The twentieth century generated tens of thousands of hours of American newsfilm but not the scholarly apparatus necessary to analyze and contextualize them. Assembling new approaches to the study of U.S. newsfilm in cinema and television, this book makes a long overdue critical intervention in the field of film and media studies by addressing the format’s inherent intermediality; its mediation of "events" for local, national, and transnational communities; its distinctive archival legacies; and, consequently, its integral place in film and television studies more broadly. This collection brings fresh, contemporary methodologies and analysis to bear on a vast amount of material that has languished in relative obscurity for far too long.
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Mark Garrett Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick, And Mark Williams
Newsfilm And the News
- The Great War and The Birth of American Moving Image Journalism
- News’ Electric Circuits: Newspapers, Newsreels, And Radio Between the Wars
- Home Invasions: Hearst Newsreels, American Preparedness, And the Coming of World War Ii
- Completing the Transmedia Trinity: A History of The Telenews Theater Corporation
- Historicizing Television News in the 1960s: Case Studies Of the Kennedy Assassination and The Selma Voting Rights Campaign
- Breakthroughs by Women in Documentary Newsfilm Production: A Case History of Nbc’s Washington Documentary Unit, 1961–89
- The Circulation of Local Newsreels in The Silent Period: The Case of Detroit
- Technologies of Place in The Early Sound Newsreel: The Aerial View
- From Canada And Back Again: Roy Tash, Montreal’s Associated Screen News, And the U.S. Newsreel’s Transnational Flows Before World War Ii
- A Long Ride on The Metro: Metro News, Hearst Metrotone Inc., And U.S. Studio-Government Relations
- Mama’s Brand of Tv: Lbj, Family-Owned Broadcasting, And Complicating "Local" Newsfilm
- The Hearst Metrotone News Collection at The UCLA Film & Television Archive
- Movietonews, Inc.: A Researcher’s Introduction
- Newsfilm At the National Archives and Records Administration: An Overview and Spotlight on The Universal Newsreel Collection
- The KTLA Newsfilm Collection At UCLA: Research Opportunities and Challenges
- Reading the News(Films): Local Television News Collections At the University Of South Carolina
- If You Digitize It, They Will Come or Welcome South, Brother: Local Television Newsfilm Collections at The University of Georgia
- The Collaborative Collection: Boston TV News
- Fifty Terms for Newsfilm: A Typology of Archival Elements
- Watching Radio: Early Newsfilm Collections as Alternative Radio Archives
- Archives of Liveness: Television Newsfilm Reconsidered
- Outtakes: Perils and Possibilities
- Note on Wuzhip!
Sara Beth Levavy
Thomas A. Mascaro
Into the Archives
Blaine M. Bartell
Ellen Mulligan and Carol Swain
Mark Garrett Cooper and Jaimie Baron
Mark Garrett Cooper, Elaine Chun, Stanley Dubinsky, And Tracey L. Weldon
Mark Garrett Cooper is a Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of South Carolina, USA.
Sara Beth Levavy is a scholar of Film, Media, and Art History.
Ross Melnick is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Mark Williams is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College, USA.