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The good, the bad and the unacceptable : the hard news about the British press

Author: Raymond Snoddy
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are issues such as sex, sensationalism, bias and the invasion of privacy fundamental to journalistic scoops? In this book the author interviews proprietors, journalists and media victims and recounts  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Snoddy
ISBN: 0571161537 9780571161539
OCLC Number: 59956557
Description: xiv, 210 pages
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Foreword --
1. 'My whole world had fallen apart': The state of the press in the late 1980s --
2. 'It really was ill-mannered and rough a lot of the time': Press scandals through the ages --
3. 'We reported as fully and fairly as we could': Some classic press campaigns --
4. 'It's a queer old world, isn't it?': False information and the press --
5. 'Unduly complacent and deficient in the practice of self-criticism': Inquiries into the press, 1947-77 --
6. 'The press --
the popular press --
is drinking in the Last Chance Saloon': The Calcutt Report into Privacy and Related Matters --
7. 'If we were dealing with evil men there really would be something to worry about': Proprietors and press standards --
8. 'We can damage people's lives and health with our publications': Editors and press standards --
9. 'Statements made by Sylvester the Cat were erroneously attributed to Daffy Duck': The press in the USA --
10. 'A modern democracy cannot function properly without a well-informed electorate': Constraints on the press --
11. 'A delinquent press diminishes, and diminishes logarithmically, freedom and democracy': The way ahead --
Postscript --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Raymond Snoddy.

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