History is theatre: the secrets to the success of the Curtin and Roosevelt mass media strategies, 1941-5

Coatney, Caryn (2010) History is theatre: the secrets to the success of the Curtin and Roosevelt mass media strategies, 1941-5. Melbourne Historical Journal, 38. pp. 39-56. ISSN 0076-6232

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The notion that '[h]istory is theatre' affirms the importance of studying films and other cultural products. This paper delves into rarely viewed press, film, and radio archives to discover the groundbreaking mass media strategies
developed by the wartime Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, and United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to persuade journalists and public audiences to support their alliance during World War II (hereafter 'the war').

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Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Copyright University of Melbourne 2010. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of personal study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. You must not otherwise use for any other purpose without the University of Melbourne's prior consent.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 23:32
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 02:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: World War 11; media control; strategies; John Curtin; journalism; mass news media; political communication
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160503 Communications and Media Policy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150502 Marketing Communications
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25991

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