Written by leading professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, Thinking Clearly is designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the twenty-first century. These case studies depict real-life moments when people working in the news had to make critical decisions. Bearing on questions of craft, ethics, competition, and commerce, they cover a range of topics—the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, standards of verification, the competition of public and private interests, including the question of privacy—in a variety of key episodes: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, and the Columbine shooting, among others.
Making Responsible Decisions in the Pursuit of News
Author: Gene Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Ethical Journalist gives aspiring journalists the tools they need to make responsible professional decisions. Provides a foundation in applied ethics in journalism Examines the subject areas where ethical questions most frequently arise in modern practice Incorporates the views of distinguished print, broadcast and online journalists, exploring such critical issues as race, sex, and the digitalization of news sources Illustrated with 24 real-life case studies that demonstrate how to think in 'shades of gray' rather than 'black and white' Includes questions for class discussion and guides for putting important ethical concepts to use in the real world Accompanying website includes model course schedules, discussion guides, PowerPoint slides, sample quiz and exam questions and links to additional readings online: www.wiley.com/go/foreman
Understanding Broadcast Journalism presents an insightful exploration of broadcast journalism today; its characteristics, motivations, methods and paradigms. The authors balance discussions of industry practice with critical examinations of content, across television, radio and associated multiplatform journalism. They highlight key issues including ownership and shifting regulatory environments, the revolutionary role of user-generated-content and digital convergence, and coverage of global issues by rolling news services. Chapters include: • a brief history of broadcasting; • an overview of recent commercial challenges in the news industry and the impact on television news; • current trends in the running of local radio stations, with particular focus on the rise of ‘hubbing’; • the ethics of broadcast journalism; • the significance of international broadcasters including the BBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera. The book identifies how the dissemination of broadcast journalism is evolving, whilst also arguing for the continued resilience of this industry now and in the future, making the case that journalistic storytelling remains at its most effective in broadcast environments. Professional journalists and students of media studies and journalism will find this a timely and thought-provoking intervention, which will help to inform their professional practice and research.
What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Author: Bill Kovach
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read “What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.” —Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe “Kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays on each [element] are concise gems, filled with insights worthy of becoming axiomatic. . . . The book should become essential reading for journalism professionals and students and for the citizens they aim to serve.” —Carl Sessions Stepp, American Journalism Review “If you think journalists have no idea what you want . . . here is a book that agrees with you. Better—it has solutions. The Elements of Journalism is written for journalists, but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it.” —Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press The elements of journalism are: * Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth. * Its first loyalty is to citizens. * Its essence is a discipline of verification. * Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover. * It must serve as an independent monitor of power. * It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise. * It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant. * It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional. * Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.
Part I: Authorship & Craft 1. Introduction2. George Orwell, ""Why I Write""3. V.S. Naipaul, ""On Being a Writer""4. Joan Didion, ""Why I Write""5. Salman Rushdie, ""In Good Faith""6. George Plimpton, ""Maya Angelou""7. Robert Stone, ""The Reason for Stories""8. Study Guide: Talking Points and WorkbenchPart II: The Elements of Journalism A. NEWS 9. Introduction10. Walter Lippmann, ""The Nature of News""11. Helen MacGill Hughes, ""From Politics to Human Interest""12. Frank Luther Mott, ""What's the News?""13. Daniel Boorstin, ""From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-Events""14. Ma.
"Examines how newspapers have changed over the past few years, becoming story papers. Comparing 850 stories, story approaches, and unofficial sourcing in twenty American newspapers from 2001 and 2004, Weldon reveals a shift toward features over hard news, along with an increase in anecdotal or humanistic approaches to all stories"--Provided by publisher.
the Bush dynasty, the powerful forces that put it in the White House, and what their influence means for America
Author: Russ Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A behind-the-scenes analysis of how George W. Bush came into power in spite of his controversial qualifications analyzes the Bush family and its supporters to reveal the back-room strategies that enabled his electoral successes, in an account that also shares insights into past presidential mysteries, from JFK's assassination to Nixon's Watergate downfall. 75,000 first printing.
Infotainment, Internet, Libel, Censorship, Et Cetera
Author: Bala A. Musa
Category: Business & Economics
Significant changes in information technology, media ownership and management structure, journalistic culture, and communication policy are rapidly reshaping the media landscape. Media proliferation has multiplied the sources and volume of news, entertainment, and advertising available to society. This book provides a broad and in-depth analysis of the factors driving the new trends in 21st Century journalism and mass communication. It gives a roadmap for understanding the new media environment and its implications for the communication industry and audience alike.