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Custodians of Conscience Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue

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ISBN-10: 0231106750

ISBN-13: 9780231106757

Edition: 1998

Authors: James S. Ettema, Theodore Glasser, Theodore L. Glasser, Theodore L. Glasser

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This book is the culmination of more than a decade of research and writing on the nature of investigative journalism as a form of social and moral inquiry. Focusing on the work of a number of award-winning investigative reporters, James S. Ettema and Theodore L. Glasser punctuate their analysis of news and journalism with interviews with these writers and excerpts from their stories. Custodians of Conscience provides a powerful assessment and critique of the tensions and contradictions that characterize modern American journalism. It is a book that honors the rigor and importance of investigative journalism by showing how facts implicate values and by explaining why the future of news requires a deeper appreciation for the connection between human knowledge and human interest.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/20/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Reporter's Craft as Moral Discourse
In Search of Skills Not Taught in Textbooks
The Paradox of the Disengaged Conscience
The Irony of Irony-in-Journalism
The Morality of Narrative Form
The Intimate Interdependence of Fact and Value
Journalistic Judgment and the Reporter's Responsibility
The Value(s) of News
Notes
Bibliography
Index