Manzella, Joseph C.

Struggle to Revitalize American Newspapers
2002 0-7734-7259-2
This study examines the changes, conflicts and contradictions that have occurred in print newsrooms over the past quarter century. It examines how some newspeople have questioned the way print journalism is practiced and how news is defined. Specifically, it is a sociological/anthropological account of the growth of ‘cultures of writing,’ ideological schemas and survival strategies to cope with change within news media. It is also an intimate account of how the professional and sometimes private lives of newspeople may affect social change in the newsroom. The book places storytelling in social and historical contexts and then adds the context of the experiences of newspeople in three extended and two shorter newsroom case studies.