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The Resource Coloring the news : how crusading for diversity has corrupted American journalism, William McGowan

Coloring the news : how crusading for diversity has corrupted American journalism, William McGowan

Label
Coloring the news : how crusading for diversity has corrupted American journalism
Title
Coloring the news
Title remainder
how crusading for diversity has corrupted American journalism
Statement of responsibility
William McGowan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"America is at a demographic and public policy crossroads, a place where the dissemination of information about its changing national identity needs to be robust, knowledgeable and honest. But instead, an ongoing media crusade for diversity has made American journalism weaker, particularly on complex stories involving race, gay rights, feminism, affirmative action and immigration. Promoting a narrow orthodoxy that restricts debate while it affirms identity politics, this crusade has fostered a journalistic climate in which vital reporting is often skewed; facts that challenge a preconceived, pro-diversity script get short shrift; and double standards that favor "oppressed" groups over others become the norm." "This is the provocative argument that drives William McGowan's Coloring the News, a brave, searching work that examines journalism's most controversial issue. McGowan presents a fascinating insider's analysis of how a well-intentioned attempt to accommodate minorities and minority viewpoints has been overtaken by political correctness, which determines what stories get reported in the "elite" media and how. Along the way he dissects how the press has "mistold" key stories including California's Proposition 209 vote, the allegedly "racist" burnings of black churches in the South, the military's ongoing problems with the integration of women and gays, and the consequences of a chaotic immigration policy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGowan, William
Dewey number
070.4/493058/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.M56
LC item number
M39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Journalism
  • Minorities
Label
Coloring the news : how crusading for diversity has corrupted American journalism, William McGowan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47238581
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781893554283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001045125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Coloring the news : how crusading for diversity has corrupted American journalism, William McGowan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47238581
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781893554283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001045125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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