Representation of American press developments in the Qajar era press and its impact on the journalistic process of this period
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The press, including publications, newspapers and magazines, were one of the most important pillars of the intellectual and revolutionary movement in Qajar Iran. One of the most effective strategies of the media to raise awareness and create demand among the people was to introduce the media and express their importance in the development and modernization of Western societies. Among different countries, the situation of the American press as a model was considered by dissidents and press activists in the Qajar era. The present article, with an explanatory approach and relying on the concept of modernism and critical discourse of the Qajar reformists, answers the question of how the Iranian press in this period introduced the development of the press in the United States and what were the achievements of this awareness for Iranians? Examining the Qajar-era press and unpublished State Department documents, it was hypothesized that Iranian dissidents had methodically written numerous articles on the prosperity of the press in the United States, and that the media had played a role in social and political change. They explained the country and believed that changing the social and political structures of Iran also requires the development of the press and raising awareness through it. Belief in the modeling of the American experience encouraged the Iranian press and diplomats in Washington to expand the press and improve its quantitative and qualitative status in Qajar Iran. The arrival of the printing industry from the United States.

Journal of Historical Perspective & Historiography, Volume:31 Issue: 28, 2023
61 to 80  
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