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Spiked: How Chain Management Corrupted America's Oldest Newspaper Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0933614277 ISBN-10: 0933614276 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Peregrine Pr; First Edition edition (October 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933614276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933614277
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Washington, DC-based Andrew Kreig is the author of "Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters" published in 2013, the first book in print about President Obama's second term.

It connects the dots to more than a century of unreported and under-reported history to explain such programs as the NSA spy scandal and agreement by most in the major parties for what Kreig describes as an austerity budget for Americans. Details: www.presidentialpuppetry.com.

Kreig is a longtime investigative reporter and attorney whose book arose from probes undertaken by the non-partisan Justice Integrity Project (www.justice-integrity.org).

An attorney, author and strategist listed in "Who's Who in the World" since the 1990s, he was President/CEO of the Wireless Communications Association from 1996 to 2008 in its worldwide advocacy to create a wireless broadband industry.

He holds law degrees from Yale Law School and the University of Chicago School of Law, and a history degree from Cornell University, where he was a student newspaper editor, rowing team member, heavyweight boxing champion, and a Golden Gloves regional finalist. In 1987, he authored "Spiked: How Chain Management Corrupted America's Oldest Newspaper," a case study of changes affecting the news industry. He has been widely published in the general media, and in specialty publications addressing policy and technical issues.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lee Ann Gerhart on August 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is more timely today than when it first appeared. I cannot say it better than reviewers of the time:
"...Kreig deserves a place on the required reading list of any ethics class ... The book offers enough specific examples to stimulate class analysis for several semesters." (Journalism Quarterly)
"Anyone who has been a reporter will recognize the characters in this compelling book, whether or not they've worked for a chain. The arrogance, pretentiousness and downright cowardice so common to newspaper management appear here in bold relief." (John R. MacArthur, Publisher, Harper's Magazine)
"....a pretty chilling tale...very well reported." (Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor, Newsweek)
"...beg, borrow, buy or steal a copy of Spiked." (Willimantic Chronicle).
I agree! A must read!
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This is the inside story of how after the Hartford Current was purchased by The Times Mirror Co,. of Los Angeles, The newspaper was Bent to print only items that wold increase sales, True or FALSE.
Must read for ANY one interested in Journalism or Corrupt Big Business
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey J. Waldau on December 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Spiked provides an insider's account of the economics and politics that shape the newspaper industry -- excessive bending for profits, prizes and pacification. As indicated by the overwhelmingly positive response to this important book, this continues to be an enduring analysis of the most important trends in the news business, affecting the forces at work that shape our democracy.
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