We're All Journalists Now

The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age
Author: Scott Gant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416545948
Category: Law
Page: 288
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As the internet continues to reshape almost all corners of our world, no institution has been more profoundly altered than the practice of journalism and distribution of information. In this provocative new book, Scott Gant, a distinguished Washington attorney and constitutional law scholar, argues that we as a society need to rethink our notions of what journalism is, who is a journalist and exactly what the founding fathers intended when they referred to "the freedom of the press." Are bloggers journalists, even if they receive no income? Even if they are unedited and sometimes irresponsible? Many traditional news organizations would say no. But Gant contends otherwise and suggests we think of these sometimes unruly online purveyors of information and opinion as heirs to those early pamphleteers who helped shape our fledgling democracy. He gives us a persuasive and engaging argument for affording bloggers and everyone else who disseminates information and opinion in the U.S. the same rights and privileges that traditional journalists enjoy. The rise of the Internet and blogosphere has blurred the once distinct role of the media in our society. It wasn't long ago that the line between journalists and the rest of us seemed relatively clear: Those who worked for news organizations were journalists and everyone else was not. Those days are gone. On the Internet, the line has totally disappeared. It's harder than ever to answer the question, "Who is a journalist?" Yet it is a question asked routinely in American courtrooms and legislatures because there are many circumstances where those deemed "journalists" are afforded rights and privileges not available to the rest of us. The question will become increasingly important as the transformation of journalism continues, and bloggers and other "citizen journalists" battle for equal standing with professional journalists. Advancing arguments that are sure to stir controversy, Scott Gant leads the debate with a serious yet accessible discussion about whether, where, and how the government can decide who is a journalist. Challenging the mainstream media, Gant puts forth specific arguments about how to change existing laws and makes elegant suggestions for new laws that will properly account for the undeniable reality that We're All Journalists Now. For all of us who care about the ways in which the digital revolution is sweeping through our culture, this is a work of opinion that will be seen as required reading.

We the Media

Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People
Author: Dan Gillmor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596102275
Category: Computers
Page: 301
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Not content to accept the news as reported, grassroots journalists are publishing in real time to a worldwide audience via the Internet. The impact of their work is just beginning to be felt by professional journalists and the newsmakers they cover. Dan Gillmor tells the story of this phenomenon.

Journalism Ethics

A Philosophical Approach
Author: Christopher Meyers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199708031
Category: Philosophy
Page: 392
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Since the introduction of radio and television news, journalism has gone through multiple transformations, but each time it has been sustained by a commitment to basic values and best practices. Journalism Ethics is a reminder, a defense and an elucidation of core journalistic values, with particular emphasis on the interplay of theory, conceptual analysis and practice. The book begins with a sophisticated model for ethical decision-making, one that connects classical theories with the central purposes of journalism. Top scholars from philosophy, journalism and communications offer essays on such topics as objectivity, privacy, confidentiality, conflict of interest, the history of journalism, online journalism, and the definition of a journalist. The result is a guide to ethically sound and socially justified journalism-in whatever form that practice emerges. Journalism Ethics will appeal to students and teachers of journalism ethics, as well as journalists and practical ethicists in general.

News 2.0

Can journalism survive the Internet?
Author: Martin Hirst
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742692192
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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There have never been so many ways of producing news and news-like content. From podcasts, to YouTube, blogs and the phenomenal popularity of social media, seismic shifts are underway in global media. News 2.0 bridges the gap between theory and practice to present an integrated approach to journalism that redefines the profession. Key ideas in journalism theory, political economy and media studies are used to explore the changing cultures of journalism in an historical context. Hirst explains the fragmentation of the mass audience for news products, and how digital commerce has disconnected consumers from real democracy. He argues that journalism requires a restatement of the role of journalists as public intellectuals with a commitment to truth, trust and the public interest. '... a powerful reply to those whose utopian dreams cloud their thinking about the political, social, economic and cultural implications of digital convergence.' - Vincent Mosco, Canada Research Chair, Queen's University '... essential reading for students, journalists and everyone interested in the future of news and journalism.' - Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff University '... tackles the urgent questions that surround journalism from a pragmatic yet radical perspective.' - Janet Wasko, Knight Chair in Communication Research, University of Oregon 'Anyone interested in where journalism finds itself now, and where it may be headed any time soon, should start by reading this book.' - Michael Bromley, Professor of Journalism, University of Queensland

The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives
Author: S. Elizabeth Bird
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253221269
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
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This title explores the role of news and journalism in contemporary culture from an anthropological perspective. Essays by leading scholars look at communities of professional and nonprofessional journalists.

