• Language Arts & Disciplines


Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk
Author: Davis Merritt
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814428672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 6175
With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.

    • Business & Economics

Saving Community Journalism

The Path to Profitability
Author: Penelope Muse Abernathy
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469615436
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 4473
America's community newspapers have entered an age of disruption. Towns and cities continue to need the journalism and advertising so essential to nurturing local identity and connection among citizens. But as the business of newspaper publishing collides with the digital revolution, and as technology redefines consumer habits and the very notion of community, how can newspapers survive and thrive? In Saving Community Journalism, veteran media executive Penelope Muse Abernathy draws on cutting-edge research and analysis to reveal pathways to transformation and long-term profitability. Offering practical guidance for editors and publishers, Abernathy shows how newspapers can build community online and identify new opportunities to generate revenue. Examining experiences at a wide variety of community papers--from a 7,000-circulation weekly in West Virginia to a 50,000-circulation daily in California and a 150,000-circulation Spanish-language weekly in the heart of Chicago--Saving Community Journalism is designed to help journalists and media-industry managers create and implement new strategies that will allow them to prosper in the twenty-first century. Abernathy's findings will interest everyone with a stake in the health and survival of local media.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics

Author: Lee Wilkins,Clifford G. Christians
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135594600
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 7654
This Handbook encapsulates the intellectual history of mass media ethics over the past twenty-five years. Chapters serve as a summary of existing research and thinking in the field, as well as setting agenda items for future research. Key features include: up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of media ethics, one of the hottest topics in the media community 'one-stop shopping' for historical and current research in media ethics experienced, top-tier editors, advisory board, and contributors. It will be an essential reference on media ethics theory and research for scholars, graduate students, and researchers in media, mass communication, and journalism.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Partisan Press

A History of Media Bias in the United States
Author: Si Sheppard
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786432829
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
View: 9476
This book is the first to place the contemporary debate over media bias in historical context, illustrating how partisan bias in the American media has built political parties, set the stage for several wars, and even contributed to the rise and fall of U.S. presidents. The author discusses the rise of the unprecedented post-World War II model of objective journalism and explains why this model is breaking down under the challenge of a new generation of technology-driven partisan media alternatives.

    • Business & Economics

Can Journalism be Saved?

Rediscovering America's Appetite for News
Author: Rachel Davis Mersey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392080
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 167
View: 6612
This book challenges the once-dominant social responsibility model and argues that a new, "individual-first" paradigm is what will allow journalism to survive in today's crowded media marketplace. * Presents a chronological review of the top-down influence model, the timeline of the evolution of the definition of news, and the historical development of social responsibility of the press * Contains helpful illustrations of the proposed new models of journalism * Bibliography of academic and professional materials related to the state of the news media * Index of important institutions including nameplate news organizations, influential companies (e.g., Apple and Google), theoretical frameworks, media owners, and media startups

    • Journalism

American Journalism Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: N.A
View: 1980

    • Philosophy

Living Ethics

Across Media Platforms
Author: Michael J. Bugeja
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Philosophy
Page: 343
View: 4033
In a seamlessly wired world of television, computers, and BlackBerrys, where does ethics fit in? To address that question, Living Ethics calls for a moral convergence to complement the technological one. Identifying principles that apply across media platforms, Michael Bugeja has created a thorough and well-researched work that avoids the prescriptive language used by many texts; instead, he encourages critical thinking through examples that build, challenge, and enhance readers' value systems. While many ethics texts focus almost exclusively on journalistic ethics, this award-winning text (recipient of the 2009 Clifford G. Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics) emphasizes unifying principles that collapse and transcend the boundaries of a wide variety of media sources--including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, public relations, photojournalism, advertising, and other forms of traditional and online mass communication. As readers will discover, the circumstances of ethical issues may vary, but the moral processes used to resolve them are basically the same. Resolutely practical, Living Ethics is written in a clear and cogent style that helps readers: * Understand unifying principles from historical, philosophical, and political perspectives * Grasp the utility of principles that engage audiences and clients while respecting the diverse cultures in an increasingly global media environment * Explore moral convergence through the eyes of more than 100 practitioners at major newsrooms, agencies, and organizations * Examine ethical issues visually through more than 20 photos and illustrations * Develop a set of principles to guide their careers across a multitude of platforms

    • American literature

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 5604

    • Talking books

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
Category: Talking books
Page: N.A
View: 4914

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyman News

The Changing American Front Page
Author: Michele Weldon
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 286
View: 7704
"Examines how newspapers have changed over the past few years, becoming story papers. Comparing 850 stories, story approaches, and unofficial sourcing in twenty American newspapers from 2001 and 2004, Weldon reveals a shift toward features over hard news, along with an increase in anecdotal or humanistic approaches to all stories"--Provided by publisher.

