Synopses & Reviews
Written by professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, these case studies are designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the new media age of the twenty-first century. The case studies cover a range of topics -- the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, standards of verification, the competition of public and private interests, including the question of privacy -- in a variety of settings: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, and the Columbine shooting, among others.
Table of Contents
Introduction /James W. Carey --McCarthyism, 1950-1954 /John Herbers --Internet journalism and the Starr investigation /J.D. Lasica --Columbine school shooting: live television coverage /Alicia C. Shepard --Minnesota basketball cheating case /Geneva Overholser --The massacre at El Mozote /Stanley Meisler --Watergate /James M. Perry --New Orleans Times-Picayune series on racism /Jack Nelson --John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign: political reporting /Jon Margolis.