Journalism and its Forever Problems

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Here is a GOOD Books’ list of past journalistic scandals, which given the state of the current phone-hacking mess, is some necessary zoomed-out context on the history of journalism.

For example, remember William Randolph Hearst’s megalomanic media domination? Or the thin line between journalistic slant and perspective? Read about all the lines that have been (and are continuing to be) crossed!


Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →