Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

by David E. McCraw

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250184429
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 34,613
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

DAVID E. MCCRAW is Deputy General Counsel at The New York Times, where he has worked since 2002. He provides legal counsel to the newsroom regarding libel, freedom of information, court access, litigation and news-gathering. Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel of The New York Daily News. He conducts workshops and performs pro bono work for freedom of press and information around the world. He is an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law and a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Election Day 1

2 Reckless Disregard 10

3 Mystery Mail and the Box in the Courthouse 27

4 Tax Day 40

5 Day of the Gaggle 59

6 Us vs. Us 79

7 The Leaks Police 108

8 The Don of Defamation 132

9 Fake Fake News 152

10 Insecure 174

11 Weinstein & Co. 197

12 Alice in FOIA-land 216

13 A World of Trouble 235

14 One Morning a Letter 256

Afterword: The First Amendment Is Dead: A Love Story 271

Acknowledgments 277

Index 279

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