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

The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers

Label
The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam
Title
The weekly war
Title remainder
newsmagazines and Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
James Landers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Weekly War, James Landers provides the first in-depth investigation of how the three major newsmagazines - Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report - 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 - second only to news programs on network television. Despite the popular impression that this was primarily a "television war," the newsmagazines played a prominent role in informing the public about warfare and war policy." "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."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • American periodicals
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • American periodicals
  • Press coverage
  • United States
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Time (tijdschrift)
  • US News and World Report
  • Newsweek (tijdschrift)
Label
The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cold War : commitment and competition -- War stories -- Americans at war : heroism and horror -- American ways of war : firepower and futility -- Determination, doubt, despair -- The war at home : debate and dissent -- "Our" Vietnamese and the "other" -- Perspectives
Control code
608931200
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826215345
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780826215345
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608931200
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The weekly war : newsmagazines and Vietnam, James Landers
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cold War : commitment and competition -- War stories -- Americans at war : heroism and horror -- American ways of war : firepower and futility -- Determination, doubt, despair -- The war at home : debate and dissent -- "Our" Vietnamese and the "other" -- Perspectives
Control code
608931200
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826215345
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780826215345
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608931200
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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