The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism / Edition 1

The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism / Edition 1

by David Craig
ISBN-10:
0742537773
ISBN-13:
9780742537774
Pub. Date:
10/28/2006
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism / Edition 1

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 shape—for good or ill—the 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 decisions—such as Jayson Blair’s and Jack Kelley’s use of fraudulent narrative—rather 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742537774
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 1,109,376
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

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