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Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Kevin G. Barnhurst


A spidery network of mobile online media has supposedly changed people, places, time, and their meanings. A prime case is the news. Digital webs seem to have trapped “legacy media,” killing off newspapers and journalists' jobs. Did news businesses and careers fall prey to the digital “Spider”? To solve the mystery, the author spent thirty years studying news going back to the realism of the 1800s. The usual suspects—technology, business competition, and the pursuit of scoops—are only partly to blame for the fate of news. The main culprit is modernism from the “Mister Pulitzer” era, which trans ... More

Keywords: online media, newspapers, journalism, modernism, news production, mobile media, legacy media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040184
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin G. Barnhurst, author
EMERITUS -- University of Illinois - Chicago

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