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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Getting It Wrong

Debunking the Greatest Myths in American Journalism

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Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Many of American journalism’s best-known and most cherished stories are exaggerated, dubious, or apocryphal. They are media-driven myths, and they attribute to the news media and their practitioners far more power and influence than they truly exert. In Getting It Wrong, writer and scholar W. Joseph Campbell confronts and dismantles prominent media-driven myths, describing how they can feed stereotypes, distort understanding about the news media, and deflect blame from policymakers. Campbell debunks the notions that the Washington Post’s Watergate reporting brought down Richard M. Nixon’s corrupt presidency, that Walter Cronkite’s characterization of the Vietnam War in 1968 shifted public opinion against the conflict, and that William Randolph Hearst vowed to “furnish the war” against Spain in 1898. This expanded second edition includes a new preface and new chapters about the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960, the haunting Napalm Girl photograph of the Vietnam War, and bogus quotations driven by the Internet and social media.

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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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.

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.

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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American Journalism

The Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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History of American Journalism

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Author: James Melvin Lee

Publisher: Martin Press

ISBN: 140670881X

Category: History

Page: 500

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

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.

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.

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.

Centuries of Silence

The Story of Latin American Journalism

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Author: Leonardo Ferreira

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275984106

Category: History

Page: 332

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Debunks the myth of a free press in Latin America.

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.