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The War on Journalism: Media Moguls, Whistleblowers and the Price of Freedom #2020

The War on Journalism Media Moguls Whistleblowers and the Price of Freedom The War on Journalism is a harrowing story of megalomaniac press barons conspiracies sackings cutbacks and self censoring journalists cowed by what legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh

  • Title: The War on Journalism: Media Moguls, Whistleblowers and the Price of Freedom
  • Author: Andrew Fowler
  • ISBN: 9780857986849
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • The War on Journalism: Media Moguls, Whistleblowers and the Price of Freedom By Andrew Fowler, The War on Journalism is a harrowing story of megalomaniac press barons, conspiracies, sackings, cutbacks, and self censoring journalists, cowed by what legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh called chicken shit editors When first Chelsea Manning and then Edward Snowden blew the whistle, they did than reveal extraordinary secrets they struck the first soliThe War on Journalism is a harrowing story of megalomaniac press barons, conspiracies, sackings, cutbacks, and self censoring journalists, cowed by what legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh called chicken shit editors When first Chelsea Manning and then Edward Snowden blew the whistle, they did than reveal extraordinary secrets they struck the first solid blows against centuries old traditions, where journalism was played by agreed rules Governments leaked secret information to their favorite journalists in return for sympathetic coverage Now racked by public distrust, the cash starved mainstream media is struggling to survive Newspapers which flourished for hundreds of years and TV networks that once ruled the world are in serious decline Andrew Fowler gives the inside story on how and why the media helped write its own epitaph Fowler, an investigate reporter with Australia s prestigious Four Corners documentary program for almost 20 years, and author of the international best seller The Most Dangerous Man in the World, the revelatory story of Julian Assange and the rise of WikiLeaks, has pieced together the extraordinary story on the decline of mainstream journalism It s not just the notorious tabloids like Rupert Murdoch s News of the World, infamous for its phone hacking crimes, which have caused the trouble The BBC, Australia s ABC, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Guardian, are also in the firing line Now the establishment is fighting back with draconian laws to silence the new journalism From the UK to the US to Australia, governments are harassing journalists, threatening to jail both the whistleblowers and those who publish their leaks A battle, shrouded in the cloak of national security, pitting the public s right to know against the powerful interests of those who want business as usual, it s a stark choice an increasingly democratic world, or one dominated by executive government, often unchallenged and unaccountable, spying on its own citizens and producing fraudulent arguments to fight horrific wars Just who wins this information battle will not only define the kind of journalism that survives, but also the kind of world we will all live in.

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    1. The New Media Empires7 October 2015 The problem that I find with some books, especially these non fiction books, is that there is so much in them that it can be difficult to remember all of the points that the author has made without having to write copious notes The other problem is that since I am incredibly time poor I really have little time to craft a brilliant and concise review based upon these notes, so in the end I generally just read through the book and hope for the best when I come t [...]

    2. This is a topic I ve only recently begun to think about Because of the political climate I ve begun to depend on the news much frequently and want to know that what I m reading is balanced, factual and reliable I m on the fence about whistleblowers because while it can be important to know things that affect us, I also am not certain that I believe that we truly need to know absolutely everything But I m not sureis is a topic to really wrestle with But one thing I do knowurnalism is important a [...]

    3. I listened to this audiobook thanks to Blinkist.I am absolutely STUNNED Read this if you prefer GOOD non fiction.The key message in this book A free press serves as a counterweight to state power The public can t be informed unless journalists are free to research and publish stories to benefit democracy and encourage transparent government Today, however, free media is under threat The internet has given governments additional tools of repression against journalists and whistleblowers and has r [...]

    4. Paradoxically, at a time when information flows around the world freely than ever before, the controls are tightening.

    5. A fantastic insight into the murky world of spying, journalism, conservative politicians and media barons.

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