NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED095575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Whatever Became of "The Pursuit of Happiness"? The U.S. Press and Social Revolution in Latin America.
Knudson, Jerry
This paper examines treatment by the U.S. press of the Mexican, Cuban, and Chilean revolutions from a historical perspective, both using original research and synthesizing the research of others. On balance, the U.S. media have reported or commented on Latin American social revolutions mainly by exploiting sensation and ridicule. Economic interests probably predispose the U.S. press toward a conservative stance. Perhaps more significant, however, is the cultural conception of individual reporters and editors that the U.S. political system of representative democracy is inextricably bound up with the economic system of private ownership of property. Most U.S. reporters have a difficult time covering social revolution simply because it is alien to their experience. They tend to regard the world as a giant police court where property rights take precedence over human rights. (Author/TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A