The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

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Three Rivers Press, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 332 pages
In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting on newsrooms around the country. But, more than anything, they were aware that readers, listeners, and viewers, the people who use the news, were turning away from it in droves. There were many reasons for the public's growing lack of trust. On television, there were the ads that looked like news shows and programs that presented gossip and press releases as if they were news. There were the "docudramas," television movies that were an uneasy blend of fact and fiction and which purported to show viewers how events had "really" happened.

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The opportunities given to media I mean freedom, most of Journalist overruled and violating the ethics and principles of journalism guides the industry. These journalist gathering, assessing, and reports wrong information to the public and the audience consuming the industrial products of news.There must be set of certain regulations which would arrested such bad information reports or else the faith in the industry by the audience would wholly messed up. 


What Is Journalism For?
The First and Most
to the Voiceless
Journalism as a Public Forum
and Proportional
Journalists Have a Responsibility
The Rights and Responsibilities

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Bill Kovach was editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times and curator of the Nieman Journalism Fellowship program at Harvard. He was founding chairman of The Committee of Concerned Journalists.

Tom Rosenstiel is executive director of the American Press Institute, founder of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a former media critic for the Los Angeles Times, and chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek. He and Kovach have written two other books together.

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