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By James Brian McPherson

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McPherson captures the easiest and worst elements of yank journalism on account that 1965. the click has advanced right into a conglomeration of entities, that at the present time could be defined as pervasive, pleasing, and justifiably mistrusted. In many ways, state-of-the-art press bargains the easiest journalism american citizens have ever visible. In alternative routes, the fashionable information media fall wanting the beliefs held by way of such a lot of these who care approximately journalism, and much wanting the promise they as soon as appeared to provide when it comes to supporting create an enlightened democracy. Neither a paean to the clicking nor an workout in media bashing, this ebook reveals a lot to criticize and to compliment approximately fresh American journalism, whereas illustrating that conventional journalistic values have lowered in significance — not only for plenty of of these who keep watch over the media, but in addition for the media shoppers who such a lot desire reliable journalism.Chapters are dedicated to quite a few topics that come with social unrest, the impression of leisure values, technological shifts, media consolidation and corporatization, problems with content material as opposed to context, new varieties of information media, and why the Seventies could have been the excessive element of yankee journalism. occasions and concerns given additional awareness contain the increase of tv information (and later CNN), the Civil Rights stream and different race-related matters, the Women's circulation, a variety of types of substitute journalism, wars in Vietnam and Iraq, investigative journalism, the realm alternate middle assaults, the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns and elections, civic journalism, and journalism scandals.

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Reagan addressed AIDS in 1987, calling it ‘‘public health enemy No. 1’’ and appointing a national AIDS commission, though he drew fire for at first excluding any known gays from the commission. By then, more than 20,000 Americans had died of the disease. Gerald M. Boyd, ‘‘Reagan Urges Abstinence for Young to Avoid AIDS,’’ New York Times, 2 April 1987. About 58,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War. AIDS figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2002.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989); Dan B. Curtis, ‘‘ Vietnam War Coverage,’’ in Michael D. , Encyclopedia of Television News (Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1999). 7. Charles Mohr, quoted in ‘‘The New York Times Shot Back,’’ Editor & Publisher, 5 March 1966, 47. 8. Ibid. 9. Ibid. , The Working Press (New York: Bantam, 1970). 10. Liz Trotta, Fighting for Air: In the Trenches with Television News (New York, Simon & Schuster, 1991). S. News & World Report, 1965–1968,’’ Journalism History 19 (Summer 2002): 13–38; Ray Erwin, ‘‘The Green Berets’ Land on Comics Page,’’ Editor & Publisher, February, 12, 1966.

About 58,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War. AIDS figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2002. Also see Larry Bush, ‘‘Journalists aren’t Asking the Tough Questions,’’ Newspaper Research Journal 11 (Summer 1990): 50–52. CHAPTER 2 New Kinds of News Media To the frequent chagrin of those in the print media, in the second half of the twentieth century, television news seemed to be everywhere—from the front lines of the Vietnam War and civil disturbances to outer space, when the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing became perhaps the mostwatched event in history.

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