Journalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

Journalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

by Edd Applegate

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ISBN-13: 9780810881853
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/16/2011
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edd Applegate is professor in the School of Journalism, College of Mass Communication, at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of Muckrakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (Scarecrow, 2008) and Advocacy Journalists: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (Scarecrow, 2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Theories of the Press and the Media in the United States 1

2 Freedom of the Press 17

3 The Commission on Freedom of the Press and the New Canons of Journalism 31

4 Factors That Impact News 47

5 The Concepts of "News Balance" and "Objectivity" 63

6 The Purposes of the Media 73

7 Media and Minorities 87

8 The History and Questionable Quality of Journalism Education 105

Selected Bibliography 149

Index 155

About the Author 163

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