Thinking Clearly Cases in Journalistic Decision-Making

ISBN-10: 0231125895
ISBN-13: 9780231125895
Edition: 2003
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Description: Written by leading professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, Thinking Clearly is designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the twenty-first century.  More...

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 265
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Written by leading professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, Thinking Clearly is designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the twenty-first century. These case studies depict real-life moments when people working in the news had to make critical decisions. Bearing on questions of craft, ethics, competition, and commerce, they cover a range of topics -- the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, standards of verification, the competition of public and private interests, including the question of privacy -- in a variety of key episodes: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, and the Columbine shooting, among others.

Tom Rosenstiel is an author, journalist, researcher, and media critic. Before joining the American Press Institute in January 2013, he was founder and for 16 years director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. and co-founder and vice chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. He has worked as media writer for the Los Angeles Times, chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek , press critic for MSNBC, business editor of the Peninsula Times Tribune , and a reporter for Jack Andersone(tm)s Washington Merry Go e~Round column. He is the author of seven books, including The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect , which has been translated into more than 25 languages; Blur: How to Know Whate(tm)s True in the Age of Information Overload ; and The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century (2013), co-edited with Kelly McBride.

Editors' Note
Introduction
McCarthyism, 1950-1954
Internet Journalism and the Starr Investigation
Columbine School Shooting: Live Television Coverage
Minnesota Basketball Cheating Case
The Massacre in El Mozote
Watergate
New Orleans Times-Picayune Series on Racism
John McCain's 2000 Presidential Campaign: Political Reporting
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