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The Resource What good is journalism? : how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life, edited with an introduction by George Kennedy and Daryl Moen

What good is journalism? : how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life, edited with an introduction by George Kennedy and Daryl Moen

Label
What good is journalism? : how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life
Title
What good is journalism?
Title remainder
how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by George Kennedy and Daryl Moen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To go by today{u2019}s critics of the news media{u2014}who have created a virtual cottage industry{u2014}American journalism has reached a nadir. Yet with all its well-documented faults, journalism is vital to the health of our democracy, the glue of information that holds this complex nation together. This book shows the most important roles that journalism plays in the world{u2019}s oldest democracy. Two seasoned educators and practitioners of journalism have assembled a team of writers who look beyond the critics to show that there is much to be praised about the state of American journalism today. Journalism tells us most of what we know about the world beyond our own experience by going where its audience cannot or will not. It keeps watch on the government and other powerful institutions, exposes wrongdoing and injustice, and shares the endless fascinations of everyday life. Through stories of real people, this book forcefully argues that American journalism is better than its critics admit and a force for good in the lives of both individuals and the nation. Like the exemplary journalism it describes, it offers dozens of instances that show how good journalistic practices enrich the daily lives of citizens and enable them to play their own roles in the democracy. These essays offer a multifaceted view of the press, tracing the development of free expression through American history and showing how the principles of journalism that we take for granted are playing a revolutionary role in emerging democracies. They report the results of a unique national survey{u2014}undertaken for this book{u2014}revealing how Americans really view and use the press, and cite the successes of good reporting, from hometown newspapers to NPR. They show how investigative journalism and computer-assisted reporting unearth important truths and even create new knowledge and suggest how citizens can demand the good journalism they need. What good is journalism? This book spells out the answer through a conversation about journalism and democracy that offers both an antidote to the recent storm of ideologically based criticism of 2liberal media3 and a demonstration of the true worth of an institution essential to the protection of freedom. It provides today{u2019}s readers{u2014}and tomorrow{u2019}s journalists{u2014}a fresh perspective on the press to remind us where we would be without it."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
070.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.S6
LC item number
W53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kennedy, George
  • Moen, Daryl R
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Journalism
Label
What good is journalism? : how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life, edited with an introduction by George Kennedy and Daryl Moen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Americans and journalism: we value but criticize it / George Kennedy and Glen Cameron -- Journalism: the lifeblood of a democracy / Sandy Davidson and Betty Winfield -- NPR offers news and companionship / Geneva Overholser -- The hometown newspaper builds community / Judy Bolch -- Watchdogs of government serve citizens / Wesley G. Pippert -- Journalism builds new democracies / Byron Scott -- Investigative reporting saves lives / Brant Houston -- Computer-assisted journalism creates new knowledge / David Herzog and Brant Houston -- How to get the journalism you deserve / Stuart Loory
Control code
86090366
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 171 pages
Isbn
9780826217301
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86090366
Label
What good is journalism? : how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life, edited with an introduction by George Kennedy and Daryl Moen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Americans and journalism: we value but criticize it / George Kennedy and Glen Cameron -- Journalism: the lifeblood of a democracy / Sandy Davidson and Betty Winfield -- NPR offers news and companionship / Geneva Overholser -- The hometown newspaper builds community / Judy Bolch -- Watchdogs of government serve citizens / Wesley G. Pippert -- Journalism builds new democracies / Byron Scott -- Investigative reporting saves lives / Brant Houston -- Computer-assisted journalism creates new knowledge / David Herzog and Brant Houston -- How to get the journalism you deserve / Stuart Loory
Control code
86090366
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 171 pages
Isbn
9780826217301
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86090366

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