Bad News

Bad News

The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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sources. In hard-hitting interviews with Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, and Tom Brokaw, he exposes how even the anchors themselves believed they were outlandishly compensated - while quality coverage was being slashed. And he charges that the news media must lose its entertainment-industry mindset and reestablish its role as a keeper of the public trust."--BOOK JACKET.
"In Bad News, Tom Fenton offers a fiery indictment of just how far "the news" has fallen. As a frequent voice in the wilderness himself - who fought in vain to interest CBS in an Osama bin Laden interview in the 1990s - Fenton reveals a news-gathering environment gutted by corporate bottom-lining bottom-feeders, staffed by dilatory producers and executives (who dismissed important stories as depressing or obscure), and dangerously dependent on images and information gathered by third-party
Publisher: New York, NY : Regan Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060797460
Branch Call Number: 070.433 FEN
Characteristics: x, 262 p. ; 24 cm


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