Tag: book review

Book Compares Presidential Press Treatment

Jon Marshall, “CLASH: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis.” Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Potomac Books. 2022. 413 pages. $36.95. Widely acknowledged as one of the leading scholars writing about the intersection of presidential history and American journalism, Jon Marshall of Northwestern University, has made yet another critically important contribution to the

The broken heart of America: A response to Walter Johnson

During a webinar about his book sponsored by Washington University Oct. 1, Walter Johnson, the Harvard professor who wrote “Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States, ” was asked by William Freivogel, publisher of the Gateway Journalism Review, to comment on the review GJR has published about his

GJR book review: McChesney critique mired in Marxist ideology

BY JACK YOUNG / The “collapse of journalism” is a hot topic these days. Although its decline preceded the Internet, the Internet appears to be the preferred news medium and a major cause for the failing media business model. Professor Robert McChesney’s latest foray into the discussion over the Internet’s impact on journalism

Book review: “Ugly War, Pretty Package”

Deborah L. Jaramillo’s book, "Ugly War, Pretty Package" is a close analysis of the cable news coverage of the early days of the war in Iraq. Although CNN and Fox News are often seen as left-leaning and right-leaning counterpoints in the world of cable news, respectively, Jaramillo argues there is more that makes them alike