What The People Know / Edition 1

What The People Know / Edition 1

by Richard Reeves
     
 

The power and status of the press in America reached new heights after spectacular reporting triumphs in the segregated South, in Vietnam, and in Washington during the Watergate years. Then new technologies created instantaneous global reporting, which left the government unable to control the flow of information to the nation. The press thus became a formidable rival… See more details below

Overview

The power and status of the press in America reached new heights after spectacular reporting triumphs in the segregated South, in Vietnam, and in Washington during the Watergate years. Then new technologies created instantaneous global reporting, which left the government unable to control the flow of information to the nation. The press thus became a formidable rival in critical struggles to control what the people know and when they know it. But that was more power than the press could handle--and journalism crashed toward new lows in public esteem and public purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674616233
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
The Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lectures on American Civilization and Government
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
0.35(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Covering the Naked Emperor

Technology Happens

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

'The Tribe'

'Give Them What They Want!'

News as Entertainment

What's the Story?

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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