Losing the News

Author: Alex Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199740984
Release Date: 2009-09-02
Genre: Law

In Losing the News, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones offers a probing look at the epochal changes sweeping the media, changes which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over government, holds the powerful accountable, and gives citizens what they need. In a tumultuous new media era, with cutthroat competition and panic over profits, the commitment of the traditional news media to serious news is fading. Indeed, as digital technology shatters the old economic model, the news media is making a painful passage that is taking a toll on journalistic values and standards. Journalistic objectivity and ethics are under assault, as is the bastion of the First Amendment. Jones characterizes himself not as a pessimist about news, but a realist. The breathtaking possibilities that the web offers are undeniable, but at what cost? Pundits and talk show hosts have persuaded Americans that the crisis in news is bias and partisanship. Not so, says Jones. The real crisis is the erosion of the iron core of news, something that hurts Republicans and Democrats alike. Losing the News depicts an unsettling situation in which the American birthright of fact-based, reported news is in danger. But it is also a call to arms to fight to keep the core of news intact. Praise for the hardcover: "Thoughtful." --New York Times Book Review "An impassioned call to action to preserve the best of traditional newspaper journalism." --The San Francisco Chronicle "Must reading for all Americans who care about our country's present and future. Analysis, commentary, scholarship and excellent writing, with a strong, easy-to-follow narrative about why you should care, makes this a candidate for one of the best books of the year." --Dan Rather

Tuned Out

Author: David T. Z. Mindich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195161403
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Drawing on interviews across the country with young professionals, college students, and even some preteens, the author of Just the Facts discovers that more young people are turning their backs on political news and explores the roots of the problem.

Mass Media and American Politics

Author: Doris A. Graber
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483323404
Release Date: 2014-02-12
Genre: Political Science

With new coauthor Johanna Dunaway, the ninth edition of Doris Graber’s classic book, Mass Media and American Politics, is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including new chapters on the impact of the changing media landscape and on negativity, incivility, and bias. Always a balance of comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge theory, this book shows students how the media influence governmental institutions and functions, and in turn how the government shapes the way the media disseminate information. The book’s broad coverage has three focal points: the purpose and structure of media; its impact on the attitudes of ordinary Americans and political elites; and the ways in which the news media cover government and politics.

The Politics of Climate Change under President Obama

Author: Hugh Atkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317086406
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Political Science

The last two decades have witnessed an ever growing partisan divide in US politics over climate change and global warming. Significant elements in the Republican Party became openly hostile to the scientific evidence and, following the election of George W. Bush, legislative action at the federal level effectively ground to a halt. This opened up space at the state and local level to develop climate change policies with cities such as Chicago, San Francisco and New York implementing a number of initiatives that brought real and substantive developments. The election of Barack Obama in 2008 seemed to open new possibilities for federal and global leadership once more and whilst the Obama administration has been criticised for a somewhat contradictory approach to the issue at times, there were nonetheless a number of substantive policy developments. Through a substantive and detailed analysis of the politics of climate change, this book places the evolution of US climate policy within broader debates on the nature of politics in the US and argues that there exists a latent potential, often obscured by the complexities of its political system, for America to act as a world leader on the issue. This work will appeal particularly to students and scholars in American Politics, but will also prove useful to those in the fields of general Politics, climate change, sustainability, and environmental studies.

No Price Too High

Author: Alex Jones
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898709193
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Alex Jones was an on-fire Penecostal minister in Detroit Who was a completely dedicated shepherd of his flock. He greatly loved his people and they loved him. In seeking to give his flock the most genuine experience of the early Church prayer and worship services, he carefully read Scripture, the Fathers of the Church and writings of the early saints. The more he read, the more Alex came to the startling conclusion that the present day Catholic Church - and the Holy Mass - is the same exact worship service from the very early Church. Alex began to share his findings with his parish, and eventually Alex, and most of his parish, joined the Catholic Church. This is his incredible story of a black Penecostal minister's challenging and dramatic spiritual jounrey, and the flock that followed him. Today he preaches with his usual passion about Christ - as a Catholic deacon! This book tells the story of Alex's life from his chidhood all the way to his conversion to Catholicism in 2001. It simultaneously tells the story of his wife, Donna, and her spiritual journey as well, which shows how they were not always on the same path during Alex's preparation for entering the Catholic Church. Each had to be personally, deeply convinced that this momentous, life-changing and career-changing spiritual decision was God's will for them.

