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Heywood Broun, Benjamin Stolberg, and the Politics of American Labor Journalism in the 1920s and 1930s

Heywood Broun, Benjamin Stolberg, and the Politics of American Labor Journalism in the 1920s and... Between the First and Second World Wars, Heywood Broun (1888–1939) and **Benjamin Stolberg (1891–1951) were labor journalists when the newspaper industry was consolidating into chains and industrial unionism was gaining in American society. A comparison of their lives and writings in the 1920s and 1930s illuminates the politics behind news coverage of labor. Suspicious of the Communist Party, Stolberg ultimately clashed with Broun, the quintessential Popular Front left-liberal, over the CIO. The two were similar, however, in framing labor positively, unlike much of the rest of the press, while eschewing any journalistic ethos of “impartiality”. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labor Duke University Press

Heywood Broun, Benjamin Stolberg, and the Politics of American Labor Journalism in the 1920s and 1930s

Labor , Volume 15 (1) – Mar 1, 2018

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Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Labor and Working-Class History Association
ISSN
1547-6715
eISSN
1558-1454
DOI
10.1215/15476715-4288647
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Abstract

Between the First and Second World Wars, Heywood Broun (1888–1939) and **Benjamin Stolberg (1891–1951) were labor journalists when the newspaper industry was consolidating into chains and industrial unionism was gaining in American society. A comparison of their lives and writings in the 1920s and 1930s illuminates the politics behind news coverage of labor. Suspicious of the Communist Party, Stolberg ultimately clashed with Broun, the quintessential Popular Front left-liberal, over the CIO. The two were similar, however, in framing labor positively, unlike much of the rest of the press, while eschewing any journalistic ethos of “impartiality”.

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LaborDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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