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Dateline Soweto [electronic resource] : travels with black South African reporters /
William Finnegan.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1995]
description
xvi, 262 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0520089790 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1995]
isbn
0520089790 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1988.
catalogue key
8248298
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Flap Copy
"Documents better than most a particularly complicated and historically significant relationship of journalism to politics."--Chandra Mukerji, coeditor ofRethinking Popular Culture
Flap Copy
"Documents better than most a particularly complicated and historically significant relationship of journalism to politics."--Chandra Mukerji, coeditor of Rethinking Popular Culture
Summaries
Long Description
Dateline Soweto documents the working lives of black South African reporters caught between the mistrust of militant blacks, police harrassment, and white editors who--fearing government disapproval--may not print the stories these reporters risk their lives to get. William Finnegan revisited several of these reporters during the May 1994 election and describes their post-apartheid working experience in a new preface and epilogue.
Long Description
Dateline Sowetodocuments the working lives of black South African reporters caught between the mistrust of militant blacks, police harrassment, and white editors who--fearing government disapproval--may not print the stories these reporters risk their lives to get. William Finnegan revisited several of these reporters during the May 1994 election and describes their post-apartheid working experience in a new preface and epilogue.
Unpaid Annotation
Dateline Soweto follows the working lives of a small group of black South African reporters, brave men and women caught in the crossfire between their communities, the police, and their white editors during the great anti-apartheid uprising of the late 1980s. A new preface and epilogue, reported during the historic 1994 elections, bring the story up to date.
Table of Contents
Map of South Africa
Preface to the 1995 Edition
Acknowledgments
In KwaNdebelep. 1
The Apartheid Pressp. 21
Gunfire and Jinglesp. 37
The Ghettop. 53
In Katlehongp. 59
A Strenuous Professionp. 71
Just Jonp. 79
The Whiteness of the Starp. 103
At the End of the Day, a Slippered Gentlemanp. 121
"We Are Black Before We Are Journalists"p. 129
Abiding the Umlungup. 151
State of Emergencyp. 165
"They Are Playing Marbles with Our Country"p. 185
Kidnappings, Bombs, and Dog Showsp. 197
Back to KwaNdebelep. 213
Epilogue to the 1995 Editionp. 235
Indexp. 253
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