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American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices / Edition 1
     

American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices / Edition 1

by W. David Sloan
 

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ISBN-10: 0786413719

ISBN-13: 9780786413713

Pub. Date: 04/10/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

News consumers made cynical by sensationalist banners—“AMERICA STRIKES BACK,” “THE TERROR OF ANTHRAX”—and lurid leads might be surprised to learn that in 1690, the newspaper Publick Occurrences gossiped about the sexual indiscretions of French royalty or seasoned the story of missing children by adding that “barbarous

Overview

News consumers made cynical by sensationalist banners—“AMERICA STRIKES BACK,” “THE TERROR OF ANTHRAX”—and lurid leads might be surprised to learn that in 1690, the newspaper Publick Occurrences gossiped about the sexual indiscretions of French royalty or seasoned the story of missing children by adding that “barbarous Indians were lurking about” before the disappearance. Surprising, too, might be the media’s steady adherence to, if continual tugging at, its philosophical and ethical moorings.
These 39 essays, written and edited by the nation’s leading professors of journalism, cover the theory and practice of print, radio, and TV news reporting. Politics and partisanship, press and the government, gender and the press corps, presidential coverage, war reportage, technology and news gathering, sensationalism: each subject is treated individually. Appropriate for interested lay persons, students, professors and reporters.
Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786413713
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
408,319
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1. The Purposes of Journalism 3

2. Politics and Partisanship 14

3. The Press and Government 23

4. Concepts of News 34

5. Ethics 44

6. Press Criticism 55

7. Characteristics of Journalists 66

8. Training and Education of Journalists 76

9. Women in Journalism 87

10. Publishers 97

11. Economics, Business, and Financial Motivations 106

12. Mergers, Chains, Monopoly, and Competition 116

13. Freedom of the Press 125

14. Press Rights and Laws 135

15. News Gathering 144

16. Cooperative News Gathering 153

17. Coverage of Washington 163

18. The Press and U.S. Presidents 171

19. Coverage of Political Campaigns 181

20. Coverage of Crime 189

21. Coverage of Sports 198

22. Investigative Journalism 209

23. Reform Journalism, Exposés, and Crusading 219

24. The Press and War 229

25. War Coverage 236

26. Foreign Correspondence 248

27. Objectivity 258

28. Sensationalism and Tabloidism 267

29. Radio Journalism 277

30. Television News 286

31. News Writing Structure and Style 296

32. Editorial Writing 306

33. Newspaper Design 316

34. Newspaper Illustrations 325

35. Photojournalism 335

36. Cartoons, Comics, and Caricature 343

37. Technologies of News Gathering and Transmissio 350

38. Printing Technologies 358

Contributors 369

Index 373

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