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" The function of news is to signalize an event, the function of truth is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them into relation with each other, and make a picture of reality on which men can act. "
Essays on Strategy 12 - Page 254
edited by - 1996 - 415 pages
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Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 103

Josiah Gilbert Holland, Richard Watson Gilder - 1922 - 1026 pages
...the most fertile is that news and truth are not the same thing, and must be clearly distinguished. The function of news is to signalize an event; the...is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them into relation with one another, and make a picture of reality on which men can act. Only at those points...
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Public Opinion

Walter Lippmann - 1922 - 448 pages
...to signalize an event, the function of truth is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them into relation with each other, and make a picture of reality on which men can act. Only at those points, where social conditions take recognizable and measurable shape, do the body of...
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Our Governmental Machine

Schuyler Crawford Wallace - 1924 - 244 pages
...signalize the event, the function of truth is to bring into light the hidden facts and set them into relation with each other, and make a picture of reality on which men can act." The press "is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and...
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Newsmen's Privilege: Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 3 ... , 93-1, February ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary - 1973 - 770 pages
...reflect my own views on this controversy. Some 50 years ago Walter Lippmann wrote that the press's job "is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them in relation to each other, and to make a picture of reality on which men may act." This same view is embodied in...
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Newsmen's Privilege: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session, on H.R ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 3 - 1973 - 786 pages
...reflect my own views on this controversy. Some 50 years ago Walter Lippmann wrote that the press's job "is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them in relation to each other, and to make a picture of reality on which men may act." This same view is embodied in...
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Public Persons

Walter Lippmann - 1976 - 198 pages
...carry societies to shipwreck or safety. "The function of the news," he wrote in Public Opinion (1922), "is to signalize an event, the function of truth is to bring to light hidden facts, and to set them in relation with other facts, and to make a picture of reality on which...
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Discovering The News: A Social History Of American Newspapers

Michael Schudson - 1981 - 241 pages
...wrote Public Opinion in 1922, he argued that the function of news is to "signalize an event," while the function of truth is to "bring to light the hidden facts and set them into relation with each other."" Only where social conditions take recognizable and measurable...
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Beyond Malice: The Media's Years of Reckoning

Richard M. Clurman - 1988 - 322 pages
...Lippmann wrote more than a half century ago, "are not the same thing, and must be clearly distinguished. The function of news is to signalize an event, the...is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them into relation with each other. There is a very small body of exact knowledge, which it requires no...
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The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference

William A. Dorman, Mansour Farhang - 1988 - 292 pages
...and prejudice, the conduct of political affairs can be left only to experts. According to Lippmann, "The function of news is to signalize an event, the...function of truth is to bring to light the hidden facts."3 The press, Lippmann wrote, plays at best a limited role, functioning like a searchlight that...
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Nightly Horrors: Crisis Coverage by Television Network News

Dan D. Nimmo, James E. Combs - 1989 - 236 pages
...took great pains to distinguish between news and truth. They are "not the same thing," he wrote, for "the function of news is to signalize an event, the...facts, to set them in relation with each other, and to make a picture of reality on which men can act" (p. 358). Hence, "journalism is not a first hand...
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