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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


Hired by the Washington Post

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details how, in July of 1970, the author received a letter from Washington Post foreign editor John Anderson inviting him to Washington for interviews and a tryout at the newspaper's ... 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


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


Back at a Paper Changed by Watergate

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes how the Washington Post granted the author a year's sabbatical from the summer of 1976 to write a book about Yugoslavia. He also had a fellowship from the Wilson Center. The ... More


Post Moscow Correspondent at Last

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter highlights the author's return to Moscow as the Washington Post's correspondent. The mood in Moscow had changed; the seventy-four-year-old Leonid Brezhnev, in power for seventeen years, ... More


Covering Russia’s KGB Tsar

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the author's experience covering Russia's new tsar after the first handover of power in the Soviet Union since 1964. As the sole correspondent for the Washington Post in ... 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 Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book describes how one February night crystalized the values and personal risks that shaped the life of the author of this book. The frigid Moscow night in question was in 1984, and the author, ... 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


Seeking a New Life in China

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details how, though the author loved the Washington Post and could not imagine quitting, his lack of enthusiasm for covering intelligence, the FBI investigation, and the Post's reaction ... 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


Reluctant Intelligence Reporter

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter addresses how the author was assigned to the intelligence beat. He protested, pointing out that it would be hard to cultivate sources within an intelligence community that had been ... More


Assassination by Time Magazine

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter highlights the author's legal battle against Time magazine. Throughout 1993, he was frustrated by delay after delay as it became clear that Time's strategy was to defer proceedings ... More


Epilogue: Dogs Bark

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0017
Subject:
History, Social History

This epilogue reflects on the author's biggest regret: that he sacrificed his first wife and his son to his ambition. He also regrets subjecting his second wife, Louise Branson, to decades of ... More


Prologue: The Assassination

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This prologue details how the author, a journalist, received a phone call from Bob Kaiser, the new managing editor of the Washington Post. Kaiser announced that Time magazine was preparing a story ... 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


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