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.

Journalism Ethics

A Philosophical Approach
Author: Christopher Meyers
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195370805
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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This title is a reminder, a defense and an elucidation of core journalistic values, with particular emphasis on the interplay of theory, conceptual analysis and practice. Top scholars from philosophy, journalism and communications offer essays on such topics as objectivity, privacy, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and much more.

The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives
Author: S. Elizabeth Bird
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253221269
Category: Social Science
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.

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.

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 Online Journalism Handbook

Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age
Author: Paul Bradshaw,Liisa Rohumaa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864115
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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How do we practice journalism in a digital world, in which the old 'rules' no longer apply? This text offers comprehensive, instructive coverage of the techniques and secrets of being a successful online journalist, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. Reflecting the vitality of the web, it will inspire you to acquire new skills and make sense of a transforming industry. Key Features: How to investigate and break stories online Learn to broadcast to millions using video and podcast How to blog like a pro Learn to manage and stimulate user-generated content Include and use social media in your toolkit How to dig out stories using data journalism Rise to the challenge of citizen journalism Make your journalism more interactive at every stage of the process Dedicated chapter for Law and Online Communication The Online Journalism Handbook is essential reading for all journalism students and professionals and of key interest to media, communication studies and more broadly the social sciences.

For Immediate Release

Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations
Author: Ronn Torossian,Karen Kelly
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1936661160
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
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It is essential that businesses know how to communicate quickly, often preemptively, and effectively to survive. "For Immediate Release" reveals how public relations can do just that--while also defining brands, helping companies and individuals court the press or avoid it, growing business without alienating loyal customers, resolving crises quickly, and improving first-page results on the most powerful search engine in the world (Google).

Reporting for Journalists


Author: Chris Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135277842
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals. Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media – radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition of Reporting for Journalists includes: information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps finding a story and how to develop ideas researching the story and building the contacts book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms interactivity with readers and viewers and user generated content making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines covering courts, councils and press conferences reporting using video, audio and text preparing reports for broadcasting or publication consideration of ethical practice, and cultural expectations and problems an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.

Interviewing

The Oregon Method
Author: Peter Laufer
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 324
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Interviewing is a primer for the digital age yet one embracing age-old lessons that make clear the crucial importance of successful interviewing techniques for productive civic engagement.

The Political Economy of Media

Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas
Author: Robert Waterman McChesney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781583671627
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 589
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"In approaching this vast topic, Gates displays disarming modesty and enthusiasm; his tone is that of a letter from a perceptive friend who can't wait to share what he's learned." -The New Yorker 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The rest—over ten and a half million—were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So Henry Louis Gates, Jr. set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their acknowledge—or deny—their African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countries—Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru—through art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view. In Brazil, he delves behind the façade of Carnaval to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy. In Cuba, he finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island is inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution in 1959. In Haiti, he tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’s hard fought liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword. In Mexico and Peru, he explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people—far greater than the number brought to the United States—brought to these countries as early as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru. Professor Gates’ journey becomes ours as we are introduced to the faces and voices of the descendants of the Africans who created these worlds. He shows both the similarities and distinctions between these cultures, and how the New World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents. “Black in Latin America” is the third instalment of Gates’s documentary trilogy on the Black Experience in Africa, the United States, and in Latin America. In America Behind the Color Line, Professor Gates examined the fortunes of the black population of modern-day America. In Wonders of the African World, he embarked upon a series of journeys to reveal the history of African culture. Now, he brings that quest full-circle in an effort to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with a rich legacy of thoughtful, articulate subjects whose stories are astonishingly moving and irresistibly compelling.

Follow the Money, Part I and Part II

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science and Technology, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, March 19, 2009 and May 5, 2009
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Federal aid to research
Page: 353
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How Free Can the Press Be?


Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780252028663
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 258
View: 1992

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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.

Das Gift des Sommers

Thriller
Author: Erin Kelly
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641076692
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Ein altes Herrenhaus, zwei rätselhafte Geschwister und eine junge Frau, die in deren Bann gerät – und in einen tödlichen Alptraum ... Karen ist eine ernsthafte junge Studentin, als sie 1997 an der Uni in London der jungen Biba Capel begegnet. Biba ist das genaue Gegenteil von Karen: Glamourös und lebenslustig führt sie zusammen mit ihrem geheimnisvollen Bruder Rex das Leben eines Bohemiens. In ihrem Zuhause, einem alten Londoner Herrenhaus, ist Karen bald ständiger Gast. Allmählich wird sie immer tiefer in die tragische Familiengeschichte der Geschwister hineingezogen, während sich die Idylle langsam in einen Alptraum verwandelt, der schließlich in einem Mord gipfelt. Erst zehn Jahre später enthüllt sich, was in jener Sommernacht wirklich geschah. Doch das Drama ist noch nicht zu Ende ...

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644002738
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Zehn Gründe, warum du deine Social Media Accounts sofort löschen musst


Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 345500492X
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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»Um „Zehn Gründe...“ zu lesen, reicht ein einziger Grund: Jaron Lanier. Am wichtigsten Mahner vor Datenmissbrauch, Social-Media-Verdummung und der fatalen Umsonst-Mentalität im Netz führt in diesen Tagen kein Weg vorbei.« Frank Schätzing Jaron Lanier, Tech-Guru und Vordenker des Internets, liefert zehn bestechende Gründe, warum wir mit Social Media Schluss machen müssen. Facebook, Google & Co. überwachen uns, manipulieren unser Verhalten, machen Politik unmöglich und uns zu ekligen, rechthaberischen Menschen. Social Media ist ein allgegenwärtiger Käfig geworden, dem wir nicht entfliehen können. Lanier hat ein aufrüttelndes Buch geschrieben, das seine Erkenntnisse als Insider des Silicon Valleys wiedergibt und dazu anregt, das eigenen Verhalten in den sozialen Netzwerken zu überdenken. Wenn wir den Kampf mit dem Wahnsinn unserer Zeit nicht verlieren wollen, bleibt uns nur eine Möglichkeit: Löschen wir all unsere Accounts! Ein Buch, das jeder lesen muss, der sich im Netz bewegt! »Ein unglaublich gutes, dringendes und wichtiges Buch« Zadie Smith

Ethical Issues in Communication Professions

New Agendas in Communication
Author: Minette Drumwright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135139350
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 282
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Dynamic, rapid, and radical changes are transforming the communication professions, provoking major implications for ethics. Traditional boundaries blur as media converge; relentless competitive pressures cause some forms of communication to atrophy and permit others to explode; and technological advances occur daily. In this volume, a new generation of scholars take a fresh look at the manner in which ethical issues manifest themselves in their areas of research and suggest new agendas for future research. This book addresses a wide range of questions from a variety of communication professions. Contributors tackle such issues as how to define a journalist in an era when anyone can disseminate information to a global audience; how to use "advergames," crowdsourcing, and facial recognition technology in advertising responsibly; and how to respond ethically in situations of public crisis communication, among many others. This volume will be critical reading for scholars and professionals in media, communication, and digital arts, as well as philosophy, government, public policy, business, and law.

What Can I Do Now? Journalism


Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438133197
Category: Journalism
Page: 218
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Guides students on the path to a career working in journalism. Job profiles include cartoonists and illustrators, columnists/commentators, critics, editors, photo editors, and reporters.