The Journalist and the Murderer

The Journalist and the Murderer

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This is an enquiry into the morality of journalism. The author takes as the axis of her argument the case of Joe McGinniss, author of "Fatal Vision", the story of a doctor convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters. Malcolm explores the inherent imbalance that lies between journalist and subject. In her interviews with the leading characters in the case - the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury and the various people who testified as expert witnesses at the trial - Malcolm is always conscious of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. This book reflects some of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 143 x 222mm | 385g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747507597
  • 9780747507598
  • 1,896,345

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