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Author Alwood, Edward.

Title Dark days in the newsroom : McCarthyism aimed at the press / Edward Alwood
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 201 pages)
Contents Awakening the newsroom -- The politics of anticommunism -- Prelude to an investigation -- Reds in the newsroom -- The specter of McCarthy -- Dark clouds over the newsroom -- The investigation -- Deeper trouble -- Journalists and the First Amendment -- Living with the legacy. -- Epilogue
Summary Dark Days in the Newsroom traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s. Edward Alwood, a former news correspondent describes this remarkable story of conflict, principle, and personal sacrifice with noticeable élan. He shows how McCarthy's minions pried inside newsrooms thought to be sacrosanct under the First Amendment, and details how journalists mounted a heroic defense of freedom of the press while others secretly enlisted in the government's anti-commu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-194) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 -- Relations with journalists
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Journalists -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Journalists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006034205
ISBN 1592133436 (electronic bk.)
9781592133437 (electronic bk.)