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Patterson, Margaret Jones

Works: 10 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 2,740 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ767.5.U5, 304.667
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Jones Patterson
Rooney : a sporting life by Rob Ruck( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to an Irish Catholic working class family on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Art Rooney (1901-88) dabbled in semipro baseball and boxing before discovering that his real talent lay not in playing sports but in promoting them. Though he was at the center of boxing, baseball, and racing in Pittsburgh and beyond, Rooney is best remembered for his contribution to the NFL, in particular to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team he founded in 1933. As Rooney led the team in the early years, he came to be known as football's greatest loser; his influence, however, was instrumental in malting the NFL the best-run league in American pro sports. The authors show how Rooney saw professional football - and the Steelers - through the Depression, World War II, the ascension of TV, and the development of the NFL. The book also follows him through the Steelers' dynasty years under Rooney's sons, with four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s alone. The first authoritative look at one of the most iconic figures in the history of the NFL, this book is both a critical chapter in the story of football in America and a thoroughly engaging in-depth introduction to a character unlike any other in the annals of American sports."--Jacket
Birth or abortion? : private struggles in a political world by Kate Maloy( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many Americans who believe that women should be able to choose when and whether to bear a child are also deeply disturbed by the one-and-one-half million abortions performed each year in this country. They regard these concerns as irreconcilable, because the topic of abortion, until now, has been framed as a black-or-white conflict between the rights of the mother and those of the fetus. The very idea of compromise or common cause draws scorn among factions. How, after all, can the political debate about abortion permit any more options than pregnancy itself does? This extraordinary book tells fifty stories about women from strikingly diverse backgrounds who have had to choose whether to give birth or to abort. About half of these women carried their pregnancies to term; the others ended them. Their decisions arose from heartfelt struggles, expressed in terms completely different from those that prevail in the public debate. Some women who abhor abortion ended up choosing that option; others who are prochoice opted for birth or had abortions that, in some instances, caused them sorrow or regret. The outcome of nearly every private dilemma hung on practical and emotional matters - the quality of the connection between the woman and the man, the financial resources available, the number of children the woman already had, the state of her self-esteem, and the health of the fetus - rather than on the weighing of rights. These insightful and eloquent authors hold up a mirror to our society and show us that we have pitted mother against fetus. They ask whether we have emphasized the rights of individuals at the expense of human responsibility and care. This most intellectually challenging yet sensitive book transcends all other books on this topic. The complexity and rich nuances of the stories it tells permits us to see this controversy with new eyes. These stories, woven together, are our nation's story - one that has never been told by the long and angry debate. Once we learn to hear these women, we may also learn to listen to one another and work toward common values and moral responsibility
Behind the lines : case studies in investigative reporting by Margaret Jones Patterson( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Rooney : a sporting life by Rob Ruck( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing a Master's Program in Corporate Communication at an Urban University A Case Study by Margaret Jones Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To assess how an urban university can take advantage of its setting to design a master's program in corporate communication, a 1987 study of the master's program in corporate communication at Duquesne University of Pittsburgh was conducted. Data were obtained through a survey of 590 local communication professionals, of whom 270 responded (a return rate of 46%) plus a survey of nearly 60 current graduate students and alumni conducted the previous year. The (2) faculty utilization; (3) improvement of ethical and professional standards; and (4) student recruitment. For professional needs at the national level, results revealed that most organizations required public relations departments to manage internal and external communication, indicating the need for courses in organizational and corporate communication skills. Locally, respondents reported that writing skills were the most important for the communication professional, in addition to communication skills. In the area of faculty utilization, results showed that the interdisciplinary design of Duquesne's program relied heavily on adjunct faculty (communication executives with local corporations and agencies). Although the university faculty was small, the adjunct faculty compensated by providing first-hand knowledge of the field and creating job networking possibilities. Concerning the improvement of ethical and professional standards, it was thought that the program should provide a flexible curriculum supported by individualized advising. Finally, the study indicated that despite minimal student recruitment, the program attracted many students through word of mouth and information in the graduate catalogue. (Five tables of data are included, and one page of footnotes and 38 references are attached.) (MM)
Campaign up in flames : negative advertising backfires and damages a young Democrat by Margaret Jones Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abortion, moral maturity, and civic journalism by Margaret Jones Patterson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What Jayson Blair and Janet Cooke say about the press and the erosion of public trust by Margaret Jones Patterson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The authors of this paper examine key decision-making points in both the 1980-81 Janet Cooke fabrication case at the Washington Post and the deceptions of Jayson Blair at the New York Times that stretch from 1999 to 2003."
Abortion, moral maturity and civic journalism by Margaret Jones Patterson( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Exploring birth-or-abortion decisions : methodology for researching women's private values by Margaret Jones Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.01 for Rooney : a ... to 0.97 for Abortion, ...)

Birth or abortion? : private struggles in a political world
Birth or abortion? : private struggles in a political world
Alternative Names
Jones Patterson, Margaret

Patterson, Maggie.

Patterson, Margaret

Patterson, Margaret J.

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