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By Neil Henry

ISBN-10: 0520243420

ISBN-13: 9780520243422

In this vividly written, compelling narrative, award-winning journalist Neil Henry confronts the obstacle dealing with expert journalism during this period of swift technological transformation. American Carnival combines components of memoir with large media learn to discover serious modern concerns starting from reporting at the Iraq struggle, to American race kinfolk, to the exploitation of identical to journalism by way of advertisers and politicians. Drawing on major currents in U.S. media and social heritage, Henry argues that, given the quantity of fraud in lots of associations in American existence this present day, the decline of journalistic professionalism sparked via the industrial problem of recent Media poses specifically severe implications for democracy. As more and more alarming tales floor approximately unethical practices, American Carnival makes a stirring case for journalism as a calling that's very important to a loose society, a occupation that's extra useful than ever in a electronic age marked by way of startling attacks at the cultural primacy of truth.

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Is this on the cover of Newsweek—is that the body of Martha Stewart? Ms. Staley: It is, as far as I know, not the body of Martha Stewart. She was unavailable to us. Siegel: Because she is in prison. American Carnival 35 Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: Siegel: Ms. Staley: That is right. Is it the head of Martha Stewart? It is, in fact, the head of Martha Stewart. In prison, or from some other time?

Staley: That is right. Is it the head of Martha Stewart? It is, in fact, the head of Martha Stewart. In prison, or from some other time? I’m not exactly sure when that picture was taken, but it was not within the last five months. So it’s an old picture . . Yes. . of Martha Stewart’s face stuck on somebody else’s body. Fair game? I mean, don’t we look at this and think that’s a picture of Martha Stewart? Well, it appears that there are enough people who have believed that we’ve somehow managed to orchestrate a photo shoot with Martha in the prison, which we did not.

18 As a society, we seem to be losing the sense that most citizens of the commonweal share knowledge and basic facts generated by trustworthy and independent journalism. This fractured, self-segregating quality of our news and information environment often seems to best serve only the interests of ideologues, as they pander and push to divide us according to “left” or “right,” “conservative” or “liberal,” “dissenter” or “patriot,” not unlike the partisanship that characterized eighteenth-century journalism in American democracy’s unruly infancy.

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