One Scandalous Story

Clinton, Lewinsky, and Thirteen Days That Tarnishe

Author: Marvin Kalb

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136300

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In 1963 Marvin Kalb observed the Secret Service escorting an attractive woman into a hotel for what was most likely a rendezvous with President Kennedy. Kalb, then a news correspondent for CBS, didn't consider the incident newsworthy. Thirty-five years later, Kalb watched in dismay as the press dove headfirst into the scandal of President Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, disclosing every prurient detail. How and why had the journalistic landscape shifted so dramatically? One Scandalous Story seeks to answer this critical question through the inside story of thirteen days -- January 13-25, 1998 -- that make up a vital chapter in the history of American journalism. In riveting detail, Kalb examines just how the media covered the Lewinsky scandal, offering what he calls an "X-ray of the Washington press corps." Drawing on hundreds of original interviews, Kalb allows us to eavesdrop on the incestuous deals between reporters and sources, the bitter disagreements among editors, the machination of moguls for whom news is Big Business, and above all, the frantic maneuvering to break the story. With fresh insight, he retraces decisions made by Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, Internet renegade Matt Drudge, Jackie Judd of ABC, Clinton-basher Lucianne Goldberg, Susan Schmidt of The Washington Post, Jackie Bennett of the Office of the Independent Counsel, and other key players in this scandal that veered from low comedy to high drama. Through the lens of those thirteen turbulent days, Kalb offers us a portrait of the "new news" in all its contradictions. He reveals how intense economic pressures in the news business, the ascendancy of the Internet, the blurring of roles between reporters and commentators, and a surge of dubious sourcing and "copy-cat journalism" have combined to make tabloid-style journalism increasingly mainstream. But are we condemned to a resurgence of "yellow journalism"? Painstakingly documented and sobering in its conclusions, One Scandalous Story issues a clarion call to newsmakers and the American public alike: "Journalism can change for the better -- and must."

The American Political Scandal

Free Speech, Public Discourse, and Democracy

Author: David R. Dewberry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442242922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 4809

Scandals are pervasive, perplexing, and an all-too-common feature of contemporary political communication; David Dewberry explores the rhetoric of scandal from start to finish, and identifies consistent patterns in how they unfold.

In Search of Bill Clinton

A Psychological Biography

Author: John Gartner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312369767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 466

View: 5702

An analysis of the private life of the forty-second president offers insight into the complexities of his personality, discussing such topics as his childhood in the shadow of an abusive stepfather, his infidelity, and his post-presidential work.

Monica's Story

Author: Andrew Morton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312973629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 3917

Recounts how an improper relationship and broken confidences led to threats of jail, public humiliation, and prejudgement in the media

Typing Politics

The Role of Blogs in American Politics

Author: Richard Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888337

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3890

The power of political blogs in American politics is now evident to anyone who follows it. In Typing Politics, Richard Davis provides a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the growing role played by political blogs and their relationship with the mainstream media. Through a detailed content analysis of the most popular political blogs--Daily Kos, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, and Wonkette--he shows the degree to which blogs influence the traditional news media. Specifically, he compares the content of these blogs to four leading newspapers noted for their political coverage: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Times. He explains how political journalists at these papers use blogs to inform their reportage and analyzes general attitudes about the role of blogs in journalism. Drawing on a national survey of political blog readers, Davis concludes with a novel assessment of the blog audience. Compact, accessible, and well-researched, Typing Politics will be an invaluable contribution to the literature on a phenomenon that has reshaped the landscape of political communication.

Understanding American Government

Author: John Gruhl,John Comer,Susan M. Rigdon

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534596439

Category: Political Science

Page: 582

View: 3703

This is the new edition of a textbook for an introductory undergraduate course designed to demonstrate to students why government is important, and to interest them in learning about controversial issues in American public life. It describes the mechanisms of government in the US, how and why featur

Desperately seeking ethics

a guide to media conduct

Author: Howard Good

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: 9780810846425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 3564

Not just another media ethics book, this engaging and unconventional text breaks away from the usual practice of presenting the ethical theories of well-known philosophers in watered-down form. Instead, the contributors select a poem, movie, song, speech, or other cultural document, analyze it for implied or explicit ethical lessons, and then apply the lessons to a specific case that involved controversial media conduct.

Great Events from History: 1972-1998

Author: Carl Leon Bankston

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587654701

Category: History

Page: 1259

View: 9869

The latest edition in the overwhelmingly popular Great Events from History series, Modern Scandals examines over 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this set are 3-5 pages long and follow the same reader-friendly format that users have come to expect from the Great Events from History series.

