UNIT 26 NOTES

UNIT 26 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Context of...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 26: The Campus Underground Context of Counterculture ± There are other issues besides Vietnam . . . ± Race, gender, class ± Personal freedom, the work ethic, recreational drugs ± Nature of consciousness ± Characteristics of counterculture members: ± Zeal for self-expression ± Activism ± Disdain for authority ± Passion for change ± Mistrust of conventional wisdom ± ‘Don’t trust anybody over 30’ ± Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll ± Parts of New Left, Civil Rights, Anti-War ± Not newsworthy to mainstream media The Berkeley Barb ± Founded by Max Scherr, 50, balding family man ± Sold Steppenwolf Bar on University of California campus ± Used money to start a paper for young people ± The Barb’s news: ± Sympathetic to anti-Vietnam rallies ± Exposes local police brutality ± Music reviews, psychodelic drawings, photos ± Personal anti-establishment essays ± Paper wins battle over People’s Park The Paper ± Michael Kindman at Michigan State
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