American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices / Edition 1

American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices / Edition 1

by W. David Sloan, Lisa Mullikin Parcell
     
 

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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 Indians were lurking about" before

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
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
1.The Purposes of Journalism3
2.Politics and Partisanship14
3.The Press and Government23
4.Concepts of News34
5.Ethics44
6.Press Criticism55
7.Characteristics of Journalists66
8.Training and Education of Journalists76
9.Women in Journalism87
10.Publishers97
11.Economics, Business, and Financial Motivations106
12.Mergers, Chains, Monopoly, and Competition116
13.Freedom of the Press125
14.Press Rights and Laws135
15.News Gathering144
16.Cooperative News Gathering153
17.Coverage of Washington163
18.The Press and U.S. Presidents171
19.Coverage of Political Campaigns181
20.Coverage of Crime189
21.Coverage of Sports198
22.Investigative Journalism209
23.Reform Journalism, Exposes, and Crusading219
24.The Press and War229
25.War Coverage236
26.Foreign Correspondence248
27.Objectivity258
28.Sensationalism and Tabloidism267
29.Radio Journalism277
30.Television News286
31.News Writing Structure and Style296
32.Editorial Writing306
33.Newspaper Design316
34.Newspaper Illustrations325
35.Photojournalism335
36.Cartoons, Comics, and Caricature343
37.Technologies of News Gathering and Transmission350
38.Printing Technologies358
Contributors369
Index373

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