The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism

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The Brass Check (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Study of American Journalism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252071102
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 11/14/2002
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,423,235
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Evidence
I The Story of the Brass Check 13
II The Story of a Poet 17
III Open Sesame! 22
IV The Real Fight 27
V The Condemned Meat Industry 32
VI An Adventure with Roosevelt 39
VII Jackals and a Carcase 45
VIII The Last Act 50
IX Aiming at the Public's Heart 55
X A Voice from Russia 58
XI A Venture in Co-operation 62
XII The Village Horse-Doctor 68
XIII In High Society 74
XIV The Great Panic 80
XV Shredded Wheat Biscuit 86
XVI An Interview on Marriage 90
XVII "Gaming" on the Sabbath 97
XVIII An Essential Monogamist 102
XIX In the Lion's Den 110
XX The Story of a Lynching 114
XXI Journalism and Burglary 121
XXII A Millionaire and an Author 125
XXIII The "Heart Wife" 130
XXIV The Mourning Pickets 142
XXV The Case of the "A. P." 150
XXVI A Governor and His Lie 154
XXVII The Associated Press at the Bar 165
XXVIII The Associated Press and Its Newspapers 169
XXIX The Scandal-Bureau 176
XXX The Concrete Wall 184
XXXI Making Bomb-Makers 191
XXXII The Roof-Garden of the World 197
XXXIII A Fountain of Poison 202
XXXIV The Daily Cat-and-Dog Fight 213
Pt. II The Explanation
XXXV The Causes of Things 221
XXXVI The Empire of Business 228
XXXVII The Dregs of the Cup 237
XXXVIII Owning the Press 241
XXXIX The War-Makers 250
XL Owning the Owners 258
XLI The Owner in Politics 263
XLII Owning the Associated Press 271
XLIII The Owner and His Advertisers 282
XLIV The Advertising Boycott 289
XLV The Advertising Ecstasy 295
XLVI The Bribe Direct 300
XLVII The Bribe Wholesale 307
XLVIII Poison Ivy 311
XLIX The Elbert Hubbard Worm 314
L The Press and Public Welfare 318
LI The Press and the Radicals 323
LII The Press and the Socialists 327
LIII The Press and Sex 332
LIV The Press and Crime 337
LV The Press and Jack London 341
LVI The Press and Labor 346
LVII The Associated Press and Labor 353
LVIII "Poisoned at the Source" 362
LIX The Press and the War 377
LX The Case of Russia 385
LXI "Bolshevism" in America 395
Pt. III The Remedy
LXII Cutting the Tiger's Claws 403
LXIII The Mental Munition-Factory 408
LXIV The Problem of the Reporter 415
LXV The Press Set Free 421
LXVI A Frame-Up That Fell Down 429
Conclusion 436
Publisher's Note 438
Index 441
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    Not interesting and very, very boring

    I couldn't wait for this book to come out. I found Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle,' interesting; this book, however, is not. It talks about journalism up to 1919, and Upton talks about his meetings with various people in the industry. He also talks about the press being bias. I love history, so I thought this book would be great. It was so boring.

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