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

View: 2179

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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804136793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 4253

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.

Elements of Journalism

Author: Mary J. J. Wrinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: College student newspapers and periodicals

Page: 376

View: 4858

The Elements of Blogging

Expanding the Conversation of Journalism

Author: Mark Leccese,Jerry Lanson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317694236

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 3734

Becoming a blogger takes practice, hard work, and, ultimately, a passion for the craft. Whether you plan to blog on politics or parenting, The Elements of Blogging is designed to give you the skills and strategies to get started, to sustain your work, and to seek out a robust audience. This book is loaded with practical advice on important topics such as determining a niche, finding the best stories, and blogging effectively and ethically. It features examples from both amateur and professional bloggers that show the techniques for building an argument, finding a voice, crafting a headline, and establishing a brand. Key features: Real-world applicability. This book includes thumbnail profiles of bloggers and their sites, which illuminate key skills you will need to become an effective blogger Interactivity. Each chapter features discussion points and exercises intended to get you to think about, reflect on, and apply the contents of each chapter Creativity. While this book dives into software and plug-ins for bloggers, its main goal is to cover how to write blogs on a myriad of topics: news, opinion pieces, travel, politics, art, and more. Visit the companion website: http://www.theelementsofblogging.com/

Rhetorics for Community Action

Public Writing and Writing Publics

Author: Phyllis Mentzell Ryder

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739137689

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 9039

Offering both theoretical analysis and classroom advice, Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics, by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, is a guide to studying and teaching public writing. The book shows how public groups embed competing democratic ideals into the rhetorical structures of their texts, how they work with and against traditional media to spread those ideals, and how teachers can partner with community organizations and support students as they practice public writing in all its complexity.

The Elements of Online Journalism

Author: Rey G. Rosales

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595397085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 54

View: 8734

Citizen journalism, blogging, community and user activity are today's buzzwords in the online news business. Publishers and editors see the potential windfall that the web can offer and are now investing heavily into this venture. With today's newspaper circulation, readership, and profit slipping, media outfits have no choice but to embrace a new reality: the Web is now the most powerful medium. This means a unique brand of journalism is needed to cater to the demands of the new generation of media consumers. This new brand is called multimedia journalism. How do we execute multimedia journalism online? What type of things do we have to do in order for our news site to succeed? What are the tools needed to be able to execute multimedia journalism, effectively? This book guides the reader as to how to create innovative multimedia reports and presentations. It explains the nature of today's media consumer and talks about ways to gain new users as well as sustain a high rate of return visits. The book also talks about other important factors of online journalism such as audience, design, promotion, ethics, job prospects, and future directions for online news.

The New Ethics of Journalism

Principles for the 21st Century

Author: Kelly McBride,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483320952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1311

Featuring a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners, The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, by Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel, examines the new pressures brought to bear on journalism by technology and changing audience habits. It offers a new framework for making critical moral choices, as well as case studies that reinforce the concepts and principles rising to prominence in 21st century communication. The book addresses the unique problems facing journalism today, including how we arrive at truth in an era of abundant and unverified information; the evolution of new business models and partnerships; the presence of journalists on independent social media platforms; the role of diversity; the meaning of stories; the value of images; and the role of community in the production of journalism.

Die magischen Saiten des Frankie Presto

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Lago

ISBN: 3957620708

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 903

Frankie Presto ist ein Waisenjunge, der von einem blinden Musiklehrer in einer spanischen Kleinstadt großgezogen wird. Im Alter von neun Jahren schickt ihn sein Ziehvater in die USA, mit nur einer alte Gitarre und sechs wertvollen Saiten im Gepäck. Frankie fasst rasch Fuß in dem neuen Land und wie von Zauberhand wird er schnell geachteter und respektierter Teil der Musikszene des 20. Jahrhunderts, von Klassik über Jazz bis zu Rock'n'Roll. Er trifft und beeinflusst auf vielerlei Weise Hank Williams, Elvis, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, KISS und viele weitere Größen der Musikszene. Irgendwann wird er selbst zum Star, nimmt eigene Platten auf und wird verehrt. Doch seine Begabung wird zur Bürde, als er feststellt, dass er durch seine Musik das Leben der Menschen verändern kann. Denn jedes Mal, wenn eine Saite seiner Gitarre blau leuchtet, hat er Einfluss auf das Leben eines Menschen genommen. Auf dem Zenit seines Erfolgs verschwindet Frankie spurlos, seine Legende wächst. Erst Jahrzehnte später taucht er wieder auf, nur um kurz vor seinem eigenen Tod noch ein letztes Menschenleben zu verändern. Mitch Albom hat in diesem Forrest Gump-gleichen Ritt durch die Musikwelt einen wunderbar magischen Roman geschaffen über die Gruppen, deren Teil wir im Leben sind. Denn, so sagt der begeisterte Hobbymusiker Mitch Albom: "Wir alle sind im Leben Teil einer Band."

