Bias

A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

Author: Bernard Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596981482

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award–winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that they slanted the news to the left. For years Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued. In this classic number one New York Times bestseller, Goldberg blew the whistle on the news business, showing exactly how the media slant their coverage while insisting they’re just reporting the facts.

Media Production

A Practical Guide to Radio & TV

Author: Amanda Willett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136187073

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Media Production is an introductory guide to radio, TV and film production techniques. Illuminating the step by step process from conception to delivery, from the initial brainstorms, through planning, research and editing, this book creates a guided structure to help students learn about media production. Aimed at those producing radio, film or TV productions for the first time, this book offers relevant advice which takes account of the context in which students work and the type of equipment available to them. Supported by online resources, this textbook provides templates, notes and exercises to help students prepare for their own productions, as well as a video and audio library showcasing techniques, interviews and behind the scenes industry footage.

When Words Collide

Author: Lauren Kessler,Duncan McDonald

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285052472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Offering solutions for today’s cross-platform, multi-media writing environment, Kessler and McDonald’s WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, 9e is praised by students and instructors alike for its straightforward presentation of grammar and writing guidelines. This versatile handbook is an excellent resource for beginning students as well as seasoned media writers. It delivers concise, clear explanations and examples, as well as quick and accurate answers to common grammar and usage questions. Its unique “from writer to writer” perspective guides readers step by step through the writing process. The Ninth Edition’s emphasis on the importance of language skills helps students quickly learn to create effective prose. Its simplified rules appeal to readers from a variety of backgrounds, while engaging new boxed features reinforce key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Web Journalism

Practice and Promise of a New Medium

Author: James Glen Stovall

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205353989

Category: Computers

Page: 239

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"Journalism on the Web" explores the current practices and future possibilities of Web journalism and examines the characteristics of the Web that distinguish it from traditional media. The author guides students through discussion of the traditional practices of journalism, such as reporting, editing, photojournalism, and design, while showing how the distinguishing features of the Web -- capacity, immediacy, flexibility, permanency, and interactivity - offer new storytelling possibilities. The traditional principles of journalism, particularly journalistic writing that emphasizes accuracy, clarity, precision and efficiency, are emphasized throughout the text. Features The first three chapters offer an in-depth examination of the Web as an individual news medium, taking students beyond the idea that Web news is simply a newspaper on screen. An inside look at MSNBC provides students with an idea of what it's like to be inside a 24-hour Web news organization (Ch. 13). Three chapters on lateral thinking ask students to think beyond the traditional narrative storytelling forms of the inverted pyramid and present a variety of forms and structures to present information (4, 5, & 6). "Cool Ideas" sidebars, located throughout the book, offer short descriptions of innovative ideas of Web journalism, to stimulate creative thinking. Web site references at the end of each chapter provide professors with the best sites available for keeping up with advances in Web journalism.

Newswriting and Reporting

The Complete Guide for Today's Journalist

Author: Christopher Scanlan,Richard Craig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195336757

Category: Journalism

Page: 512

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Mass Communication

Living in a Media World

Author: Ralph E. Hanson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544332327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Transform your students into smart, savvy media consumers. A book that students find fun to read and instructors consider educationally valuable, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World provides the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills that students need to become self-aware media consumers. Known for his storytelling approach, bestselling author Ralph E. Hanson uses examples drawn from everyday life to explain the many dimensions of mass media that operate in our society. This newly revised Seventh Edition is packed with contemporary examples and compelling stories that illustrate the latest developments and recent events that are changing the face of media today.

Student Workbook for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 7th

Author: Rich, Carole

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305215958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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The Student Workbook features several exercises in each chapter to reinforce the concepts taught in Writing and Reporting News, Seventh Edition. These include quizzes, exercises designed to give students more opportunities to improve their reporting and writing skills, and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking by asking students to critique news stories and analyze websites. This edition of the workbook also includes practice in using social media skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the prodcut text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advancing the Story

Journalism in a Multimedia World

Author: Debora Halpern Wenger,Deborah Potter

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483350983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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“An eminently useful text for television and Web journalism. No other text does such thorough job of integrating new media into traditional TV reporting. The authors' blog is a great way to keep updated and introduce current material into the class, and the online interactive workbook has some truly inventive exercises.” - Michael Cremedas, Syracuse University This fully updated Third Edition of Advancing the Story, by Debora Halpern Wenger and Deborah Potter, builds on the essential strengths of the original text by providing clear instruction on reporting and producing for multiple platforms, real-world examples, advice from professional journalists and exercises to stimulate additional conversations. By focusing on the skills journalists need to leverage social media and capitalize on the use of mobile devices, the authors explore the role data-driven journalism is playing in the profession. Throughout the book, new screen shots, images, research and examples of broadcast and multimedia reporting bring concepts to life. Additionally, a greater emphasis on journalism ethics permeates the book, with each chapter now including a series of discussion starters to ensure that students consider the ethical implications of their journalistic decisions.

