Thinking Clearly: Cases in Journalistic Decision-Making

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Columbia University Press #ad - These case studies depict real-life moments when people working in the news had to make critical decisions. Written by leading professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, Thinking Clearly is designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the twenty-first century.

Bearing on questions of craft, they cover a range of topics—the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, the competition of public and private interests, competition, the Richard Jewell case, and the Columbine shooting, and commerce, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, standards of verification, including the question of privacy—in a variety of key episodes: Watergate, ethics, among others.

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

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - How do we discern what is reliable? blur provides a road map, or more specifically, reveals the craft that has been used in newsrooms by the very best journalists for getting at the truth. But seeking the truth remains the purpose of journalism. Amid the hand-wringing over the death of "true journalism" in the Internet Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty-first century media terrain.

Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of knowledge has changed. In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear, Blur is a crucial guide for those who want to know what's true.

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Television News: The Heart and How-To of Video Storytelling

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Routledge #ad - Conversational and easy to understand, this book grounds readers in the ethical and legal consideration necessary to do the job right. This book provides instruction in the basic steps of telling video stories, and is perfectly suited for preparing young professionals for entry-level positions as television or multimedia journalists.

It features a website with ancillary material that helps students learn to write, shoot, and edit video with practical activities. New to the fourth edition is coverage of social media, shooting and broadcasting with cell phones, and a discussion of “fake news. This book can be used in standalone introductory broadcast courses or across multiple, specialized modules.

Television News: The Heart and How-To of Video Storytelling #ad - The reporting and video storytelling skills found in this book can also be applied in non-traditional video communication jobs in both businesses and nonprofits. Television news is a comprehensive resource for newswriting, shooting and editing video, reporting, and producing a newscast. Moreover, the text goes to the heart of storytelling with guidance appropriate for advancement in an industry that is challenged more than ever to retain the public trust.

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The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

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Three Rivers Press #ad - . 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. Here is a book that agrees with you.

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. 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 pressThe elements of journalism are:* Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.

The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect #ad - 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.

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The Journalist and the Murderer

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Vintage #ad - A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, a convicted murderer, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject.

The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the macdonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, their lawyers, she cannot lose.

The Journalist and the Murderer #ad - . Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung.

Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. The journalist and the murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

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Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History

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Routledge #ad - Mightier than the sword offers students and professors a highly readable and accessible alternative to journalism history textbooks. Balancing criticism and celebration of news media and exploring both print and electronic platforms, Mightier than the Sword provides students with a sense of the power and responsibility inherent in the institution of journalism.

Instead of trying to document every detail in the development of US media through dry, and headlines, dull lists of names, dates, this book focuses on sixteen discrete episodes that illustrate a point that is much larger than the sum of their parts: media have played and continue to play an enormous role in shaping this nation.

Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History #ad - The fourth edition features an entirely new chapter on the way US media have championed various gay and lesbian rights initiatives, from the 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas sodomy case through the june 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA the Defense of Marriage Act. In each of these cases, streitmatter succinctly illustrates the enormous role that journalism has played in not merely recording this nation's history but also in actively shaping it.

In this engaging examination of the media's influence on US history and politics, Rodger Streitmatter visits sixteen landmark episodes, from the American Revolution to the present-day fight for gay and lesbian marriage equality.

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On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction

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Harper Perennial #ad - With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher.

On writing well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.

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Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment

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Vintage #ad - V. The first amendment puts it this way: "Congress shall make no law. Abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. Yet, sued the new york times for libel—and was awarded $500, a city official in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1960, 000 by a local jury—because the paper had published an ad critical of Montgomery's brutal response to civil rights protests.

Sullivan, the landmark supreme Court case that redefined libel, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning legal journalist Anthony Lewis. The centuries of legal precedent behind the Sullivan case and the U. S. A crucial and compelling account of New York Times Co. It is our best account yet of a case that redefined what newspapers—and ordinary citizens—can print or say.

Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment #ad - Supreme court's historic reversal of the original verdict are expertly chronicled in this gripping and wonderfully readable book by the Pulitzer Prize Pulitzer Prize–winning legal journalist Anthony Lewis.

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The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Oxford University Press #ad - It will even look at the ways in which new technologies potentially threaten to replace journalists. It addresses a wide range of questions, from whether objectivity was only a conceit of late twentieth century reporting, largely behind us now; how digital technology has disrupted journalism; whether newspapers are already dead to the role of non-profit journalism; the meaning of "transparency" in reporting; the way that private interests and governments have created their own advocacy journalism; whether social media is changing journalism; the new social rules of old media outlets; how franchised media is addressing the problem of disappearing local papers; and the rise of citizen journalism and hacker journalism.

Now billionaires, are stepping in to purchase newspapers, most with no journalism experience but lots of power and strong views, both large and small. This addition to the what everyone needs to know® series looks at the past, present and future of journalism, considering how the development of the industry has shaped the present and how we can expect the future to roll out.

The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - The past several years have seen the newspaper industry in a state of crisis, with Twitter and Facebook ushering in the rise of citizen journalism and a deprofessionalization of the industry, plummeting readership and revenue, and municipal and regional papers shuttering or being absorbed into corporate behemoths.

. The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. Newspaper reporting has long shaped the way that we see the world, played key roles in exposing scandals, and has even been alleged to influence international policy.

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Informing the News

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Vintage #ad - Public opinion and debate suffer when citizens are misinformed about current affairs, as is increasingly the case. Information is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. Patterson proposes “knowledge-based journalism” as a corrective. Even when they get the facts rights, they often misjudge the context in which they belong.

Though the failures of today’s communication system cannot be blamed solely on the news media, they are part of the problem, and the best hope for something better. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news.

Informing the News #ad - . As the journalist walter lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters “if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news. Today’s journalists are not providing it. Unless journalists are more deeply informed about the subjects they cover, they will continue to misinterpret them and to be vulnerable to manipulation by their sources.

The book speaks not only to journalists but to all who are concerned about the integrity of the information on which America’s democracy depends. In this book, derived from a multi-year initiative of the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation, Patterson calls for nothing less than a major overhaul of journalism practice and education.

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In Cold Blood Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As truman capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, and execution of the killers, trial, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In cold blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

On november 15, in the small town of holcomb, kansas, 1959, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. The most famous true crime novel of all time and one of the first non-fiction novels ever written; In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it.

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