Practicing Journalism

The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate

Author: Paul Steinle,Sara Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936863631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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An ambitious project of discovery, this insightful examination studies the varied reasons that journalists remain dedicated to reporting the news. With profiles and first-person interviews with 91 American media members from across the United States, this book showcases the dedication of reporters, editors, and publishers currently working in their communities. It deals with journalistic values in the digital age—digging deep, influencing change, serving communities, challenging authorities, and embracing empathy. Candid and engaging, this collection of professional epiphanies takes a hard look at the ethical challenges of the job while offering hope for the ways that journalism can make a difference in society and further American democracy.

Practising Journalism

Values, Constraints, Implications

Author: Nalini Rajan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

View: 8229

This collection of original articles reflects the fascinating spectrum of practices, trends and values within the journalistic profession. It is perhaps the only significant work that documents the variety of ways in which this craft is both practised and viewed. Contributors including journalists, freelance writers, academics and media practitioners cover diverse issues such as gender and identity in the popular press; sports journalism; urban reporting; embedded journalists; censorship; and alternative media.

Journalism as Practice

MacIntyre, Virtue Ethics and the Press

Author: Sandra Borden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136609962

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 1933

Technological innovation and conglomeration in communication industries has been accelerating the commodification of the news into just another product. The emphasis on the bottom line has resulted in newsroom budget cuts and other business strategies that seriously endanger good journalism. Meanwhile, the growing influence of the Internet and partisan commentary has led even journalists themselves to question their role. In Journalism as Practice, Sandra L. Borden shows that applying philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre's ideas of a 'practice' to journalism can help us to understand what is at stake for society and for those in the newsrooms who have made journalism their vocation. She argues that developing and promoting the kind of robust group identity implied by the idea of a practice can help journalism better withstand the moral challenges posed by commodification. Throughout, the book examines key U.S. journalism ethics cases since 2000. Some of these cases, such as Dan Rather’s "Memogate" scandal, are explored in detail in Practically Speaking sections that discuss relevant cases at length. This book is essential reading for students and practicing journalists interested in preserving the ethical role of journalism in promoting the public good.

Practising Videojournalism

Author: Vivien Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203944844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 7298

Providing valuable guidance on how to combine journalistic writing ability with video practice, and offering information on key skills, Practising Videojournalism gives both students and practicing journalists access to a wide job market, and keeps them in step with the multi-skilled journalist demanded by the media today. Vivien Morgan presents invaluable information on key skills such as: identifying and researching stories interviewing producing scripts and pitching ideas practical advice on how to use a small video camera how to think visually about the impact of the footage framing shots for maximum impact the use of exchangeable lenses and of a lightweight tripod the importance of getting clean sound editing. Defining videojournalism and tracing its developments from its emergence in the 1980s to present day, the book examines satellite broadcasting, online new media and print journalism, as well as mapping the changing face of news With end of section bullet points and summaries to highlight key concepts, Practising Videojournalism provides students and practicing journalists with both practical information and historical, technological and social context.

Discovering Journalism

Author: Warren G. Bovée

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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Journalism is the branch of mass communications that provides large numbers of people with the knowledge they need to help them make good decisions about issues currently affecting their personal and public lives. Journalism not only provides news but also presents interpretation, evaluation, and persuasion. Any discussion about journalism requires a common understanding of basic terms and concepts. By defining what journalism is, this book provides the answers to many questions and debates about the current state of the mass media: What is news? Is journalism concerned with more than news? What are the purposes of editorials? Is it good or bad to combine journalism and fiction? Is it possible to report the news objectively? How are public relations and advertising related to journalism? This coherent, general theory explores the function and roles of journalism vital to our personal and public well-being and offers valuable insight in areas affected by journalism such as politics, education, and the law.

Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performance

Author: Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.,D. Mould

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137440562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 7005

Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performance provides an overview of new and traditional media in their political, economic and cultural contexts while exploring the role of journalism practice and media education. The authors examine media systems in 16 countries, including China, Russia and the United States.

Journalism

State of the Art

Author: William James Willis,Jim Willis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275932442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 7289

This book summarizes some 200 media studies many from the journal Journalism Quarterly. In a paraphrased format, and using informal terms, the author arranges some interesting studies of the 1980s into eight subject headings including ethics law, and the journalist; advertising in the 1980s; polling and precision journalism; and predictors of readership.

