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With its detailed examination of factors influencing current journalistic practice,
The Two W's of Journalism complements and expands on the skills and techniques presented in reporting, editing, and news writing textbooks. The perspectives presented here facilitate understanding of the larger role journalism has in society. As such, the volume is an excellent supplemental text for reporting and writing courses, and for introductory courses on journalism. It will also offer valuable insights to practicing journalists.
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I.The Why. Why We Have a First Amendment. Conflicting Visions of Democracy. The Evolution of Journalism. What the Public Needs to Know. Three Publics for the News. Technology and the New Millennium. Part II.The What. Sampling the News. Framing Stories and Positioning Citizens. Positioning Ourselves as Journalists. Deliberation. Elections. Polling—Use and Abuse. A Map of the Future.
Posted September 11, 2014