UNIT 10 NOTES

UNIT 10 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 10: The Dissident Press, I Remember the Context ± Home artisans become factory workers ± Producers no longer meet the consumers ± System becoming increasingly impersonal ± By 1820, factories are making cigars, rope, carriages, furniture, barrels, hats, candy, etc. ± Meanwhile: ± Women, kids, immigrants flood workforce ± Labor surplus depresses wages, force longer work days ± The family home-based enterprise is dead The Labor Press Emerges ± Laborers felt powerless because they were ± 12-hour work days, six-day weeks ± Children working from age 8 or so ± Media ignore the problem, because: ± They disdain the labor movement ± They side (or are owned by) merchant capitalists (like today) ± Labor movement starts a press ± From 1820 to 1850, 50 labor weeklies emerge ± Coincides with emergence of Andrew Jackson ± First self-made man to become president ± Awakened the working class
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2 Purposes of the Labor Press ± To prevent an industrial underclass
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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