Campaigns And Conscience / Edition 1

Campaigns And Conscience / Edition 1

by Philip Seib
     
 

ISBN-10: 027594624X

ISBN-13: 9780275946241

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Seib examines the ethical issues underlying the volatile relationship between journalists and politicians. It provides an inside look at how reporters and candidates do their jobs. From the screening process news organizations use to decide which candidates to cover, to the truth-testing of political ads, to the controversies surrounding election night projections,…  See more details below

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Seib examines the ethical issues underlying the volatile relationship between journalists and politicians. It provides an inside look at how reporters and candidates do their jobs. From the screening process news organizations use to decide which candidates to cover, to the truth-testing of political ads, to the controversies surrounding election night projections, this work articulates crucial ethical questions and helps readers in their search for answers. As a political communications text, Campaigns and Conscience looks at the many facets of political journalism: what reporters need to know before covering a campaign; how to approach the character issue; how to keep up with the frantic pace of a campaign; why campaign ads should be covered as news; the allure and dangers of polls, projections, and endorsements; and, the responsibility of the press to cover one of the most powerful quasi-political institutions--the press itself.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275946241
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Series in Political Communication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
1What's at Stake1
2Journalists' Competence21
3The Character Issue41
4On the Bus59
5Campaign Advertising91
6Polls, Projections, and Endorsements105
7Covering the News Media121
8The Future...and Some Suggestions133
Notes143
Bibliography151
Index157
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