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On Press

The Liberal Values That Shaped the News

  • Introduction: Liberal Values, Not Liberal Bias
  • 1. Opening the Door to Interpretation
  • 2. Objectivity and the Right: A Worthy Ideal Abandoned
  • 3. Objectivity and the Left: An Ideal Worth Abandoning
  • 4. The Reader-Oriented Newspaper
  • 5. Minorities and Women in the Newsroom: A Two-Pronged Struggle
  • 6. The Press and the Powerful: From Allies to Adversaries
  • 7. American Journalism and Its Values, 1980–2018: Validation, Devastation, Alteration
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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