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More on the Press: <i>Journalistic Divides</i>

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780226101125
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226101132 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0005
More on the Press: Journalistic Divides

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This chapter examines the media coverage of several high profile cases in the U.S. including the cases of William Kennedy Smith, Mike Tyson, and O.J. Simpson. It suggests that while many journalists faithfully adhered to dominant journalistic principles the news coverage of these cases became increasingly diversified indicating that journalists' ability to believe in their own independence may have been shaken. This chapter also recounts gaps observed between journalists' statements about, and their actual practices of, story presentation and story selection.

Keywords: high profile cases; U.S.; William Kennedy Smith; Mike Tyson; O.J. Simpson; journalists; journalistic principles

Chapter.  13966 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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