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Watchdogs of democracy? : the waning Washington press corps and how it has failed the public

Author: Helen Thomas
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dean of the Washington press corps shares her personal manifesto about the responsibility of the press to provide quality political news coverage, arguing that reporters have increasingly failed to meet the challenge.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Thomas
ISBN: 9780743267816 0743267818 9780743267823 0743267826
OCLC Number: 67922712
Notes: Includes index.
"A Lisa Drew book."
Description: xxii, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
1. Journalism : a most honorable profession --
2. Eruptions of corruption --
3. Presidents & reporters : never the twain shall meet --
4. Press secretaries : in the bull's-eye --
5. Spinning the news --
6. Hail to the heroic leakers and whistle-blowers : and the journalists who protect them --
7. Newspapers are a business, too --
8. The FCC : fair and balanced? --
9. Lapdogs of the press --
10. Foreign correspondents in Iraq : déjà vu all over again! --
11. The greatest American journalists of our times --
Epilogue --
Index.
Responsibility: Helen Thomas.
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The dean of the Washington press corps shares her personal manifesto about the responsibility of the press to provide quality political news coverage, arguing that reporters have increasingly failed to meet the challenge.

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