Principles of American Journalism

An Introduction

Author: Stephanie Craft,Charles N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131743644X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamentals of the craft, Principles of American Journalism introduces readers to the core values of journalism and its singular role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, the new and revised edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the guiding principles of journalism and what makes it unique: the profession's ethical and legal foundations; its historical and modern precepts; the economic landscape of journalism; the relationships among journalism and other social institutions; the key issues and challenges that contemporary journalists face. Case studies, exercises, and an interactive companion website encourage critical thinking about journalism and its role in society, making students more mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers.
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Principles of American Journalism

An Introduction

Author: Stephanie Craft,Charles N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890160

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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In a rapidly changing media landscape, what becomes of journalism? Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamental principles of the craft, this book introduces students to the core values of journalism and its role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, the authors provide an exploration of the guiding principles of journalism - the ethical and legal foundations of the profession, its historical and modern precepts, the economic landscape, the relationships among journalism and other social institutions, and the key issues and challenges that contemporary journalists face. Case studies, discussion questions and field exercises help students to think critically about journalism's function in society, creating mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers.
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The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0609504312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting on newsrooms around the country. But, more than anything, they were aware that readers, listeners, and viewers — the people who use the news — were turning away from it in droves. There were many reasons for the public's growing lack of trust. On television, there were the ads that looked like news shows and programs that presented gossip and press releases as if they were news. There were the "docudramas," television movies that were an uneasy blend of fact and fiction and which purported to show viewers how events had "really" happened. At newspapers and magazines, celebrity was replacing news, newsroom budgets were being slashed, and editors were pushing journalists for more "edge" and "attitude" in place of reporting. And, on the radio, powerful talk personalities led their listeners from sensation to sensation, from fact to fantasy, while deriding traditional journalism. Fact was blending with fiction, news with entertainment, journalism with rumor. Calling themselves the Committee of Concerned Journalists, the twenty-five determined to find how the news had found itself in this state. Drawn from the committee's years of intensive research, dozens of surveys of readers, listeners, viewers, editors, and journalists, and more than one hundred intensive interviews with journalists and editors, The Elements of Journalism is the first book ever to spell out — both for those who create and those who consume the news — the principles and responsibilities of journalism. Written by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, two of the nation's preeminent press critics, this is one of the most provocative books about the role of information in society in more than a generation and one of the most important ever written about news. By offering in turn each of the principles that should govern reporting, Kovach and Rosenstiel show how some of the most common conceptions about the press, such as neutrality, fairness, and balance, are actually modern misconceptions. They also spell out how the news should be gathered, written, and reported even as they demonstrate why the First Amendment is on the brink of becoming a commercial right rather than something any American citizen can enjoy. The Elements of Journalism is already igniting a national dialogue on issues vital to us all. This book will be the starting point for discussions by journalists and members of the public about the nature of journalism and the access that we all enjoy to information for years to come.
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Radio Journalism in America

Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786469633

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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"This is a volume of history validating the contributions of radio toward keeping America informed, and surveying radio's diminished effects in the wake of television in the 1950s. The U.S. was dependent on radio as a source of entertainment during the Great Depression and information gained from it during the Second World War had no parallel"--Provided by publisher.
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What Good is Journalism?

How Reporters and Editors are Saving America's Way of Life

Author: George Kennedy,Daryl R. Moen

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826217303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

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"A compilation of essays that show how good journalistic practices enrich the daily lives of citizens, trace the development of free expression through American history, and enable citizens to play their own roles in the democracy, while also showing howthese principles are playing a revolutionary role in emerging democracies"--Provided by publisher.
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The Journalist's Moral Compass

Basic Principles

Author: Steven R. Knowlton,Patrick Parsons

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275951535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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What basic ethical principles should guide American journalists to help them justify their invasion of an individual's privacy, to be objective in their reporting, to avoid being influenced by government or economic controls? A wire service and newsroom veteran and a sociologist and scholar in mass media/communications have designed a philosophical guide for students, scholars, and practitioners to use as a kind of moral compass. Key excerpts from some of the most important writings on the subject from Milton to Louis Brandeis, from Plato to Sissela Bok, and from Adam Smith to John Merrill deal with some of the most serious contemporary issues in journalism today. This short text also includes the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics and a full index.
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A Heretic in American Journalism Education and Research

Malcolm S. MacLean, Jr., Revisited

Author: Luigi D. Manca,Gail W. Pieper

Publisher: University of Missouri Stephenson

ISBN: 9781884406164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 425

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In the past quarter of a century, journalism education, communication theory, and "newswork" have all changed markedly. This book reexamines MacLean's ideas in light of these changes. Student and teacher, administrator and newsman -- all will find a treasure of information for discussion. As the editors Luigi Manca and Gail W. Pieper comment in their introductory chapter: "[MacLean] envisioned a new kind of journalist, a heretic, who would facilitate the communication process within society by helping all citizens to be part of public discourse. . . . And we hope a reexamination of MacLean's vision of journalism, his "heresy, " will help initiate long-needed changes in the way teach -- and in the way we do -- journalism.
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