Custodians of Conscience

Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue

Author: James S. Ettema,Theodore Glasser,Theodore Lewis Glasser

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231106757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Through in-depth interviews with award-winning investigative reporters and detailed analyses of the stories that brought them professional acclaim, the authors explain how journalists resolve, practically if not conceptually, the paradox of a press that is committed to exposing wrongdoing and is at the same time adamant about its disinterest in questions of right and wrong.
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The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism

Author: James L. Aucoin

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 082621746X

Category: History

Page: 242

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Beginning with the first colonial newspaper, investigative reporting has provided American journalism with its most significant achievements and challenging controversies. Yet it was an ill-defined practice until the 1960s when it emerged as a potent voice in newspapers and on television news programs. In The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism, James L. Aucoin provides readers with the first comprehensive history of investigative journalism in the United States, including a thorough account of the founding and achievements of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Emerging investigative reporters and editors, as well as students and scholars of journalism history, will benefit from the detailed presentation and insightful discussion provided in this book.
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Investigative Journalism

Author: Hugo de Burgh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134068719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Praise for the first edition: ‘A surprising book. I’m surprised that it hasn’t been done before, and I’d also be surprised if anyone did it better.’– Roger Cook, The Cook Report, Central Television ‘A book that no aspiring student of the subject can do without.’ – Jon Snow, Channel 4 News Investigative journalism has helped bring down governments, imprison politicians, trigger legislation, reveal miscarriages of justice and shame corporations. Even today, when much of the media colludes with power and when viciousness and sensationalism are staples of formerly high-minded media, investigative journalists can stand up for the powerless, the exploited, the truth. Investigative Journalism provides an unrivalled introduction to this vital part of our social life: its origins, the men and women who established its norms and its achievements in the last decades. Two chapters describe the relationships with the law, bringing us up to date, and others deal with the professional techniques, the sociology and the teaching of investigative journalism. A further new chapter examines the influence of the blogosphere on investigative journalism. The case studies of the first edition have been supplemented by new chapters: the investigators and methods which revealed the subcontracting of the torture of Iraqi prisoners; how the murder of Stephen Lawrence was treated in the Daily Mail; the tabloids and their investigations; BBC Panorama.
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Investigative Journalism in the Arab World

Issues and Challenges

Author: Saba Bebawi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137461047

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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This is the first book that looks into the state and role of investigate journalism in the Arab world. It explores the vital role the media could potentially play in informing and empowering society, to assist in opening up the communicative space in a region where this has previously been taboo.
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Civic Innovation in America

Community Empowerment, Public Policy, and the Movement for Civic Renewal

Author: Carmen Sirianni,Lewis Friedland

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520926004

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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In this book, two leading experts on community action provide the first scholarly examination of the civic renewal movement that has emerged in the United States in recent decades. Sirianni Friedland examine civic innovation since the 1960s as social learning in four arenas (community organizing/development, civic environmentalism, community health, and public journalism), and they link local efforts to broader networks and to the development of "public policy for democracy." They also explore the emergence of a movement for civic renewal that builds upon the civic movements in these four arenas. In contrast to some recent studies that stress broad indicators of civic decline, this study analyzes innovation as a long process of social learning within specific institutional and policy domains with complex challenges and cross-currents. It draws upon analytical frameworks of social capital, policy learning, organizational learning, regulatory culture, democratic theory, and social movement theory. The study is based upon interviews with more than 400 innovative practitioners, as well as extensive field observation, case study, action research, and historical analysis.
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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent

Author: Theodore Lewis Glasser,Charles T. Salmon

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898624991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 475

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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent offers an unprecedented range of scholarly perspectives on the relationship between public opinion and communication. With contributions written from social-scientific, historical, critical and cultural traditions, the book illuminates the importance and richness of treating "public opinion" as a multifaceted concept.Written by leading thinkers in the field, some of the work's chapters offer state-of-the-art reviews of research findings, while others are scholarly treatises on some aspect of communication, public opinion, and society. Topics covered include: The nature and institutions of public opinion; the influence of media on public opinion; social and psychological contexts of public opinion; the role public opinion assessment plays in a democratic society.
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Encyclopedia of American Journalism

Author: Stephen L. Vaughn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135880190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.
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McQuail's Mass Communication Theory

Author: Denis McQuail

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412903721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 616

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This fully revised and updated edition provides a comprehensive, non-technical introduction to the range of approaches to understanding mass communication.
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The Idea of Public Journalism

Author: Theodore Lewis Glasser

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572304604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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This volume offers a critical and constructive examination of the claims of public journalism, the controversial movement aimed at getting the press to promote and indeed improve (not merely report on) the quality of public life. From leading contributors, original essays refine the terms of the debate by situating it within a broad cultural, historical and philosophical framework. Exploring the movement's promise as well as its problems, The Idea of Public Journalism sheds lights on issues of political power, freedom of expression, democratic participation and press responsibility.
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Good News

Social Ethics and the Press

Author: Clifford G. Christians,John P. Ferré,P. Mark Fackler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195359208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Mass media ethics and the classical liberal ideal of the autonomous individual are historically linked and professionally dominant--yet the authors of this work feel this is intrinsically flawed. They show how recent research in philosophy and social science--together with a longer tradition in theological inquiry--insist that community, mutuality, and relationship are fundamental to a full concept of personhood. The authors argue that "persons-in-community" provides a more defensible grounding for journalists' professional moral decision-making in crucial areas such as truthtelling, privacy, organizational culture, and balanced coverage. With numerous examples drawn from life as well as from theory, this book will interest journalists, editors, and professionals in media management as well as students and scholars of media ethics, reporting, and media law.
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