Working With Numbers and Statistics

A Handbook for Journalists

Author: Charles Livingston,Paul S. Voakes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135605939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Working With Numbers and Statistics: A Handbook for Journalists will bolster math skills and improve math confidence for journalists at all skill levels. Authors Charles Livingston and Paul Voakes developed this resource book to improve journalistic writing and reporting, enabling journalists to: *make accurate, reliable computations, which in turn enables one to make relevant comparisons, put facts into perspective, and lend important context to stories; *recognize inaccurate presentations, whether willfully spun or just carelessly relayed; *ask appropriate questions about numerical matters; *translate complicated numbers for viewers and readers in ways they can readily understand; *understand computer-assisted reporting; and *write livelier, more precise pieces through the use of numbers. The math is presented in a journalistic context throughout, enabling readers to see how the procedures will come into play in their work. Working With Numbers and Statistics is designed as a reference work for journalism students developing their writing and reporting skills. It will also serve professionals as a useful tool to improve their understanding and use of numbers in news stories.

Why Americans Hate the News Media and How It Matters

Author: Jonathan M. Ladd

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147868

Category: History

Page: 270

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As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public's political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the institutional news media within the context of the American political system and looks at how this lack of confidence has altered the ways people acquire political information and form electoral preferences. Jonathan Ladd argues that in the 1950s, '60s, and early '70s, competition in American party politics and the media industry reached historic lows. When competition later intensified in both of these realms, the public's distrust of the institutional media grew, leading the public to resist the mainstream press's information about policy outcomes and turn toward alternative partisan media outlets. As a result, public beliefs and voting behavior are now increasingly shaped by partisan predispositions. Ladd contends that it is not realistic or desirable to suppress party and media competition to the levels of the mid-twentieth century; rather, in the contemporary media environment, new ways to augment the public's knowledgeability and responsiveness must be explored. Drawing on historical evidence, experiments, and public opinion surveys, this book shows that in a world of endless news sources, citizens' trust in institutional media is more important than ever before.

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

Media/impact

An Introduction to Mass Media

Author: Shirley Biagi

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495571469

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, MEDIA/IMPACT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA, Ninth Edition, introduces students to today's converged mass media--its industries and support industries, as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues that accompany them. Emphasizing the impact of the media on individuals and society, Biagi grounds her discussion in the fact that the media are first and foremost in the business of making money, and provides concise histories of each industry before giving students an insider's look at what it is like to work in each industry. The ninth edition of this enduring bestseller offers several important new features, including a media literacy case study in each chapter; enhanced chapter review materials, including new Critical Questions; an extensive online media careers guide; and an entirely new collection of video clips with critical viewing questions.

Disciplines, Disasters, and Emergency Management

The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature

Author: David A. McEntire

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398077436

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina illustrate the salience and complexity of disasters. Both scholars and practitioners therefore agree that we must take a more proactive and holistic approach to emergency management, which should logically be derived from a sound understanding of the academic literature and the most pressing concerns facing professionals in the field today. Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management reviews what is known about catastrophic events from the standpoint of various academic areas of study. The introductory chapter by the editor, David A. McEntire, discusses the importance of and difficulties associated with multi- and interdisciplinary research on disasters and emergency management. Well-known scholars such as Drabek, Gibbs, Pine, Scanlon, Sylves, Waugh, Zakour and others then join efforts with budding students who have recently been exposed to the disaster management profession. Their review of our current level of knowledge represents 23 disciplines including geography, engineering, sociology, gerontology, public administration, international relations, law, environmental management, criminal justice, and information science, etc. The concluding chapter summarizes the contributions of various disciplines, identifies potential research opportunities, and describes ways to address future disaster problems. Besides comparing the similarities and differences among the findings from diverse fields of study, Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management suggests that scholars may increase their comprehension of disasters by focusing attention on the unique concept of vulnerability. Recommendations for disaster reduction also make this a useful book for professionals in emergency management. Whether you are a seasoned expert in disaster research or a novice in emergency management, this book will help you acquire cutting-edge knowledge about disasters and emergency management.

