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On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News

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"The ultimate story behind all the stories... In an age when the press is alternately villain or hero, Pressman serves as a kind of medicine man of journalism, telling us how we got from there to here."--Graydon Carter, former editor of Vanity Fair



In the 1960s and 1970s, the American press embraced a new way of reporting and selling the news. The causes were many: the prol
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 5th 2018 by Harvard University Press
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I'm a little disappointed that this book wasn't as comprehensive as I thought it would be. The book mainly covers the New York Times in the 60s and 70s with some comparisons to the Los Angeles Times during the same period. The documentation for this small window into the press is comprehensive but the broad scope I was looking for was missing. I wanted a more complete look into issues that gave the press their current form and the offering was more of a history of the New York Times offering var ...more
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