    • Talking books

Talking Book Topics

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Talking books
Page: N.A
View: 5426

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Journalism and Public Life

Why Telling the News Is Not Enough
Author: Davis "Buzz" Merritt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136684824
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
View: 9460
The original edition of Public Journalism and Public Life, published in 1995, was the first comprehensive argument in favor of public journalism. Designed to focus the discussion about public journalism both within and outside the profession, the book has accomplished its purpose. In the ensuing years, the debate has continued; dozens of newspapers and thousands of journalists have been experimenting with the philosophy, while others still dispute its legitimacy. This larger second edition further develops the philosophy, responds to the arguments against it, outlines how specific principles can be applied, and explains the importance of public deliberation and the role of values in public journalism. Divided into three sections, it can be used as a supplement to the first edition or as a starting point for those being newly introduced to the ideas that have been the subject of debate within the profession and among those interested and involved in civic life at all levels. Section 1 summarizes two major arguments -- why journalism and public life are inseparably bound in success or failure and why the way journalism operates in the current environment fosters failure more often than success. Section 2 looks at the evolution of the profession's culture, its impact on the author's extensive career, and how he grew to believe that substantive change is needed in journalism. Section 3 deals with the implications of public journalism philosophy -- how it requires the application of additional values to daily work, its evolution in the early years and where its current focus should be, plus various questions about the future of cyberspace.

    • Libraries

Library Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
View: 1556
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

    • History

The Vanishing Newspaper [2nd Ed]

Saving Journalism in the Information Age
Author: Philip Meyer
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082621858X
Category: History
Page: 245
View: 4739
"In this edition, Meyer's analysis of the correlation between newspaper quality and profitability is updated and applied to recent developments in the newspaper industry. Meyer argues that understanding the relationship between quality and profit is central to sustaining journalistic excellence and preserving journalism's unique social functions." -- Provided by the publisher.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Two W's of Journalism

The Why and What of Public Affairs Reporting
Author: Davis "Buzz" Merritt,Maxwell E. McCombs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135704708
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 174
View: 9904
In this timely volume, the authors explore public affairs journalism, a practice that lies at the core of the journalism profession. They go beyond the journalistic instruction for reporting and presenting news to reflect on why journalism works the way it does. Asking current and future journalists the critical questions, "Why do we do it?" and "What are the ways of fulfilling the goals of journalism?" their discussion stimulates the examination of contemporary practice, probing the foundations of public affairs journalism. With its detailed examination of factors influencing current journalistic practice, The Two W's of Journalism complements and expands on the skills and techniques presented in reporting, editing, and news writing textbooks. The perspectives presented here facilitate understanding of the larger role journalism has in society. As such, the volume is an excellent supplemental text for reporting and writing courses, and for introductory courses on journalism. It will also offer valuable insights to practicing journalists.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Deal from Hell

How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers
Author: James O'Shea
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610392140
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 6416
In 2000, after the Tribune Company acquired Times Mirror Corporation, it comprised the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world. How then did Tribune nosedive in to bankruptcy and public scandal? The Deal from Hell is the riveting narrative in which veteran editor James O'Shea takes us behind the scenes of the decisions that led to that ongoing disaster.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Flat Earth News

An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media
Author: Nick Davies
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407018957
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
View: 992
An award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media. WARNING! Are newspapers seriously damaging your insight? Does what you read every day contain lies, PR, propaganda and distortion? Find out who's controlling your news in this shocking expose from the ultimate insider.

    • Political Science

The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2006

Author: Inc. Congressional Quarterly
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 9780872895447
Category: Political Science
Page: 1132
View: 8795
Presents articles that cover a variety of social conditions and problems, including domestic violence, eating disorders, stem cell research, abortion, ecotourism, and environmenalism.