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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The best journalists are masters at their craft. With a comma and a colon, a vivid verb and a colorful adjective, they not only convey important information but also create a sense of place and evoke powerful emotions. A compelling story can shapefor good or illthe way a reader understands people, events, and issues. The Ethics of the Story examines the ethical implications of narrative techniques commonly used in journalism, not just literary journalism but also news and feature writing. The book draws on interviews with 60 talented journalists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, to offer practical advice about ethical choices in writing and editing. Much has been written about journalism ethics, but the discussion has often focused on spectacularly bad decisionssuch as Jayson Blair’s and Jack Kelley’s use of fraudulent narrativerather than the ethical dimension of day-to-day choices about the building blocks of journalistic storytelling. The Ethics of the Story fills a gap in current work on ethics, writing, and editing. It will enlighten any serious wordsmith with a story to tell.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.16(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.57(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Ethics Paragraph by Paragraph Chapter 2 1 The Power and Ethics of the Story Chapter 3 2 Anecdotes Chapter 4 3 Description and Attribution Chapter 5 4 Quotes and Paraphrasing Chapter 6 5 Word Choice, Labeling, and Bias Chapter 7 6 Interpretation and Analysis Chapter 8 7 Voice Chapter 9 8 The Big Picture Chapter 10 References