The Resource Truth in our times : inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts, David E. McCraw

Truth in our times : inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts, David E. McCraw

Label
Truth in our times : inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts
Title
Truth in our times
Title remainder
inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts
Statement of responsibility
David E. McCraw
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David E. McGraw recounts his experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for The New York Times during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations. In October 2016, Donald Trump's lawyers demanded that The New York Times retract an article about two women who accused the then presidential candidate of touching them inappropriately. David E. McCraw sent a scathing letter of refusal that dismissed the libel claim, defended the reporters' work on the article, and championed the rights of the women sharing their story as a cornerstone of American democracy. His letter went viral, embraced by liberals as an anti-Trump message and by women as a voice against sexual harassment. McGraw's intent wasn't partisan or political, but to stand against any individual or administration trying to suppress journalists from reporting the truth, and he found himself hailed as a hero of press freedom. With President Trump's declaration of the media as 'the enemy of the American people' and a rallying cry from increasingly volatile quarters dismissing reports as 'fake news,' protecting the First Amendment's freedom of the press has never been more important in the country's history. This book shares McGraw's battle experiences as The Times's Deputy General Counsel since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories. From Hillary Clinton's email investigation to Trump's tax returns, McGraw is at the center of the editors' decisions about what news is fit to print
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCraw, David E.
Dewey number
342.7308/53
Index
index present
LC call number
KF2750
LC item number
.M377 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Times Company
  • Press law
  • Freedom of the press
  • Libel and slander
  • Press and politics
  • Fake news
  • United States
Label
Truth in our times : inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts, David E. McCraw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Election day -- Reckless disregard -- Mystery mail and the box in the courthouse -- Tax day -- Day of the gaggle -- Us vs. Us -- The leaks police -- The Don of defamation -- Fake fake news -- Insecure -- Weinstein & Co -- Alice in FOIA-land -- A world of trouble -- One morning a letter -- Afterword: the First Amendment is dead: a love story
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250184429
Lccn
2018045141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1076423514
  • (OCoLC)1076423514
Label
Truth in our times : inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts, David E. McCraw
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Election day -- Reckless disregard -- Mystery mail and the box in the courthouse -- Tax day -- Day of the gaggle -- Us vs. Us -- The leaks police -- The Don of defamation -- Fake fake news -- Insecure -- Weinstein & Co -- Alice in FOIA-land -- A world of trouble -- One morning a letter -- Afterword: the First Amendment is dead: a love story
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250184429
Lccn
2018045141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1076423514
  • (OCoLC)1076423514

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