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The Power of the Press: The Birth of American Political Reporting
The Power of the Press: The Birth of American Political Reporting Thomas C. Leonard 0195037197 9780195037197 Many books have shown that journalists have political power, but none have offered a more wide-ranging account of how they got it than The Po
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The Power of the Press: The Birth of American Political Reporting by Thomas C. Leonard

Many books have shown that journalists have political power, but none have offered a more wide-ranging account of how they got it than The Power of the Press. In this pioneering look at the birth of political journalism, Thomas Leonard traces the rise of political reporting through some fascinating corridors of American history: the exposes of the Revolutionary era, the unfeeling accuracy of Congressional reporting, the role of The New York Times and Harpers Weekly in attacking New York Citys infamous Tweed Ring, and the emergence of muckraking at the beginning of the 20th century. Leonard argues that the increasing power of the press in the political arena has been a double-edged sword. While political reporting nurtured the broad interest in politics that made democracy possible, he claims, it has become a threat to political participation.

Author: Thomas C. Leonard

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 278

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1986-03-20

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ISBN: 0195037197


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