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American Muckraker - Corrections

Below is a list of corrections made following the first printed edition of American Muckraker: Rethinking Journalism for the 21st Century. All changes are reflected in other editions of the book.

p.66

“Project Veritas’s” in the third paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

 p.73-74

In the conversational segment, “O’Keefe” changed to “Muckraker” for speaker identification.

p.75

“Project Veritas’s” in the first paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.76

“Project Veritas’s” in the first paragraph changed to “Veritas’"

“Project Veritas” capitalization in the third sentence of the first paragraph.

“Pulitzer Prize winner” in the last sentence of the middle paragraph changed to 

“Pulitzer Prize-winner.”

p.78

“attorney generals” in the last sentence of the end paragraph changed to “attorneys general.”

p.79

Footnote 272 is incorrect and must be changed to: 

Greg B. Smith, “Schemer behind Roy Moore setup of Washington Post hid criminal conviction in his N.Y. tax filings,” New York Daily News, December 1, 2017.

“Project Veritas’s” in the third paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.80

“that evening” in the first sentence of the end paragraph can be removed.

p.81

Footnote 275 can be shortened to:

Smith, “Schemer behind Roy Moore setup of Washington Post.”

“the same day” in the first sentence of the end paragraph can be changed to “in 2020.”

“the events of 2017” in the second sentence of the end paragraph can be changed to 

“recent events.”

p.82

“Project Veritas’s” in the first paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.85

“identity and address” in the second sentence of the end paragraph can be changed to “identities and addresses.”

p.96

“Most” in the third sentence of the “Internal Self-Motivation” block section can be changed to “Some.”

p.102

“has” in the second sentence of the “Whistleblowing in Democratic Societies” first paragraph can be changed to “had.”

p.103

The first sentence in the end paragraph can be changed as follows:

“In December 2020, this muckraker received a message from an undisclosed source bringing an Assange audio tape to his attention.”

Footnote 333 “Whistle-Blower Narratives” changed to: 

Whistleblowers: Broken Lives and Organizational Power (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001).

And please add this book to the Works Cited on p.131 in this format:

Alford, C. Fred.  Whistleblowers: Broken Lives and Organizational Power.  Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001.

p.109

“Ryan Hartwig” in the 4th line of the top block quote can be changed to “Cassandra Spencer.”

p.114

“I wasn’t supposed to hear that” is part of the conversation and can be justified in-line with the block quote dialogue.

p.120

“Project Veritas’s” in the end paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.132

“target” in the 5th line of “The Truer It Is, the Worse It Gets” paragraph can be changed to “subject.”

p.133

“book” in the first sentence of “The Hidden Camera As an Extension of Man” paragraph can be changed to “law review article.”

p.136

Change “target” to “subject” in second sentence in first paragraph.

“explained further in the Privacy Chapter” in the 3rd line of the end paragraph can be removed.

“Project Veritas’s” in the second paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

“Her” in the 8th line of the end paragraph can be changed to “Ploshnick’s.”

p.137

“PV” in the first sentence of the end paragraph can be changed to “Project Veritas.”

p.138-139

“PVA” in the conversational segment can be changed to “Calli.”

p.142

“The attorneys for A. A. Dietmann in his case…most pernicious effect on the dignity of man…where candor is most valued.” In the second paragraph can be removed entirely including the footnote.

p.143

“assaults” bridging the 4th and 5th lines of the third paragraph can be in “quotations.”

Footnote 442 change to:  The New York Times Company v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971) 

p.146

“the” can be added in the second sentence of the second paragraph of the “Dilemma of Recording” subchapter to make “of the 1970s for the Chicago Sun-Times…”

Change “target” to “subject” in final sentence of this same paragraph.

p.148

Change “target” to “subject” in the final sentence of the first partial paragraph.

Change “David Wright and Amy Robach, who unintentionally blew open ABC’s cover-up of the Jeffrey Epstein case, are indeed known, with Robach moderately well-known.  That said, neither were in a position of ultimate authority or anything close to it.”  TO: “Neither David Wright nor Amy Robach were in a position of ultimate authority or anything close to it.”

“In the case of the Amy Robach tape, CBS News and ABC News colluded to find and fire the leaker.” In the second sentence of the end paragraph can be removed.

p.149

“Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter…on the First Amendment:” in the second sentence of the first paragraph can be removed and replaced with: “William Fulbright said,”

p.150

“Project Veritas’s” in the third paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.152

“Project Veritas’s” in the second paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.155

Footnote 481 in the end paragraph is improperly formatted. 

“Project Veritas’s” in the third paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.157

“Bob” Dylan can be added to identify which Dylan in the first sentence of “The Camera’s Pernicious Effect on Dignity” subchapter.

p.163

Footnote 507 and Footnote 508 “Michael Miner” is incorrect and can be changed to:

Smith and Zekman, The Mirage.

p.168

Change the last end note to: The New York Times Company v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971)

p.170

“disclose the secret rules of powers” in the first sentence of the second paragraph can be adjusted to singular for: “disclose the secret rules of power.”

p.171

“Stetler” in the first sentence of the last paragraph can be changed to “Stelter.”

p.172

“state” in the second to last sentence of the second body paragraph can be capitalized to “State.”

p.176

“Project Veritas’s” in the second body paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.179

A space needs to be added “streets ofNew York” in the second sentence of the second body paragraph.

“Baquet was walking with deputy managing editor Clifford Levy” in the 5th line of the second body paragraph can be removed.

“Project Veritas’s” in the fourth paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

 p.184

“that they might let it out, which mean that you” in the fifth line from the bottom of the block quote can be changed to “that they might let it out, which meant that you…”

p.186

Footnote 568 “1985” is incorrect and can be changed to “1995.”

p.187

“The investigative journalist,” confessed Bernays, “is the propagandist’s natural enemy, as the former serves the public interest, while the latter tends to work against it.” In the last sentence of the page can be removed.

p.198

“Project Veritas’s” in the fourth full body paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.199

Footnote 608

“and” is bold and can be plain format, “and”

p.204

“Project Veritas’s” in the first paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.211

Add additional citation between Daniel Boorstin’s The Image and Noam Chomsky’s Media Control:

Herman, Edward S. and Noam Chomsky.  Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.  New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011.

p.212

“litigation other than the lawyers and pay out” in the last sentence of the first paragraph needs commas added:  “litigationother than the lawyersand pay out”

p.214

“On the Times’ “Journalism” website…” in the 4th line of the second body paragraph can be changed to “On the Times’ “Journalism” mission statement page on their website…”

p.215

“Project Veritas’s” in the first paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.217

“Project Veritas’s” in the end paragraph changed to “Veritas’ “

p.223

The following source can be added to the Journal Articles:

Voakes, Paul S.  “What Were You Thinking?  A Survey of Journalists Who Were Sued for Invasion of Privacy.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 75, no.2, Summer 1998.

p.230

“…woman and children on earth, you will be wiser.” In the 6th line of the third full body paragraph can be changed to “…woman and children on earth, you will be wise.”

p.261

The Usual Suspects, third from the bottom, date changed to 1995.

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