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The Resource The chain gang : one newspaper versus the Gannett empire, Richard McCord

The chain gang : one newspaper versus the Gannett empire, Richard McCord

Label
The chain gang : one newspaper versus the Gannett empire
Title
The chain gang
Title remainder
one newspaper versus the Gannett empire
Statement of responsibility
Richard McCord
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "They're closing in on me, Dick, and I'm afraid they're going to get me," said Frank Wood, publisher of the Green Bay News-Chronicle, in a phone call to his friend and colleague, Richard McCord. Drained of cash and spirit, Wood could not hold out much longer against a devouring giant, the Gannett Company. As editor and publisher of the nationally distinguished weekly Santa Fe Reporter, McCord had successfully fended off Gannett's "Operation Demolition" when it moved into town. Now Wood was seeking the help of a survivor
  • Startling case histories of the dubious tactics practiced by Gannett, unsparing insights into the newspaper industry, and harsh conclusions all come together in the dramatic story of these two men's efforts to save the small Green Bay daily from being obliterated at the hands of the nation's largest newspaper chain. Their success is a metaphor for one of the oldest triumphs of the world: that of David over Goliath
  • ""They're closing in on me, Dick, and I'm afraid they're going to get me," said Frank Wood, publisher of the Green Bay News-Chronicle, in a phone call to his friend and colleague, Richard McCord. Drained of cash and spirit, Wood could not hold out much longer against a devouring giant, the Gannett Company. As editor and publisher of the nationally distinguished weekly Santa Fe Reporter, McCord had successfully fended off Gannett's "Operation Demolition" when it moved into town. Now Wood was seeking the help of a survivor. Startling case histories of the dubious tactics practiced by Gannett, unsparing insights into the newspaper industry, and harsh conclusions all come together in the dramatic story of these two men's efforts to save the small Green Bay daily from being obliterated at the hands of the nation's largest newspaper chain. Their success is a metaphor for one of the oldest triumphs of the world: that of David over Goliath. "McCord has done something marvelous with this. He's taken a deeply disturbing nationwide trend and put it on a small midwestern stage with real characters. The Chain Gang's message needs to be heard by as many Americans as read newspapers. Already Gannett's monopoly tactics have impoverished communities across the country. McCord is one man fighting back, coolly, rationally, creatively, and stubbornly. Let's join him."{u2014}Michael Shnayerson, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair "More graphically than almost any other available record of the era, the Gannett piracy is what has happened to this country, tolled where the price is truly paid, in the lives of communities and people."{u2014}Roger Morris, winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors' National Award for Distinguished Investigative Journalism "Richard McCord's The Chain Gang takes the losing battle for the soul of American newspapers from the euphoric accounts on financial pages to show what corporate news chains can mean in human terms to the people and the vitality of the victimized cities and towns. His is a unique account of the power and depredations of the Gannett Chain under its glib empire builder, Allen Neuharth. It goes behind the facade of slick public relations and financial killings for investors to show what happens when a ruthless and ambitious wheeler-dealer gets control of our news."{u2014}Ben H. Bagdikian, media critic and Pulitzer Prize winner."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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McCord, Richard
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.M3717
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Newspaper publishing
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • McCord, Richard
  • Gannett Company
Label
The chain gang : one newspaper versus the Gannett empire, Richard McCord
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Third Day
  • Victim and Villain
  • "The Newspaper That Was Murdered"
  • No Decency
  • Aftershocks
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Not in the Cards
  • The Green Bay Project
  • Whispering Miles
  • The Battle of Little Rock
  • Salem, Oregon
  • A Hard Landing
  • The Resistance Within
  • "A License to Print Money"
  • An Enthusiasm for Fraud
  • "The Highest Level of Dishonor"
  • The Conspirators
  • Eviscerated Shells
  • Numbers Do Not Lie
  • Gray Days, Dark Nights
  • Why Am I Doing This?
  • A Call in the Night
  • One More Warning
  • Painful Progress
  • Lives That Matter, Flesh That Bleeds
  • The Ticking Clock
  • The Young Prince
  • "We Will Not Sink That Low"
  • The Most Important Announcement
  • A Performance of the Symphony
  • Five Smooth Stones
  • "We Have Got a Fight on Our Hands!"
  • Wind from the North
  • "You're Greedy and Afraid"
  • "I Think We Have a Chance"
  • Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
  • As Though I Had Not Come
  • Into the Storm
  • The Secret File
  • Dobermans and Demolition
  • "Not a Bad Job"
  • "I Guess That's What It's All About"
Control code
34356426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780826210647
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The chain gang : one newspaper versus the Gannett empire, Richard McCord
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Third Day
  • Victim and Villain
  • "The Newspaper That Was Murdered"
  • No Decency
  • Aftershocks
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Not in the Cards
  • The Green Bay Project
  • Whispering Miles
  • The Battle of Little Rock
  • Salem, Oregon
  • A Hard Landing
  • The Resistance Within
  • "A License to Print Money"
  • An Enthusiasm for Fraud
  • "The Highest Level of Dishonor"
  • The Conspirators
  • Eviscerated Shells
  • Numbers Do Not Lie
  • Gray Days, Dark Nights
  • Why Am I Doing This?
  • A Call in the Night
  • One More Warning
  • Painful Progress
  • Lives That Matter, Flesh That Bleeds
  • The Ticking Clock
  • The Young Prince
  • "We Will Not Sink That Low"
  • The Most Important Announcement
  • A Performance of the Symphony
  • Five Smooth Stones
  • "We Have Got a Fight on Our Hands!"
  • Wind from the North
  • "You're Greedy and Afraid"
  • "I Think We Have a Chance"
  • Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
  • As Though I Had Not Come
  • Into the Storm
  • The Secret File
  • Dobermans and Demolition
  • "Not a Bad Job"
  • "I Guess That's What It's All About"
Control code
34356426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780826210647
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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