Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies

Front Cover
Praeger, 2003 - History - 240 pages
1 Review

This offers a detailed and long-awaited reassessment of one of the most maligned periods in American journalism—the era of the yellow press. The study challenges and dismantles several prominent myths about the genre, finding that the yellow press did not foment—could not have fomented—the Spanish-American War in 1898, contrary to the arguments of many media historians. The study presents extensive evidence showing that the famous exchange of telegrams between the artist Frederic Remington and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst—in which Hearst is said to have vowed to furnish the war with Spain—almost certainly never took place. The study also presents the results of a systematic content analysis of seven leading U. S. newspapers at 10 year intervals throughout the 20th century and finds that some distinguishing features of the yellow press live on in American journalism.

The yellow press period in American journalism history has produced many powerful and enduring myths-almost none of them true. This study explores these legends, presenting extensive evidence that:

* The yellow press did not foment-could not have fomented-the Spanish-American War in 1898, contrary of the arguments of many media historians

* The famous exchange of telegrams between the artist Frederic Remington and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst-in which Hearst is said to have vowed to furnish the war with Spain-almost certainly never took place

* The readership of the yellow press was not confined to immigrants and people having an uncertain command of English, as many media historians maintain

The study also presents the results of a detailed content analysis of seven leading U.S. newspapers at 10-year intervals, from 1899 to 1999. The content analysis—which included the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Raleigh News and Observer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Examine and Washington Post—reveal that some elements characteristic of yellow journalism have been generally adopted by leading U. S. newspapers. This critical assessment encourages a more precise understanding of the history of yellow journalism, appealing to scholars of American journalism, journalism history, and practicing journalists.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Is it awwwwwwwasome

Related books

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies ...
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies from Newspaper Research Journal in Reference provided free by Find Articles.
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_qa3677/ is_200310/ ai_n9274691

W. Joseph Campbell, phd
His second book, Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies (Praeger, 2001), challenged prominent myths and misunderstandings of the ...
www.wjosephcampbell.com/

Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies ...
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies Campbell, W. Joseph. This offers a detailed and long-awaited reassessment of one of the most ...
doi.contentdirections.com/ mr/ greenwood.jsp?doi=10.1336/ 0275966860

Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies ...
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies - Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies. W. Jos : Encyclopedia.com.
www.encyclopedia.com/ doc/ 1P3-155979391.html

:: Faculty & Staff - W. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. ::AU School of ...
Campbell's book, Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies (Praeger, 2001), debunks the myths that have long distorted the ...
www.soc.american.edu/ content.cfm?id=269

Books: 'The Year That Defined American Journalism'
Campbell is also author of "Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies" and has been at American University since 1997. ...
www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/ content/ discussion/ 2006/ 07/ 17/ DI2006071700562_pf.html

STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND: THE CHANGING STATE OF LOCAL TELEVISION ...
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001). 15. Hearst was often accused of starting or escalating the ...
etd.library.pitt.edu/ ETD/ available/ etd-04132006-124130/ unrestricted/ BaggermanT_ETD_April2006.pdf

Yellow Journalism — www.greenwood.com
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Yellow Journalism, Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies is an extensively researched, well-written, ...
www.greenwood.com/ catalog/ C6686.aspx

nametake - ブラウズ : 洋書 > Communication
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies · Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies W. Joseph Campbell ...
www.nametake.jp/ browse/ ForeignBooks/ 6/ -/ 97804011.html

Tabloidization in the Modern American Press: A Textual Analysis ...
Tabloidization in the Modern American Press:. A Textual Analysis and Assessment of Newspaper and Tabloid Coverage of the. —Runaway Bride“ Case ...
etd.gsu.edu/ theses/ available/ etd-11242005-000721/ unrestricted/ harris_nichola_r_200512_ma.pdf

About the author (2003)

W. JOSEPH CAMPBELL an award-winning reporter during his 20-year career in journalism, is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University.

Bibliographic information