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The Resource Calling elections : the history of horse-race journalism, Thomas B. Littlewood

Calling elections : the history of horse-race journalism, Thomas B. Littlewood

Label
Calling elections : the history of horse-race journalism
Title
Calling elections
Title remainder
the history of horse-race journalism
Statement of responsibility
Thomas B. Littlewood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Calling Elections: The History of Horse-Race Journalism is the story of the origins and evolution of the "horse-race" tradition of political journalism in the United States. Thomas B. Littlewood examines how the treatment of elections as sporting events has come to overshadow the reporting of the campaign as a forum for the discussion of ideas
  • He suggests reasons for the perception of presidential elections as spectator sport: the historical interconnections between gambling, politics, and the press; the infusion of sports language into political rhetoric; the government spoils system that gives individuals and businesses a financial stake in the status of the contest; the methodological development of "scientific" polling; the fiercely declared independence of many formerly partisan organizations; the perverse conviction of many journalists in the early 1900s that substantive politics was not interesting to news consumers and that partisan "speech" belonged in the paid advertising columns of the newspaper
  • Political scientists, journalists, sociologists, American Studies scholars, and all those interested in the past, and upcoming, presidential elections will find much to ponder in Calling Elections: The History of Horse-Race Journalism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Littlewood, Thomas B
Dewey number
324.973/001/12
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2007
LC item number
.L57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Election forecasting
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
Label
Calling elections : the history of horse-race journalism, Thomas B. Littlewood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Unholy Alliance of the AP and Western Union
  • 6.
  • The Journalism of Magic Lanterns and Heavenly Hieroglyphics
  • 7.
  • Pack Journalism and the Modern Campaign
  • 8.
  • Politics as a Sporting Proposition
  • 9.
  • Political Speech at Space Rates
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Literary Digest and the Pundits: Straws in the Wind
  • 11.
  • You're on the Air
  • 12.
  • The Trials and Tribulations of George Gallup
  • 13.
  • The Conversion of the Alsop Brothers
  • 14.
  • The Story Is in the Numbers
  • The Colonel and the Key Precincts
  • 15.
  • Instincts and Impressions in the Land of Camelot
  • 16.
  • EVA and the Exit Polls
  • 2.
  • Old Hickory ... and a Passion for Numbers
  • 3.
  • Kicking All Politicians to the Devil
  • 4.
  • The Lightning and the Fire
Control code
39695782
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780268008338
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98039984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Calling elections : the history of horse-race journalism, Thomas B. Littlewood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Unholy Alliance of the AP and Western Union
  • 6.
  • The Journalism of Magic Lanterns and Heavenly Hieroglyphics
  • 7.
  • Pack Journalism and the Modern Campaign
  • 8.
  • Politics as a Sporting Proposition
  • 9.
  • Political Speech at Space Rates
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Literary Digest and the Pundits: Straws in the Wind
  • 11.
  • You're on the Air
  • 12.
  • The Trials and Tribulations of George Gallup
  • 13.
  • The Conversion of the Alsop Brothers
  • 14.
  • The Story Is in the Numbers
  • The Colonel and the Key Precincts
  • 15.
  • Instincts and Impressions in the Land of Camelot
  • 16.
  • EVA and the Exit Polls
  • 2.
  • Old Hickory ... and a Passion for Numbers
  • 3.
  • Kicking All Politicians to the Devil
  • 4.
  • The Lightning and the Fire
Control code
39695782
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780268008338
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98039984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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