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The Brass check : a study of American journalism

Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003.
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States that American journalism is a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor. This title likens journalists to prostitutes and the title of the book refers to a chit that was issued  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Brass check.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)891738957
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Upton Sinclair
ISBN: 0252028058 9780252028052 0252071107 9780252071102
OCLC Number: 49664195
Notes: "Reprinted from the ninth edition, published by the author in 1928"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxiii, 446 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robert W. McChesney and Ben Scott --
pt. 1. Evidence --
Story of the brass check ; Story of a poet ; Open Sesame! ; Real fight ; Condemned meat industry ; Adventure with Roosevelt ; Jackals and a carcase ; Last act ; Aiming at the public's heart ; Voice from Russia ; Venture in co-operation ; Village horse-doctor ; In high society ; Great panic ; Shredded Wheat biscuit ; Interview on marriage ; Gaming on the Sabbath ; Essential monogamist ; In the lion's den ; Story of a lynching ; Journalism and burglary ; Millionaire and an author ; Heart wife ; Mourning pickets ; Case of the A.P. ; Governor and his lie ; Associated Press at the bar ; Associated Press and its newspapers ; Scandal-bureau ; Concrete wall ; Making bomb-makers ; Roof-garden of the world ; Fountain of poison ; Daily cat-and-dog fight --
pt. 2. Explanation --
Causes of things ; Empire of business ; Dregs of the cup ; Owning the press ; War-makers ; Owning the owners ; Owner in politics ; Owning the Associated Press ; Owner and his advertisers ; Advertising boycott ; Advertising ecstasy ; Bribe direct ; Bribe wholesale ; Poison ivy ; Elbert Hubbard worm ; Press and public welfare ; Press and the radicals ; Press and the socialists ; Press and sex ; Press and crime ; Press and Jack London ; Press and labor ; Associated Press and labor ; Poisoned at the source ; Press and the war ; Case of Russia ; Bolshevism in America --
pt. 3. Remedy --
Cutting the tiger's claws ; Mental munition-factory ; Problem of the reporter ; Press set free ; Frame-up that fell down.
Responsibility: Upton Sinclair ; introduction by Robert W. McChesney and Ben Scott.
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