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A Test of the News ^ | Walter Lippmann and Charles Merz

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:36:29 AM PDT by ProgressingAmerica

Per the Wikipedia page:

A Test of the News is a 1920 study done by Walter Lippmann, a US journalist, and Charles Merz, later editorial page editor of the New York Times. They examined press coverage of the Bolshevik revolution for a three-year period beginning with the overthrow of the Tsar in February 1917. They used the New York Times as their source because of its reputation for accurate reporting.

TOPICS: Government; Philosophy
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First published in 1920, this writing is in the public domain.

This writing should be interesting to many of you who read a lot about the Russian Revolution.

But even moreso, about the news itself. Not because of the subject of the study(The New York Times), but because Walter Lippmann is widely taught in universities across the country.

If you want to know why journalism is so screwed up, then you should pick up a book from Walter Lippmann. Most of the answers are there.

1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:36:29 AM PDT by ProgressingAmerica
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2 posted on 06/18/2013 7:33:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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