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Scooped! : Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities - David J. Krajicek


Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities

Paperback Published: 20th October 1999
ISBN: 9780231102933
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Scooped " surveys the impact of tabloid journalism in America and reveals that crime news and reporting say much about a society fascinated by sleaze and violence. David Krajicek raises important questions about how and why certain crimes are reported, and the ways in which these representations are framing debates concerning crime policy and the criminal justice system. He challenges journalists--in the tabloid, television, and otherwise "respectable" news media--to fulfill their mission to inform, and not inflame, the public.

Krajicek does a fine job of weaving together his own experiences as a crime reporter, the history of the genre, and lots of examples to produce a convincing indictment of the news media. Dallas Morning News A crime reporter for the New York Daily News in the 1980s, Krajicek quit in disgust in 1990... His book inventories the damage done by sensationalistic, incident-driven coverage, not just on local TV newscasts and in tabloid newspapers but throughout the media. Los Angeles Times Book Review In this lively history of crime reporting, Krajicek charges that all the racy headlines have eclipsed a more crucial story. Entertainment Weekly

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Dancing with Trash in America the Violentp. 11
Rupert, Amy, and OJp. 31
Seven Little Sins, So Many Storiesp. 69
Anything Particularly Cruel: The World of Crime Reportingp. 93
The Crime Policy Follies: Caution! Politicians at Workp. 135
Telling the Truth Less Poorlyp. 179
Afterwordp. 201
Notesp. 209
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780231102933
ISBN-10: 0231102933
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th October 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 14.99  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36