Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era

By: Amy Reynolds and Gary Hicks

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Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era highlights press criticisms during the Progressive Era (1890-1920) that aimed to enhance the role of the press in a democracy, limit corporatization, and better utilize the press' capacity as an agent for social change. This collection of essays by critics of the news media includes historical perspective and an extensive introduction to the period. The press critics republished in this collection of essays includes Charles Edward Russell, Moorfield Storey, Oswald Garrison Villard, Donald Wilhelm, Roscoe C.E. Brown, anonymous editorial writers at The Public and The Nation, and others. Their ideas and challenges to the corporate/commercial press model are as relevant today as they were nearly a century ago.

Title: Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era

Author Name: Amy Reynolds and Gary Hicks

Categories: Other, American History,

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Litwin Books: 2012

ISBN Number: 0980200466

ISBN Number 13: 9780980200461

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used Like New

Seller ID: 4242423