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Title:
Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism
Author:
Campbell, W. Joseph.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780520255661

9780520262096
Format :
Book