Beyond News

The Future of Journalism
Author: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231159382
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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For a century and a half, journalists made a good business out of selling the latest news or selling ads next to that news. Now that news pours out of the Internet and our mobile devices—fast, abundant, and mostly free—that era is ending. Our best journalists, Mitchell Stephens argues, instead must offer original, challenging perspectives—not just slightly more thorough accounts of widely reported events. His book proposes a new standard: “wisdom journalism,” an amalgam of the more rarified forms of reporting—exclusive, enterprising, investigative—and informed, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on current events. This book features an original, sometimes critical examination of contemporary journalism, both on- and offline. And it finds inspiration for a more ambitious and effective understanding of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, as well as in a selection of outstanding twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin’s eighteenth-century writings. Most attempts to deal with journalism’s current crisis emphasize technology. This book emphasizes mindsets and the need to rethink what journalism has been and might become.

Out of Print

Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age
Author: George Brock
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749466529
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities. In Out of Print George Brock guides readers through the history, present state and future of journalism, highlighting how and why journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands and opportunities of new conditions. He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age.

Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods
Author: Philip Meyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461641187
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.

The Arrogance of American Power

What U.S. Leaders are Doing Wrong and why It's Our Duty to Dissent
Author: Nancy Snow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742553743
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 249
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Looks at anti-Americanism, the questioning and dissent at the heart of democracy as well as US propaganda and how US administrations and media often focus on projecting a better image rather than addressing the issues behind why the US image is so poor.

Breaking News

The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now
Author: Alan Rusbridger
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717214
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 464
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An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our time Technology has radically altered the news landscape. Once-powerful newspapers have lost their clout or been purchased by owners with particular agendas. Algorithms select which stories we see. The Internet allows consequential revelations, closely guarded secrets, and dangerous misinformation to spread at the speed of a click. In Breaking News, Alan Rusbridger demonstrates how these decisive shifts have occurred, and what they mean for the future of democracy. In the twenty years he spent editing The Guardian, Rusbridger managed the transformation of the progressive British daily into the most visited serious English-language newspaper site in the world. He oversaw an extraordinary run of world-shaking scoops, including the exposure of phone hacking by London tabloids, the Wikileaks release of U.S.diplomatic cables, and later the revelation of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency files. At the same time, Rusbridger helped The Guardian become a pioneer in Internet journalism, stressing free access and robust interactions with readers. Here, Rusbridger vividly observes the media’s transformation from close range while also offering a vital assessment of the risks and rewards of practicing journalism in a high-impact, high-stress time.

How Free Can the Press Be?


Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780252028663
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 258
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In "How Free Can the Press Be?" Randall P. Bezanson explores contradictions embedded in understanding press freedom in America by discussing nine of the most pivotal and provocative First Amendment cases in U.S. judicial history.

Media Mythmakers

How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us
Author: Benjamin Radford
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615923349
Category: Social Science
Page: 324
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...a provocative, well-researched book...gives an apt overview of many of the problems facing modern society. -Oakland PressThis book should be required reading for all who are caught up in the thrall of US mass media; all who think they are being manipulated, misled, and lied to but are not quite sure how an why this is happening...Written in an appealing style devoid of academic jargon and pontification, this book peels away the myths that mislead and provides the facts. It should be on every library shelf. Essential. -ChoiceWith insight and wit, Benjamin Radford trains his experienced skeptical eye on fear-mongering journalists and activists. The result is a fascinating book that leaves no modern American myth unchallenged. - Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of FearAs the lines between advertising, news, and entertainment blur, the ideal of an informed citizenry becomes harder and harder to achieve. We, the American public, aren't sure anymore what to believe, or where to put our money and trust. We know we're being manipulated, misled, and outright lied to by those who seek our support. Whether it comes from advertisers, activists, or the government, the manipulation is constant and pervasive.Those who are supposed to help us understand the world and the problems we face frequently fail us. Journalists and the news media offer entertainment and sensationalism instead of significant information. Politicians and lawmakers who guide our country are little better; instead of real solutions, we are offered merely illusions of change.This hard-hitting critique of our media culture examines not only the ways in which we are deceived, but the media's role in propagating those deceptions. But Media Mythmakers goes beyond criticism to give concrete examples of the damage that manipulation of the news causes. From missing children to the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, from the efforts to end slavery to AIDS education, myths and deception in the media threaten us all. While the public is being misled, real problems go unaddressed and resources are wasted on misguided ideas.In an increasingly complex world, where accurate and unbiased information is more important than ever, this book provides a timely and much-needed analysis.Benjamin Radford is managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine and editor-in-chief of the Spanish-language magazine Pensar, published in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the coauthor with Robert Bartholomew of Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking; and a member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). He has written hundreds of articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, film, and media literacy. Radford is also a columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine and the Skeptical Briefs newsletter, as well as online at LiveScience.com and MediaMythmakers.com.

