Journalism's Martyrs: Profiles of Reporters and Others Murdered in the Line of Duty

Journalism's Martyrs: Profiles of Reporters and Others Murdered in the Line of Duty

by Andrew Weeks
Journalism's Martyrs: Profiles of Reporters and Others Murdered in the Line of Duty

Journalism's Martyrs: Profiles of Reporters and Others Murdered in the Line of Duty

by Andrew Weeks

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Overview

Journalists have often put themselves in danger to convey crucial information to the public. Many journalists have even died doing their jobs, investigating crimes or traveling to battle zones--and sometimes documenting events in their own communities. Recently, reporters have been assaulted, mocked and silenced, their reports dubbed "fake news" and them, "enemies of the people." A free press is one of the country's most reliable foundations for ensuring a democracy for current and future generations.

With a focus on American journalism, this book tackles issues affecting today's news through profiling journalists killed on the job, whether from violent conspiracy, terrorism or mass shootings.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476686646
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/04/2022
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrew Weeks is an award-winning journalist who has reported for a number of media outlets—newspaper, magazine and radio—in several states. He has worked as a beat reporter, section editor, assistant city editor, assistant editor, managing editor and editor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Introduction 7

1 The Hard Knocks of Journalism 13

Ruben Salazar, 1970 24

2 Unprecedented Times 31

Don Bolles, 1976 44

3 The First Amendment and the Fourth Estate 50

Manuel de Dios Unanue, 1992 64

4 The Public's Right to Know 67

Dona St. Plite, 1993 75

5 The Uncomfortable Press 80

James Edwin Richards, 2000 95

6 Disinformation, the Public and the News 99

William Biggart, 2001 113

7 Activism, Objectivity and Fairness 118

Robert Stevens, 2001 124

8 Regaining the Public's Trust Amidst a Multitude of Voices 126

Chauncey Bailey, 2007 134

9 Brave Journalism 137

Alison Parker and Adam Ward, 2015 147

10 Blood and Ink 152

Five in Annapolis, 2018 160

11 What About Khashoggi? 165

Author's Note: Community Journalism 167

Chapter Notes 175

Bibliography 193

Index 207

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