The vanishing voter

public involvement in an age of uncertainty

Author: Thomas E. Patterson

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 6833

Focusing on the controversial 2000 presidential election, the author of Out of Order explores the reasons behind declining voter turnout, discussing the influence of political parties, the media, and the candidates on voters and offering a concrete, results-based program for reversing disturbing trends in voter habits. 17,500 first printing.

Beautiful TV

the art and argument of Ally McBeal

Author: Greg M. Smith

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr

ISBN: 9780292716421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

View: 3220

During its five-year run from 1997 to 2002, the popular TV show Ally McBeal engaged viewers in debates over what it means to be a woman or a man in the modern workplace; how romance factors into the therapeutic understanding of relationships; what value eccentricity has and how much oddity society should tolerate; and what utility fantasy has in the pragmatic world. In addition to these social concerns, however, Ally McBeal stood out for being well-constructed, narratively complex, and stylistically rich—in short, beautiful TV. Starting from the premise that much of television today is "drop-dead gorgeous" and that TV should be studied for its formal qualities as well as its social impact, Greg M. Smith analyzes Ally McBeal in terms of its aesthetic principles and narrative construction. He explores how Ally's innovative use of music, special effects, fantasy sequences, voiceovers, and flashbacks structures a distinctive fictional universe, while it also opens up new possibilities for televisual expression. Smith also discusses the complex narrative strategies that Ally's creator David E. Kelley used to develop a long-running storyline and shows how these serial narrative practices can help us understand a wide range of prime-time TV serials. By taking seriously the art and argument of Ally McBeal, Beautiful TV conclusively demonstrates that aesthetic and narrative analysis is an indispensable key for unlocking the richness of contemporary television.

The presidency, the public, and the parties

Author: Michael Nelson

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9780872899575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

View: 9725

Considers how presidential leadership depends on its ability to gain the support or acquiescence of key constituencies outside government. Discusses both historical and current relationships, including the presidency and political parties, the presidency and mass media, the presidency and the public, and the presidency and interest groups.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 1336

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Feeding frenzy

how attack journalism has transformed American politics

Author: Larry Sabato

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: 9780029276358

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 2222

Shows how attack journalism, attempts to discredit politicians due to personal behavior, has diverted the public's attention from real issues, discouraged worthy candidates, and damaged the press itself

The Media and the War on Terrorism

Author: Stephen Hess,Marvin L. Kalb

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

ISBN: 9780815735816

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

View: 5283

This dynamic collection of candid conversations between journalists and federal officials captures the tensions between the press and the government during wartime. Begun in late 2001, shortly after the U.S. launched its ground campaign in Afghanistan, the discussions engage a number of complex issues, including military censorship and the difficulties of maintaining security in an era of satellite technology.Participants include current and former high-ranking government officials, as well as respected print and broadcast journalists, among them: Jill Abramson (New York Times), Hafez Al-Mirazi (Al Jazeera), Victoria Clarke (Department of Defense), Susan Dentzer (News Hour with Jim Lehrer), Lawrence S. Eagleburger, (former U.S. Secretary of State), Ted Koppel (ABC News), Mike McCurry (former White House press secretary), John McWethy (ABC News), Alan Murray (Wall Street Journal and CNBC), Susan Page (USA Today), Warren B. Rudman (former U.S. Senator), Bob Schieffer (CBS News), Daniel Schorr (National Public Radio), James R. Schlesinger (former Secretary of Defense), Andrei Sitov (ITAR-TASS), R. James Woolsey (former director of Central Intelligence), Judy Woodruff (CNN), and Robin Wright (Los Angeles Times).Accessible and informative, The Media and the War on Terrorism will be of great value to students of political science, public policy, and journalism, as well as reporters, public officials, and citizens concerned about the tensions between the state and the fourth estate.Stephen Hess is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He held White House positions in the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations and served as U.S. representative to the UN General Assembly and the UNESCO General Conference under President Gerald Ford. The Brookings Institution Press recently published the third edition of his landmark book Organizing the Presidency.Marvin Kalb received numerous awards for excellence in diplomatic reporting over a 30-year career with CBS News, NBC News, and as moderator of Meet the Press. He was the first director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, and is now senior fellow at the Center's Washington office. His most recent book is One Scandalous Story: Clinton, Lewinsky and Thirteen Days That Tarnished American Journalism (Free Press, 2001).Cosponsored with the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School, Harvard University. Story: Clinton, Lewinsky and Thirteen Days That Tarnished American Journalism (Free Press, 2001).Cosponsored with the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.