Histories of the Press I – Picture Post and the Post War Settlement, Journalism and the 60s
#1 Picture Post Magazine
 
<ul><li>1938-1957 </li></ul><ul><li>By 1943:  1,950,000 copies a week  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stefan Lorant </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>Picture magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Photojournalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Leica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast...
<ul><li>Journalism and photojournalism </li></ul><ul><li>Wartime Britain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Home Guard </li></ul></...
<ul><li>Text does not exist outside practices </li></ul><ul><li>Text/practices do not exist outside ideas </li></ul><ul><l...
#2 The new journalism
<ul><li>Tom Wolfe </li></ul><ul><li>Hunter  S Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Truman Capote </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Mailer </l...
<ul><li>Scenes rather than historical narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue in full. Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>First-p...
<ul><li>What can you find that is ‘new’ in the form and content of a piece of New Journalism? </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>1963-1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Camelot and JFK </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King <...
<ul><li>Pop Art </li></ul><ul><li>LSD  </li></ul><ul><li>Stockhausen </li></ul><ul><li>Earthrise 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Ma...
<ul><li>Mai ’68 </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Democratic  convention </li></ul>
<ul><li>New ways of seeing – point of view </li></ul><ul><li>New powers – the great American Novel, quotes </li></ul><ul><...
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Press in Britain (Birkbeck) lecture

  1. 1. Histories of the Press I – Picture Post and the Post War Settlement, Journalism and the 60s
  2. 2. #1 Picture Post Magazine
  3. 4. <ul><li>1938-1957 </li></ul><ul><li>By 1943: 1,950,000 copies a week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stefan Lorant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Hopkinson (1940 ff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edward G Hulton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bert Hardy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grace Robertson </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Picture magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Photojournalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Leica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast roll film </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Journalism and photojournalism </li></ul><ul><li>Wartime Britain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Home Guard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ What are we fighting for?’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Postwar Britain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Homes fit for heroes’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Beveridge Report – ‘Plan for Britain’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Britain’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Butskillism </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Text does not exist outside practices </li></ul><ul><li>Text/practices do not exist outside ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Text/practices/ideas do not exist outside of time. </li></ul>
  7. 8. #2 The new journalism
  8. 9. <ul><li>Tom Wolfe </li></ul><ul><li>Hunter S Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Truman Capote </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Mailer </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Herr </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Scenes rather than historical narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue in full. Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>First-person point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Author as participant </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday details </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>What can you find that is ‘new’ in the form and content of a piece of New Journalism? </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>1963-1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Camelot and JFK </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><li>Watergate </li></ul><ul><li>Black Panthers </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Pop Art </li></ul><ul><li>LSD </li></ul><ul><li>Stockhausen </li></ul><ul><li>Earthrise 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Mariner 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Mai ’68 </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Democratic convention </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>New ways of seeing – point of view </li></ul><ul><li>New powers – the great American Novel, quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Death of dreams – punctuation, language, accent </li></ul>

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