The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism

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In this systematic critique of the structural basis of U.S. media -- arguably the first one ever published -- Upton Sinclair writes that "American journalism is a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor." Likening journalists to prostitutes, the title of the book refers to a chit that was issued to patrons of urban brothels of the era. Fueled by mounting disdain for newspapers run by business tycoons and conservative editors, Sinclair self-published The Brass Check in the years after The Jungle had ...

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2012, Nabu Press

ISBN-13: 9781279363256

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The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism
2002, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252071102

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The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism
2002, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

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The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism
1970, Arno Press, New York, NY

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