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Author Clurman, Richard M., author.

Title Beyond malice : the media's years of reckoning / Richard M. Clurman
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
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Contents Part, 1 Book One: The News Media on Trial -- chapter Forethoughts: Why "I"? / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter Prelude / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 1 A Very Cold Winter / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 2 Battleground / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 3 The General / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 4 The Interview / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 5 The Counterattack / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 6 A Very Different General / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 7 Briefly Brilliant / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 8 A "State of Mind" / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 9 Judgments / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 10 Winners and Losers / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 11 Verdicts / Richard M. Clurman -- part, 2 Book One: The News Media on Trial -- chapter 12 From Press to News Media / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 13 Adultery and Other Sins / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 14 Some Raps. . . / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 15 ... And Bum Raps / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 16 Dollars and Angst / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 17 Prophets and Losses / Richard M. Clurman -- chapter 18 Tko Reforms / Richard M. Clurman
Summary "The national news media, as now practiced, were born in the 1950s, revealed their strength in the 1960s (Vietnam), asserted it in the 1970s (Watergate), and were hammered for it in the 1980s. By the mid- and late 1980s, after historic libel suits, with the press knocking off presidential candidates and Supreme Court nominees, unraveling the Reagan presidency, and in a position to overwhelm any individual or institution, a new era in press-public tension had arisen from the depths of America's civic religion: fair play. In this account of the media mandarins' rise to uneasy domination, Richard M. Clurman gives an intimate critical report of the media in the 1980s, the stormiest years in press history until the present time, and a harbinger of the present day. Beginning with the invasion of Grenada, he takes his readers - event by event - through the biggest uproars in history, raising questions from both the media's and the public's perspective on the key troubling press issues of our time. Why is the press accused of being so negative, so biased, so left-wing, so anti-establishment? Whenever people read or see something they know about, why is it so often wrong, naive, unfair, or all of the above? Why do the media arrogantly try to tell people what to think? Is there no line between privacy and the people's "right to know"? How can the public and government answer back after the media have spoken?Using the Westmoreland v. CBS and the Sharon v. Time trials as emblematic of how things go wrong, the author draws graphic lessons for improved press conduct and wiser public perception. This is an insider's look at what is right and what is wrong with the media's attitudes toward their work played against public and government expectations."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published: New Brunswick (USA) : Transaction, 1988
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 2, 2017)
Subject Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Journalistic ethics -- United States.
Press -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Press -- United States -- Influence
Public opinion -- United States.
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Journalism -- Social aspects.
Journalistic ethics.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Press -- Influence.
Public opinion.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 135131730X