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Schudson, Michael

Works: 69 works in 384 publications in 3 languages and 12,133 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HF5813.U6, 659.10420973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Schudson
Advertising, the uneasy persuasion : its dubious impact on American society by Michael Schudson( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does advertising do? Is it the faith of a secular society? If so, why does it inspire so little devotion? Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion is a clear-eyed account of advertising as both business and social institution. Instead of fuelling the moral indignation surrounding the industry, or feeding fantasies of powerful manipulators, Michael Schudson presents a clear assessment of advertising in its wider sociological and historical framework, persuasively concluding that advertising is not nearly as important, effective, or scientifically founded as either its advocates o
Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers by Michael Schudson( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective "news" was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on. - Publisher
The good citizen : a history of American civic life by Michael Schudson( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, political participation takes place in schools, at home, at work, and in the courts. We have made "informed citizenship" an overwhelming task. Schudson argues that it is time for a new model, in which we stop expecting everyone to do everything. The new citizenship must rest on citizens who are monitors of political danger rather than walking encyclopedias of governmental news. This tour of the past makes it possible to imagine a very different - and much more satisfying - future
Watergate in American memory : how we remember, forget, and reconstruct the past by Michael Schudson( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It began with a burglary, the objectives of which are to this day unclear, and it led to the unprecedented resignation of a president in disgrace. For years the story dominated the airwaves and the headlines. Yet today a third of all high school students do not know that Watergate occurred after 1950, and many cannot name the president who resigned. How do Americans remember Watergate? Should we remember it? To what extent does our current "memory" of Watergate jibe with the historical record? Most important, who--the media? political elites? the courts?--are responsible for the particular version of those tumultous?sic? events we remember today? What Americans remember (and what they have forgotten) about the most traumatic domestic event in our recent history offers startling insights into the nature of collective memory. Michael Schudson, one of this country's most perceptive observers of the media, uses interviews, press accounts of recent political controversies, and poll data to explore how America's collective memory of Watergate has changed over the years, and what this reveals about how we can learn from the past. Schudson argues that Watergate was both a Constitutional crisis triggered by presidential wrongdoing and a scandal in which investigators pursued multiple, and sometimes veiled, objectives. He explores the continuing unsettled relationship between these two faces of Watergate. Liberals who deny that scandals are socially constructed miss part of the story, as do conservatives who deny or minimize the Constitutional crisis. The book gives special attention to several key domains where the memory of Watergate has been contested and transmitted: as a myth inside journalism, as a debate over reform legislation in Congress, as a set of lessons in school textbooks, as a new language for the public at large. Schudson's findings are often surprising. He argues that Richard Nixon has not been rehabilitated in the public mind and that there is good reason to think he never will be. And he shows that the myth spawned by Watergate of an all-powerful press has proved a mixed blessing. Above all, by examining more recent events like the Iran-contra Affair, this important and insightful book documents how the metaphor of Watergate continues to influence the White House, the Congress, and the nation's political life in general. The book thus offers an original argument about how the past survives and is transmitted across generations, even in the face of conscious efforts to rewrite history
A history of the book in America by Joan Shelley Rubin( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. v. 3. The industrial book 1840-1880: This volume covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. v. 4. Print in Motion: In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. v. 5. The Enduring Book: This volume addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from Word War II to the present
Reading the news : a Pantheon guide to popular culture by Robert Karl Manoff( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by six working journalists, press critics, and scholars present insights into the press and journalism
Rethinking popular culture : contemporary perspectives in cultural studies( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of news by Michael Schudson( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some say it's simply information, mirroring the world. Others believe it's propaganda, promoting a partisan view. But news, Michael Schudson tells us, is really both and neither; it is a form of culture, complete with its own literary and social conventions and powerful in ways far more subtle and complex than its many critics might suspect. A penetrating look into this culture, The Power of News offers a compelling view of the news media's emergence as a central institution of modern society, a key repository of common knowledge and cultural authority
The sociology of news by Michael Schudson( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sociology of News reviews and synthesizes not only what is happening to journalism but also what is happening to the scholarly understanding of journalism. In the Second Edition, each chapter of the book has been updated to account for the radical changes that have reshaped the news industry over the last decade. With a new chapter on the sharp contraction of the news business in the United States since 2007, The Sociology of News examines journalism as a social institution and analyzes the variety of forces and factors-economic, technological, political, cultural, organizational-that shape the news media today"--Publisher's description
