The trailer, recently completed by research assistant Jeremiah N. Patterson, reviews the media myths related to the Watergate scandal, the purported Cronkite Moment, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Another YouTube video–prepared by Patterson in the fall to mark the anniversary of the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast that supposedly was so realistic that it panicked America–also is accessible online. The video discusses Halloween’s greatest media myth.
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- NYTimes practices ‘yellow journalism’? How so?
- Bra-burning revisited, in error
- Puncturing media myths: The case for modest media influence
- The ‘anniversary’ of a media myth: ‘I’ll furnish the war’
- ‘War Lovers’: A myth-indulging disappointment
- Halberstam the ‘unimpeachable’? Try myth-promoter
- Finding hints of Hearst in the Tucson aftermath? What a stretch
- On bringing down Nixon
- Woah, WaPo: Mythmaking in the movies
- WaPo journo on Jessica Lynch story rejoins paper
- Not off the hook with ‘reportedly’
- Invoking media myths to score points
- Getting It Wrong goes on Q-and-A