Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148) and index.
Originally published as Journalism: Truth or Dare, 2003.
Introduction: The Paradox of power -- Born free: a brief history of news media -- Big brother: journalism and the altered state -- The first casualty: journalists at war -- Star-struck: journalism as entertainment -- Up to a point, Lord Copper's: who owns journalists -- Hacks volume flaks: journalism and public relations -- Murder is my meat: the ethics of journalism -- Matt's modem: tomorrow's journalism.
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Hargreaves examines the changing professional culture of journalism, and its role in providing us with entertainment keeping us abreast of scientific and medical breakthroughs, and reporting from frontlines, arguing that the core principles of freedom of the press are as vital now as ever they were.