Coloring the News

How Political Correctness Has Corrupted American Journalism

Author: William McGowan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781893554603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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Argues that journalists, because of their liberal ideolgies and their fear of offending minority groups, get stories wrong or ignore stories worthy of coverage.
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American Carnival

Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media

Author: Neil Henry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520931548

Category: Art

Page: 336

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In this vividly written, compelling narrative, award-winning journalist Neil Henry confronts the crisis facing professional journalism in this era of rapid technological transformation. American Carnival combines elements of memoir with extensive media research to explore critical contemporary issues ranging from reporting on the Iraq War, to American race relations, to the exploitation of the image of journalism by advertisers and politicians. Drawing on significant currents in U.S. media and social history, Henry argues that, given the amount of fraud in many institutions in American life today, the decline of journalistic professionalism sparked by the economic challenge of New Media poses especially serious implications for democracy. As increasingly alarming stories surface about unethical practices, American Carnival makes a stirring case for journalism as a calling that is vital to a free society, a profession that is more necessary than ever in a digital age marked by startling assaults on the cultural primacy of truth.
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Why Americans Hate the News Media and How It Matters

Author: Jonathan M. Ladd

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147868

Category: History

Page: 270

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As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public's political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the institutional news media within the context of the American political system and looks at how this lack of confidence has altered the ways people acquire political information and form electoral preferences. Jonathan Ladd argues that in the 1950s, '60s, and early '70s, competition in American party politics and the media industry reached historic lows. When competition later intensified in both of these realms, the public's distrust of the institutional media grew, leading the public to resist the mainstream press's information about policy outcomes and turn toward alternative partisan media outlets. As a result, public beliefs and voting behavior are now increasingly shaped by partisan predispositions. Ladd contends that it is not realistic or desirable to suppress party and media competition to the levels of the mid-twentieth century; rather, in the contemporary media environment, new ways to augment the public's knowledgeability and responsiveness must be explored. Drawing on historical evidence, experiments, and public opinion surveys, this book shows that in a world of endless news sources, citizens' trust in institutional media is more important than ever before.
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Media Bias

Finding It, Fixing It

Author: Jenn Burleson Mackay

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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In this book, scholars examine the many prevailing arguments about media bias from a non-polemical perspective. Essays cover individual forms of bias, including ideology, politics, television, photography, religion, abortion, homosexuality, gender, race, crime, environment, region, military, corporate ownership, labor and health. Each essay introduces the topic, presents arguments for and against the specific bias, assesses the evidence for all arguments, and includes a list of suggested readings. Two additional essays discuss the broader aspects of the bias debate and give a personal perspective on reporting the controversial Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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African American Journalists

Autobiography as Memoir and Manifesto

Author: Calvin L. Hall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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In the last decade of the 20th century, during a time when African Americans were starting to take inventory of the gains of the civil rights movement and its effects on the lives of black professionals in the public sphere, the memoirs of several journalists were published, a number of which became national bestsellers. African American Journalists examines select autobiographies written by African American journalists in order to explore the relationship between race, class, gender, and journalism practice. At the heart of this study is the contention that contemporary memoirs written by African American journalists are quasi-political documents_manifestos written in reaction to and against the forces of institutionalized racism in the newsroom. The memoirs featured in this study include Jill Nelson's Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America, Jake Lamar's Bourgeois Blues: An American Memoir, and Patricia Raybon's My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love, and Forgiveness. The exploration of these works increases our understanding of the problems that members of other underrepresented groups may face in the workplace.
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Gray Lady Down

What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America

Author: William McGowan

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594035326

Category: History

Page: 288

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The New York Times was once considered the gold standard in American journalism and the most trusted news organization in America. Today, it is generally understood to be a vehicle for politically correct ideologies, tattered liberal pieties, and a repeated victim of journalistic scandal and institutional embarrassment. In Gray Lady Down, the hard-hitting follow up to Coloring the News, William McGowan asks who is responsible for squandering the finest legacy in American journalism. Combining original reporting, critical assessment and analysis, McGowan exposes the Times’ obsessions with diversity, “soft” pop cultural news, and countercultural Vietnam-era attitudinizing, and reveals how these trends have set America’s most important news icon at odds with its journalistic mission—and with the values and perspectives of much of mainstream America. Gray Lady Down considers the consequences—for the Times, for the media, and, most important, for American society and its political processes at this fraught moment in our nation’s history. In this highly volatile media environment, the fate of the Times may portend the future of the fourth estate.
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Building Racial and Cultural Competence in the Classroom

Strategies from Urban Educators

Author: Karen Manheim Teel,Jennifer E. Obidah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807748619

Category: Education

Page: 183

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In this compelling anthology, a diverse group of experienced teacher educators and practicing teachers tackle the impact of race and culture on teaching and learning. Sharing their personal experiences, research, and reflections, they focus on the connections among teacher quality, teacher preparation, and the achievement gap for African Americans and other children of colour. They address ways that teachers can assess and enhance their own racial and cultural competence and in so doing better educate their students, especially in inner-city schools. Providing an inspiring and practical tool for engaging in successful, meaningful education with K-12 students of colour, the stellar group of contributors offers concrete ideas and advice on what educators can do to support teachers to become more racially and culturally competent, and provides honest and thought-provoking personal narratives on race and schooling.
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The Power of the Media

Author: Adam Hibbert

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583409756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Debates various issues involving the media, including "Is advertising to children wrong?", "Should the media be free to report on the private lives of public figures?", and "Should the media censor extremists' views?"
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