Discovering the News: A Social History of American Newspapers

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Abell, Arunah, 18
Abolitionism, 56
Accuracy: facts and, 78-81, 204; in news ( 1890s), 62-64; in penny press, 25; of information and story journalism, 118-19
Action journalism, 105-6
Adams, John, 47
Ade, George, 73
Advertisers, 93-94
Advertising, 206; decency of, 109-10; directly to consumers, 133; and drop in price for the Times, 114-15; and expansion of market, 46; financial, 108; page one ( 1850s), 66; and penny press, 18-20; percent revenue from ( 1880-1900), 93; self, 95-97, 106, 112-13, 118; sold on basis of circulation, at fixed price, 93; timely, 26; and women's consciousness of social status, 100-1
Advertising agency: first modern, 94; see also Public relations
Advertising Club of New York, 135
Aesthetic function, 89
Agee, James, 187
Agnew, Spiro, 3
Albany Argus, 15, 54
Albany Evening Journal, 15
Alger, Horatio, 6, 101
American Association of Teachers of Journalism, 135
American Newspaper Guild, 156-57
American Newspaper Publishers Association, 94, 157
American Political Science Review (magazine), 125
American Press Bureau, 164
American Society of Newspaper Editors, 147, 148, 157
Appel, Joseph, 78, 85
Aptheker, Herbert, 174
Arnold, Matthew, 117
Associated Press, 4-5, 145, 146, 156, 184, 190
Atlantic Monthly (magazine), 116, 151
Attitude: modern use of term, 129
Authority: problem of loss of, 124-25
Baker, Ray Stannard, 72, 73, 126, 164-65
Baker, Russell, 170
BaltimoreAmerican and Commercial Daily Advertiser, 17
BaltimoreFederal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser, 17
BaltimoreFederal Republican and Baltimore Telegraph, 17
BaltimoreMorning Chronicle and Baltimore Advertiser, 17
Baltimore Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser, 17
Baltimore Sun, 18, 22, 34, 80
Bancroft, George, 67
Barnum, P. T., 19
Bay of Pigs invasion ( 1961), 171, 172
Beach, Moses, 34
Becker, George, 73
Bennett, James Gordon, 16, 18, 50-55, 128; advertising and, 20, 26, 93; influence of, 91; as journalist, 24; pioneering work of, 65; political independence and, 21; self-advertising and, 95; use of telegraph and, 34
Bennett, James Gordon, Jr., 98
Bent, Silas, 144
Berle, Adolf A., 132
Bernays, Edward L., 128, 134, 136-38, 141, 171
Bernstein, Basil, 90
Bernstein, Carl, 188, 191
Bierce, Ambrose, 73
Birth announcements, 29


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