Folklore in a Hurry: The Community Experience Narrative in Newspaper Coverage of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Folklore in a Hurry: The Community Experience Narrative in Newspaper Coverage of the Loma Prieta... Personal experience narratives are staples of newspaper reporting. Though the stories are elicited, summarized, and retold in the third person as community experience narratives, they retain their power to make sense of experience and to bind readers into a symbolic community. This study examines coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco newspapers to explore some of the methodological and ethical issues that confront reporters and folklorists who elicit and inscribe personal experience narratives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

Folklore in a Hurry: The Community Experience Narrative in Newspaper Coverage of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Journal of American Folklore, Volume 116 (460)

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American Folklore Society
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Copyright © 2003 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
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1535-1882
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Abstract

Personal experience narratives are staples of newspaper reporting. Though the stories are elicited, summarized, and retold in the third person as community experience narratives, they retain their power to make sense of experience and to bind readers into a symbolic community. This study examines coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco newspapers to explore some of the methodological and ethical issues that confront reporters and folklorists who elicit and inscribe personal experience narratives.

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Journal of American FolkloreAmerican Folklore Society

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