Media Scandals, 1st Edition

  • Alan Bisbort
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  • ISBN-10: 0313347662
  • ISBN-13: 9780313347665
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This fascinating volume offers an overview of the most influential and notorious media scandals, from newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger's groundbreaking 1735 trial for printing and publishing false, scandalous, malicious and seditious statements to Dr. Phil McGraw's 2008 thwarted attempt to force his television cameras inside Britney Spears' hospital room, from the attempts to ban literature by the likes of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Henry Miller, and Allen Ginsberg to the excesses of gossip mongers like Walter Winchell, Hedda Hopper, Geraldo Rivera, and Matt Drudge. It delves into the tabloid press and walks through the minefields of political opinion shapers, the shouters, the muckrakers and whistleblowers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Timeline.
2: Recurrent Themes.
3: Politics and the Media.
4: Race and Religion.
5: Sexuality and Morality.
6: Media as Industry.
7: Book Publishing.
8: Newspapers and Magazines.
9: Broadcast Journalism.
10: Internet Scandals.
About the Author.