Rethinking Journalism Again

Author: Chris Peters
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317506416
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Social Science

It’s easy to make a rhetorical case for the value of journalism. Because, it is a necessary precondition for democracy; it speaks to the people and for the people; it informs citizens and enables them to make rational decisions; it functions as their watchdog on government and other powers that be. But does rehashing such familiar rationales bring journalism studies forward? Does it contribute to ongoing discussions surrounding journalism’s viability going forth? For all their seeming self-evidence, this book considers what bearing these old platitudes have in the new digital era. It asks whether such hopeful talk really reflects the concrete roles journalism now performs for people in their everyday lives. In essence, it poses questions that strike at the core of the idea of journalism itself. Is there a singular journalism that has one well-defined role in society? Is its public mandate as strong as we think? The internationally-renowned scholars comprising the collection address these recurring concerns that have long-defined the profession and which journalism faces even more acutely today. By discussing what journalism was, is, and (possibly) will be, this book highlights key contemporary areas of debate and tackles on-going anxieties about its future.

9 11

Author: Alex Jones
Publisher: Aej Pub
ISBN: 1575581132
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

What Really Happened on Sept. 11th and Who Stands to Gain? The government needed a crisis to convince the people to willingly give up their liberty in exchange for safety. This brutal expos documents the ruthless history of governments orchestrating terrorist attacks against their own people to scare them into total submission -- up to the New World Order crime syndicate's involvement in the September 11th attacks. How the controlled press is spinning and whitewashing the 911 story. The cashless society control grid, implantable microchip propaganda, the fact that Posse Comitatus had already been dissolved decades ago, the US government concentration camp plan, how the FBI and FEMA train police that the Founding Fathers and Christians are "terrorists," eugenics and, most frightening of all, the New World Order's future plans.... the global elite's goal to dumb down and kill off 80% of the world population. With many photos, graphics, and diagrams.

Changing the News

Author: Wilson Lowrey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135252373
Release Date: 2011-06-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Changing the News examines the difficulties in changing news processes and practices in response to the evolving circumstances and struggles of the journalism industry. The editors have put together this volume to demonstrate why the prescriptions employed to salvage the journalism industry to date haven’t worked, and to explain how constraints and pressures have influenced the field’s responses to challenges in an uncertain, changing environment. If journalism is to adjust and thrive, the following questions need answers: Why do journalists and news organizations respond to uncertainties in the ways they do? What forces and structures constrain these responses? What social and cultural contexts should we take into account when we judge whether or not journalism successfully responds and adapts? The book tackles these questions from varying perspectives and levels of analysis, through chapters by scholars of news sociology and media management. Changing the News details the forces that shape and challenge journalism and journalistic culture, and explains why journalists and their organizations respond to troubles, challenges and uncertainties in the way they do.

Blur

Author: Bill Kovach
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608193011
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A critical guide in an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear.

The News Media

Author: C.W. Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190206222
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Social Science

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. 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. Now billionaires, most with no journalism experience but lots of power and strong views, are stepping in to purchase newspapers, 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. 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. It will even look at the ways in which new technologies potentially threaten to replace journalists.

Trust Ownership and the Future of News

Author: Gavin Ellis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137369444
Release Date: 2014-06-29
Genre: Social Science

Crumbling business models mean news media structures must change. Gavin Ellis explores the past and present use of newspaper trusts – drawing on case studies such as the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Pulitzer Prize winning Tampa Bay Times – to make the case for a form of ownership dedicated to sustaining high quality journalism.

The Executive Branch

Author: Joel D. Aberbach
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195309154
Release Date: 2006-01-26
Genre: Political Science

Presents a collection of essay that provide an examination of the Executive branch in American government, explaining how the Constitution created the executive branch and discusses how the executive interacts with the other two branches of government at the federal and state level.

City Unsilenced

Author: Jeffrey Hou
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317297437
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Architecture

What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from anti- to alter-politics? City Unsilenced brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars and scholar-activists to examine the spaces, conditions, and processes in which neoliberal practices have profoundly impacted the everyday social, economic, and political life of citizens and communities around the globe. They explore the commonalities and specificities of urban resistance movements that respond to those impacts. They focus on how such movements make use of and transform the meanings and capacity of public space. They investigate their ramifications in the continued practices of renewing democracies. A broad collection of cases is presented and analyzed, including Movimento Passe Livre (Brazil), Google Bus Blockades San Francisco (USA), the Platform for Mortgage Affected People (PAH) (Spain), the Piqueteros Movement (Argentina), Umbrella Movement (Hong Kong), post-Occupy Gezi Park (Turkey), Sunflower Movement (Taiwan), Occupy Oakland (USA), Syntagma Square (Greece), Researchers for Fair Policing (New York), Urban Movement Congress (Poland), urban activism (Berlin), 1DMX (Mexico), Miyashita Park Tokyo (Japan), 15M Movement (Spain), and Train of Hope and protests against Academic Ball in Vienna (Austria). By better understanding the processes and implications of the recent urban resistances, City Unsilenced contributes to the ongoing debates concerning the role and significance of public space in the practice of lived democracy.

The Elements of Journalism

Author: Bill Kovach
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780804136785
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.