the void? (Bowling Green) -- To school or not to school- a burning question (Macon) -- What will ‘normal’ mean after COVID-19? (McKeesport) -- South Texas is a bad algorithm right now (McAllen) -- In rural Virginia, a tale of two congressional districts (Bowling Green) -- A local election, school reopenings, and the pandemic (Macon) -- Will western Pennsylvania become a string of ghost towns (McKeesport) -- Where are the campaign signs and the ‘Politiqueras’? (McAllen) -- A confederate soldier moves on (Bowling Green) -- Macon-Bibb County and the unrelenting shock of COVID-19 (Macon) -- Will the sons of steelworkers see Trump’s COVID-19 behavior as strong or reckless? (McKeesport) -- Counting on next year being much better (McAllen) -- Election day approaches -- Postscript: January 20, 2021.
||"How were the events of 2020 experienced in small towns and cities often overlooked by national newspapers? What does the coverage of these events look like when told not by those with long experiences with local communities? And, finally, what is lost as this kind of local coverage disappears as has been happening for the past couple of decades in the United States. These are the questions at the center of The Year of Fear: Four American Towns on the Way to November. Taken together, the dispatches the comprise this book and written by four longtime local journalists in different parts of the United States capture a distinct and intimate look at how a calamitous year played out in their communities and serves as a powerful reminder of the power of local news. The Year of Fear reports on Bowling Green, Virginia; Macon, Georgia; McKeesport, Pennsylvania; and McAllen, Texas from the perspective of local journalists. Avoiding the tired clichés that result from "parachute journalism," this book reports on how these towns grapple with, understand, and talk about issues relating to race, schooling, health, immigration, deindustrialization, as well as local and national politics amid a changing and increasingly precarious information ecosystem"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes index.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Shapiro, Michael. American deadline New York : Columbia University Press, 2023 9780231557412|
|ISBN||9780231208413 trade paperback|
|ISBN||0231208413 trade paperback|