The Creation of Reality

A Constructivist Epistemology of Journalism and Journalism Education

Author: Bernhard Poerksen

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845404726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 373

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Constructivism has been traded as a new paradigm by its advocates, and criticised by its opponents as legitimating deceit and lies, as justifying a trendy post-modern "Anything goes". In this book, Bernhard Poerksen draws up a new rationale for constructivist thinking and charts out directions for the imaginative examination of personal certainties and the certainties of others, of ideologies great and small. The focus of the debate is on the author's thesis that our understanding of journalism and, in particular, the education and training of journalists, would profit substantially from constructivist insights. These insights instigate, the claim is, an original kind of scepticism; they provide the underpinnings of a modern type of didactics oriented by the autonomy of learners; and they supply the sustaining arguments for a radical ethic of responsibility in journalism.

International Sports Press Survey 2011

Author: Thomas Horky,Jörg-Uwe Nieland

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732278867

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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The International Sports Press Survey 2011 is a comparative study on the quality of sports reporting in print media. The editors, Thomas Horky and Jörg-Uwe Nieland, present an analysis of data from 22 countries and add more specific research in 14 selected country studies. The world’s largest study of its kind helps to identify similarities and differences in sports reporting. The results are placed in the context of the print media crisis, and conclusions are drawn to deal with the new challenges for sports journalism.

Media Ethics

Opening Social Dialogue

Author: Bart Pattyn

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042909021

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

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All of us form some kind of idea about what we see, hear or read in the media, not only about the content of the reports but also about the way in which they are presented and their relevance. We judge the reports as good or bad for this or that reason. And yet most people remain convinced that 'media ethics' has nothing to do with them. The term 'media ethics' leaves many people with the false impression that it refers to an exclusive specialist discipline for professionally trained experts. Ethics is not a field like biochemistry or ancient history : ethics has more to do wit the skill of being able to distinguish good institutions, actions and ideas from ones that are not so good, a skill everybody needs to exercise, certainly in this age where media are so influential. It is important for the well-being of our societies and democracies that the questions about good media are on the top of the agenda of everyone involved in it : producers, broadcasters, journalists, politicians, internet providers and media users. In this volume, well known ethicists and social scientists present their introduction to this question from various perspectives and different points of departure. With their contributions they hope to open a balanced social dialogue that will prevail over commercial and rhetorical violence.

"How are you, Mr. President?"

Nachrichtenarbeit, Berufswirklichkeit und Produktionsmanagement an Korrespondentenplätzen deutscher Medien in den USA : Arbeitsbuch für Medienpraxis und Forschung

Author: Julia Lönnendonker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign correspondents

Page: 175

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The Discourse of Politics in Action

Politics as Usual

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Offers first-hand evidence of the everyday lives of politicians; what politicians actually do on 'the backstage' in political organizations. This book deals with questions of performance of politicians (in EU organizations) and with TV soaps representing the everyday lives of politicians in answering relevant questions about global politics.