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    Watergate 50 Years Later

    American University professor Joseph Campbell taught a class about the 1972 Watergate scandal and, what he calls, “the myth of heroic journalism.” He argued that the unraveling of the Watergate scandal…

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    Yellow Journalism and the Spanish-American War

    American University Professor W. Joseph Campbell taught a class on myths about , and the lead-up to Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. He debunked the tale that William Randolph Hearst…

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    Vietnam, Walter Cronkite and Public Opinion

    On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite’s remarks are often cited as a turning point in American…

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    Lost in a Gallup

    American University professor W. Joseph Campbell talked about the history of polling and its impact on presidential races. This virtual event was hosted by the Iowa City UNESCO City of…

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    1995

    W. Joseph Campbell talked about his book, 1995: The Year the Future Began, about the political and historical importance of the year 1995. 1995 was the year of the Oklahoma City bombing,…

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    Q&A with W. Joseph Campbell

    W. Joseph Campbell talked about his book Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism (University of California Press, 2010). In his book Professor Campbell looks at examples of events where news has been altered, exaggerated, or…

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    Freedom of Press Around the World

    Journalists W. Joseph Campbell and Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about freedom of the press around the world with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up Foundation’s…

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    The Year That Defined American Journalism

    Joseph Campbell talked about his book, The Year That Defined American Journalism, published by Routledge. In his book he examines the year 1897, when journalism was becoming 'big business." He describes changes in…

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    Press Freedoms in the U.S.

    A discussion on press freedoms in the U.S. and anonymous sources was held with students participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included ways…

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    The Year That Defined American Journalism

    Joseph Campbell was interviewed about his book, The Year That Defined American Journalism, published by Routledge. In his book he examines the year 1897, when journalism was becoming 'big…

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