Liberty and the News
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Liberty and the News

by Walter Lippmann, Ronald Steel, Sean Wilentz, Sidney Blumenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691134804

ISBN-13: 9780691134802

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Written in the aftermath of World War I, this polemic by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist exposes the threat to democracy posed by media bias. Walter Lippmann denounces the wartime misinformation and propaganda fed to the public by the press, calling for an honest, "spin-free" interpretation of facts and ideas. Written in an accessible rather than a

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Written in the aftermath of World War I, this polemic by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist exposes the threat to democracy posed by media bias. Walter Lippmann denounces the wartime misinformation and propaganda fed to the public by the press, calling for an honest, "spin-free" interpretation of facts and ideas. Written in an accessible rather than a scholarly style, this treatise consists of three essays that examine the tenuous relationship between facts and news and the consequences of media distortion. Its conclusions helped establish the standards of objective reporting that were subsequently embraced by reputable news-gathering agencies. 
Walter Lippmann was the United States's most respected political journalist for nearly fifty years. Although this volume was first published nearly a century ago, it remains relevant to those seeking sound information as the basis for informed judgments. This edition includes "A Test of the News" by Walter Lippmann and Charles Merz, and a Preface by Robert McChesney is included as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691134802
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
James Madison Library in American Politics Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction vii
Foreword by Ronald Steel xi
Chapter 1: Journalism and the Higher Law 1
Chapter 2: What Modern Liberty Means 11
Chapter 3: Liberty and the News 41
Afterword by Sidney Blumenthal 63
Index 89

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