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Title:The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:University of Illinois Press
ISBN:0252071107
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Number of Pages:480
Category:Non fiction, History, Politics, Journalism, Society

The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism by Upton Sinclair, Robert W. McChesney, Ben Scott

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism States that American journalism is a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor This title likens journalists to prostitutes and the title of the book refers to a chit that was issued to patrons of urban brothels of the era It presents a critique of the structural basis of US media

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