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Killing the Messenger 100 Years of Media Criticism

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ISBN-10: 0231118333

ISBN-13: 9780231118330

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Tom Goldstein

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Criticism of the media has a long and colorful history. This volume brings together outstanding examples of media criticism covering a range of issues: the inadequacy of the press to police themselves, the importance of ethics and training, the problem of bias and sensationalism, and the threat of censorship. Readings are chosen from magazines, journals, official reports, and books that have been long out of print. New selections include A.J. Liebling's early warning of the dangers of media consolidation in 1963; Will Irwin's analysis of journalism's growing power and pervasiveness in 1911; Daniel P. Moynihan's look at the changing relationship between the press and the presidency in 1971; Robert Darnton's 1975 essay on creative license; and Leo C. Rosten's statistical survey of the sociological makeup of newspaper correspondents in 1930s Washington, and the effect of a journalist's "psychology" on the character of their reporting.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Tom Goldstein has been a journalism professor for more than two decades and has served as dean of the schools of journalism at Columbia University and at the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a reporter at several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journaland the New York Times, and is the author of The News at Any Costand A Two-Faced Press.

Preface
Reporting on Public and Private Matters
The Right to Privacy
Editorials from the Emporia Gazette, 1901-1921
The Press and the Individual
The Power of the Press and How to Curb It
The American Newspaper: A Study of Journalism in Relation to the Public
Selection from The Brass Check
Selection from the "Report of the Commission on Freedom of the Press
The End of Free Lunch
Journalists and Their Biases-Conscious or Not?
The Man with the Muckrake
Speeches on the Media
The Presidency and the Press
A Test of the News
Telling Stories: Facts, Truth, and the News
Writing News and Telling Stories
Newspapers and the Truth
The Legend on the License
Making the Press Professional
Selections from the College of Journalism
The Social Composition of Washington Correspondents
The Role of the Mass Media in Reporting of News about Minorities
Index