JUAN GONZALEZ is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for commentary and is former President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the cohost of the nationally syndicated TV and radio show Democracy Now! and is a columnist for New York's Daily News. JOSEPH TORRES is the Senior Advisor for Government and External Affairs for Free Press, the national media reform organization.
"Engrossing ... We've needed this book for a long time." Bill Moyers "Journalism history from an entirely fresh perspective, one that challenges the old heroes and shines a sharp light on the role of the media in revealing social inequities." Booklist "Vivid detail ... This important text should be required reading in journalism schools." Library Journal