Taking Their Political Place: Journalists and the Making of An Occupation

Synopsis

Dooley explores the transformation of journalism, examining how journalists established occupational boundaries. She focuses on how many in society came to perceive an occupational group, inseparable from party politics early in the 19th century, as distant and independent of political parties by the end of the century. Today journalists are accepted as the citizenry's primary provider of political news and editorial opinion.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997