Academic journal article et Cetera

News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century

Academic journal article et Cetera

News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century

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Pete Hamill. News is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century. New York: Ballantine, 1998.

In this extended essay, journalist and novel-writer Pete Hamill tells us that more and more Americans find newspapers uninteresting and irrelevant -- they'd rather watch television. Hamill, who loves the newspaper business, offers a number of suggestions to reverse this situation.

First, publishers should require that all their top editors live in the city in which they publish. This would force editors to stay on top of the local daily scene. Newspapers should also work to build female readership since women are the main purchasers of goods and services and are needed for advertisers. To encourage more women to read the paper, Hamill suggests higher quality "women's sections" and comprehensive reporting of issues of special interest to women, such as abortion. To attract newly arrived immigrants, Hamill advises newspapers to report on stories about the Sold country" and what is going on in the ethnic enclaves of the city. …

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