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Pulitzer S Gold

Author: Roy J. Harris
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826266118
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No journalism awards are awaited with as much anticipation as the Pulitzer Prizes. Andamong those Pulitzers, none is more revered than the Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal. Pulitzer’s Gold is the first book to trace the ninety-year history of the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded annually to a newspaper rather than to individuals, in the form of that Gold Medal. Exploring this service-journalism legacy, Roy Harris recalls dozens of “stories behind the stories,” often allowing the journalists involved to share their own accounts. Harris takes his Gold Medal saga through two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights struggle, and the Vietnam era before bringing public-service journalism into a twenty-first century that includes 9/11, a Catholic Church scandal, and corporate exposés. Pulitzer’s Gold offers a new way of looking at journalism history and practice and a new lens through which to view America’s own story.

Pulitzer S Gold

Author: Roy J. Harris, Jr.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540566
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The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances the journalistic profession. Updated to reflect new winners of the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism and the many changes in the practice and business of journalism, Pulitzer's Gold goes behind the scenes to explain the mechanics and effects of these groundbreaking works. The veteran journalist Roy J. Harris Jr. adds fascinating new detail to well-known accounts of the Washington Post investigation into the Watergate affair, the New York Times coverage of the Pentagon Papers, and the Boston Globe revelations of the Catholic Church's sexual-abuse cover-up. He examines recent Pulitzer-winning coverage of government surveillance of U.S. citizens and expands on underexplored stories, from the scandals that took down Boston financial fraud artist Charles Ponzi in 1920 to recent exposés that revealed neglect at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and municipal thievery in Bell, California. This one-hundred-year history of bold journalism follows developments in all types of reporting—environmental, business, disaster coverage, war, and more.

The Watchdog That Didn T Bark

Author: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536283
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In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

Written Into History

Author: Anthony Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805071788
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Drawn from the archives of The New York Times, this collection of the very best journalism in the world offers readers a fascinating retrospective on the twentieth century, including essays and articles by David Halberstam, J. Anthony Lukas, Anna Quindlen, and John F. Burns, among others. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Pulitzer Prize

Author: J. Douglas Bates
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780788190537
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A riveting account of the glamour, glory, and political infighting behind America1s most valued and honored award, the Pulitzer Prize. Reveals the Byzantine system of judging the award, what separates winners from the rest, and why the Pulitzer is so sought after. The Pulitzer has the power to change the destinies of newspapers, large and small, and the lives of journalists, dramatists, poets, historians, and novelists. Retraces the paths of the 3 finalists for the 1990 Pulitzer in specialized news reporting. Here are the human stories of how these young journalists investigated and researched the articles they wrote, and how they emerged from 1,770 entrants to become finalists.

Woodward And Bernstein

Author: Alicia C. Shepard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471737612
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Looks at the lives and careers of the two journalists in the years after their investigative series for the "Washington Post" on the Watergate scandal led to the regination of President Nixon in 1974.

No Ordinary Joe

Author: Daniel W. Pfaff
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826265012
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"Examines that life and career of Joseph Pulitzer III, editor and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pulitzer was the head of the Pulitzer Publishing Company, and he served as chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University for thirty-one years"--Provided by publisher.