Agenda Setting, Deadlines, and Accuracy

“I don’t hold a story back just because I don’t like it.” “Cophouse” Season 1, Episode 1. Lou Grant Air date: 9.27.77

The pilot episode of Lou Grant, a television series set in a fictional Los Angeles Tribune newsroom of the late 1970s and early 80s, exemplifies the tension that arises between good, honest reporting and the reputation a newspaper publisher strives to maintain. Grant, the paper’s City Editor, pushes

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