Campbell, W. Joseph

Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism / W. Joseph Campbell. - Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010. - xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-256) and index.

"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.

9780520255661 (cloth : alk. paper) 0520255666 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780520262096 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0520262093 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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015478745 Uk


Journalistic ethics--History--United States--20th century.
Journalism--Objectivity--History--United States--20th century.
Press and politics--History--United States--20th century
Sensationalism in journalism--History--United States--20th century.
Journalism--Social aspects--History--United States--20th century.

PN4756 / .C36 2010

071/.30904

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