Covering the Body

Covering the Body

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Covering the Body (the title refers to the charge given journalists to follow a president) is a powerful reassessment of the media's role in shaping our collective memory of the assassination--at the same time as it used the assassination coverage to legitimize its own role as official interpreter of American reality. Of the more than fifty reporters covering Kennedy in Dallas, no one actually saw the assassination. And faced with a monumentally important story that was continuously breaking, most journalists had no time to verify leads or substantiate reports. Rather, they took discrete moments of their stories and turned them into one coherent narrative, blurring what was and was not qprofessionalq about their coverage.... A Readera#39;s Guide.aquot; New York Times Book Review, 2 February 1992, pp. 1, 23- 25. ... 42 (Winter 1965), pp. 149-64. aquot;As We See It.aquot; TV Guide, 29 July 1967, p. 1. aquot; At Issue: Judgment bv Television.aquot; Columbia Journalism Review (Winter 1964), anbsp;...

Title:Covering the Body
Author:Barbie Zelizer
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1992-10-15


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