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News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb (review)

News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb (review) 178 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) pushed their way into their territory received numerous awards for her (68), a view that has become some- freedom-of-information endeavors. thing of a leitmotif of life in rural The title for this book was suggested Papua New Guinea over the last two by “Ground Zero,” a term originally decades. used to refer to the exact location at Remembering Papua New Guinea which a nuclear bomb is detonated. is less didactic or analytical than most Early in News Zero, Keever recalls scholarly works, but is more serious how Adolph S Ochs, the publisher of than most picture books. Who, then, a small newspaper in Tennessee, pur- is this book for? It has the feel of a chased the near-bankrupt New York slide show addressed to people who Times in 1896. On the day after he know a bit about Papua New Guinea, took control, Ochs published four are concerned about the environment, principles that would make the Times and think about the prospects of peo- one of the world’s most trusted and ple in what has come to be called the influential newspapers: Give the news, South— not specialists, by any means all http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

178 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) pushed their way into their territory received numerous awards for her (68), a view that has become some- freedom-of-information endeavors. thing of a leitmotif of life in rural The title for this book was suggested Papua New Guinea over the last two by “Ground Zero,” a term originally decades. used to refer to the exact location at Remembering Papua New Guinea which a nuclear bomb is detonated. is less didactic or analytical than most Early in News Zero, Keever recalls scholarly works, but is more serious how Adolph S Ochs, the publisher of than most picture books. Who, then, a small newspaper in Tennessee, pur- is this book for? It has the feel of a chased the near-bankrupt New York slide show addressed to people who Times in 1896. On the day after he know a bit about Papua New Guinea, took control, Ochs published four are concerned about the environment, principles that would make the Times and think about the prospects of peo- one of the world’s most trusted and ple in what has come to be called the influential newspapers: Give the news, South— not specialists, by any means all

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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