The Pursuit of Public Journalism

Theory, Practice and Criticism

Author: Tanni Haas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135866546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 8585

The Pursuit of Public Journalism is an engaging introduction to the theoretical foundations and practices of the journalistic reform movement known as 'public journalism.' Public journalism - stated briefly - seeks to reinvest journalism with its fundamental responsibilities to democracy and public life. This book argues against many deeply ingrained practices ranging from journalistic detachment to framing stories via polar conflict in favor of greater civic involvement on the part of journalists. Tanni Haas traces the historical context in which public journalism emerged, develops a philosophy for public journalism, reviews empirical research on public journalism’s performance to date and responds to the major criticisms directed at public journalism. He also examines the particular challenges that public journalism poses to curriculum and instruction: how can journalism educators teach students to write stories useful and of concern to citizens, and how can they encourage citizens to publicly criticize news coverage of given topics? Following review of the major challenges and criticisms of public journalism, the author offers practical solutions for improving public journalism and speculates on public journalism’s likely future.

Qualitative Research in Journalism

Taking It to the Streets

Author: Sharon Hartin Iorio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135628629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 4574

This volume highlights the integration of qualitative research methods into traditional journalism, offering new ways of expanding and enhancing news coverage. Designed for readers without prior experience in social science research, this collection presents a wide variety of qualitative techniques and their applications in journalistic practice. The work brings together contributions from professional journalists and journalism scholars who are highly experienced in conducting qualitative research. These experts demonstrate how valid, reliable qualitative procedures can be used to increase coverage and offer new insights. Written in a straightforward, reader-friendly style, features in this volume include: *real-world examples from contemporary newsrooms and interviews with practicing journalists who use the techniques of qualitative research in reporting; *a rationale for the use of qualitative methods in journalism, with an illustration of how various qualitative methods tie together; *step-by-step instructions for applying each methodology; *a solid foundation for understanding the history and theory behind qualitative research and its usefulness in journalism; *chapters on pairing qualitative and quantitative methods in journalism and on detailing partnerships between academics and professional journalists to facilitate newsroom research and reporting; and *a discussion of "objectivity" in qualitative research and in journalism that offers an ethic for journalists of today. The methodologies covered here include oral and life histories, textual analysis, focused interviews, ethnographies, focus groups, and case studies. In addition, a recently developed technique, civic mapping, is presented as a qualitative tool for reporting. Qualitative Research in Journalism is an indispensable resource for current and future journalists interested in enhancing their coverage of the news.

Practicing Convergence Journalism

An Introduction to Cross-media Storytelling

Author: Janet Kolodzy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 8493

Practicing Convergence Journalism teaches budding journalists how to make the most of digital technology to tell their stories effectively across multiple media platforms--in print, audio, video and online. Janet Kolodzy addresses multi-media and cross-media thinking, organizing, reporting and producing for both short-form spot news and long-form features. Her approach focuses on storytelling principles, not just specific technical practices, providing journalists with the mindset and skills they need to adapt their writing and reporting for the tools of today and tomorrow. With this book and the aid of its companion website, students learn how to: Develop a cross-media mode of journalistic thinking that will result in stories suitable for a fast-paced, multitasking and mobile audience. Decide when visuals are useful and necessary, and understand how to capture, select and organize them to effectively enhance a reader's understanding of a story. Put together various elements of storytelling (writing, audio, moving and still pictures) for an interactive journalistic experience.

Journalism Education, Training and Employment

Author: Bob Franklin,Donica Mensing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136835660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 9460

During this period of rapid and significant change in journalistic practices, journalism educators are re-examining their own profession and contributing to the invention of new models and practices. This edited volume of studies by respected international scholars describes the diverse issues journalism educators are grappling with and the changes they are making in purpose and practice. The book is organized into three sections -- education, training and employment – that explore common themes: How the assumptions embedded in journalism education are being examined and revised in the light of transformative changes in communication; How the definitions of journalism and journalists are broadening in scope and what this means for educators; How newsrooms and training programs around the world are being re-examined and made more effective. An introductory essay and section summaries provide context for the thirteen chapters that constitute the collection. The section on journalism education explores fundamental ways educators are seeking to make their institutions and practices stronger and more responsive. The section on training includes case studies of journalism training programs in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Sweden and the U.S. The final section examines the job prospects and employment market for journalism students with data from the U.S., U.K, Australia, and Sweden. The scope of issues considered in the book makes it a valuable resource for journalism scholars from around the world, as well as doctoral students, journalism and communication administrators in universities, organizations that fund journalism training programs, and practitioners interested in understanding employment and education trends.

