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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, C. Zoe (Cynthia Zoe)eng
dc.contributor.authorMcDaniel, Kyle Rosseng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 7, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractSince the 1930s, photojournalists in motion pictures have been portrayed as everything from screwball and comic relief characters to stubborn and ruthless sidekicks. With the exception of James Cagney's tabloid photographer character in Picture Snatcher (1933), the early on-screen photojournalists were largely supporting characters who displayed absurd, unethical behaviors. However, the 1930s and 1940s image of the photojournalist changed with James Stewart's portrayal of a lonely and voyeuristic magazine photographer in Rear Window (1954). Stewart's cynical and detached L. B. Jeffries established a stereotype that would persist through the 1970s. By the 1980s, the heroic but ethically challenged war photojournalist stereotype evolved. Under Fire (1983), The Killing Fields (1984) and Salvador (1986) were a few of the films that perpetuated this recurring leading character. The films from the final decade of the 20th Century, and into the mid-2000s, projected varied and alternative stereotypes of photojournalist characters. Although the number of appearances of on-screen cameramen in motion pictures has increased, their role-related responsibilities and ethical dilemmas have changed alongside trends and technological advances within the field.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb61734718eng
dc.identifier.oclc187967068eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4997
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4997eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshPhotojournalismeng
dc.subject.lcshMotion picture journalistseng
dc.subject.lcshPhotographerseng
dc.titleReviewing the image of the photojournalist in film: how ethical dilemmas shape stereotypes of the on-screen press photographer in motion pictures from 1954 to 2006eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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