American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone by D. D. Guttenplan

By D. D. Guttenplan

Popular entrance columnist and New Deal propagandist.  Fearless opponent of McCarthyism and feared scourge of authentic liars.  Enterprising, self reliant reporter and avid beginner classicist.  As D.D. Guttenplan places it in his compelling book, I.F. Stone did what few in his career could—he constantly concept for himself. America's so much celebrated investigative journalist himself is still anything of a secret, besides the fact that. Born Isidor Feinstein in Philadelphia, raised in rural New Jersey, by way of the age of 25 this school drop-out used to be already an influential newsman, and having fun with striking entry to key figures in New Deal Washington and the friendship of significant artists in New York.

It is Guttenplan’s knowledge to work out that the foremost to Stone’s achievements all through his singular career—and not only in his celebrated I.F. Stone’s Weekly—lay within the strength and fervour of his political commitments. Stone’s calm, forensic, but devastating experiences on American politics and associations sprang from an intensive religion within the long term customers for American democracy.

His testimony at the legacy of yankee politics from the recent Deal and global warfare II to the period of the civil rights struggles, the Vietnam warfare, and past quantities to as shiny a checklist of these instances as we're prone to have. Guttenplan's full of life, provocative publication makes transparent why such a lot of of his pronouncements have received the strength of prophecy.

Show description

Read or Download American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone PDF

Best journalism books

Deciding What's News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Newsweek, and Time (Medill Visions of the American Press)

For ten years, Herbert J. Gans spent significant time in 4 significant tv and journal newsrooms, staring at and speaking to the reporters who pick out the nationwide information tales that tell the USA approximately itself. Writing in the course of the golden age of journalism, Gans integrated such headline occasions because the struggle on Poverty, the Vietnam conflict and the protests opposed to it, city ghetto issues, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reach for the Ground: The Downhill Struggle of Jeffrey Bernard

For 40 years Bernard wrote in basic terms approximately himself, and the story of his lifestyles, loves and screw ups has develop into mythical. succeed in for the floor is an impossible to resist number of the easiest of Jeffrey Bernard's celebrated Low existence contributions to the Spectator. The column was defined as 'a suicide notice in weekly instalments' and have become a countrywide establishment whose passing used to be famous with nice sorrow.

The Scapegoat: A Novel

Writer be aware: Translated via Karen Emmerich
------------------

b]From an important new Greek author, by no means earlier than translated--a wide-ranging, muck-raking, superbly written novel in regards to the unsolved homicide of an American journalist in Greece within the forties[/b]

In 1948, the physique of an American journalist is located floating within the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is attempted and convicted for the homicide . . . but if he's published twelve years later, he claims his confession was once the results of torture.

Flash ahead to trendy day Greece, the place a tender, disaffected highschool pupil is given an project for a college undertaking: locate the truth.

Based at the genuine tale of famed CBS reporter George Polk--journalism's prestigious Polk Awards have been named after him--who used to be investigating embezzlement of U. S. relief through the right-wing Greek executive, Nikolaidou's novel is a sweeping saga that brings jointly the turbulent Greece of the post-war interval with the present period, the place the rustic reveals itself dealing with turbulent political instances as soon as again.

Told through key avid gamers within the story--the speeding journalist's Greek widow; the mum and sisters of the convicted guy; the brutal Thessaloniki leader of Police; a U. S. international workplace investigator--it is the fashionable day pupil who's such a lot affecting of all of them, as he questions fact, justice and sacrifice . . . and the way the prior is usually with us.

From the Hardcover edition.

Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy: The Opus Magus

Dragon Moon Press follows its hugely winning name, the entire consultant to Writing myth, with a moment quantity of recommendation, examples, and assets devoted to assisting you create your individual epic delusion event. that includes the writing abilities of. .. Campbell and Compton criminal Winner Wen Spencer, 2003 EPPIE Award Winner Jeanine Berry , 2002 EPPIE Nominated Tony Ruggiero, 1999 Blue Boa Award Winner Kim Headlee, Will McDermott, Michael R.

Additional info for American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone

Sample text

David Westin, the president of ABC News, told a convention of journalists in 2003 that digital technology is leading to “fundamental transformations” in news gathering and reporting. qxd 4/19/04 9:05 AM Page 33 What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You 33 we do it smart then it will enable editorial people to be able to get their reporting to the air more efficiently without as many people touching it and changing it and editing it along the way,” Weston said. “And it will allow them to express themselves and do better work faster.

CNN, still the leading twenty-fourhour news network at the time, prided itself on gavel-to-gavel coverage of the court proceedings. As a correspondent, I did my best to hide every time the bosses in Atlanta were looking for reinforcements in Los Angeles. But I, all the other non-O. J. correspondents at all news networks, and especially the American public paid a price for this coverage. It was nearly impossible to get any other news on the air. The Monica Lewinsky scandal was the same and more.

CORPORATE SYNERGY Another part of the fallout from megacorporations owning networks and news divisions is equally disturbing. ” Cross pollination is an attempt to save money while getting cross promotion by having the separate entities within the corporation work together on projects. After Time Warner took over Turner Broadcasting, CNN launched programs such as CNN and Time and CNN and Fortune. The idea was to use some of Time Warner’s other staff members in CNN programming and to share resources and reporting.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 37 votes