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Negotiating in the press : American journalism and diplomacy, 1918-1919 /
Joseph R. Hayden.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2010.
viii, 313 p. ; 24 cm.
9780807135150 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2010.
9780807135150 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Introduction : progressivism, journalism, and diplomacy-- The war of words : government publicity during World War I. Federal power and publicity -- The new presidency -- The new diplomacy -- Professionalizing journalism : the democratic control of public opinion. The professionalization of journalism -- Woodrow Wilson and the press -- Rekindling professionalism : the Atlantic transition. "The great adventure" -- Confrontation and stability : the role of the press at the Paris Peace Conference -- "The American newspaper men. . . went Bolshevik" : the controversy over press access -- Routines -- Reaction -- Relationships -- Participation -- The democratic din of public opinion : the Treaty fight. Anti-treaty opposition -- The pro-Treaty campaign -- The printers' strike and other distractions -- The press and the Senate -- Conclusion : peacemaking, 1919, and the role of journalism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-08-01:
Hayden (journalism, Univ. of Memphis) focuses on the role of the press during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and argues that the press played a crucial role in these negotiations. He does an excellent job of analyzing the nexus between press and negotiations and the broader political and social context of the time. Covering government publicity during WW I, the growth of professionalism within journalism, the role of the press during the negotiations themselves, and the treaty fight in the US Senate, the book highlights changes associated with progressivism and the role of the public in US democracy. Progressivism, writes Hayden, "depended on journalism to thrive": "the culture of progressivism forced an improbable conflation of roles during the peace process. Journalists were sometimes diplomats in 1919, and diplomats were sometimes publicists." Drawing on a broad range of sources--including newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs, and other personal accounts--this is a nuanced, well-written examination of the importance of media in US foreign policy. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. L. J. Roselle Elon University
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Main Description
Negotiating in the Press presents a new interpretation of an otherwise dark moment in American journalism. Rather than emphasizing the familiar story of lost journalistic freedom during World War I, the author describes the press's newfound power in the war's aftermath-a seminal moment when journalists discovered their ability to help broker peace talks. He examines the role of the American press at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, looking at journalists' influence on the process and their relationship to heads of state and other delegation members. Challenging prevailing historical accounts that assume the press was peripheral to the quest for peace, Hayden demonstrates that journalists instead played an integral part in the talks by serving as "public ambassadors." para; As World War I finally came to a close, American journalists and diplomats found themselves working in unlikely proximity, with correspondents occasionally performing diplomatic duties, and diplomats sometimes courting publicity. By detailing what journalists did before, during, and after the Paris talks, Hayden tells us a great deal about how the negotiators and the Wilson administration worked throughout 1919. Negotiating in the Press is an engaging analysis of diplomacy and the Fourth Estate, offering a fresh look at how leading nations democratized foreign policy a century ago and ushered in the dawn of public diplomacy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Progressivism, Journalism, and Diplomacyp. 1
The War of Words: Government Publicity during World War I
Federal Power and Publicityp. 17
The New Presidencyp. 34
The New Diplomacyp. 41
Professionalizing Journalism: The Democratic Control of Public Opinion
The Professionalization of Journalismp. 53
Woodrow Wilson and the Pressp. 68
Rekindling Professionalism: The Atlantic Transition
"The Great Adventure"p. 81
Confrontation and Stability: The Role of the Press at the Paris Peace Conference
"The American Newspaper Men . . . Went: Bolshevik": The Controversy over Press Accessp. 115
Routinesp. 128
Reactionp. 140
Relationshipsp. 148
Participationp. 164
The Democratic Din of Public Opinion: The Treaty Fight
Anti-Treaty Oppositionp. 189
The Pro-Treaty Campaignp. 201
The Printers' Strike and Other Distractions
The Press and the Senatep. 18
Conclusion: Peacemaking, 1919, and the Role of Journalismp. 226
Notesp. 235
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 309
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