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Death by Journalism: One Teacher's Fateful Encounter With Political Correctness

Bledsoe, Jerry

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ISBN 10: 1878086936 / ISBN 13: 9781878086938
Published by Down Home Pr, Ashboro, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2001
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Title: Death by Journalism: One Teacher's Fateful ...

Publisher: Down Home Pr, Ashboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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When Rhonda Winters, director of the Archdale campus of Randolph Community College, decided to offer an adult, community outreach course on the Civil War in North Carolina, she couldn't have imagined the storm of political correctness she was setting into motion and the nightmare it would bring.

The course was almost finished, and the students were enjoying it immensely, when a controversy-seeking reporter for the News & Record of Greensboro, who had entered the class without permission, clashed with instructors and students and wrote an article falsely claiming that the course was teaching that slaves in the South were happy.

Picked up by the Associated Press and reprinted worldwide, the article brought a barrage of vituperative news coverage and vilification to the college. Although students, instructors and college officials protested that the newspaper's sensational claims never happened, News & Record editors insisted that its articles were fair and accurate--even after evidence indicated otherwise.

The articles resulted in branding the college, students and instructors as racist, and brought about an investigation by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the cancellation of the course.

In this engrossing, moving, and frightening account, national award-winning journalist and New York Times #1 bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe takes readers into the class to show what actually happened and behind the scenes as college officials, students, and instructors attempted to deal with the crisis. But more than that, it tells the story of an honorable man, Jack Perdue, the course instructor, a local historian and preservationist, who died during the controversy. A man whom family, friends and students believe was destroyed by the news media.

Death by Journalism? raises important questions about free speech, academic freedom, political correctness, racial politics, and integrity of the news media. It should be required reading for journalism students.

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Jerry Bledsoe, who lives in Randolph County, N.C., where the controversy took place, is the author of the bestselling true-crime books Bitter Blood, Blood Games, Before He Wakes and Death Sentence, as well as the bestselling fictional memoir, The Angel Doll, and numerous other books. He has been a contributing editor of Esquire and a reporter and columnist for the Greensboro News & Record, the Charlotte Observer and the Louisville Times. He won two Ernie Pyle Memorial Awards and two National Headliner Awards for his reporting, as well as numerous N.C. Press Association Awards. Two of his books were finalists for the Edgar Allen Poe Award.

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