By James McEnteer
Fighting Words profiles 5 reporters who released the reality as they observed it, regardless of how their reporting angered politicians, social and spiritual leaders, or different journalists.
The 5 newshounds are William Brann (1855–1898), Don Biggers (1868–1957), John Granbery (1874–1953), Archer Fullingim (1902–1984), and Stoney Burns [Brent Stein] (1942–2011). even though they lived in numerous eras, some of these males handled matters that society keeps to face—racism, authentic corruption, spiritual freedom, academic reform, political extremism of the left and correct, the conflict of city and rural values, and the phobia of switch. Their lives and paintings represent a different, substitute point of view on Texas background and the background of journalism itself.
In addition to the troubling questions they raised on social matters, those self reliant newshounds problem us, as they challenged the mainline media in their personal occasions, to outline the functionality of journalism and to ascertain the mandate of the 1st modification. We might doubt the knowledge of a few in their convictions, yet now not the braveness they had to convey them within the face of ridicule, hostility, intimidation, or even dying. greater than the explicit explanations they fought for, the independents' ardour for fact and their absolute trust in unfastened speech represent their maximum legacy to us and to journalism.
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Fighting Words: Independent Journalists in Texas by James McEnteer