American Journalism

History, Principles, Practices

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Author: W. David Sloan,Lisa Mullikin Parcell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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News consumers made cynical by sensationalist banners—“AMERICA STRIKES BACK,” “THE TERROR OF ANTHRAX”—and lurid leads might be surprised to learn that in 1690, the newspaper Publick Occurrences gossiped about the sexual indiscretions of French royalty or seasoned the story of missing children by adding that “barbarous Indians were lurking about” before the disappearance. Surprising, too, might be the media’s steady adherence to, if continual tugging at, its philosophical and ethical moorings. These 39 essays, written and edited by the nation’s leading professors of journalism, cover the theory and practice of print, radio, and TV news reporting. Politics and partisanship, press and the government, gender and the press corps, presidential coverage, war reportage, technology and news gathering, sensationalism: each subject is treated individually. Appropriate for interested lay persons, students, professors and reporters. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

American Journalists

Getting the Story

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Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195099079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

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Sixty essays on American news reporters, editors, publishers, and broadcasters, including Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, and Connie Chung, whose careers significantly advanced or symbolized major changes in journalism.

Principles of American Journalism

An Introduction

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Author: Stephanie Craft,Charles N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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, Principles of American Journalism introduces students to the core values of journalism and its singularly important role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, Stephanie Craft and Charles N. Davis provide a comprehensive exploration of the guiding principles of journalisme"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 journalisme(tm)s function in society, creating mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers. With its bottom line under assault, its values being challenged from without and from within and its future anything but certain, it has never been more important to think about whate(tm)s unique about journalism. This text is ideal for use in introductory Principles of Journalism courses, and the companion website provides a full complement of student and instructor resources to enhance the learning experience and connect to the latest news issues and events.

The Death and Life of American Journalism

The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again

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Author: Robert W McChesney,John Nichols

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1568587007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and scores of reporters are laid off across the country. Conventional wisdom says the Internet is to blame, but veteran journalists and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The crisis of American journalism predates the Great Recession and digital media boom. What we are witnessing now is the end of the commercial news model and the opportune moment for the creation of a new system of independent journalism, one subsidized by the public and capable of safeguarding our democracy.

Women in American Journalism

A New History

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Author: Jan Whitt

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252075560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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The previously untold stories of women throughout the history of journalism

American Journalism

A History of Newspapers in the United States Through 250 Years, 1690-1940

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Author: Frank Luther Mott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415228930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Central Ideas in the Development of American Journalism

A Narrative History

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Author: Marvin N. Olasky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317403371

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Originally published in 1991. This fascinating book of journalism history outlines the author’s concepts of the three ‘central ideas’ in journalism which have evolved through time. The first is the Official Story, that which state authorities wanted people to know; the second, the Corruption Story, emphasised the abuse of authority by those in power and focused on a willingness to oppose the official and tell the specific detail; and the third, the Oppression Story, where journalists present the cause of events as down to external influences and work to change the social environment. The book narrates the history from its European beginnings in the 16th and 17th Centuries up to the early 20th Century, expressing how all interpretive journalism has a philosophic, world-view, component and understanding journalism history entails understanding these insights of the times.

American Journalism 1690-1940

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Author: Frederic Hudson,Frank Luther Mott,Alfred McClung Lee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415228886

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The American Journalist

A Portrait of U.S. News People and Their Work

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Author: David Hugh Weaver,G. Cleveland Wilhoit,Lori A. Bergen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206688

Category: Reference

Page: 276

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Words at War

The Civil War and American Journalism

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Author: David B. Sachsman,S. Kittrell Rushing,Roy Morris

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557534903

Category: History

Page: 412

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Words at War: The Civil War and American Journalism analyzes the various ways in which the nation's newspaper editors, reporters, and war correspondents covered the biggest story of their lives during the Civil War, and in doing so, they reflected and shaped the responses of their readers. The four sections of the book, "Fighting Words," "Confederates and Copperheads," "The Union Forever," and "Continuing Conflict" trace the evolving role of the press in the antebellum, wartime, and postwar periods.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism

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Author: Stephen L. Vaughn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0203942167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.

