Byline: John H. Fuson; 1999-12-01; University of Pennyslvania Law Review; pages pp. 628-671
Report: Undercover Journalism Debated
"Walter Cronkite's direct yet comforting closing to the evening new evoked the idyllic American image of journalism: the facts, plain and simple, honestly presented, without spin or dirt. The romanticized promise of First Amendment protections for a free press—that dutiful reporters would keep citizens informed about important public matters so that they might exercise a sound and reasonable check on the powers of government at the ballot box—was captured in that simple phrase. . ."
Description:John H. Fuson explains the public's perception on "journalism."
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