The Values and Craft of American Journalism: Essays from the Poynter Institute / Edition 1

The Values and Craft of American Journalism: Essays from the Poynter Institute / Edition 1

by Roy Peter Clark, Cole C. University
     
 

Some of the finest minds in the field present a provocative treatise on the practice and promise of journalism today.

 

This book is an idealistic yet practical guide for journalism scholars, analysts, students, and professionals. Reflecting the mission of the Poynter Institute to educate journalists and media leaders to better serve the

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Some of the finest minds in the field present a provocative treatise on the practice and promise of journalism today.

 

This book is an idealistic yet practical guide for journalism scholars, analysts, students, and professionals. Reflecting the mission of the Poynter Institute to educate journalists and media leaders to better serve the citizens of our democracy, its essays offer an inspiring vision of the practice and promise of journalism. From all corners of the fast-changing world of news gathering and publication, the contributors include some of the finest minds in American journalism, a provocative group of practical scholars and reflective practitioners who take journalism seriously as a subject of study and as a democratic art.

The book combines cutting-edge theory with the latest journalistic practices. It covers some of the most important issues facing journalists today: how to restore the credibility of journalism, how journalists see their craft and how they connect craft to values, how leadership is expressed in news companies, and how the practice of journalism connects with its purpose in a democratic society. Many aspects of the news media are considered: reporting, writing, news judgment, editing, visual journalism, ethics, community coverage, language, ownership and leadership, new media, and race and diversity.

The authors create a vision of modern journalism that is timely, hopeful, responsible, and creative. At a time when society relies more than ever on the information it receives, The Values and Craft of American Journalism offers a blueprint for constructing a pioneering relationship between journalists and the citizens they serve.

 

Contributors:

G. Stuart Adam

Pegie Stark Adam

Paula Bock

Cole C. Campbell

Roy Peter Clark

Foster Davis

Karen Brown Dunlap

Jill Geisler

Kenneth Irby

Melvin Mencher

Donald M. Murray

James M. Naughton

Jay Rosen

Bob Steele

Mike Wendland

Keith Woods

 

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813028477
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Pt. IPurpose and culture5
1Notes toward a definition of journalism7
2The American conversation and the language of journalism41
3Journalism enlarged : stuff that matters58
Pt. IIMedia leadership71
4A call to leadership73
5The principled and skilled leader : beyond good intentions77
6One journalist's sense of mission and purpose92
Pt. IIICommunity103
7The Woods theorem : a new formula for diversity in American news organizations105
8Community connectedness : passwords for public journalism116
9Blacked out : local television and community coverage123
Pt. IVCraft131
10Writing, editing, design133
11Writer in the newsroom148
12The editor's ambiguous power165
13Credible photojournalism in a credulous age176
14Reading the news in the inkless world of cyberspace187
15The sayings of chairman Mel192

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