Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2005

432 Pages | 30 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195178616

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Reporting from Washington

The History of the Washington Press Corps

Donald A. Ritchie

Beginning with 1932, when a newly elected FDR energized the sleepy capital, Ritchie highlights the dramatic changes in journalism that have occurred in the last seven decades. We meet legendary columnists and investigative reporters, as well as the pioneers of radio, television, cable television, and internet news. We also learn about the efforts of female and black reporters to break into what had long been a bastion of white maleness, the press corps.
From Walter Winchell to Matt Drudge, the people who cover Washington politics are among the most colorful and influential in American news. Reporting from Washington offers an unforgettable portrait of these figures as well as of the dramatic changes in American journalism in the twentieth century.