Journalism: Critical Issues


Author: Stuart Allan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224016
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 407
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"...this book can be recommended to journalism students as a useful entry point into many of the debates surrounding 21st century journalism, and as a way of encouraging thought about what, indeed, a journalist may be." Tony Harcup, University of Sheffield What are the key issues confronting journalism today, and why? What are the important debates regarding the forms and practices of reporting? How can the quality of news be improved? Journalism: Critical Issuesexplores essential themes in news and journalism studies. It bringstogether an exciting selection of original essays which engage with the most significant topics,debates and controversies in this fast-growing field.Using a wide range of case studies, topics include: Journalism's role in a democracy Source dynamics in news production Journalism ethics Sexism and racism in the news Tabloidization, scandals and celebrity Reporting conflict, terrorism and war The future of investigative journalism The book is written in a lively manner designed to invite discussion by identifying key questionsaround a critical issue. Each chapter assesses where journalism is today, its strengths and itschallenges, and highlights ways to improve upon it for tomorrow. Journalism: Critical Issuesis essential reading for students and researchers in the fields ofnews and journalism, media studies, cultural studies, sociology and communication studies. Contributors:Stuart Allan, Alison Anderson, Olga Guedes Bailey, Steven Barnett,Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Michael Bromley, Cynthia Carter, Simon Cottle, Chas Critcher,Matthew David, Máire Messenger Davies, Bob Franklin, Robert A. Hackett, RamaswamiHarindranath, Ian Hutchby, Richard Keeble, Justin Lewis, Minelle Mahtani, P. David Marshall,Brian McNair, Martin Montgomery, Alan Petersen, Susanna Hornig Priest, Jane Rhodes,Karen Ross, David Rowe, Prasun Sonwalkar, Linda Steiner, Howard Tumber, Ingrid Volkmer,Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Barbie Zelizer.

Encyclopedia of Journalism


Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452261520
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 3136
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"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology

Principles of American Journalism

An Introduction
Author: Stephanie Craft,Charles N. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415890160
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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In a rapidly changing media landscape, what becomes of journalism? Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamental principles of the craft, Principles of American Journalism introduces students to the core values of journalism and its singularly important role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, Stephanie Craft and Charles N. Davis provide a comprehensive exploration of the guiding principles of journalisme"the ethical and legal foundations of the profession, its historical and modern precepts, the economic landscape, the relationships among journalism and other social institutions, and the key issues and challenges that contemporary journalists face. Case studies, discussion questions and field exercises help students to think critically about journalisme(tm)s function in society, creating mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers. With its bottom line under assault, its values being challenged from without and from within and its future anything but certain, it has never been more important to think about whate(tm)s unique about journalism. This text is ideal for use in introductory Principles of Journalism courses, and the companion website provides a full complement of student and instructor resources to enhance the learning experience and connect to the latest news issues and events.

Significant Aspects Of Journalism


Author: Muhammad Daheem Butt
Publisher: ShieldCrest Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1911090577
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 169
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This book contains useful knowledge and thought-provoking ideas to enlighten the writers and students of journalism. The style of the book is simple and dynamic. It contains a high standard of information that may be particularly beneficial to reporters, editors, producers and publishers and for the public generally. It may also be useful for those who may be considering journalism as a career. The book covers almost all important aspects of journalism and may prove a road map in this field and assist professionals in career transition and achieving goals in journalism. This book sees journalism from a fresh perspective. It throws light on the functions and liabilities of the journalists in particular and the others in general. It views journalism from traditional as well as modern point of view and discusses several issues of journalism in the 21st century. Basically the book discusses significant aspects of journalism. The book deals with complex issues and tries to resolve certain journalistic complexities. The book may prove useful for professional as well as immature writers and may help them to achieve their goals in journalism. One of the major objectives of this book is to guide readers about the basic principles of journalism. Basically, the book is about functional and practical journalism. Efforts have been made to make this book a source of aspiration for journalists. The publisher and the author would like to receive suggestions from the readers for any improvements. It is hoped that book will be useful for those who are interested in journalism and it will have its impact on human society. It is expected the book will prove a masterpiece in the history of journalism. We acknowledge the assistance and appreciation of all those who obliged the author by their knowledge in this wide-ranging work.

The 21st Century Journalism Handbook

Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist
Author: Tim Holmes,Sara Hadwin,Glyn Mottershead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864778
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. Convergence, online, the growth of magazine formats, challenges presented by technology and new demands in news and feature writing are all covered from conceptual and practical perspectives. A thorough grounding in the key debates and techniques is provided; while clear, no-nonsense practical advice helps you develop your journalism skills and make a success of your studies and career. Key Features: A combination of professional insight, academic study and practical exercises allows you to develop at your own pace Thinking it through activities at the end of each chapter allow you to think over the topics discussed and to think about how you could apply these skills Case studies and Closer Look boxes explore real-life examples in more depth Key points to remember and chapter summaries highlight the essential things you need to know Comprehensive but digestible coverage of the key elements of ethics, regulation and law ensures you are fully equipped with the essential frameworks for informed practice With an emphasis on developing the ‘whole journalist’, a creative and visual reporter who can think across different platforms, this text is ideal for all for journalism students training in newspapers, magazines and online reporting.

