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Elements of Journalism What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

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ISBN-10: 0804136785

ISBN-13: 9780804136785

Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel

List price: $22.00
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The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read“What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice isweave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.” —Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe“Kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays on each [element] are concise gems, filled with insights worthy of becoming axiomatic. . . . The book should become essential reading for journalism professionals and students and for the citizens they aim to serve.” —Carl Sessions Stepp, American Journalism Review“If you think journalists have no idea what you want . . . here is a book that agrees with you. Better—it has solutions. The Elements of Journalism is written for journalists, but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it.” —Marta Salij, Detroit Free PressThe elements of journalism are:* Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.* Its first loyalty is to citizens.* Its essence is a discipline of verification.* Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.* It must serve as an independent monitor of power.* It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.* It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant.* It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.* Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 4/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.