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Copper Chorus: Mining, Politics, and the Montana Press, 1889 - 1959

Dennis L. Swibold

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ISBN 10: 0975919601 / ISBN 13: 9780975919606
Published by Montana Historical Society Press, 2006
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Title: Copper Chorus: Mining, Politics, and the ...

Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Acceptable

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Author Dennis Swibold addresses a key issue in Montana history: the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's control of nearly all of the state's larger newspapers and its citizens' access to news. Such "captive" journalism was hardly unique to Montana, but in terms of its longevity, reach, and reputation, no industrial entity in any other state matched the Company's hold over Montana's press. The story resonates beyond Montana as a cautionary tale for modern news organizations consumed and marginalized in ever-vaster corporate consolidations, where the temptation to harness news to the service of marketing and image runs strong.

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For twenty-five years, Dennis L. Swibold has worked as a Montana newspaper editor and teacher. Swibold holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Montana, and for the past fifteen years has taught in the School of Journalism at the University of Montana. In his career, he as served as editor for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Sidney Herald. In 2001 Swibold received the Montana Newspaper Association's President's Award. Swibold lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife Julie and son Colton.

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