Balance Sheet of American Journalism

Blwen, Bruce
March 1941
New Republic;3/10/41, Vol. 104 Issue 10, p331
Focuses on faults of the American journalism and the scope of improving it. Factors responsible for some improvement in American journalism; Role played by the American Newspaper Guild to increase the self-respect of the individual newspaperman; Prevalence of the censorship authority exercised by publishers; Drift of the newspaper into the hands of money-minded men who are interested in profits; Danger posed by monopoly in the press; Increasing tendency toward standardized and syndicated material; Over-representation of the middle class in the press; Need of newspapers with a far smaller capital investment, so that genuine competition will more easily be possible.


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