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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edwin Diamond  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1925 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Edwin Diamond on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, Edwin Diamond received his bachelor's and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Diamond was born in Chicago and was a reporter, writer and senior editor at ''Newsweek'' from 1958 to 1970, where he covered the space program. He later worked at ''The New York Daily News'', ''Adweek'' magazine, ''New York'' magazine, ''The Washington Journalism Review'' and in television in Washington. He wrote eleven books and his articles appeared in many publications, including ''Harper's'', ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''Esquire'' and ''The Nation''.

Published Works

  • The Science Of Dreams: An Analysis Of What You Dream And Why (Originally Published in 1962), Kessinger Publishing, 2006
  • The Rise and Fall of the Space Age, Doubleday, 1964
  • The Tin Kazoo: Television, Politics, and the News, The MIT Press , 1977
  • Sign-Off: The Last Days of Television,, The MIT Press, 1983
  • Telecommunications in Crisis:The First Amendment, Technology, and Deregulation (With Norman Sandler and Milton Mueller), Cato Inst , 1983
  • The Spot - Third Edition: The Rise of Political Advertising on Television (With Stephen Bates), The MIT Press, 1992
  • The Media Show: The Changing Face of the News, 1985-1990, The MIT Press, 1991
  • Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times, University of Chicago Press, 1995
  • White House to Your House: Media and Politics in Virtual America , The MIT Press, 1995

Selected Titles At Your Library

The science of dreams :
ISBN: 1425487890. OCLC Number:

[Kessinger Publishing],. [Whitefish, Mont.?] :. [1985?]

The tin kazoo :
ISBN: 0262540320. OCLC Number:

MIT Press,. Cambridge, Mass. :. 1977, ©1975.

Sign off :
ISBN: 0262540398. OCLC Number:

MIT Press,. Cambridge, Mass. :. ©1983.

Telecommunications in crisis :
ISBN: 0932790399. OCLC Number:

Cato Institute,. Washington, D.C. :. ©1983.

The spot :
ISBN: 0262540657. OCLC Number:

MIT Press,. Cambridge, Mass. :. ©1992.

The media show :
ISBN: 0262041251. OCLC Number:

MIT Press,. Cambridge, Mass. :. ©1991.

Behind the Times :
ISBN: 0226144720. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 1995.

An incisive examination of the world's most respected paper, Behind the Times tells the story of changing Timesian values and of a new era for the paper--a tale of editorial struggles, star columnists and critics, institutional self-importance, and the political and cultural favorites of the Times' owners and editors. Taking the reader inside the Times' newsrooms and executive offices, Diamond offers an expert, insider's appraisal of how the Times and its editors continue to shape coverage of major public events for over one million readers. Diamond goes behind the scenes to recount the paper's recent and much heralded plan to win larger audiences and hold on to its dominant position in the new media landscape of celebrity journalism and hundred-channel television. "Edwin Diamond's Behind the Times sets the Paper of Record straight--a fascinating look at the people and policies, the dissension and debate behind the seemingly serene masthead of the New York Times. No newsroom is a Garden of Eden, and only the rare reporter wears a halo: the Times, not surprisingly, is an imperfect place. But Edwin Diamond is careful to note the triumph as well as the turmoil at this great American newspaper. The result is a window on the changing world of journalism today."--Dan Rather.

White House to your house :
ISBN: 026254086X. OCLC Number:

MIT Press,. Cambridge, Mass :. ©1995.