News and the human interest story

@inproceedings{Hughes1940NewsAT,
  title={News and the human interest story},
  author={H. Hughes},
  year={1940}
}
In this account of the growth of newspapers in modern, industrial society, Helen Hughes traces the development of a mass audience through analysis of the origins of the human interest story in the popular ballads of an earlier day. She shows how such commonly found interests as a taste for news of the town, ordinary gossip, and moving or gripping tales with a legendary or mythic quality have reflected the tastes of ordinary folk from the days of illiterate audiences to the present. She explains… Expand
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