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This recently appeared in the Midwest Book Review:
The Journalism Shelf
Christopher B. Daly
University of Massachusetts Press
PO Box 429
Amherst, MA 01004
9781558499119 $49.95 http://www.umass.edu/umpress
Award-winning author Christopher B. Daly, a veteran journalist as well as an instructor of history and journalism at Boston University, presents Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism. Covering America lives up to its title with an exhaustively researched, scholarly, and in-depth chronicle of the art and craft of journalism in America, from 1705 to the present day. Chapters discuss the foundations of the American Press including Ben Franklin and his contemporaries, the rise of newspapers; how journalism covered slavery and the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II, and other monumental historical events; the twentieth century rise of major media conglomerates; and much more. “Whether for-profit or not, the institutions that engage in mass communication have been almost entirely in private hands, separate form the government… From a small-scale shop to a factory-sized corporation to a global conglomerate, the news business as a business has kept pace with broader trends. That process has in turn created a recurring set of crises in which the values of journalism have come into conflict with the values of business.” A handful of vintage black-and-white photographs illustrate this meticulous, methodical, and absolutely invaluable contribution to history and journalism shelves, worthy of the highest recommendation especially for public and college library collections.
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By Chris Daly
Gee, I guess I have been wrong about Rupert Murdoch all along. Turns out he’s just a simple publisher striving always to do the right thing.
Here’s the latest from London.
Rupert Murdoch / pool photo
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By Chris Daly
It’s not easy keeping track of the unfolding Murdoch scandal(s), with developments multiple times a day on both sides of the Atlantic.
The New York Times has assigned two-time Pulitzer Prize winner John F. Burns, which is a sign of the paper’s institutional commitment to the story, which is of course meant to torment the Times‘ chief antagonist, Rupert M. Here’s the lastest from Burns (and his co-author, Alan Cowell):
In Testimony, Murdoch Plays Down His Political Pull
Published: April 25, 2012
LONDON — With a political firestorm cascading over the British government’s ties to his media empire, Rupert Murdoch faced rare public scrutiny about his relationships with elected officials on Wednesday, and sought to deflect suggestions that he tried to use his links to powerful public figures to further corporate commercial interests.. . .
Here is the latest from the Guardian, which is live-blogging from the Leveson inquiry:
Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry: ‘Do I have an aura or charisma? I don?t think so.’ Photograph: Reuters
Join us as News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch gives evidence to the inquiry set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal. By Josh Halliday andJohn Plunkett
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James Murdoch gives evidence at the Leveson inquiry today
Full coverage of James Murdoch’s evidence to the Leveson inquiry. ByJosh Halliday and John Plunkett
And here is the latest from the Wall Street Journal, which is of course, owned by Murdoch, which makes this a miserable assignment for the three Journal staffers who share the byline today:
News Corp. Chief Faces Inquiry
LONDON—With a fresh political scandal swirling around his global media conglomerate here, News Corp. NWSA +0.62% Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch faced questioning Wednesday before a public press-ethics inquiry about whether he used the company to call in political favors and push his commercial interests.
The media mogul repeatedly said he hadn’t asked prime ministers, and would-be prime ministers, for favors, and said that his commercial interests didn’t influence where his newspapers stood on issues or political parties.
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman and chief executive, appeared before the Leveson Inquiry, a judge-led examination into British media practices. WSJ’s Bruce Orwall discusses this and the fallout from James Murdoch’s testimony yesterday.
At the same time, he conceded “abuses” have occurred at his own company—which has been battered by a long-running scandal over illicit reporting tactics—though he added: “I would say there are many other abuses, but we can go into that in time.” Mr. Murdoch also distanced himself from some of the activities: “”We have a very large company and I do run that company with a great deal of decentralization.”