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Guardians of liberty : freedom of the press and the nature of news / by Linda Barrett Osborne.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Erlanger Branch 323.445 O81g 2020 (Text) 33126024453189 New YA Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419736896
  • ISBN: 1419736892
  • Physical Description: 202 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-195) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The eighteenth century: partisan press and revolution -- Congress does make a law -- News, politics, and war in the nineteenth century -- Twentieth-century presidents, war, and the news media -- Civil rights, Vietnam, and the news media -- Freedom for the student press -- National security, 9/11, and press censorship -- Fake news, real lies, and the press -- Keeping the press safe for democracy.
Summary, etc.:
"Guardians of Liberty explores the essential and basic American ideal of freedom of the press. Allowing the American press to publish-even if what they're reporting is contentious-without previous censure or interference by the federal government was so important to the Founding Fathers that they placed a guarantee in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Citing numerous examples from America's past, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement to Obama's and Trump's presidencies, Linda Barrett Osborne shows how freedom of the press has played an essential role in the growth of this nation, allowing democracy to flourish. She further discusses the diversity of American news and explores why freedom of the press is still imperative to uphold today. -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 and Up Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Freedom of the press.
Press and politics.

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