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Alwood, Edward

Overview
Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 2,576 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P96.S45, 305.90664
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Alwood
Straight news : gays, lesbians, and the news media by Edward Alwood( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straight News also explores how lesbian and gay journalists have fared in the nation's newsrooms. Drawing on a series of interviews, Alwood documents the struggles of closeted journalists to keep their personal lives private when disclosure would have jeopardized their careers. He points to the recent emergence and growing acceptance of openly gay journalists in the mainstream media, including Randy Shilts of the San Francisco Chronicle and Linda Villarosa, the executive editor at Essence, who announced her lesbianism in a 1991 article. Throughout the book, Alwood provides a far-reaching historical review of the attempts in the gay community to gain responsible news coverage and describes efforts to create an independent voice in a lesbian and gay press, from the Mattachine Review to the Advocate
Dark days in the newsroom : McCarthyism aimed at the press by Edward Alwood( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dark Days in the Newsroom traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s. Edward Alwood, a former news correspondent, describes this remarkable story of conflict, principle, and personal sacrifice with noticeable élan. He shows how McCarthy's minions pried inside newsrooms thought to be sacrosanct under the First Amendment, and details how some journalists mounted a heroic defense of freedom of the press while others secretly enlisted in the government's anti-communist crusade. Relying on previously undisclosed documents from FBI files along with personal interviews, Alwood provides a richly informed commentary on one of the most significant moments in the history of American journalism. Arguing that the experiences of the McCarthy years profoundly influenced the practice of journalism, he shows how many of the issues faced by journalists in the 1950s prefigure today's conflicts over the right of journalists to protect their sources."--Page 4 of cover
Off the straight & narrow : lesbians, gays, bisexuals & television( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in-depth documentary film to cast a critical eye over the growth of gay images on television. Leading media scholars provide the historical and cultural context for exploring the implications of these new representations for political and cultural meanings
The hunt for red writers : the Senate internal security subcommittee investigation of communists in the press, 1955-56 by Edward Alwood( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straight news : gays, lesbians and the news media by Edward Alwood( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dark Days in the Newsroom by Edward Alwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Communicating Legacy: Media, Memory and Harvey Milk by Heidi A Mau( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Communicating Legacy: Media, Memory, and Harvey Milk examines publicly available media, artifacts and events in service of remembering Harvey Milk, who in 1977 became the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. Although he addressed issues of a diverse constituency, Milk is often remembered for demanding gay rights, his co-authorship of the San Francisco’s Human Rights Ordinance, and a successful campaign against the passage of Proposition 6 in 1978, a state proposition to prohibit gay men and lesbian women from working in public schools. His political career ended weeks later, when Milk was assassinated, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, by former city supervisor and colleague Dan White. Forms of public and popular media addressing the remembrance of Milk and communicating his legacy include: journalism, books, documentary and fiction film, public art, theatrical and musical performances, memorials, commemorations, public history exhibitions, as well as types of legacy-naming. I term this media material media memoria – material in service of remembering. Through a mix of textual methods (visual/narrative/discourse), fieldwork (participant observation, interviewing) and archival/historical research methods, I examine how Milk media memoria create representations and narratives of Harvey Milk. I focus on how these representations narratives are used over time in the construction, negotiation and maintenance of local, LGBTQIA+ and eventually a larger public memory of Harvey Milk. This project is a mix of history, memory, and media analysis. It is written as an overlapping chronology, so the reader can experience the mediated communication of Milk’s legacy as it moves forward through time. It is situated within the study of media and communication but is interdisciplinary in that it finds inspiration from memory studies, film and media studies, museum and exhibition studies, and public history – all areas in which communication with a
Dark days in the newsroom : McCarthyism aimed at the press by Edward Alwood( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s.-Back cover
 
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Straight news : gays, lesbians, and the news media
Alternative Names
Alwood, Ed

Languages
English (33)

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Dark days in the newsroom : McCarthyism aimed at the press