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The Resource The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers

The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers

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The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam
Title
The weekly war
Title remainder
newsmagazines and Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
James Landers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Weekly War, James Landers provides the first in-depth investigation of how the three major newsmagazines{u2014}Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report{u2014}covered the Vietnam War and the impact their coverage had on the American public, presidents, and policymakers. From March 1965 through January 1973 these magazines reached nearly one-third of adult Americans{u2014}second only to news programs on network television. Despite the popular impression that this was primarily a 2television war,3 the newsmagazines played a prominent role in informing the public about warfare and war policy. While television reporting provided a here-and-now version of events, these magazines published articles that combined on-the-scene coverage with analysis and commentary. Because these publications worked on a more leisurely weekly deadline as opposed to the daily deadlines of television or newspapers, they were able to provide distinct perspectives on the week{u2019}s events, along with factual material. The writing was typically more vivid and detailed than that of newspapers, and the occasional use of color photographs contributed to the impact of the stories. Each magazine had its own niche and distinct editorial style: Newsweek provided a mainstream liberal perspective, while Time took a more conservative viewpoint and U.S. News & World Report had an ultraconservative outlook. The editors of each magazine aimed to reach like-minded readers, knowing full well that a reader who disliked one magazine could simply switch to another. Landers demonstrates how public-opinion shifts during the war forced the newsmagazines, especially Time, to change too. This book reflects a thorough examination of roughly nine hundred articles on the Vietnam War published by the three major newsmagazines. Landers also gathered documents from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Richard M. Nixon Presidential Materials Project to reveal the attention paid to the newsmagazines by presidents and policymakers and their attempts to influence or manipulate coverage. In addition to making a major contribution to the history of print journalism, The Weekly War complements scholarship on television news coverage of the Vietnam War. This volume will appeal to students and teachers of history and journalism, as well as the general reader interested in a unique view of the Vietnam War."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Landers, James
Dewey number
070.4/499597043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.46
LC item number
.L36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Press coverage
Label
The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) 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
Control code
54528927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780826215345
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004004790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) 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
Control code
54528927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780826215345
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004004790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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