When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina . By W. Lance Bennett, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 278p. $22.50 cloth, $15.00 paper.

Journal Article

It takes a vacuum for the American mainstream press to seize an opening to perform its vital role. And it takes a crack in what the authors portray as an edifice of official secrecy, lying, intimidation, and retribution for the mainstream press to do its job—holding public officials to standards of accountability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mickiewicz, E

Published Date

  • December 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 933 - 935

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0986

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1537-5927

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s153759270999168x


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