March 2004
Nieman Reports;Spring2004, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p49
This section offers facts about several books on journalism. The book And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank by Steve Oney, describes how newspapers published sensational stories, headlines and commentary about this early 20th century murder trial and lynching. In reflecting on Ken Auletta's book, Backstory: Inside the Business of News, Everette E. Dennis compliments the author on his keen understanding of the business of news. Dennis goes on to explore how journalists' usual aversion to structural or stylistic change might affect their ability to respond and react to rapid business changes. Jeffrey Scheuer reviews James Boylan's book, Pulitzer's School: Columbia University's School of Journalism, 1903-2003, with an eye toward connecting the school's history to its current circumstance.


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