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Author Campbell, W. Joseph

Title Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism / W. Joseph Campbell

Publ Info Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PN4756 .C36 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN4756 C36 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PN4756 .C36 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents "I'll furnish the war": the making of a media myth -- Fright beyond measure? the myth of The war of the worlds -- Murrow vs. McCarthy: timing makes the myth -- The Bay of Pigs-New York Times suppression myth -- Debunking the "Cronkite moment" -- The nuanced myth: bra burning at Atlantic City -- It's all about the media: Watergate's heroic-journalist myth -- The "fantasy panic": the news media and the crack-baby myth -- "She was fighting to the death": mythmaking in Iraq -- Hurricane Katrina and the myth of superlative reporting -- Conclusion
LC subject Journalistic ethics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Sensationalism in journalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780520255661 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520255666 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520262096 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520262093 (pbk. : alk. paper)