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Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940-1976: Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street

Benjamin T. Smith


Mexico today is one of the most dangerous places in the world to report the news, and Mexicans have taken to the street to defend freedom of expression. As Benjamin T. Smith demonstrates in this history of the press and civil society, the cycle of violent repression and protest over journalism is nothing new. He traces it back to the growth in newspaper production and reading publics between 1940 and 1976, when a national thirst for tabloids, crime sheets, and magazines reached far beyond the middle class. As Mexicans began to view local and national events through the prism of journalism, eve ... More

Keywords: Journalism, Press, Journalists, Censorship, Mexican Politics, Satire, Radical Press, Civil Society, Newspapers, Magazines, Print Culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469638089
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin T. Smith, author
University of Warwick