The Troubles of Journalism A Critical Look at What's Right and Wrong With the Press, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Overview

This book looks at criticisms of the journalism profession and evaluates many of the changes in journalism—both positive and negative. In addition, it suggests what the many changes mean for this nation and indeed for the world at large, as American journalism—its methods and standards—has markedly influenced the way many millions overseas receive news and view their world. Based on author William Hachten's 50-year involvement with newspapers and journalism education, The Troubles of Journalism serves as a realistic examination of the profession, and is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in journalism and media criticism.

Since the previous edition of The Troubles of Journalism, many significant challenges have occurred in the media: the events of September 11, the war on terrorism, mergers and consolidation of media ownership, new concerns about press credibility, the expanding and controversial role of cable news channels, the growing impact role of news and comment on the Internet, and continuing globalization and controversy over the role of American media in international communications. To do justice to these recent "troubles" of the news media, important additions and modifications have been made in every chapter of this Third Edition.

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Hachten, a 50-year veteran of the field of journalism, discusses the international, historical, legal, and economic contexts of modern journalism; evaluates the major changes in the industry; and interprets the meaning of such changes for the nation and the world at large. Updated topics include the role of the press in covering air wars in Kosovo and Serbia, media ownership consolidations, news on the Internet, and other current matters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805851670
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/19/2004
  • Series: LEA's Communication Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface to Third Edition. Preface. Introduction. Best News Media in the World? Global Impact of American Media. Freedom of the Press: Theory and Values. Recent History of the Press. Bigger, Fewer, and More Like-Minded. News on the Air: A Sense of Decline. The Fading American Newspaper. Why the Public Mistrusts the Media. The Clinton Scandal and Mixed Media. Foreign News Revived? Covering Wars in an Era of Terrorism. News and Comment on the Internet. Educating Journalists. Conclusion: Journalism at a Time of Change.

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