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A force for good : how the American news media have propelled positive change / Rodger Streitmatter.

Author/Creator:
Streitmatter, Rodger, author.
Publication:
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Press -- United States -- Influence.
Press and politics -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Journalism -- Social aspects.
Press and politics.
Press -- Influence.
United States.
Contents:
Introduction
Securing humane care for the mentally ill
Waging war on urban slums
Protecting America's children
Creating a better life for African Americans
Closing down the original Ponzi scheme
Assuring citizens that "G-men" were keeping them safe
Stopping smokers from killing themselves
Celebrating a Jewish Miss America
Breaking the color barrier in major league baseball
Giving average citizens more say in choosing their president
Improving the lives of migrant farm workers
Popularizing the birth control pill
Fueling the space race
Achieving justice for Japanese Americans interned during World War II
Stopping Catholic priests from sexually abusing little boys
Redefining the American lesbian
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781442245105
1442245107
9781442245112
1442245115
9781442245129
OCLC:
894625638