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Straight news : gays, lesbians, and the news media

Author: Edward Alwood
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996.
Series: Between men--between women.
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From the flurry of reportage on alleged homosexual depravity in the 1950s to the growing sensitivity to the AIDS epidemic, symbolized by broadcast journalist Paul Wynne's seven-month coverage of his own illness on San Francisco television, Straight News traces the stories that made the cut and the changing attitudes toward gay issues that they represent. In addition, Alwood examines major stories that received scant
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alwood, Edward.
Straight news.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604591388
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Alwood
ISBN: 0231084366 9780231084369 0231084374 9780231084376
OCLC Number: 34115676
Description: xvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The News Media Discover Homosexuality: World War II to Stonewall, 1943-1969. 1. A Community Discovers Itself. 2. Out of the Shadows. 3. Becoming Front-Page News. 4. Covering Stonewall --
pt. 2. Progress and Backlash, 1970-1980. 5. Gay News, Straight Media. 6. Becoming Visible. 7. TV Becomes a Battleground. 8. Working in Newspapers. 9. Gay Power, Gay Politics. 10. Lessons from the Ramrod --
pt. 3. Requiem for the Media, 1981-1994. 11. Responding to AIDS. 12. THe Experience of AIDS. 13. The Consequences of Outing. 14. The '90s and Beyond.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Edward Alwood.

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How far have the American media come in providing fair, responsible coverage of lesbian and gay issues? Former CNN reporter Edward Alwood presents an insider's view of the changing fortunes of  Read more...

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"Alwood examines how the relationship between gay men, lesbians and the American news media has evolved since World War II. Mr. Alwood's useful history follows a trail of derision and dismissal... Read more...

 
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