The Solo Video Journalist

Doing It All and Doing It Well in TV Multimedia Journalism
Author: Matt Pearl
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317219856
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 170
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It is becoming increasingly important for television reporters to be proficient in many, if not all, of the steps in production. The Solo Video Journalist will make handling all these responsibilities seem possible, and do so from the hands-on perspective of a current reporter with years of experience as a multimedia journalist. This book will cover all aspects of multimedia journalism, from planning for a segment, to dressing appropriately for one’s multiple roles, to conducting interviews and editing. The instruction and guidance in this text will help make readers valuable players in their field, and it is filled with real-world examples and advice from current professionals. Whether it be college students learning from the ground up or journalists early in their careers, The Solo Video Journalist ensures they will have all the materials they need to be successful multimedia journalists.

Law Enforcement Ethics


Author: Brian D. Fitch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452258171
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 466
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Law Enforcement Ethicsáis an attempt to be at the forefront of engaging in the conversation about the future of law enforcement ethics, while examining many of the classic, enduring challenges posed by the profession itself. The conversation explores a host of foundational issues that include who should be hired as a law enforcement officer; what training should look like during the basic academy, as well as over the span of oneÆs career; common ethical challenges, such as force and interrogations; what an ethical promotional process should entail; international best practices and problems; psychology of marginality; role of the media in promoting accountability; and the roles played by social learning, sub-culture, organizational policies, and PTSD in misconduct. 1. Each of the bookÆs 18 chapters explores some major theoretical aspect of law enforcement ethics, while offering practical advice on what law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level can do to create more ethical organizations.2. The contributing authors include not only academicians but clinical psychologists, professionals trainers, accreditation consultants, ethicists, medical professionals, and law enforcement supervisors and administrators representing a broad cross-section of agencies.3. Rather than relying on a single theoretical framework or discipline (e.g., sociology or criminology), the book takes an interdisciplinary look at the phenomenon of law enforcement ethics by offering contributions from authors in the fields of clinical psychology, medicine, criminology, criminal justice, law, ethics, organizational leadership, sociology, and public policy.4. Chapters begin with an opening vignetter or case study to help motivate the content to come.5. Chapters will conclude with summaries and 4-5 discussion questions.

The Journalist and the Murderer


Author: Janet Malcolm
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797872
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

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
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"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.

Fear

Trump in the White House
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150117553X
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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“Explosive.”—The Washington Post “Devastating.”—The New Yorker “Unprecedented.”—CNN THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.

Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists


Author: Duy Linh Tu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317915259
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists is the first text that truly focuses on the multimedia and documentary production techniques required by professional journalists. Video and audio production methods are covered in rich detail, but more importantly, various storytelling techniques are explored in depth. Likewise, author Duy Linh Tu tackles the latest topics in multimedia storytelling, including mobile reporting, producing, and publishing, while also offering best practices for using social media to help promote finished products. Whether you’re a student, a professional seeking new techniques, or simply looking to update your skills for the new digital newsroom, this book will provide you with the information and tools you need to succeed as a professional journalist. Integrated: The lessons in this book deftly combine traditional media production principles with storytelling craft. It is written with the perspective of modern professional journalists in mind. Practical: While rich with theory, this text is based on the real-world work of the author and several of his colleagues. It features Q&As with some of the best editors and video producers from top publications, including NPR, Vice, and Detroit Free Press, as well as profiles of leading video news organizations such as Frontline, Mediastorm, and Seattle Times. Proven: The author uses pedagogy from the world-renowned Columbia Journalism School as well as case studies from his own award-winning work. Interactive: The text is exercise- and drill-based, and the companion website provides multimedia examples and lesson files, as well as tutorials, case studies, and video interviews.

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
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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.

Into the Buzzsaw

Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press
Author: Kristina Börjesson
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615921753
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
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Writing in riveting, often gut-wrenching detail about their personal experiences with the "buzzsaw"--Concerted corporate and/or corporate efforts to kill their controversial stories and their careers, nearly two dozen print and TV journalists present devastating essays about the dangerous state of American journalism today. J.