Front Page Economics

9780226781983This new book provides a subtle and probing look at how ideologies are packaged and transmitted to the casual newspaper reader. In Front Page Economics, Gerald Suttles examines coverage of two major economic crashes—in 1929 and 1987—in order to systematically break down the way newspapers normalize crises. Poring over the articles generated by the crashes—as well as the people in them, the writers who wrote them, and the cartoons that ran alongside them—Suttles uncovers dramatic changes between the ways the first and second crashes were reported. In the intervening half-century, an entire new economic language had arisen and the practice of business journalism had been completely altered. Both of these transformations allowed journalists to describe the 1987 crash in a vocabulary that was familiar and routine to readers. And I am quite sure that in the near future, researches will be done analyzing how blogs have changed public and political debates on today’s economic issues.

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