Lists of Note

Aufzeichnungen, die die Welt bedeuten

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453270008

Category:

Page: 344

View: 2890

Ein einfaches Leben

Roman

Author: Min Jin Lee

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434929

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6897

Der Bestseller aus den USA Zwanzig Jahre Arbeit stecken in diesem großen, umwerfenden Buch, das in zwanzig Ländern erscheint: Sunja, Tochter eines Fischers, wird genau im falschen Moment schwach, genau beim falschen Mann. Um keine Schande über ihre Familie zu bringen, verlässt sie Korea und bringt ihre Söhne Noa und Mozasu fernab der Heimat in Japan zur Welt. Koreanische Einwanderer, selbst in zweiter Generation, leben dort als Menschen zweiter Klasse. Während Sunja sich abzufinden versucht, fordern ihre Söhne ihr Schicksal heraus. Noa studiert an den besten Universitäten und Mozasu zieht es in die Pachinko-Spielhallen der kriminellen Unterwelt der Yakuza.

Mord in Middle Temple

Kriminalroman

Author: J. S. Fletcher

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742761366

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 8235

London 1912: Der junge Journalist Frank Spargo kommt zufällig dazu, als die Polizei ausgerechnet im Anwaltsviertel Middle Temple die Leiche eines Mannes findet. Es gibt keinerlei Hinweise auf die Identität des Toten. Die Adresse eines frisch gebackenen Anwalts ist das Einzige, das die Polizei bei der Leiche findet. Alles deutet auf Raubmord hin. Spargo glaubt nicht an diese Theorie. Sein journalistischer Ehrgeiz ist geweckt: er will den Fall trotz der spärlichen Hinweise lösen. Schon bald offenbaren sich dunkle Geheimnisse aus der Vergangenheit und Spargo sieht sich mit einer Reihe falscher Identitäten konfrontiert. Als der Vater der jungen Frau, in die Spargo verliebt ist, unschuldig verhaftet wird, muss Spargo nicht nur aus beruflichem Interesse unbedingt den wahren Täter finden.

The New Ethics of Journalism : Principles for the 21st Century

Author: KELLY MCBRIDE,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1604265612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 1152

The New Ethics of Journalism: A Guide for the 21st Century by Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel provides an authoritative and practical book on Poynter's "green light" process in ethical decision making for journalists and journalism students. The work will include chapters on the roles and responsibilities of journalists (e.g., values, newsroom culture, decision making models), the landscape (e.g., owners, audiences, economics, citizens), and pressure points (e.g., accuracy, conflicts of interest, bias, and coverage of vulnerable people). In addition, the work will include a variety of case studies: "raw," workshop style, deconstructed, and in dialogue.

Die informierte Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde

Warum die Digitalisierung unsere Demokratie gefährdet

Author: Stephan Russ-Mohl

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 386962275X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 1918

Fake News, Halbwahrheiten, Konspirationstheorien – die Ausbreitung von Desinformation in der digitalisierten Welt, insbesondere in sozialen Netzwerken wie Facebook und Twitter, wird immer mehr zur Bedrohung und zur Herausforderung für unsere Demokratie. Das Buch analysiert, welche Trends die Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie in eine Desinformationsökonomie verwandeln. Stichworte sind der langfristige Glaubwürdigkeitsverlust der traditionellen Medien, das rapide Wachstum und die Professionalisierung der Public Relations, die ungeplanten Folgen der rasanten Digitalisierung, darunter das Fehlen eines Geschäftsmodells für den Journalismus, Echokammern im Netz sowie die Algorithmen als neue Schleusenwärter in der öffentlichen Kommunikation. Eine strategische Rolle spielen die allmächtigen IT-Giganten, die sich nicht in ihre Karten gucken lassen möchten. Unter diesen Bedingungen gibt es vermehrt Akteure, die aus machtpolitischen Motiven an medialer Desinformation und an der Destabilisierung unserer Demokratie interessiert sind, oder die aus kommerziellen Motiven eine solche Destabilisierung in Kauf nehmen. Der Tradition der Aufklärung verpflichtet, ist die zentrale Frage des Buches, wie sich der wachsende Einfluss der "Feinde der informierten Gesellschaft" eindämmen lässt, darunter Populisten, Autokraten und deren Propagandatrupps. Könnte zum Beispiel eine "Allianz für die Aufklärung" etwas bewirken, der sich seriöse Journalisten und Wissenschaftler gemeinsam anschliessen? Dazu bedarf es nicht zuletzt realistischer Selbsteinschätzung auf seiten der Akteure. Dazu verhelfen Erkenntnisse aus der Sozialpsychologie und der Verhaltensökonomie, die im Buch auf die Handelnden und den Prozess der öffentlichen Kommunikation bezogen werden.

