Campbell is a journalism professor who has covered national and foreign affairs for several newspapers and the Associated Press, and was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He teaches across American University's journalism curriculum. Among the many courses he has taught at AU are "Media Myth and Power," "Foreign Policy and the Press," and "Seminar in Public Affairs." He holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina. See Campbell's full profile.
Getting It Wrong debunks 10 prominent media-driven myths, among them several of the most cherished stories American journalism tells about itself. Media-driven myths are stories about and/or by the news media that are widely believed and often retold, but which, under scrutiniy, prove to be apocryphal or wildly exaggerated. These include the notion that the news media brought down Richard Nixon's corrupt presidency, ended Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witchhunt, and fomented the Spanish-American War.