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All chapters have been updated for this edition, with additional emphasis on the press's role in covering air wars in Kosovo and Serbia, media ownership consolidations, news on the Internet, and other factors affecting the way news is gathered and reported. A new chapter examines the role of the press in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
At a time when the journalism profession is undergoing significant change and criticism, this critique offers valuable insights for current and future journalists. In presenting American journalism in its international, historical, legal, and economic contexts, Hachten provides the basis for understanding why journalism today is the way it is and sets a course for its future direction.
|1||Best News Media in the World?||1|
|2||Global Impact of American Media||14|
|3||Freedom of the Press: Theory and Values||29|
|4||Recent History of the Press||44|
|5||Bigger, Fewer, and More Like-minded||57|
|6||News on the Air: a Sense of Decline||76|
|7||The Fading American Newspaper?||91|
|8||Why the Public Hates (Some) Journalists||107|
|9||The Clinton Scandal and "Mixed Media"||118|
|10||Changes in Foreign News Coverage||126|
|11||The Press and the Military||139|
|12||News on the Internet||156|
|14||Conclusion: Journalism at a Time of Change||181|