"Outbreak of Fiction is Alarming News" - Howard Kurtz - The Washington Post

"Outbreak of Fiction is Alarming News" - Howard Kurtz - The Washington Post

by: Howard Kurtz | publication date: June 29, 1998 | Publication: The Washington Post |

". . .Are these isolated incidents that just happened to erupt around the same time? Or do they suggest something larger about the journalistic culture?

One common theme in these mounting embarrassments is the desire to make a big splash in the roiling waters of media competition. Another is the failure of top news executives to heed warning signs until it's too late. . ."

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