Print and Broadcast Journalism: A Critical Examination

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Beginning with an exposition of the four most widely argued theories of the press, this book goes on to explore several critical perspectives on the tasks and roles of print and broadcast news media in the United States. The author sets out critical analyses of several hotly debated issues, including news balance and objectivity, freedom of the press, and news coverage of minorities. After an appraisal of the present condition of journalism education in the United States, the author provides both complete and annotated professional guidelines and mission statements from key advertising, broadcasting, and print media organizations.

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Discusses theories of the press and the media in America, looking at balance and objectivity, the purposes of the media, minority issues, freedom of the press, and journalism education. Numerous appendices present advertising principles, and various codes of ethics and standards in radio, television, print journalism, film, and advertising. For educators and advanced students in journalism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275953331
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

EDD APPLEGATE is Associate Professor of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Four Concepts of the Press and the Media in America 1
Ch. 2 What Is News? 15
Ch. 3 News Balance and Objectivity 29
Ch. 4 The Purposes of the Media 37
Ch. 5 Minorities and the Purposes of the Media 51
Ch. 6 The Commission on Freedom of the Press and the New Canons of Journalism 65
Ch. 7 Freedom of the Press 79
Ch. 8 Journalism Education: How Responsible Is It? 93
App. A The Advertising Principles of American Business 111
App. B Code of Ethics - Society of Professional Journalists 131
App. C Code of Professional Standards for the Practice of Public Relations - Public Relations Society of America 117
App. D Guidelines for Advertising Pages and Special Advertising Sections - American Society of Magazine Editors 127
App. E National Association of Broadcasters Radio Code 131
App. F National Association of Broadcasters Television Code 153
App. G Radio-Television News Directors Association Code of Ethics 185
App. H Standards of Practice of the American Association of Advertising Agencies 187
App. I Statement of Principles - American Society of Newspaper Editors 189
App. J The Voluntary Movie Rating System 193
Selected Bibliography 205
Index 209
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