When Reporters Cross The Line: The Heroes, the Villains, the Hackers and the Spies

When Reporters Cross The Line: The Heroes, the Villains, the Hackers and the Spies

Stewart Purvis, Jeff Hulbert


whilst journalists go the road tells the real tale of moments whilst the worlds of media, propaganda, politics, espionage and crime collide, casting journalism into controversy. Its pages function the various best-known names in British broadcasting, together with John Simpson, Lindsey Hilsum and Charles Wheeler. There are women and men who went past acknowledged journalistic conventions. a few ignored the code in their craft within the identify of public curiosity; a few crossed the road in ways in which had actually surprising results. a few of the info were stored as heavily guarded secrets and techniques - formerly. This designated account of recent reporting examines the lengths to which reporters at the entrance line are ready to visit get a narrative or to espouse a reason. Journalistic heroes and villains abound, yet definite of these heroes have been improper, and a few of the villains have been unusually principled. within the warmth of conflict and political clash, obstacles are overlooked and ethics forgotten - and never simply by opposing armies. during this remarkable publication, Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert supply unprecedented entry to the minds of journalists and to the usually stressful judgements they make while confronted with severe events. In doing so, it hammers domestic a few unpalatable truths, posing the basic query: the place do you draw the road? that includes John Simpson, W. N. Ewer, Walter Duranty, man Burgess, John Peet, Reg Foster and Brendan Mulholland, Charles Wheeler, Frederick Forsyth, Martin Bell, Sidney Bernstein, Sandy Gall, Lindsey Hilsum, and Andrew Gilligan.

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