Lifestyle Journalism

Author: Folker Hanusch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317849981

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Lifestyle journalism has experienced enormous growth in the media over the past two decades, but scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies have so far paid relatively little attention to a field that is still sometimes seen as "not real journalism". There is now an urgent need for in-depth exploration and contextualisation of this field, with its increasing relevance for 21st century consumer cultures. For the first time, this book presents a wide range of studies which have engaged with the field of lifestyle journalism in order to outline the various political, economic, social and cultural tensions within it. Taking a comparative view, the collection includes studies covering four continents, including countries such as Australia, China, Norway, Denmark, Singapore, the UK and the USA. While keeping the broader lifestyle field in mind, the chapters focus on a variety of sub-fields such as travel, music, food, health, fashion and personal technology journalism. This volume provides a fascinating account of the different facets of lifestyle journalism, and charts the way forward for a more sustained analysis of the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Practice.

Digital Media Ethics

Author: Charles Ess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745655009

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This is the first textbook on the central ethical issues of digital media, ranging from computers and the Internet to mobile phones. It is also the first book of its kind to consider these issues from a global perspective, introducing ethical theories from multiple cultures. It further utilizes examples from around the world, such as the publication of “the Mohammed Cartoons”; diverse understandings of what “privacy” means in Facebook or MySpace; why pirating CDs and DVDs may be justified in developing countries; and culturally-variable perspectives on sexuality and what counts as “pornography.” Readers and students thus acquire a global perspective on the central ethical issues of digital media, including privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online. The book is designed for use across disciplines – media and communication studies, computer science and informatics, as well as philosophy. It is up-to-date, accessible and student- and classroom-friendly: each topic and theory is interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions that foster careful reflection, writing, and discussion into these issues and their possible resolutions. Each chapter further includes additional resources and suggestions for further research and writing.

Working with Words

A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors

Author: Brian S. Brooks,James L. Pinson,Jean Gaddy Wilson

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319011741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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No matter the medium—from print to broadcast to digital—Working With Words presents the best writing advice for today’s journalists. The text’s focus on improving skills in grammar and style make this an invaluable reference for students from their introductory journalism courses throughout their future careers in the field. With extensive coverage of grammar, mechanics and usage, as well as style, unbiased writing and writing for different media, Working With Words includes material that students cannot find in the Associated Press Stylebook alone. New with the ninth edition, Working with Words can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Journalism, where students can access the Exercise Book for Working With Words – an interactive workbook with multiple activities matching each chapter topic in the main text. Also on LaunchPad, students can further their grammar practice with Exercise Central for AP Style, and watch numerous videos from renowned journalists.

Ethics in Media Communications

Cases and Controversies

Author: Louis A. Day

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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ETHICS IN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS uses case studies throughout each chapter to explore the principles of media ethics. Accessible writing style and coherency between chapters allow for coverage of advanced topics such as morally offensive content and media and privacy.

Media Today

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Joseph Turow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136864016

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Media Today gives your students the media literacy skills they need to think critically about the role of media in their lives. This book uses a media systems approach to look closely at the production, distribution, and exhibition of media, from Hollywood films to Facebook, to discover cultural, political, and economic forces that shape media now. Completely revised and updated, this 4th edition connects the latest trends, debates, and technologies to the history of media, highlighting the impact and meaning of today's changes to the media landscape, especially how traditional industry boundaries have blurred with digital convergence. Students and instructors will find a full range of supporting materials including interactive quizzes and online video resources at www.routledge.com/textbooks/mediatoday4e.

The Associated Press Stylebook 2018

and Briefing on Media Law

Author: Associated Press

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9781541672383

Category: Reference

Page: 640

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A fully revised and updated edition of the bible of the newspaper industry. The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which their writers and editors are famous. The AP Stylebook will help you master the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, word and numeral usage, and when to use "more than" instead of "over." To make navigating these specialty chapters even easier, the Stylebook includes a comprehensive index. Fully revised and updated to keep pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.