For better or for worse, the
news media in the United States has huge worldwide influence. And yet
little is actually known about its real inner workings, inherent logic
and deeply embedded customs.
this revealing and sometimes brutally honest media autobiography,
veteran American journalist Tom Plate tells you what it is really like
to work inside these corridors of power. The author—a syndicated
newspaper columnist as well as a professor at the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA)—takes you behind the scenes at iconic
media institutions such as Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times and New York magazine.
There you meet such factors of media life as the reality of the
deadline, the speed of the news cycle, the inevitability of office
politics, the debilitating impact of political correctness and the
occasional great joys of journalism.
young adults who are considering a career in the news media, this
compelling book is necessary reading; and for older professionals who
in their work have to deal directly with the news media or who are
deeply curious about its inner workings, this book will come as a true