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Race news : black journalists and the fight for racial justice in the twentieth century

Author: Fred Carroll
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017.
Series: History of communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Once distinct, the commercial and alternative black press began to crossover with one another in the 1920s. The porous press culture that emerged shifted the political and economic motivations shaping African American journalism. It also sparked disputes over radical politics that altered news coverage of some of the most momentous events in African American history. Starting in the 1920s, Fred Carroll traces how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carroll, Fred, 1971-
Race news.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017034231
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Carroll
ISBN: 9780252083037 0252083032 9780252041495 0252041496
OCLC Number: 983824475
Description: viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: political pressures and black newswriting --
"Negro subversion": solidifying a militant press --
Enter the "new crowd" journalists --
Popular fronts and modern presses --
The "new crowd" goes global --
"Questionable leanings": the "new crowd" driven out --
Black power assaults the black newspaper --
Into the white newsroom --
Epilogue: a crusade into the digital age.
Series Title: History of communication.
Responsibility: Fred Carroll.

Abstract:

"Once distinct, the commercial and alternative black press began to crossover with one another in the 1920s. The porous press culture that emerged shifted the political and economic motivations shaping African American journalism. It also sparked disputes over radical politics that altered news coverage of some of the most momentous events in African American history. Starting in the 1920s, Fred Carroll traces how mainstream journalists incorporated coverage of the alternative press's supposedly marginal politics of anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, and black separatism into their publications. He follows the narrative into the 1950s, when an alternative press re-emerged as commercial publishers curbed progressive journalism in the face of Cold War repression. Yet, as Carroll shows, journalists achieved significant editorial independence, and continued to do so as national newspapers modernized into the 1960s. Alternative writers' politics seeped into commercial papers via journalists who wrote for both presses and through professional friendships that ignored political boundaries. Compelling and incisive, Race News reports the dramatic history of how black press culture evolved in the twentieth century." -- Back cover.
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"[A] wonderful book about the black press in the 21st century. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice "Fred Carroll has made an important addition to the literature with Race News: Black Journalists and Read more...

 
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