The Ethical Journalist

Making Responsible Decisions in the Pursuit of News
Author: Gene Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
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The Ethical Journalist gives aspiring journalists the tools they need to make responsible professional decisions. Provides a foundation in applied ethics in journalism Examines the subject areas where ethical questions most frequently arise in modern practice Incorporates the views of distinguished print, broadcast and online journalists, exploring such critical issues as race, sex, and the digitalization of news sources Illustrated with 24 real-life case studies that demonstrate how to think in 'shades of gray' rather than 'black and white' Includes questions for class discussion and guides for putting important ethical concepts to use in the real world Accompanying website includes model course schedules, discussion guides, PowerPoint slides, sample quiz and exam questions and links to additional readings online: www.wiley.com/go/foreman

Journalism Across Boundaries

The Promises And Challenges Of Transnational And Transborder Journalism
Author: K. Grieves
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137272651
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 226
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Journalistic activity crosses national borders in creative and sometimes unexpected ways. Drawing on many interviews and newsroom observation, this book addresses an overlooked but important aspect of international journalism by examining how journalists carry out their daily work at the transnational and regional transborder level.

Key Readings in Journalism


Author: Elliot King,Jane Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113576767X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 424
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Key Readings in Journalism brings together over thirty essential writings that every student of journalism should know. Designed as a primary text for undergraduate students, each reading was carefully chosen in response to extensive surveys from educators reflecting on the needs of today’s journalism classroom. Readings range from critical and historical studies of journalism, such as Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Michael Schudson’s Discovering the News, to examples of classic reporting, such as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s All the President’s Men. They are supplemented by additional readings to broaden the volume’s scope in every dimension, including gender, race, and nationality. The volume is arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism—its development, its practice, its key individuals and institutions, its social impact, and its future—and section introductions and headnotes precede each reading to provide context and key points for discussion.

Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches
Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629181
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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Being able to analyse different types of text is an essential skill for students of literature. Texts is a new kind of book which shows students how to use literary theory to approach a wide range of literary, cultural and media texts of the kind studied on today's courses. These texts range from short stories, autobiographies, political speeches, websites and lyrics to films such as The Matrix and Harry Potter and from television's Big Brother to shopping malls, celebrities, and rock videos.Each chapter combines an introduction to the text and aspects of its critical reception with an analysis using one of sixteen key approaches, from established angles like feminism, postcolonial studies and deconstruction to newer areas such as ecocriticism, trauma theory, and ethical criticism. Each chapter also indicates alternative ways of reading the text by drawing on other critical approaches.

War, Journalism and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century

The Life and Times of Henry W. Nevinson
Author: Angela V. John
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857717839
Category: History
Page: 264
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Called "the King of Correspondents" Henry W. Nevinson (1856 - 1941) captured the political zeitgeist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in his journalism and his commentaries on key world events. The British journalist and war correspondent covered conflicts across Europe and Africa and wrote about the United States during a time of upheaval on the brink of the modern age. He observed the Siege of Ladysmith, the 1905 revolution in Russia, wars in Greece and South Africa and the tragedy at Gallipoli, shaping the understanding of world affairs at the time. Nevinson campaigned for social justice in Central Africa and India and was the first to report sympathetically on Germany's devastation after the First World War. In the 1920s he visited Palestine and Iraq and accompanied Ramsay Macdonald on the first visit of a British Prime Minister to an American President. Although courting the establishment, Nevinson cultivated controversy as a rebel. Yet he remained a highly respected journalist whose vivid reportage of events and witty portraits of political and artistic figures of the time made him an acute observer who wrote exquisite prose. Based on Nevinson’s compelling diaries covering nearly 50 years, Angela John’s powerful prose captures, for the first time, the story of this important and groundbreaking figure. Nevinson’s life sheds new light on the construction of the world order in the last century, at the same time helping us to understand more clearly the changing role of the war correspondent in a media-dominant age. His observations on the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the United States illuminate many of the conflicts which resonate in today's uncertain world.

Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510926
Category: History
Page: 1128
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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

Settling the Borderland

Other Voices in Literary Journalism
Author: Jan Whitt
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761840930
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 178
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Settling the Borderland deals with the intimate connection between journalism and literature, both fields in which work by women has been underrepresented. This book has a twin focus: the work of journalists who became some of the greatest novelists, poets, and short-story writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in America, several of whom are men, and contemporary journalists who best exemplify the effective use of literary techniques in news coverage. Although five women are emphasized here (Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Joan Didion, Sara Davidson, and Susan Orlean), three men whose work was profoundly influenced by journalism also are included. Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and John Steinbeck are well known as writers of poetry, short stories, and novels, but they, too, are among the "other voices" rarely included in studies of literary journalism. In Settling the Borderland, Jan Whitt presents a thorough analysis of the increasingly indistinct lines between truth and fiction and between fact and creative narrative in contemporary media.

Literature, Journalism, and the Vocabularies of Liberalism

Politics and Letters, 1886-1916
Author: J. Macleod
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230391478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
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This book examines the impact of the new liberalism on English literary discourse from the fin-de-siècle to World War One. It maps out an extensive network of journalists, men of letters and political theorists, showing how their shared political and literary vocabularies offer new readings of liberalism's relation to an emerging modernist culture.