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Rendering Reputations

A visit with Betty Winfield, Professor, School of Journalism

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: internet journalism reputation Lewis and Clark presidents

Examining public perception before mass media

Topics: publicperception media

Winfield’s current book project on public perception before the advent of public opinion polls and the national media. Reputation-building and the development of the hero designation in nineteenth-century U.S. as revealed by the media coverage of the Corps of Discovery expedition along with other public references, such as textbooks, maps, trail guides, histories, and children’s books.