The Language of Journalism: Newspaper culture. Volume one
Transaction Publishers - 478 páginas
The newspaper is to the twentieth century what the novel was for the nineteenth century: the expression of popular sentiment. In the first of a three-volume study of journalism and what it has meant as a source of knowledge and as a mechanism for orchestrating mass ideology, Melvin J. Lasky provides a major overview. His research runs the gamut of material found in newspapers, from the trivial to the profound, from pseudo-science to habits of solid investigation. The volume is divided into four parts. The first attacks deficiencies in grammar and syntax with examples from newspapers and magazines drawn from the German as well as English-language press. The second examines the key issues of journalism: accuracy and authenticity. Lasky provides an especially acute account of differences between active literacy and passive viewing, or the relationship of word and picture in defining authenticity. The third part emphasizes the problem of bias in everything from racial reporting to cultural correctness. This is the first systematic attempt to study racial nomenclature, identity-labeling, and literary discrimination. Lasky follows closely the model set by George Orwell a half century earlier. The final section of the work covers the competition between popular media and the redefinition of pornography and its language. The volume closes with an examination of how the popular culture both influenced and was influential upon literary titans like Hemingway, Lawrence, and Tynan.
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The Stained Cloak of Ethnicity
The NWord and the JWord
The Breaking of Taboos
Mark Fuhrmans NWord
The Color Spectrum of Race Card
Defusing the Enemys Vocabulary
The Folksy Affectation of Simplicity
The Coming of the Soccer Moms
The Wrong Profession?
LifeStyle Crosses the Ocean and Returns
1nsuring for All Risks
Making a Meal of 1t
Teutonics or Refighting World War II
On Hating the Huns
Ugly Germans and Aryan Heroes
The Art of Quotation
The Little Goose Feet Starting and Finishing
Behind the Confession
Television and Press War
Of Trash and Rubbish
The Shrinking AttentionSpan
When the Kissing Had to Stop
Oohs Ahs and a Wee Bit of Bother
Mailers Tales of Oswald
Citations Sown SketchWriters and Tinted Spectacles
All 1 know is just what 1 read in the papers Sez You? Sez Me
1nverted Commas in Sports
Unquoting the Quote
Words Words Words The Old Maid of Times Square
Jefferson Under a Shadow
Boots Boogaloos and Giant Raves
The Strategy of Misquotation BB and KKs Memorably Misquoted TagLines
When Scotspeak Goes ScotFree
Killing with a Quote
The Wide Open Range of Malpractice
The Interviewer and the Interviewee
The Quest for Meaning
Race and the Color of Things Black White and Other Spurious Shades
Suspicion by Omission
The Risks of Shedding Light
Wog Golliwog and Likely Stories
Race in the Shadow of Enlightened Counsel
Illusions in New York and London
The Shock Threshold
Speaking with a Forked Tongue
The Case of the Jew Rifkind and Howards End
On the Most Powerful Words
Diluting the Deadly Epithets
The Art of Punditry
Expertise Then and Now
In the Pseuds Comer
Is It Cricket?
Of a High DumbDown Tolerance
Pop Critics Folklore
The Art of Explanation
Of Rats and Men
The Troubles of the Queen of Green
Mistranslation and Misunderstanding
First the Bad News then the Good
Keeping Up with the AvantGarde
Towards a Negative Cultural Tax
A Forward and Backward Glance
Bert Brechts Three Dots
Hard Words and Generation Gaps
The Fword and Other Obscenities
Skirmishes in the Sex War
The Galaxy Strikes Back
Of Circumlocutions and Pleonasms
World War II Fifty Years After
A Trio of Asterisks
Gender in the Combat Zone
The Politics of the FWord
Repeating the Error or Compounding the Offense
From Jefferson to Ochs to Murdoch
Lady Dis 1nLaws
Jacqueline Du Pre or Tragedy in the Family Circle
Expletives in Public Life
The Point of the Anecdote
Remembering the Founding Fathers
Osbornes Effing Anger
Amis Pere et Fils
Jeeves in Sardinia
A Thought on the Hall of 111 Fame
One Newspaper Comes Out of the Closet
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The Language of Journalism: Volume 1, Newspaper Culture
Melvin J. Lasky
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Página 93 - THERE is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand.
Página 326 - And new philosophy calls all in doubt, The element of fire is quite put out; The sun is lost, and th'earth, and no man's wit Can well direct him where to look for it.
Página xx - But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think...
Página 264 - As, in a theatre, the eyes of men After a well-graced actor leaves the stage, Are idly bent on him that enters next, Thinking his prattle to be tedious, — Even BO, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on Richard.
Página 93 - I have no expectation that any man will read history aright, who thinks that what was done in a remote age, by men whose names have resounded far, has any deeper sense than what he is doing today.
Página 3 - If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what ought to be done remains undone...
Página 382 - Dig it, first they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into a victim's stomach ! Wild...
Página 153 - The little girl saw her first troop parade and asked, "What are those?" "Soldiers." "What are soldiers?" "They are for war. They fight and each tries to kill as many of the other side as he can.