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Daily News, Eternal Stories
The Mythological Role of Journalism

Lule, Jack
Publisher:  The Guilford Press, New York, USA
Year Published:  2001  
Pages:  245pp   ISBN:  1-57230-608-4
Library of Congress Number:  PN4759.L85 2001   Dewey:  070.4'3'01--dc21
Resource Type:  Book

Argues that in many ways news articles of today draw from age-old tales have have chastened, entertained, and entranced people since the beginning of time.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION Front-Page Myths: The News Story

I. THE STORY OF THE NEWS STORY
1 Seven Master Myths in the News: Eternal Stories
2 The Mythological Role of Journalism: Stories for Society

II. CASE STUDIES OF NEWS AS MYTH
3 The Victim: Leon Klinghoffer and News of Tragedy
4 The Scapegoat: The Killing of Huey Newton and Degrading Political Radicals
5 The Hero: Mark McGwire and "Godding up" U.S. Celebrities
6 The Good Mother: Mother Teresa and the Human Interest Story
7 The Trickster: Race, the News, and the Rape of Mike Tyson
8 The Other World: Haiti and International News Values
9 The Flood: Hurricane Mitch and News of Disasters

CONCLUSION News, Myth, and Society: Twelve Propositions

Notes
Index
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