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Journalism and the American Experience (2018)

Hardcover, Paperback 414pp

Journalism and the American Experience
Journalism and the American Experience offers a comprehensive examination of the critical role journalism has played in the struggle over America’s democratic institutions and culture. Journalism is central to the story of the nation’s founding and has continued to influence and shape debates over public policy, American exceptionalism, and the meaning and significance of the United States in world history. Placed at the intersection of American Studies and Communications scholarship, this book provides an essential introduction to journalism’s curious and conflicted co-existence with the American democratic experiment.​

Bruce Evensen​ is a journalism historian who directs DePaul University’s graduate program in Journalism. He spent a decade as a broadcast journalist and bureau chief in Washington D.C. and Jerusalem. His books include Truman, Palestine and the Press: Shaping Conventional Wisdom at the Beginning of the Cold War; The Responsible Reporter; and God’s Man for the Gilded Age: D.L. Moody and the Rise of Modern Mass Evangelism.