Journalism Ethics and Regulation

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405835367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 3599

Technology, and the democratizing of news gathering, continue to change traditional journalistic practice making the path through ethical and regulatory frameworks tough to negotiate. As high-profile celebrity cases such as Max Mosley's vividly illustrate, conflicts between the law, ethics and the public's right and desire to be informed are not easily resolved. This comprehensive volume addresses the ethical considerations, dilemmas and challenges the practicing journalist faces, each minute, every day. Providing context and practical advice, it explores an area of crucial importance for the 21st century, thoroughly equipping the reader with the information and tools to negotiate this challenging area knowledgeably, practically and responsibly. This book has been written for students and trainee journalists, working journalists and editors, and indeed for any student of the media.

Journalism

Principles and Practice

Author: Tony Harcup

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1847872506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 4768

'Journalism' offers a wide-ranging introduction to journalism, which combines the experience and advice of practising journalists with insights gained by the academic study of journalism.

Key Readings in Journalism

Author: Elliot King,Jane Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576767X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 7091

Key Readings in Journalism brings together over thirty essential writings that every student of journalism should know. Designed as a primary text for undergraduate students, each reading was carefully chosen in response to extensive surveys from educators reflecting on the needs of today’s journalism classroom. Readings range from critical and historical studies of journalism, such as Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Michael Schudson’s Discovering the News, to examples of classic reporting, such as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s All the President’s Men. They are supplemented by additional readings to broaden the volume’s scope in every dimension, including gender, race, and nationality. The volume is arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism—its development, its practice, its key individuals and institutions, its social impact, and its future—and section introductions and headnotes precede each reading to provide context and key points for discussion.

The Two W's of Journalism

The Why and What of Public Affairs Reporting

Author: Davis "Buzz" Merritt,Maxwell E. McCombs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135704708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 4151

In this timely volume, the authors explore public affairs journalism, a practice that lies at the core of the journalism profession. They go beyond the journalistic instruction for reporting and presenting news to reflect on why journalism works the way it does. Asking current and future journalists the critical questions, "Why do we do it?" and "What are the ways of fulfilling the goals of journalism?" their discussion stimulates the examination of contemporary practice, probing the foundations of public affairs journalism. With its detailed examination of factors influencing current journalistic practice, The Two W's of Journalism complements and expands on the skills and techniques presented in reporting, editing, and news writing textbooks. The perspectives presented here facilitate understanding of the larger role journalism has in society. As such, the volume is an excellent supplemental text for reporting and writing courses, and for introductory courses on journalism. It will also offer valuable insights to practicing journalists.

Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589266X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 8551

As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses. Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies. In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd. Video Journalism for the Web introduces students to all the basic skills and techniques of good video journalism and documentary storytelling, from shots and camera movements to sound and editing--as well as offering tips for developing compelling, character-driven narratives and using social media to launch a successful career as a "backpack journalist." Shooting, editing, and writing exercises throughout the book allow students to put these techniques into practice, and case studies and interviews with top documentary journalists provide real-world perspectives on a career in video journalism. This book gives aspiring documentary journalists the tools they need to get out in the field and start shooting unforgettable multimedia stories.

Historical Dictionary of Journalism

Author: Ross Eaman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862890

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 3044

Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing, and reporting news, and it includes the process of editing and presenting news articles. Journalism applies to various media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet. The word 'journalist' started to become common in the early 18th century to designate a new kind of writer, about a century before 'journalism' made its appearance to describe what those writers produced. Though varying in form from one age and society to another, it gradually distinguished itself from other forms of writing through its focus on the present, its eye-witness perspective, and its reliance on everyday language. The Historical Dictionary of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the different styles of journalism, the different types of media, and important writers and editors.

The A to Z of Journalism

Author: Ross Eaman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810870673

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 8032

Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing, and reporting news, and it includes the process of editing and presenting news articles. Journalism applies to various media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet. The word 'journalist' started to become common in the early 18th century to designate a new kind of writer, about a century before 'journalism' made its appearance to describe what those writers produced. Though varying in form from one age and society to another, it gradually distinguished itself from other forms of writing through its focus on the present, its eye-witness perspective, and its reliance on everyday language. The A to Z of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the different styles of journalism, the different types of media, and important writers and editors.

The Ethics of Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media

Author: Angela Smith

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857734636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6944

The landscape in which journalists now work is substantially different to that of the twentieth century. The rise of digital and social media necessitates a new way of considering the ethical questions facing practicing journalists. This volume considers the various individual, cultural and institutional influences that have an impact on journalistic ethics today. It also examines the links between ethics and professionalism, the organisational promotion of ethical values and the tensions between ethics, freedom of information and speech, and the need to disseminate information. By comparing the theoretical underpinnings of journalistic ethics with a variety of international case studies, this volume provides a comparative global analysis of the ethical challenges faced by the media in the twenty-first century. It will be essential reading for students of journalism and practising journalists.