Chronicles Magazine February 1996

The Matter of Money

In earlier years, news outlets could be easily distinguished from publishing or entertainment vehicles with which they might be loosely connected through common holding companies. Today, however, the "press" broadly defined is bound up with the...

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    Shadowmetrics

    The public opinion poll has become an ubiquitous feature of modern life. Seventy years ago, there were no professional pollsters. Fifty years ago only a handful—Gallup, Roper—served as takers of the public pulse.

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    Cry, the Beloved Country

    The Yugoslav civil war will turn out to be, from the long perspective of the American experience, a mere dot on the horizon. But for a small part of the American landscape, the twisted portrayal of this war, by politicians and the media, will be...

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