Home Truths about Foreign News

Harriman, Ed
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1989
Pages:  240pp   ISBN:  0-86232-705-9
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18748

This book is about HACKS - journalists, the men and women who fly into famines and wars and in a few days churn out stories telling the world what has been going on. It shows how HACKS work and the pressures that they face through some of the big news stories and hidden wars of the past decade. It's also about "newspeak" and double talk to square what is actually happening to the complacencies of news organisations at home. Finally, it's about how one HACK thinks; how he has picked his way through the political minefield of journalism and survived with only the loss of a few stories chopped and a few others consigned to the waste bin.

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