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American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media

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In this vividly written, compelling narrative, award-winning journalist Neil Henry confronts the crisis facing professional journalism in this era of rapid technological transformation. American Carnival combines elements of memoir with extensive media research to explore critical contemporary issues ranging from reporting on the Iraq War, to American race relations, to the exploitation of the image of journalism by advertisers and politicians. Drawing on significant currents in U.S. media and social history, Henry argues that, given the amount of fraud in many institutions in American life today, the decline of journalistic professionalism sparked by the economic challenge of New Media poses especially serious implications for democracy. As increasingly alarming stories surface about unethical practices, American Carnival makes a stirring case for journalism as a calling that is vital to a free society, a profession that is more necessary than ever in a digital age marked by startling assaults on the cultural primacy of truth.

Synopsis:

An award-winning journalist offers a revealing study of the crisis confronting professional journalism in an era of rapid technological innovation and change, explaining why a decline in journalistic professionalism prompted by the economic challenge of new media could have serious repercussions for democracy as a whole.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. American Carnival

2. Freak Show

3. Fun House

4. World of Illusions

5. Defending the News

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520931541
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Social Science : Media Studies
Author:
Henry, Neil
Author:
Neil, Henry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Journalistic ethics
Subject:
Journalistic ethics -- United States.
Subject:
Journalism -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Subject:
Journalism - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Art : Digital
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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