American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media / Edition 1

American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media / Edition 1

by Neil Henry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520243420

ISBN-13: 9780520243422

Pub. Date: 05/29/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

In this vividly written, compelling narrative, award-winning journalist Neil Henry confronts the crisis facing professional journalism in this era of rapid technological transformation. American Carnival combines elements of memoir with extensive media research to explore critical contemporary issues ranging from reporting on the Iraq War, to American race

Overview

In this vividly written, compelling narrative, award-winning journalist Neil Henry confronts the crisis facing professional journalism in this era of rapid technological transformation. American Carnival combines elements of memoir with extensive media research to explore critical contemporary issues ranging from reporting on the Iraq War, to American race relations, to the exploitation of the image of journalism by advertisers and politicians. Drawing on significant currents in U.S. media and social history, Henry argues that, given the amount of fraud in many institutions in American life today, the decline of journalistic professionalism sparked by the economic challenge of New Media poses especially serious implications for democracy. As increasingly alarming stories surface about unethical practices, American Carnival makes a stirring case for journalism as a calling that is vital to a free society, a profession that is more necessary than ever in a digital age marked by startling assaults on the cultural primacy of truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243422
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. American Carnival
2. Freak Show
3. Fun House
4. World of Illusions
5. Defending the News

Notes

Index

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