Campaigns And Conscience

Campaigns And Conscience

by Philip Seib, Philip Seib
     
 

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,

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Overview

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:
9780275946234
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/07/1994
Series:
Praeger Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

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