"CRUSADERS, SCOUNDRELS, JOURNALISTS" by Eric--Ed. Newton

"CRUSADERS, SCOUNDRELS, JOURNALISTS"

The Newseum's Most Intriguing Newspeople
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Freedom Forum's Newseum is the nation's only museum devoted to the history of journalism. Here is a Newseum gallery of heroes—or rogues, depending on your point of view—of the news trade in America over the last 350 years. As the Newseum's executive director Joe Urschel says in his introduction, —News, we need. It's the people who bring it to us we have trouble with.— Represented here by a photograph and brief excerpts from their writings, they range from —political animals— such as Alexander Hamilton and William F. Buckley to war reporters Paul Revere and Peter Arnett to literary journalists like Ernest Hemingway and Joan Didion. Sex has been a hot topic since the beginning: in 1690 the first (and only) edition of Publick Occurrences (it was subsequently suppressed) contained a scandalous piece of news about King Louis XIV of France. Devotees of the First Amendment will be amply gratified by browsing through this volume of memorable news men and women.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1999
ISBN: ---
Page count: 416pp
Publisher: Times