The enduring book : print culture in postwar America by David Paul Nord( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the right to know : politics and the culture of transparency, 1945-1975 by Michael Schudson( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American founders did not endorse a citizen's right to know. More openness in government, more frankness in a doctor's communication with patients, more disclosure in a food manufacturer's package labeling, and more public notice of actions that might damage the environment emerged in our own time. As Michael Schudson shows in The Rise of the Right to Know, modern transparency dates to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s - well before the Internet - as reform-oriented politicians, journalists, watchdog groups, and social movements won new leverage. At the same time, the rapid growth of higher education after 1945, together with its expansive ethos of inquiry and criticism, fostered both insight and oversight as public values. Schudson provides case studies of precedent-setting disclosure practices: the Freedom of Information Act (1966), reforms of supermarket labeling (19702), sunshine legislation in the Congress (1970), the complicated conceptual and legislative origin of the 'environmental impact statement,'and newsroom changes that increased the independence and analytical sophistication of news coverage after 1968. These changes brought a 'right to know' into political life and helped define a new era for representative democracy - less focus on parties and elections more pluralism and more players, year-round monitoring of government, and a blurring line between politics and society, public and private. The rise of openness marks a new stage in self-government"--Unedited summary from book jacket
Why democracies need an unlovable press by Michael Schudson( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world-renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. Focusing on the US media but seeing them in a comparative context, Schudson brings his understanding of news as at once a story-telling and fact-centered practice to bear on a variety of controversies about what public knowledge today is and what it should be. Should experts have a role in governing democracies? Is news melodramatic or is it ironic - or is it both at different times? In the title essay, Schudson even suggests that journalism serves the interests of free expression and democracy best when it least lives up to the demands of media critics for deep thought and analysis; passion for the sensational event may be news at its democratically most powerful. Lively, provocative, unconventional, and deeply informed by a rich understanding of journalism's history, this work collects the best of Schudson's recent writings, including several pieces published here for the first time."--Jacket
The news media : what everyone needs to know by C. W Anderson( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The news media are being transformed in the digital age. Audiences are fragmenting and regrouping, and media economic models are mutating. Older news organizations are shrinking, while new ones are starting up. And social media enable anyone to produce and transmit news. This addition to the What Everyone Needs to Know series explores the past, present, and future of news--from the earliest origins of news through the eras of newspapers, radio, television and the Internet. It addresses a wide range of topics, including myths about the news, partisan press past and present, investigative and advocacy journalism, changing news media business models, non-profit journalism and public media, the impact of new technologies, news media ethics, computer-assisted data journalism, and what to expect next. --Cover
Origins of the ideal of objectivity in the professions : studies in the history of American journalism and American law, 1830-1940 by Michael Schudson( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The news media and the democratic process by Michael Schudson( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubling transparency : the history and future of Freedom of Information( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, transparency is a widely heralded value, and the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is often held up as one of the transparency movement’s canonical achievements. Yet while many view the law as a powerful tool for journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens to pursue the public good, FOIA is beset by massive backlogs, and corporations and the powerful have become adept at using it for their own interests. Close observers of laws like FOIA have begun to question whether these laws interfere with good governance, display a deleterious anti-public-sector bias, or are otherwise inadequate for the twenty-first century’s challenges. [This book analyzes] freedom of information policies in the United States and abroad―how they are working, how they are failing, and how they might be improved. Contributors investigate the creation of FOIA; its day-to-day uses and limitations for the news media and for corporate and citizen requesters; its impact on government agencies; its global influence; recent alternatives to the FOIA model raised by the emergence of “open data” and other approaches to transparency; and the theoretical underpinnings of FOIA and the right to know. In addition to examining the mixed legacy and effectiveness of FOIA, contributors debate how best to move forward to improve access to information and government functioning."--
What time means in a news story by Michael Schudson( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tan suo xin wen : mei guo bao ye she hui shi by Shu de sen( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good citizens & bad history : today's political ideals in historical perspective by Michael Schudson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hao gong min : Meiguo gong gong sheng huo shi by Michael Schudson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu liao cong bei mei zhi min di shi qi zhi zhi 20 shi ji mo de mei guo gong gong sheng huo, she ji zheng zhi, xin wen chuan bo, jing ji, fa lü, jiao yu, ke ji deng zhu duo ling yu . shu zhong fen xi liao mei yi lei gong min mo shi dui min zhu de ji ji huo xiao ji ying xiang, qiang diao gong min zai mei guo she hui sheng huo zhong de xian shi zuo yong
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Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers
Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapersThe good citizen : a history of American civic lifeWatergate in American memory : how we remember, forget, and reconstruct the pastA history of the book in AmericaReading the news : a Pantheon guide to popular cultureRethinking popular culture : contemporary perspectives in cultural studiesThe power of newsThe sociology of news
Alternative Names
Michael Steven Schudson Amerikaans socioloog

Schudson, Michael S. 1946-

Schudson, Michael Steven.

Schudson, Michael Steven 1946-

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