Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press

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Dark Days in the Newsroom traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s. Edward Alwood, a former news correspondent describes this remarkable story of conflict, principle, and personal sacrifice with noticeable (r)lan. He shows how McCarthy's minions pried inside newsrooms thought to be sacrosanct under the First Amendment, and details how journalists mounted a heroic defense of freedom of the ...

Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press 2007, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781592133420

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