Seen and Heard

Seen and Heard : The Women of Television News

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This book chronicles the careers, communication styles, and lives of twelve prominent women in television broadcasting and discusses the obstacles and opportunities in the television broadcasting field as they relate to women. The importance of the role of television anchor seems insignificant when compared to the career milestones of women in more academic fields, yet the role of messenger_the person who delivers news_is one of the most visible and prestigious in America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739120182
  • 9780739120187

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Gutgold's careful selection, comprehensive research, and thoughtful analysis of individual professional style gives Seen and Heard a broad appeal. It belongs on the shelf with the best of the broadcast history books. -- Donna Acerra, associate professor of communication, Northampton Community College This book is written in an engaging and conversational style. It is thoroughly researched and will appeal to academic audiences, but is still quite accessible to the intelligent lay audience... The book seamlessly integrates into each chapter both academic theory and 'popular' thinking regarding the world of braodcast news and the ever evolving roles of the women in that world. Women and Language Finally a book has been written that gives women in television broadcasting their proper due. In a world of preference for men with 'gravitas,' this rhetorical analysis shows why there is an elite cadre of highly intelligent and tough women-from Barbara Walters to Christiane Amanpour-who can hold their own and surpass many men to gain ratings and communicate the messages audiences want to hear. Gutgold has done an excellent job taking the reader beyond biographical detail to illuminate the skill and power of women in television news. -- Elizabeth J. Natalle, associate professor of communication, University of North Carolina-Greensboro Gutgold has written a book that will be useful as both a resource in media studies courses and in the study of women's public speaking. Women's Studies In Communicationshow more

About Nichola D. Gutgold

Nichola D. Gutgold is associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Pennsylvania State University at Lehigh Valley.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Dedication Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Foreword Chapter 5 Introduction: Anchors in America Chapter 6 1 From Persistent to Powerful: Barbara Walters Chapter 7 2 Anchors Away: Connie Chung and Elizabeth Vargas Chapter 8 3 Where There's a War, There's Amanpour: Christiane Amanpour Chapter 9 4 Politically Speaking: Dana Bash, Candy Crowley, Andrea Mitchell, and Judy Woodruff Chapter 10 5 Veteran and Varied: Diane Sawyer, Lesley Stahl, and Paula Zahn Chapter 11 6 From Morning to Evening: Katie Couric Chapter 12 7 Turning Up the Volume: The Future of Women in Television Broadcasting Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Authorshow more

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