Tarnished Truth: A Public Betrayal

By Judith Marlane.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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A look at how the line between truth and fact has been tarnished by the television news media and it's impact on the viewing public.

Keywords: Television news, Reality Programming, Public Service, Sensationalism

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.125-130. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.742MB).

Dr. Judith Marlane

DEPARTMENT OF CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE, Professor/Chair : Media Theory and Criticism;INTERNATIONAL LECTURER Peoples Republic of China: International Shanghai Television Festival; Beijing Radio & T.V. New Zealand: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute; New Zealand Radio and Television. Israel: Tel Aviv University. MARLANE MEDIA CONSULTANTS Full service communications consulting company, which provides services to the broadcast and print media, and associated industries on issues relating to media ethics, gender, age, race, ethnicity, and sexual harassment in the workplace. MCA/WWOR-TV, CHANNEL 9, New York, NY Producer, News and Public Affairs Programming All Planning (scheduling, research, writing, pre-production, post production, CMX editing) for weekly remote and studio programs: “Point of View”, “Hispanic Horizons”, and “Meet the Mayors”. Producer/writer of news specials including live New Jersey Gubernatorial Primary Debates. Weekly prime time news and public affairs overview and live Town Hall meetings PUBLICATIONS Books: • Women In Television News, Columbia University Press, 1976. A seminal study of the thirty top women working in television and the key male executives who hired them. Winner, Broadcast Preceptor Award as the outstanding book in literature of the media. • Women In Television News, Revisited: Into The Twenty-First Century, University of Texas Press, 1999. Eighty-five personal in-depth interviews with seventy women and fifteen men including the most famous and successful journalists working in television today, such as: Christiane Amanpuor, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Cokie Roberts, Katie Couric, Judy Woodruff, Connie Chung, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson and Tom Brokaw. Forward by Howard Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize winning critic, Los Angeles Times. • A Woman of Worth, iUniverse.com, 2001. A novel that deals with the conflicts that entangle a woman’s rise in Washington politics. • Making Waves, The Fifty Greatest Women in Radio and Television, co-author, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001. Commemorates the 50th anniversary of American Women in Radio and Television. PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS  Research and Creative Activities Award, CSUN 2002-2003  Featured Author, National Press Club, November 1999.  Citation, Mayor Richard Riordan, February 14, 1995, “Earthquake Recovery day” for contributing to the Department of Radio-Television-Film California State University, Northridge.  Judge, Golden Mike Awards, December 9, 1995.  Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, California State University, Northridge, 1994-95.  Judge. The Art and Technique of the American TV Commercial, March 29, 1994.  Screening Judge. CSU Summer Arts Festival. June 5, 1992.  Preliminary Judge (sole Western judge), Documentary Division, Third International Shanghai Television Festival, September 10-20, 1990, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. Live press conferences; interviews over Radio Shanghai and Radio Beijing. Honored guest and participant, Second International Shanghai Television festival, October 21-29, 1988, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. Live Television coverage of event.  Organized two-day china Film Festival, May 11-12, 1988, California State University, Northridge. Theme: “Understanding the Role of Women in china Through Film.” Cited by Mayor Tom Bradley in official proclamation May 11, 1988.  Instituted the first radio exchange between KCSN, California State University, Northridge and Radio Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1988. This marked the first such exchange of radio programs in the country. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND GUILDS • International Woman’s Media Foundation • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences • International Radio and Television Society • Broadcast Education Association • Hollywood Radio and Television Society • Writers Guild of America, Foundation, Member, Board of Directors • Hollywood Women's Press Club, Vice-President, Scholarship Foundation • American Women in Radio and Television, Member, Board of Directors • National Press Club • Pen Center, USA West • Women in Film • American Association of University Professors • National Association of Television Program Executives • National Association of Broadcasters • National Education Association • Pi Lambda Theta (National Honor Society in Education) • Kappa Delta Pi (National Honor Society in Education) EDUCATION Doctor of Education, with Honors, Columbia University, New York, NY Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Columbia University, New York, NY College of Arts and Sciences, National Dean’s List, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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