The Mind of a Journalist

Author: Jim Willis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412954570
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

What propels an individual into becoming a professional observer and chronicler of society, joining a group that is often targeted for criticism by the general public? Can a journalist really have an objective view of the world and the way it operates or do journalists each operate from a specific worldview, parts of which are held in common by all journalists? Do journalists feel they can become involved in normal social and civic activities, or is the world a detached storehouse of ideas for stories? Is the journalist most effective on the sidelines of society, or in getting involved in the action, or taking to the field as a referee or field judge? If journalists are so devoted to the ideals of objectivity, detachment, truth, and providing an accurate view of the world, why do so many of them leave journalism and move into public relations, media consulting, and advertising? These are just some of the issues explored in The Mind of a Journalist: How Reporters See Themselves, Their Stories, and the World. For students and would-be journalists, this book analyzes the rational processes journalists use in defining themselves, their world, and their relation to that world. Written by veteran journalist and noted professor Jim Willis, with many observations from working and recently retired journalists from both print and broadcast, the goal of the book is to put this discussion of journalist thinking into the classroom (alongside discussion of reporting and writing techniques). Ultimately, the book provides added insights to how journalists think and why they do what they do. Features & Benefits: Included throughout the book are many observations/interviews from working journalists at such media outlets as: The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, CNN, The Memphis Commercial-Appeal, WRTV Television in Indianapolis, and The Daily Oklahoman. A running single-story example (President's Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003) shows how the same story was treated by several different journalist mindsets, and thereby examining how these different mindsets defined the issues of truth, ethics, and legality for this story.

What Good is Journalism

Author: George Kennedy
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826217301
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"A compilation of essays that show how good journalistic practices enrich the daily lives of citizens, trace the development of free expression through American history, and enable citizens to play their own roles in the democracy, while also showing howthese principles are playing a revolutionary role in emerging democracies"--Provided by publisher.

Journalismus und Werbung

Author: Stefan Gadringer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531187747
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Social Science

Das Verhältnis zwischen Redaktion und kaufmännischer Abteilung eines Mediums wird in der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Forschung häufig thematisiert. Gerade in Zeiten ökonomischer Krisen gewinnen die Widersprüchlichkeiten an Brisanz. Gelten in solchen Zeiten andere Regeln bezüglich der Trennung von redaktionellen Inhalten und Werbeinhalten? Legitimiert das Ziel der Erhaltung von journalistischer Substanz die gelegentliche oder regelmäßige Grenzüberschreitung in Krisenzeiten? Dieses Forschungsvorhaben beschäftigt sich mit dem Spannungsverhältnis zwischen den publizistischen Anforderungen an Redaktionen einerseits und den ökonomischen Zwängen andererseits. Theoretisch nähern wir uns der Thematik mit den Ansätzen der politischen Ökonomie und der Idee der Medienfreiheit.

Just the Facts

Author: David T.Z. Mindich
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814764152
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

If American journalism were a religion, as it has been called, then its supreme deity would be "objectivity." The high priests of the profession worship the concept, while the iconoclasts of advocacy journalism, new journalism, and cyberjournalism consider objectivity a golden calf. Meanwhile, a groundswell of tabloids and talk shows and the increasing infringement of market concerns make a renewed discussion of the validity, possibility, and aim of objectivity a crucial pursuit. Despite its position as the orbital sun of journalistic ethics, objectivity—until now—has had no historian. David T. Z. Mindich reaches back to the nineteenth century to recover the lost history and meaning of this central tenet of American journalism. His book draws on high profile cases, showing the degree to which journalism and its evolving commitment to objectivity altered–and in some cases limited—the public's understanding of events and issues. Mindich devotes each chapter to a particular component of this ethic–detachment, nonpartisanship, the inverted pyramid style, facticity, and balance. Through this combination of history and cultural criticism, Mindich provides a profound meditation on the structure, promise, and limits of objectivity in the age of cybermedia.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469616001
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: History

The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 4 December 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Gary Gallagher & Kathryn Shively Meier Coming to Terms with Civil War Military History Peter C. Luebke "Equal to Any Minstrel Concert I Ever Attended at Home": Union Soldiers and Blackface Performance in the Civil War South John J. Hennessy Evangelizing for Union, 1863: The Army of the Potomac, Its Enemies at Home, and a New Solidarity Andrew F. Lang Republicanism, Race, and Reconstruction: The Ethos of Military Occupation in Civil War America Professional Notes Kevin M. Levin Black Confederates Out of the Attic and Into the Mainstream Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors

Homicide

Author: David Simon
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429900954
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: True Crime

From the creator of HBO's The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl. Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.

IPI Report

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007778686
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Journalism


Journalism

Author: Gordon Stuart Adam
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195182073
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Part I: Authorship & Craft 1. Introduction2. George Orwell, ""Why I Write""3. V.S. Naipaul, ""On Being a Writer""4. Joan Didion, ""Why I Write""5. Salman Rushdie, ""In Good Faith""6. George Plimpton, ""Maya Angelou""7. Robert Stone, ""The Reason for Stories""8. Study Guide: Talking Points and WorkbenchPart II: The Elements of Journalism A. NEWS 9. Introduction10. Walter Lippmann, ""The Nature of News""11. Helen MacGill Hughes, ""From Politics to Human Interest""12. Frank Luther Mott, ""What's the News?""13. Daniel Boorstin, ""From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-Events""14. Ma.

Perspectives on American Government

Author: William Lasser
Publisher: D C Heath & Company
ISBN: 0669416428
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Political Science

[The authors] goal was to create a reader [consisting of] a collection of writings on or about American politics.... That could be easily integrated into an American government course. -Pref.

Newswatch

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ISBN: IND:30000028817264
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Nigeria


Tikkun

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ISBN: UVA:X006098567
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Jews