Custodians of Conscience

Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue
Author: James S. Ettema,Theodore Glasser,Theodore Lewis Glasser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231106757
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 233
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Through in-depth interviews with award-winning investigative reporters and detailed analyses of the stories that brought them professional acclaim, the authors explain how journalists resolve, practically if not conceptually, the paradox of a press that is committed to exposing wrongdoing and is at the same time adamant about its disinterest in questions of right and wrong.

The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism

Author: James L. Aucoin
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082621746X
Category: History
Page: 242
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Beginning with the first colonial newspaper, investigative reporting has provided American journalism with its most significant achievements and challenging controversies. Yet it was an ill-defined practice until the 1960s when it emerged as a potent voice in newspapers and on television news programs. In The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism, James L. Aucoin provides readers with the first comprehensive history of investigative journalism in the United States, including a thorough account of the founding and achievements of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Emerging investigative reporters and editors, as well as students and scholars of journalism history, will benefit from the detailed presentation and insightful discussion provided in this book.

The Idea of Public Journalism

Author: Theodore Lewis Glasser
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572304604
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 229
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This volume offers a critical and constructive examination of the claims of public journalism, the controversial movement aimed at getting the press to promote and indeed improve (not merely report on) the quality of public life. From leading contributors, original essays refine the terms of the debate by situating it within a broad cultural, historical and philosophical framework. Exploring the movement's promise as well as its problems, The Idea of Public Journalism sheds lights on issues of political power, freedom of expression, democratic participation and press responsibility.

Wissenschaft mit Wirkung

Beiträge zu Journalismus- und Medienwirkungsforschung
Author: Christina Holtz-Bacha,Gunter Reus,Lee B. Becker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531167978
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 349
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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent

Author: Theodore Lewis Glasser,Charles T. Salmon
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898624991
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 475
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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent offers an unprecedented range of scholarly perspectives on the relationship between public opinion and communication. With contributions written from social-scientific, historical, critical and cultural traditions, the book illuminates the importance and richness of treating "public opinion" as a multifaceted concept.Written by leading thinkers in the field, some of the work's chapters offer state-of-the-art reviews of research findings, while others are scholarly treatises on some aspect of communication, public opinion, and society. Topics covered include: The nature and institutions of public opinion; the influence of media on public opinion; social and psychological contexts of public opinion; the role public opinion assessment plays in a democratic society.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism

Author: Stephen L. Vaughn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135880190
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.

Introducing Journalism and Media Studies

Author: Graham Greer
Publisher: Juta Academic
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 260
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Written for beginning journalism students, this primer explains how to craft news for presentation in the best possible manner by reading, interviewing, writing, and rewriting. With information on journalism across all media platforms, this text will prepare students to do exceptional reporting for print, television, and online outlets.

Intellectuals in the Public Sphere in Britain and Norway After World War II

Author: Jan Eivind Myhre
Publisher: Akademika Pub
ISBN: 9788274772915
Category: History
Page: 211
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In this volume, three Norwegian and three English scholars probe the issue of the role of intellectuals in the two countries following World War II. The intellectuals studied comprise many kinds: from academics in general (particularly sociologists) to journalists and politicians, amongst others. The book investigates the influence of intellectuals on politics and also between the two countries. Several tendencies in post-war societies have shaped the role of intellectuals: secularisation, professionalisation, internationalisation and the rise of populism, to name but a few. Although "intellectual" is a fairly common term in both countries, it often tends to fall between two chairs as an analytic concept. Therefore, it should perhaps rather be viewed as a terminological meeting point where several interesting societal phenomena may be studied.

Media Ethics

Cases and Moral Reasoning
Author: N.A
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 318
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This market-leading text uses original case studies and commentaries about actual media experiences to get students thinking analytically about ethical situations in mass communication. Aiming to improve students' ethical awareness, "Media Ethics" provides a solid foundation in the theoretical principles of ethical philosophies. It presents the Potter Box as a framework for uncovering the important steps in moral reasoning for analyzing the cases that follow. Focusing on a wide spectrum of ethical issues facing media practitioners, the cases in the text cover journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and entertainment. The Seventh Edition features new and updated cases and includes more cases focusing on corporations, the World Wide Web and post-September 11 news coverage. The new edition is also now accompanied by a new Web site with extensive teaching materials. New to this Edition Over 25 new cases address topics such as the Jayson Blair story, the war in Iraq, Affirmative Action in college admissions, and the Kobe Bryant case, helping to keep the text timely and engaging for students. A new Foreword by former CBS News Executive Producer Tom Bradford emphasizes the importance of ethics in journalism today. A new website features extensive teaching materials and background documents, allowing for expanded classroom discussion.

Atlantic Communications

The Media in American and German History from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
Author: Norbert Finzsch,Ursula Lehmkuhl
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Category: History
Page: 416
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Atlantic Communications examines the development of communications technology and its impact on German-American relations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. How was different media used or abused politically? How did the structure and process of Atlantic communication change? How did common social spheres emerge? And how was this development influenced by the ways and means of Atlantic communication? Media discussed includes speech, the telegraph, newspapers, and the moving image. How was knowledge about the other side of the Atlantic produced? How did the behavior of media organizations differ in Germany and the USA? How did they adapt certain elements from one culture to another? Based on interdisciplinary research integrating media studies and historical analysis, this book is an innovative historical approach to German-American relations viewed as part of the communications system of the Atlantic world.

The Ethical Journalist

Author: Tony Harcup
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781412918978
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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The Ethical Journalist discusses a range of ethical questions likely to confront those studying journalism and/or training to become journalists. Building on the reflective and questioning approach of the author’s acclaimed Journalism: Principles and Practice (2004), The Ethical Journalist links theory and practice throughout by examining the views of journalists and academics. It places anecdotal experience within the context of relevant critical study, and scrutinizes academic explanations within the context of practitioner accounts. Informed by original research and the author’s own experience within mainstream and alternative journalism, The Ethical Journalist addresses topics issues such as trust, the public interest, undercover reporting, news values, source relationships, crime reporting, regulation, and the Hutton inquiry.

Encyclopedia of international media and communications

Author: Donald H. Johnston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780123876720
Category: Social Science
Page: 708
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Explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. Provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, as well as clearly drawn avenues for further research.

Good News

Social Ethics and the Press
Author: Clifford G. Christians,John P. Ferré,P. Mark Fackler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195359208
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Mass media ethics and the classical liberal ideal of the autonomous individual are historically linked and professionally dominant--yet the authors of this work feel this is intrinsically flawed. They show how recent research in philosophy and social science--together with a longer tradition in theological inquiry--insist that community, mutuality, and relationship are fundamental to a full concept of personhood. The authors argue that "persons-in-community" provides a more defensible grounding for journalists' professional moral decision-making in crucial areas such as truthtelling, privacy, organizational culture, and balanced coverage. With numerous examples drawn from life as well as from theory, this book will interest journalists, editors, and professionals in media management as well as students and scholars of media ethics, reporting, and media law.

Investigative Reporting in Canada

Case Studies
Author: Maxine Ruvinsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195423815
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 394
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Through a series of interviews with top Canadian investigative journalists, Investigative Reporting in Canada engages students as they evaluate key investigative reporting techniques and challenges, while at the same time inspiring them to employ these techniques in their own work. Each chapter focuses on an award-winning article or series, and includes a discussion of what prompted the journalist to cover the story, how they conducted their investigation, what obstacles were encountered,what techniques were employed, and what lessons were learned. This is an essential text for any college or university course on investigative reporting.