Mixed News: The Public/civic/communitarian Journalism Debate [NOOK Book]

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This volume addresses some of the central issues of journalism today — the nature and needs of the individual versus the nature and needs of the broader society; theories of communitarianism versus Enlightenment liberalism; independence versus interdependence (vs. co-dependency); negative versus positive freedoms; Constitutional mandates versus marketplace mandates; universal ethical issues versus situational and/or professional values; traditional values versus information age values; ethics of management versus...

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Mixed News: The Public/civic/communitarian Journalism Debate

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Overview

This volume addresses some of the central issues of journalism today — the nature and needs of the individual versus the nature and needs of the broader society; theories of communitarianism versus Enlightenment liberalism; independence versus interdependence (vs. co-dependency); negative versus positive freedoms; Constitutional mandates versus marketplace mandates; universal ethical issues versus situational and/or professional values; traditional values versus information age values; ethics of management versus ethics of worker bees; commitment and compassion versus detachment and professional "distance;" conflicts of interest versus conflicted disinterest; and "talking to" versus "talking with." All of these issues are discussed within the framework of the frenetic field of daily journalism—a field that operates at a pace and under a set of professional standards that all but preclude careful, systematic examinations of its own rituals and practices. The explorations presented here not only advance the enterprise, but also help student and professional observers to work through some of the most perplexing dilemmas to have faced the news media and public in recent times.

This lively volume showcases the differing opinions of journalistic experts on this significant contemporary issue in public life. Unlike previous books and monographs which have tended toward unbridled enthusiasm about public journalism, and trade press articles which have tended toward pessimism, this book offers strong voices on several sides of this complex debate.

To help inform the debate, a series of "voices"—journalistic interviews with practitioners and critics of public journalism — is interspersed throughout the text. At the end of each essay, a series of quotes from a wide variety of sources — "In other words..." — augments each chapter with ideas and insights that support and contradict the points used by each chapter author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136685163
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/2/2013
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 770 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Contributors
Ch. 1 Community, Public, and Journalism 1
Ch. 2 The Common Good and Universal Values 18
Voices: A Different Way of Covering Crime 36
Ch. 3 Ruminations About the Communitarian Debate 38
Voices: San Diego Gets a Good News Solution 52
Ch. 4 Communitarianism's Rhetorical War Against Enlightenment Liberalism 54
Voices: The Sound of Discontent 70
Ch. 5 A Dangerous Drift? The Sirens' Call to Collectivism 72
Voices: In the Beginning There Was Columbus 94
Ch. 6 The American Newspaper As the Public Conversational Commons 96
Voices: "South of Heaven": A Community in Conversation With Itself 118
Ch. 7 Public Journalism and the Prospects for Press Accountability 120
Voices: What's So New About Public Journalism? 138
Ch. 8 A Crisis of Conscience: Is Community Journalism the Answer? 140
Voices: Adding Color to Public Journalism 160
Ch. 9 The Ethics of Civic Journalism: Independence As the Guide 162
Voices: "Final Indignities": Finally, a Voice for the Community 178
Ch. 10 Public Journalism, Independence, and Civic Capital ... Three Ideas in Complete Harmony 180
Ch. 11 A First Amendment Perspective on Public Journalism 188
Voices: McMasters and Merritt Debate the Merits of Public Journalism 198
Ch. 12 Communitarian and Environmental Journalism 200
Ch. 13 The Problem of Compassionate Journalism 218
Annotated Bibliography 230
Index 260
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