How Clark Kent Learned to Fly
Michael Schudson, in
HOW Clark Kent
Columbia Journalism Review (May-June 1992), 700 Journalism Learned to Fly ~ldg.,Columbia Univ., New York, N.Y. 10027.
The American news media emerged from the Watergate scandals with unprecedented power-founded, some press critics say, on il- lusions. As Edward Jay Epstein noted back in 1973, "What the press did between the break-in in June [I9721 and the trial in January was to leak the case developed the federal and Flor- ida prosecutors to the public."...