UNIT 5 NOTES

UNIT 5 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 5: Press in British America, II Printers as Postmasters ± New power for an emerging class ± Producers AND distributors ± Postmasters as Newsmasters ± First form of social control in U.S. ± King controls postal system by patronage Elites: A Cultural Profile ± Beneficiaries of patronage ± British subjects ± Loyal to king; no talk of independence ± Elites control the printers ± Believe in prior restraint from publication ± No trust in the masses ± Pedigree gives them special privileges
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 Profile of Colonial Readers ± Pleasure -- need for escape ± Link to homeland ± Upward mobility (learning) ± Not as closely tied to church ± Still predominantly male A Language of Politics ± Increase in political IQ of commoners ± Not just information on growing corn ± Policy information increases ± More folks concerned about more stuff Profile of Newspapers ± Long-term publication ± Regular publication
Background image of page 2
3 Profile of Newspapers ± Publick Occurrences, 1690
Background image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

Page1 / 3

UNIT 5 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online