COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
WHAT THE PUBLIC WANTS: SENSATION OR SPINACH?
Should journalism give the public what it wants – or what it needs? Is there a middle ground? Journalist and historian Andie Tucher explores the perennial delights and dangers of the sensational press in the U.S. and Britain and places Sir Charles Worgan in context with his real world counterparts.
Andie Tucher wrote Froth and Scum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness,and The Ax Murder in America’s First Mass Medium. She is an associate professor and directs theCommunications PhD program atthe Columbia Journalism School.
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