Blur

How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608193028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 1970

Like the authors' classic book The Elements of Journalism, Blur is a unique and readable discourse on how information culture is changing. Yes, old authorities are being dismantled and new ones created, and the way we obtain knowledge has changed. But seeking true and reliable information remains the most important purpose of journalism-and the object for those who consume it. In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly fuzzy, Blur is an indispensable and serious-minded guide to navigating this new twenty-first-century media terrain.

Journalism

Principles and Practice

Author: Tony Harcup

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

View: 1351

`Will prove extremely relevant and popular on courses where students are pursuing Media and Journalism degrees' - Granville Williams, Huddersfield University `Journalism: Principles and Practice is essential reading for students, teachers and journalists. It seems destined to become a classic text of journalism education' - Professor Bob Franklin, Cardiff University 'Journalism: Principles and Practice combines practical advice with critical reflection and draws on Tony's 20 years' experience as a journalist. It explains how to "do journalism", how to be a journalist and how to relate all the well-intentioned theory about the profession to doing the real job in the real world' - Hold the Front Page `Novel, user-friendly layout... exhilarating and inspiring... seldom, if ever, have the practical and the theoretical been so well assimilated' - Free Press `This excellent and easy-to-read book will help young journalists understand the real nature of today's media - and their role within in' - Jeremy Dear, NUJ, General Secretary Offering a wide-ranging introduction to journalism and combining the experience and advice of practising journalists with insights gained by the academic study of journalism, Journalism: Principles and Practice: - relates theory to practice throughout - spans print, broadcasting and online journalism - includes sections on news, features, sources, interviewing, and ethics - includes a Style Guide for Journalists and a list of useful websites In addition to explaining `how to do' journalism, each chapter introduces a range of more theoretical concepts designed to encourage reflective practice. However, it also uses the perspective of practitioners to question media theory.

Excellence in Online Journalism

Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment

Author: David A. Craig

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412970091

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 2151

Like the technologies that support it, the craft of online journalism is evolving quickly. This timely book helps students develop standards of excellence, through interviews with more than 30 writers, editors and producers, and dozens of examples of strong work. The author provides a framework of concepts to show how the field is evolving and challenged by competition, staffing limitations, and other pressures. Discussion is organized around four key elements: speed and accuracy with depth in breaking news; comprehensiveness in multimedia content; open-endedness in story development, including public contributions; and conversation with users. Chapter-length treatments of these topics bring home the realities of online work to students, who also come to appreciate how excellence and ethics online go hand in hand.

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

View: 3181

"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.

The Institutions of American Democracy

The Press

Author: Geneva Overholser,Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195172833

Category: Political Science

Page: 473

View: 1533

Examines the role of the press in a democracy, investigating alternative models used throughout world history to understand how the American press has evolved. This work also examines the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers of American media.

The Sociology of Journalism

Author: Brian McNair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340706152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 2405

Journalism is a privileged cultural form. It is the main source of our knowledge about the world and our place in it, and the point at which the individual and the social worlds meet. Referring to cases from both the US and UK, including the White House sex scandals and the death of Diana, this book examines the various factors involved in the making of contemporary journalism, including economic and political pressures, changes in the technology of news gathering and production, and the growing role of sources and "source strategies." The text analyzes how such factors come to exert influence on the form, content, and style of journalism, and reviews current approaches to the sociological impact of journalism on individuals, groups, and organizations.

American Carnival

Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media

Author: Neil Henry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520243420

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 3236

An award-winning journalist offers a revealing study of the crisis confronting professional journalism in an era of rapid technological innovation and change, explaining why a decline in journalistic professionalism prompted by the economic challenge of new media could have serious repercussions for democracy as a whole.