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The War on Journalism
Author: Andrew Fowler

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780857986849
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Dims (mm): 154 x 233
Pub Date: 03-08-15
Pub Country: Australia
Condition: NEW

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Racked by public distrust, cowed by government surveillance and powerful corporations, the mainstream media is in crisis. Newspapers which flourished for centuries and TV networks that once ruled the world are failing. Andrew Fowler's The War on Journalism tells how the media helped write its own epitaph. Drawing on personal interviews and his background in investigative journalism, Fowler traces the decline of the culture of truthbringing. It's a tale of sackings, cutbacks and self-censoring editors, deals, threats and government standover tactics. Alongside tabloids like the News of the World, notorious for phone hacking, giants like the BBC, Australia's ABC, The Washington Post and The New York Times, The Guardian and Le Monde come under fire. When first WikiLeaks and then Edward Snowden blew the whistle, they did more than reveal explosive secrets: they undermined establishment, or insider, media where governments leaked' information to favoured reporters in return for sympathetic coverage. Along with lawyer-turned-gonzo-journalist Glenn Greenwald, these outsiders challenged everyone from The Guardia

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