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The News about the News: American Journalism in Peril

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Publisher Comments:

Freedom of the press is a primary American value. Good journalism builds communities, arms citizens with important information, and serves as a public watchdog for civic, national, and global issues. But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role? Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post, and Robert G. Kaiser, associate editor and senior correspondent, report on a growing crisis in American journalism. From the corporatization that leads media moguls to slash content for profit, to newsrooms that ignore global crises to report on personal entertainment, these veteran journalists chronicle an erosion of independent, relevant journalism. In the process, they make clear why incorruptible reporting is crucial to American society. Rooted in interviews and first-hand accounts, the authors take us inside the politically charged world of one of Americaâ„—s powerful institutions, the media.

Synopsis:

Two former investigative journalists journey inside the world of contemporary new media to explain why we receive the frequently unsatisfactory news we do, why news reporting is deteriorating, the values that dominate the news business, and how to restore the serious, incorruptible, and revelatory journalism that is crucial to American society. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Leonard Downie Jr. has worked since 1964 at the Washington Post, where he has been an investigative reporter, a principal editor in the paper’s Watergate coverage, a foreign correspondent, national editor, managing editor and, since 1991, executive editor, succeeding Ben Bradlee. This is his fourth book. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Robert G. Kaiser, who joined the Post in 1963, has been a local, national and foreign correspondent, assistant managing editor for national news and managing editor. He is now associate editor and senior correspondent. This is his sixth book. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

News matters — Americans and their news — News that makes a difference — Newspapers : where the news (mostly) comes from — The network news — Local television news : live at 4, 5, 6 and 11 — The new news — News values — The future of news.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307429063
Subtitle:
American Journalism in Peril
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
Author:
Robert G. Kaiser
Author:
Downie, Leonard Jr
Author:
Downie, Leonard, Jr.
Author:
Kaiser, Robert G.
Author:
Leonard Downie, Jr.
Subject:
Social Science : Media Studies
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Journalism - General
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030204
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Future Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media

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"Synopsis" by , Two former investigative journalists journey inside the world of contemporary new media to explain why we receive the frequently unsatisfactory news we do, why news reporting is deteriorating, the values that dominate the news business, and how to restore the serious, incorruptible, and revelatory journalism that is crucial to American society. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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