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On the Condition of Anonymity Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

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ISBN-10: 0252078853

ISBN-13: 9780252078859

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matt Carlson

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 Matt Carlson confronts the promise and perils of unnamed sources in this exhaustive analysis of controversial episodes in American journalism during the George W. Bush administration, from prewar reporting mistakes at theNew York TimesandWashington Postto the Valerie Plame leak case and Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS News.    Weaving a narrative thread that stretches from the uncritical post-9/11 era to the spectacle of the Scooter Libby trial, Carlson examines a tense period in American history through the lens of journalism. Revealing new insights about high-profile cases involving confidential sources, he highlights contextual and structural features of the era, including pressure…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction: The Problems-and Promise-of Unnamed Sources
Media Culpas: Prewar Reporting Mistakes at the New York Times and Washington Post
"Blogs 1, CBS o": 60 Minutes and the Killian Memos Controversy
Journalists Fight Back: Newsweek and the Koran Abuse Story
Deep Throat and the Question of Motives
"Journalism on Trial": Confidentiality and the Plame Leak Case
Rethinking Anonymity: Problems and Solutions