Tag Archives: News Reporting

Review: Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley

About 15 years ago, I read Walter Cronkite’s autobiography, A Reporter’s Life, and was extremely disappointed in it. It seemed a superficial and half-hearted attempt at chronicling his life. That may be due to the fact that I read his … Continue reading

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Review: Poisoning the Press by Mark Feldstein

Subtitle: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture Back in the 1970s, I was a madwoman about Watergate. I read every book that came out, even wrote a graduate paper (which was published in a small, … Continue reading

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Review: Late Edition by Bob Greene

Subtitle: A Love Story Bob Greene was one of those lucky people who knew from a young age what he wanted to be when he grew up: a newspaper reporter. And he couldn’t have picked a better time to have … Continue reading

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Review: Scotty by John F. Stacks

Subtitle: James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism James (Scotty) Reston was a famous and well respected reporter, editor and columnist for the New York Times from the 1940s through the 1970s; he retired in 1989. … Continue reading

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Review: The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be could have been titled The Road to Watergate. First published in the mid 1970s, it details the rise of four national media: Time, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and CBS television. The Powers That … Continue reading

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Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power by James McGrath Morris

The name “Joseph Pulitzer” is familiar because of the journalism awards given annually in his name. James McGrath Morris fleshes out the man, whose own contributions to journalism might never have won one of his prizes. He started out as … Continue reading

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Review: The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff

In the 1940s, Swedish research Gunnar Myrdal did an extensive study of Negroes in the American South. One of his conclusions was that their lives would not be much improved until white Northerners understood and were outraged at the conditions … Continue reading

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