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The Resource Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism, W. Joseph Campbell

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

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Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism
Title
Getting it wrong
Title remainder
ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism
Statement of responsibility
W. Joseph Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Did the Washington Post bring down Richard Nixon by reporting on the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic remark by Walter Cronkite effectively end the Vietnam War? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to "finish the war" in the 1898 conflict with Spain? In Getting It Wrong, W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles such prominent media-driven myths--stories about or by the news media that are widely believed but which, on close examination, prove apocryphal. In a fascinating exploration of these and other cases--including the supposedly outstanding coverage of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina--Campbell describes how myths like these can feed stereotypes, deflect blame from policymakers, and overstate the power and influence of the news media. --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Campbell, W. Joseph
Dewey number
071/.30904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4756
LC item number
.C36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Sensationalism in journalism
  • Journalism
Label
Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism, W. Joseph Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
Control code
449860525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780520262096
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)449860525
Label
Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism, W. Joseph Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
Control code
449860525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780520262096
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)449860525

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