China Reporting

An Oral History of American Journalism in the 1930's and 1940's

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Author: Stephen R. MacKinnon,Oris Friesen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520069671

Category: History

Page: 200

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American journalists who covered China during the thirties and forties discuss how they pooled information, evaluated sources, and avoided bias

The Brass Check

A Study of American Journalism

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Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150402611X

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

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A muckraking exposé of corruption in American journalism from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Jungle Upton Sinclair dedicated his life to documenting the destructive force of unbridled capitalism. In this influential study, he takes on the effect of money and power on mass media, arguing that the newspapers, magazines, and wire services of the Progressive era formed “a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor.” In the early twentieth century, a “brass check” was a token purchased by brothel patrons. By drawing a comparison between journalists and prostitutes, Sinclair highlights the total control publishers such as William Randolph Hearst exerted over their empires. Reporters and editors were paid to service the financial and political interests of their bosses, even if that meant misrepresenting the facts or outright lying. Sinclair documents specific cases, including the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 and the Red Scare whipped up by Hearst’s New York Journal and other newspapers, in which major news outlets ignored the truth in favor of tabloid sensationalism. Sinclair considered The Brass Check to be his most important and most dangerous book. Nearly a century later, his impassioned call for reform is timelier than ever. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

The News About the News

American Journalism in Peril

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Author: Leonard Downie, Jr.,Robert G. Kaiser

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307429067

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Freedom of the press is a primary American value. Good journalism builds communities, arms citizens with important information, and serves as a public watchdog for civic, national, and global issues. But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role? Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post, and Robert G. Kaiser, associate editor and senior correspondent, report on a growing crisis in American journalism. From the corporatization that leads media moguls to slash content for profit, to newsrooms that ignore global crises to report on personal entertainment, these veteran journalists chronicle an erosion of independent, relevant journalism. In the process, they make clear why incorruptible reporting is crucial to American society. Rooted in interviews and first-hand accounts, the authors take us inside the politically charged world of one of America’s powerful institutions, the media. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting it Wrong

Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism

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Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520255666

Category: History

Page: 269

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"If daily journalism constitutes history's first rough draft, then Getting it Wrong certainly reveals how rough that draft can be. Joseph Campbell is a dogged and first-rate scholar."--Neil Henry, Dean, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism "Dr. Campbell has done meticulous research that examines ten media myths in context. This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading."--Wallace B. Eberhard, recipient of the American Journalism Historians Association Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Year That Defined American Journalism

1897 and the Clash of Paradigms

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Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135205051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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The Year that Defined American Journalism explores the succession of remarkable and decisive moments in American journalism during 1897 – a year of significant transition that helped redefine the profession and shape its modern contours. This defining year featured a momentous clash of paradigms pitting the activism of William Randolph Hearst's participatory 'journalism of action' against the detached, fact-based antithesis of activist journalism, as represented by Adolph Ochs of the New York Times, and an eccentric experiment in literary journalism pursued by Lincoln Steffens at the New York Commercial-Advertiser. Resolution of the three-sided clash of paradigms would take years and result ultimately in the ascendancy of the Times' counter-activist model, which remains the defining standard for mainstream American journalism. The Year That Defined American Journalism introduces the year-study methodology to mass communications research and enriches our understanding of a pivotal moment in media history.

Latin American Journalism

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Author: Michael B. Salwen,Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136691324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Produced to fill a gap in current knowledge about the state of journalism in Latin America, this timely book chronicles how recent changes toward democratization and privatization in the region have influenced mass media industries and the practice of journalism. Written as a tribute to earlier books about the development and status of Latin American news organizations, this text provides a readable overview of journalism in the area. Unlike those in previous works, these chapters are divided by issues and subject matter instead of by nations and regions. Each chapter concludes with a "spotlight" case study to illustrate the reading material. These features -- along with several easy-to- follow tables, topical examples suitable for class discussions, and a variety of sources including original interviews with media professionals -- all combine to form the most up-to-date book currently available on this constantly changing subject.

The American Journalist in the 1990s

U.S. News People at the End of an Era

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Author: David Hugh Weaver,G. Cleveland Wilhoit

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805821369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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This book presents findings from the most comprehensive and representative study ever done of the demographic and educational backgrounds, working conditions, and professional and ethical values of U.S. print and broadcast journalists working in the 1990s, including separate analyses for women and minority news people. It compares many of these findings with those from the major studies of the early 1970s and 1980s. As such, it should be the standard reference on U.S. journalists for years to come.