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A Force for Good: How the American News Media Have Propelled by Rodger Streitmatter

By Rodger Streitmatter

America’s information media are relentlessly criticized as too unfavorable, sensationalistic, profit-oriented, and biased, let alone unpatriotic and a depressing failure at reflecting the nation’s variety. Rodger Streitmatter makes transparent that even if a lot of the feedback is deserved, it obscures the truth that information shops have additionally made—and proceed to make—many optimistic contributions to the country’s well-being.

A strength for strong: How the yank information Media Have Propelled optimistic Change deals a compelling account of the Fourth Estate’s efforts to enhance U.S. society. even if documenting the appalling stipulations in psychological associations, exposing monetary shenanigans and sex-abuse scandals, or championing an vague capsule as a kind of birth control, Streitmatter argues, print and broadcast reporters have propelled major social issues onto the general public schedule and helped construct help for swap. this article attracts on either old and modern examples from a variety of social contexts; the result's a desirable travel of yank background, social swap, and the advantages of a powerful media.

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