Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press by Edward Alwood

By Edward Alwood

Dark Days within the Newsroom strains how reporters grew to become radicalized throughout the melancholy period, in basic terms to develop into pursuits of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders through the Nineteen Fifties. Edward Alwood, a former information correspondent describes this impressive tale of clash, precept, and private sacrifice with visible élan. He indicates how McCarthy's minions pried within newsrooms regarded as sacrosanct below the 1st modification, and information how reporters fixed a heroic safety of freedom of the click whereas others secretly enlisted within the government's anti-communist crusade.

Relying on formerly undisclosed files from FBI documents, in addition to own interviews, Alwood presents a richly knowledgeable statement on some of the most major moments within the background of yankee journalism. Arguing that the reports of the McCarthy years profoundly inspired the perform of journalism, he indicates what percentage of the problems confronted by way of reporters within the Fifties prefigure modern day conflicts over the proper of newshounds to guard their sources.

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