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On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism (History of Communication)

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Matt Carlson confronts the promise and perils of unnamed sources in this exhaustive analysis of controversial episodes in American journalism during the George W. Bush administration, from prewar reporting mistakes at the New York Times and Washington Post to the Valerie Plame leak case and Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS News.
    
Weaving a narrative thread that stretches from the uncritical post-9/11 era to the spectacle of the Scooter Libby trial, Carlson examines a tense period in American history through the lens of journalism. Revealing new insights about high-profile cases involving confidential sources, he highlights contextual and structural features of the era, including pressure from the right, scrutiny from new media and citizen journalists, and the struggles of traditional media to survive amid increased competition and decreased resources.
 

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Matt Carlson is an assistant professor of communication at Saint Louis University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252078859
Author:
Carlson, Matt
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Intercultural Communications-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
History of Communication
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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