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Bigger Means Better

Beth Knobel

in The Watchdog Still Barks: How Accountability Reporting Evolved for the Digital Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279333
eISBN:
9780823281404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279333.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents the results of the study of three large national newspapers with high circulation and big reputations for excellence. They are the New York Times (NYT or Times), the Washington ... More


“Washington Post March”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Europe family found a bustling city that was both quite different from, and yet surprisingly similar to, the one they had left “down home”. Washington had grown dramatically since the Civil War ... More


Media Culpas: Prewar Reporting Mistakes at the New York Times and Washington Post

Matt Carlson

in On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035999
eISBN:
9780252093180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035999.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at how two newspapers used unnamed sources in reports leading up to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. When Iraq's weapons of mass destruction failed to materialize, critics on ... More


Born to Dream

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author talks about his family background and professional life as a journalist. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, although he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. His father, Simeon S. ... More


The New Problem of Surrogate Motherhood: Legislative Responses

Susan Markens

in Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252035
eISBN:
9780520940970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252035.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Surrogate motherhood can be viewed as a classic social problem in its life history. Newspaper stories about surrogate parenting appeared only alternatingly in the early 1980s. The combined coverage ... More


The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War

David P. Hadley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177373
eISBN:
9780813177403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This work examines the relationships that developed between the domestic U.S. press and the Central Intelligence Agency, from the foundation of the agency in 1947 to the first major congressional ... More


Balance as Bias: How the Media Missed “The Story of the Century”

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues that American media have been complicit in the two-decades-long success of the denial of global warming. That the media have failed is a fact established by scholarly research. In ... More


Trump, Carrier, and the Invisible Worker

Christopher Martin

in No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501735257
eISBN:
9781501735264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735257.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 1 analyzes news media coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s visit to the Carrier furnace assembly plant in Indianapolis in December 2016. The plant became Trump’s symbolic beachhead in ... More


Behind the Scenes with the Snowden Files: How the Washington Post and National Security Officials Dealt with Conflicts over Government Secrecy

Ellen Nakashima

in National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197519387
eISBN:
9780197519424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519387.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This essay examines how the Washington Post dealt with the tension between its duty to inform the public and its desire to protect national security when it received documents leaked by Edward ... More


Building a ‘New Jerusalem’

David M. Webber

in Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 4 focuses upon the institutional framework that Gordon Brown and his chief economic advisor, Ed Balls, put in place to make the Treasury the pilot agency of New Labour’s political economy. ... More


A Matter of Life and Debt

David M. Webber

in Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The first of these case study chapters in chapter 5 draws parallels between the economic framework designed by Treasury officials at home and ‘the new international economic architecture’ that Gordon ... More


The International Herald Trombone

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses how the author's freelance writing for the Herald Tribune was affected when the New York Times bought out its fifty percent partner the Washington Post. It explains that his ... More


Crowdsourcing

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0020
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

On the day that the June 2006 issue of Wired magazine was released, the publication’s technology director searched the web for the word crowdsourcing, the ... More


Introduction: Confronting the Abu Ghraib Photographs

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses the shocking photographs from Abu Ghraib depicting American military personnel and their prisoners. Though the story broke on April 28, 2004, when CBS's 60 Minutes ... More


Ultra revelations

Brian Randell

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0025
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In 1974 and 1975 two books (The Ultra Secret and Bodyguard of Lies) were published. These books alerted the general public for the first time to some of ... More


Clean and Sober

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts finally addresses his addiction to alcohol and marijuana, including in-patient rehabilitation and Alcoholics Anonymous. Shilts grapples with the death of his friend Gary Walsh from AIDS, and ... More


Tweet

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0024
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

The big news in the Twitterverse on October 19, 2009, was the sighting of the pentagigatweet. Sent by an out-of-work dotcom executive named Robin Sloan, ... More


Exopolitics

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0036
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

At the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, an archivist named Herb Pankratz specializes in queries about the thirtyfourth president’s exopolitics. ... More


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