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The News about the News: American Journalism in Peril, Downie, Leonard; Kaiser, Robert G.

Author    Downie, Leonard; Kaiser, Robert G.

Title   The News about the News: American Journalism in Peril

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   1st Printing

Publisher    Vintage Books 2003

ISBN Number    0375714154 / 9780375714153

Seller ID   2205156

1st printing. A fine copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. 304 pp. Freedom of the press is a primary American value. Good journalism builds communities, arms citizens with important information, and serves as a public watchdog for civic, national, and global issues. But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role?  Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post, and Robert G. Kaiser, associate editor and senior correspondent, report on a growing crisis in American journalism. From the corporatization that leads media moguls to slash content for profit, to newsrooms that ignore global crises to report on personal entertainment, these veteran journalists chronicle an erosion of independent, relevant journalism. In the process, they make clear why incorruptible reporting is crucial to American society. Rooted in interviews and first-hand accounts, the authors take us inside the politically charged world of one of America’s powerful institutions, the media. KEYWORDS: LEONARD DOWNIE JR ROBERT KAISER NEWS ABOUT NEWS AMERICAN JOURNALISM IN PERIL HISTORY

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