Mind of a Journalist How Reporters View Themselves, Their World, and Their Craft

ISBN-10: 1412954576

ISBN-13: 9781412954570

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jim Willis

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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Foreword: The Thinking Journalist
The Lure of Journalism
The Love of Reading and Writing
An Intense Curiosity
A Desire to Contribute
The Independence Factor
Being on the Inside
The Challenges of Going Deeper
The Priesthood of Journalists
Journalism as the Fourth Estate
Learning the Ropes
The Separated Journalist
Journalists as Advocates
Feeling the Pulse
Granting Confidentiality
Legal Ramifications of Confidentiality
Editors Discourage Confidentiality
Anonymous Sources in Washington
The Journalist's View of the World
The Journalist and Worldviews
The Importance of Time
News as a Reflection of the World
The Concept of Ethnocentrism
Cultural Immersion
The Risk of Involvement
The Concept of Ambiguity
Diversity Among Journalists
The Socialization of Journalists
Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values
Journalists, Theory, and Ethics
The Pragmatics of Journalism
Media Effects
A Primer in Media Theory
The Question of Objectivity
Ethics and Journalists
Fabricating News
Credibility as "Currency of the Realm"
Encouraging Ethics in Politics
Diversity in the Newsroom
Separating Business From Journalism
The Journalist as an Ideologue
Revisiting Objectivity
The Subjective Prisms of Cultures
Enduring Values
Journalists and Politics
What the Data Reveal
Serving as the Victims' Voice
Reports, Inferences, and Judgments
Where Passion Enters In
Op-Ed News
The Journalist and Faith
A Reluctant Story
Top Religion Stories for 2007
Resources for Religion Writers
An Interesting Study
A Journalist's Own Religion
Faith-Based Journalistic Organizations
Faith-Based Media
Stepping Into Another's Faith
An Ongoing Tension
A Final Thought
The Journalist as Celebrity
An Obsession with Celebrity
USC Targets the Issue
Celebrity Journalists
Critics From Within
A Double Standard, an Expected Deference
Katie Couric's New Persona
Cooper's Emotional Journalism
A Possible Distortion
The Latest in a Trend?
Questions Vexing Journalists
A Young Journalist Weighs In
One Frustrated Anchor
Rays of Hope
Some Stay, Some Move On
Epilogue: Reporting From Iraq: Journalists Talk About Covering War
Afterword: A Personal Odyssey
Covering Katrina: On Taking It Personally
Thirteen Unique Journalists
Selected Bibliography
About the Author
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