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17%OFFKaren Roggenkamp - Narrating the News: New Journalism and Literary Genre in Late Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers and Fiction - 9780873388269 - V9780873388269
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Narrating the News: New Journalism and Literary Genre in Late Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers and Fiction

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Description for Narrating the News: New Journalism and Literary Genre in Late Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers and Fiction Hardcover. Due to a burgeoning print marketplace during the late 19th century, urban newspapers felt pressure to create entertaining prose, drawing on popular literary genres as a way of framing the news. Karen Roggenkamp examines five stories featured in New York newspapers during the 1890s. Num Pages: 200 pages, 7 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2AB; 3JH; DSBF; DSK; KNTJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 156 x 23. Weight in Grams: 553.
Due to a burgeoning print marketplace during the late nineteenth century, urban newspapers felt pressure to create entertaining prose that appealed to readers, drawing on popular literary genres such as travel adventures, detective tales, and historical romances as a way of framing the news for readers. Using current events for their source documents, reporters fashioned their own dramas based on those that readers recognized from a broadly drawn literary culture. The desire to spin attractive, popular tales sometimes came at the expense of factual information. This novel, commercialized, and sensationalistic style of reporting, called ""new journalism,"" was closely tied to ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
Kent State University Press
Condition
New
Place of Publication
Kent, OH, United States
ISBN
9780873388269
SKU
V9780873388269
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About Karen Roggenkamp
Karen Roggenkamp is assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University, Commerce. She has published articles in Journal of American Culture, American Periodicals, and Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas

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