Slow the Presses

American Carnival
Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media
Neil Henry
University of California Press, $24.95, 326 pp.

My copy of Neil Henry’s American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media is filled with sticky notes marking passages I want to share with my journalism students. But that’s not to say that Henry’s book is merely a textbook. It pulls together scads of lively historical and contemporary anecdotes about American journalism, offering fresh perspectives on its current state. For that reason alone it deserves a wide readership.


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About the Author

Jean Hughes Raber teaches journalism at Michigan State University.