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

By: Campbell, W. Joseph.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010Description: xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780520255661 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520255666 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780520262096 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0520262093 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): 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 centuryDDC classification: 071/.30904
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.
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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.

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