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Front Page Economics

Gerald D. Suttles and Mark D. Jacobs


In an age when pundits constantly decry overt political bias in the media, we have naturally become skeptical of the news. But the bluntness of such critiques masks the highly sophisticated ways in which the media frame important stories. This book delves deep into the archives to examine coverage of two major economic crashes—in 1929 and 1987—in order to break down systematically the way newspapers normalize crises. Examining 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—the book uncovers dramatic chan ... More

Keywords: political bias, media, news, economic crashes, 1929, 1987, journalism, business journalism, economic language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226781983
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald D. Suttles, author

Mark D. Jacobs, author