The News Media: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG by C. W. AndersonThe News Media: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG by C. W. Anderson

The News Media: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG

byC. W. Anderson, Leonard Downie, Michael Schudson

Paperback | August 31, 2016

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The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. Newspaper reporting has long shaped the way that we see the world, played key roles in exposing scandals, and has even been alleged to influence international policy. The past several years have seen thenewspaper industry in a state of crisis, with Twitter and Facebook ushering in the rise of citizen journalism and a deprofessionalization of the industry, plummeting readership and revenue, and municipal and regional papers shuttering or being absorbed into corporate behemoths. Now billionaires,most with no journalism experience but lots of power and strong views, are stepping in to purchase newspapers, both large and small. This addition to the What Everyone Needs to KnowRG series looks at the past, present and future of journalism, considering how the development of the industry has shaped the present and how we can expect the future to roll out. It addresses a wide range of questions, from whether objectivity was onlya conceit of late twentieth century reporting, largely behind us now; how digital technology has disrupted journalism; whether newspapers are already dead to the role of non-profit journalism; the meaning of "transparency" in reporting; the way that private interests and governments have createdtheir own advocacy journalism; whether social media is changing journalism; the new social rules of old media outlets; how franchised media is addressing the problem of disappearing local papers; and the rise of citizen journalism and hacker journalism. It will even look at the ways in which newtechnologies potentially threaten to replace journalists.
C. W. Anderson is an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). Leonard Downie Jr. is Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. He is the former executive editor of The Washington Post from 1991 to 2008, during which time the newspaper won 25 Pulitzer Prizes. In his 4...
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Title:The News Media: What Everyone Needs to KnowRGFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 31, 2016Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190206209

ISBN - 13:9780190206208

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