• Character

All the Truth Is Out

The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Journalism
Author: Matt Bai
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307474682
Category: Character
Page: 288
View: 7343
"The former chief political correspondent for "The New York Times Magazine" brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics"--Publisher.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Knightfall

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: 2112
With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.

    • Social Science

The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty


Author: Bob Franklin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317417550
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
View: 6189
The development of digital media has delivered innovations and prompted tectonic shifts in all aspects of journalism practice, the journalism industry and scholarly research in the field of journalism studies; this book offers detailed accounts of changes in all three arenas. The collapse of the ‘advertising model’, in tandem with the impact of the continuing global recession, has created economic difficulties for legacy media, and an increasingly frenzied search for new business strategies to resource a sustainable journalism, while triggering concerns about the very future of journalism and journalists. The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty brings together the research conversation conducted by a distinguished group of scholars, researchers, journalists and journalism educators from around the globe and hosted by ‘The Future of Journalism’ at Cardiff University in September 2013. The significance of their responses to these pressing and challenging questions is impossible to overstate. Divided into nine sections, this collection analyses and discusses the future of journalism in relation to: Revenues and Business Models; Controversies and Debates; Changing Journalism Practice; Social Media; Photojournalism and visual images of News; Local and Hyperlocal journalism; Quality, Transparency and Accountability; and Changing Professional Roles and Identities. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in the prospects for journalism and the consequent implications for communications within and between local, national and international communities, for economic growth, the operation of democracy and the maintenance and development of the social and cultural life of societies around the globe. This book was originally published as special issues of Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0804136785
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 332
View: 9482
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.

    • Philosophy

A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas

A Handbook for Peeping Thomists
Author: Ralph McInerny
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268161313
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
View: 4684
Thomism is solidly based on the assumption that we know the world first through our senses and then through concepts formed on the basis of our sense experience. In this informally discursive introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas, Ralph McInerny shows how this basic assumption contrasts with dominant modern alternative views and is developed by Thomas into a coherent view of ourselves, of knowledge, and of God. McInerny first places Thomism in context within philosophical inquiry, discussing the relationship between philosophy and theology, and between modern and classical views of philosophy. He then describes the challenges Thomas faced with the introduction of Aristotle’s works into the Christian West. The reader is subsequently guided through such key concepts as art, nature, causes, and motion and shown how Thomas used these concepts to resolve the problems presented by Aristotle. Each chapter is tied to a specific Thomistic text, providing a sample from a number of Thomas’s works.

    • Social Science

Overload

Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
Author: Bob Schieffer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107228
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
View: 4090
In Overload, legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today’s journalism and those who practice it. Based on interviews with over 40 media leaders from television, print media, and the internet, Schieffer surveys the perils and promises of journalism’s rapidly changing landscape.

    • Social Science

Rethinking Journalism

Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape
Author: Chris Peters,Marcel Jeroen Broersma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415697018
Category: Social Science
Page: 247
View: 7576
There is no doubt, journalism faces challenging times. Since the turn of the millennium, the financial health of the news industry is failing, mainstream audiences are on the decline, and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are eroding. The outlook is bleak and it's understandable that many are pessimistic. But this book argues that we have to rethink journalism fundamentally. Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the 'crisis of journalism', this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.

    • History

Hiroshima


Author: John Hersey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679721037
Category: History
Page: 152
View: 8834
The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity

Front Row Seat at the Circus

One Journalist's Journey Through Two Presidential Elections
Author: Jim Heath
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 9781631773327
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6946

    • Social Science

Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence

A Critical Look at the Research
Author: Steven J. Kirsh
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412996422
Category: Social Science
Page: 387
View: 6763
Fully updated with the latest research, this book provides a comprehensive review and critique of the research on media violence as it relates to children and adolescents. Reflecting new findings in the field, special attention is paid to evaluating the role of the development processes in media violence research and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding that research. The book provides the most comprehensive overview available of the effects of media violence on children and adolescents. Key Features: * covers multiple forms of media violence (e.g., animated violence, sports violence, dramatic violence, gaming violence) * discusses and critiques the five major theories utilized to explain the impact of media violence on children and adolescents * places media violence in the context of other risk factors for aggression * extends the discussion beyond explicit media violence to address the potential benefits and harm associated with nonviolent media consumption * 'Research in Focus' boxes highlight key data and statistics


    • Social Science

Research Skills for Journalists


Author: Vanessa Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317294513
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
View: 3071
Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.

    • Social Science

Rethinking Journalism Again

Societal role and public relevance in a digital age
Author: Chris Peters,Marcel Broersma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317506405
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 5156
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A First Look at Communication Theory


Author: Em Griffin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077842456
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 560
View: 6083
The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.

    • Law

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Tom Welsh,Walter Greenwood,David Banks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199211548
Category: Law
Page: 587
View: 9489
This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Princeton Reader

Contemporary Essays by Writers and Journalists at Princeton University
Author: John McPhee,Carol Rigolot
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691143080
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 389
View: 6287
From a Swedish hotel made of ice to the enigma of UFOs, from a tragedy on Lake Minnetonka to the gold mine of cyberpornography, The Princeton Reader brings together more than 90 favorite essays by 75 distinguished writers. This collection of nonfiction pieces by journalists who have held the Ferris/McGraw/Robbins professorships at Princeton University offers a feast of ideas, emotions, and experiences--political and personal, light-hearted and comic, serious and controversial--for anyone to dip into, contemplate, and enjoy. The volume includes a plethora of topics from the environment, terrorism, education, sports, politics, and music to profiles of memorable figures and riveting stories of survival. These important essays reflect the high-quality work found in today's major newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, and websites. The book's contributors include such outstanding writers as Ken Armstrong of the Seattle Times; Jill Abramson, Jim Dwyer, and Walt Bogdanich of the New York Times; Evan Thomas of Newsweek; Joel Achenbach and Marc Fisher of the Washington Post; Nancy Gibbs of Time; and Jane Mayer, John McPhee, John Seabrook, and Alex Ross of the New Yorker. The perfect collection for anyone who enjoys compelling narratives, The Princeton Reader contains a depth and breadth of nonfiction that will inspire, provoke, and endure.

    • Social Science

Media Today

Mass Communication in a Converging World
Author: Joseph Turow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317401026
Category: Social Science
Page: 470
View: 6508
Media Today uses convergence as a lens that puts students at the center of the profound changes in the 21st century media world. Through the convergence lens they learn to think critically about the role of media today and what these changes mean for their lives presently and in the future. The book’s media systems approach helps students to look carefully at how media content is created, distributed, and exhibited in the new world that the digital revolution has created. From newspapers to video games and social networking to mobile platforms, Media Today prepares students to live in the digital world of media.

    • Almanacs

Poor Richard's Almanack


Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs
Page: 62
View: 8571

    • Travel

Waiting on a Train

The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service
Author: James McCommons
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582592
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 6570
During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year on America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism. Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible? Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy government subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads. While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America--and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation's stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Black Like Me


Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451234219
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
View: 7743
A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.