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News Flash

News Flash Author Bonnie Anderson
ISBN-10 9780787975654
Release 2004-05-21
Pages 270
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While talking heads debate the media's alleged conservative or liberal bias, award-winning journalist Bonnie Anderson knows that the problem with television news isn't about the Left versus the Right--it's all about the money. From illegal hiring practices to ethnocentric coverage to political cheerleading, News Flash exposes how American broadcast conglomerates' pursuit of the almighty dollar consistently trumps the need for fair and objective reporting. Along the way to the bottomline, the proud tradition of American television journalism has given way to an entertainment-driven industry that's losing credibility and viewers by the day. As someone who has worked as both a broadcast reporter and a network executive, Anderson details how the networks have been co-opted by bottom-line thinking that places more value on a telegenic face than on substantive reporting. Network executives—the real power in broadcast journalism—are increasingly employing tactics and strategies from the entertainment industry. They "cast" reporters based on their ability to "project credibility," value youth over training and experience, and often greenlight coverage only if they can be assured that it will appeal to advertiser-friendly demographics.

American Democracy in Jeopardy

American Democracy in Jeopardy Author Frank Dalotto
ISBN-10 9781449077587
Release 2010-05
Pages 116
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American Democracy in Jeopardy is about how rapid advances in technology, the internet, and the growth of Cable TV has drawn the attention of viewers looking for a quick and entertaining sound bite to reinforce their political beliefs. This book shows how a person's beliefs are formed and how their beliefs control their actions, and influence what they see, and what they want to hear. The book also demonstrates why people tune into political entertainers with strongly biased and emotionally charged content who serve to reinforce their biased beliefs. Our hope for a thriving American democracy and for the future lies with our children's educational system and the need to focus more on developing critical thinking skills and less on content and in teaching to tests.

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Encyclopedia of Journalism Author Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN-10 9781452261522
Release 2009-09-25
Pages 3136
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"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology

That s the Way It Is

That s the Way It Is Author Charles L. Ponce de Leon
ISBN-10 9780226256092
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 352
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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.

News as Entertainment

News as Entertainment Author Daya Kishan Thussu
ISBN-10 9781847875068
Release 2008-01-09
Pages 224
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"Thussu brings to this project the passion for news of a socially committed former journalist, the political economy of his international relations education and a formidable assembly of global detail, examining the recent explosion of 'infotainment'." - John Downing, Southern Illinois University "Thussu's account of war as infotainment, the Bollywoodization of news and the emergence of a global infotainment sphere is as compelling as it is alarming. This is a significant and essential book for anyone interested in exploring the connections between news journalism, informed citizenship and democracy." - Bob Franklin, The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism. Chapters include a historical appraisal of infotainment; the infrastructure for its globalization as well as coverage of recent wars on television news as high-tech infotainment and the growing synergies between Hollywood and Bollywood-originated infotainment. A 'global infotainment sphere' is emerging, the book argues, within which competing versions of news - from 24/7 news networks to bloggers - coexist. Accessible, engagingly written and robustly argued, the book combines analyses of theoretical debates on infotainment with extensive and up-to-date comparative data.

Journalism ethics goes to the movies

Journalism ethics goes to the movies Author Howard Good
ISBN-10 0742554279
Release 2008
Pages 191
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Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authorssome of the nation's leading journalism scholarsinvestigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark interest and stimulate thinking. At a time when experts and the public alike worry that journalism has lost its way, here's a book that can provide much-needed, accessible guidance.

RTNDA Communicator

RTNDA Communicator Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000070507797
Release 2004
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Quill Scroll

Quill   Scroll Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556039061841
Release 2005-10
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Democracy and the News

Democracy and the News Author Herbert J. Gans
ISBN-10 0195173279
Release 2004-04-01
Pages 168
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American democracy was founded on the belief that ultimate power rests in an informed citizenry. But that belief appears naive in an era when private corporations manipulate public policy and the individual citizen is dwarfed by agencies, special interest groups, and other organizations that have a firm grasp on real political and economic power. In Democracy and the News, one of America's most astute social critics explores the crucial link between a weakened news media and weakened democracy. Building on his 1979 classic media critique Deciding What's News, Herbert Gans shows how, with the advent of cable news networks, the internet, and a proliferation of other sources, the role of contemporary journalists has shrunk, as the audience for news moves away from major print and electronic media to smaller and smaller outlets. Gans argues that journalism also suffers from assembly-line modes of production, with the major product being publicity for the president and other top political officials, the very people citizens most distrust. In such an environment, investigative journalism--which could offer citizens the information they need to make intelligent critical choices on a range of difficult issues--cannot flourish. But Gans offers incisive suggestions about what the news media can do to recapture its role in American society and what political and economic changes might move us closer to a true citizen's democracy. Touching on questions of critical national importance, Democracy and the News sheds new light on the vital importance of a healthy news media for a healthy democracy.

College Research Libraries News

College   Research Libraries News Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017916641
Release 2004
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Broadcasting and Cable

Broadcasting and Cable Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123042165
Release 2005-10
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Seen and heard

Seen and heard Author Nichola D. Gutgold
ISBN-10 0739120174
Release 2008-04-28
Pages 225
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This book chronicles the careers, communication styles, and lives of twelve prominent women in television broadcasting and discusses the obstacles and opportunities in the television broadcasting field as they relate to women. The importance of the role of television anchor seems insignificant when compared to the career milestones of women in more academic fields, yet the role of messenger_the person who delivers news_is one of the most visible and prestigious in America.

Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000093087140
Release 2004
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Broadcasting Cable

Broadcasting   Cable Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000055055741
Release 2005-10
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Javnost Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131530276
Release 2006
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Screening the Public Sphere

Screening the Public Sphere Author Saima Saeed
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822040763864
Release 2013
Pages 428
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For centuries, democracy and development have steered the imagination of governments, citizens, intelligentsia and policymakers alike. Democracy without free media is a contradiction, while development without democracy is futile. Highlighting the power and significance of contemporary media, this book deconstructs news and news-making on Indian television. In exploring the concepts of 'sense-making' and 'meaning-generation', it examines how news and the dissemination of information and opinion influence the public sphere, participatory democracy, citizenship and civil society. Providing an original interpretation of the paradigmatic shifts in news content and newsroom practices, this book focuses on changing ownership patterns, increasing 'entertainmentalization' of news and the resultant 'developmental reportage deficit'. At the same time, it confronts the uneasy and critical consequences of commercialization and rising sensationalism in news media. Finally, it discusses the role of Public Service Broadcasting, journalistic ethics, objectivity, and the politics of language and ideology in the media today, pointing to the need for greater diversity of content on the one hand and an emphasis on public interest in media policy-making, on the other. Drawing upon comprehensive empirical data, the democracy–media–development relationship is demonstrated through critical analyses of the media's coverage of recent news events. This includes exhaustive content examination of news programmes on all major news channels of India, surveys with media experts and news professionals by way of questionnaires, and interviews with the audience to gauge the impact of media content on their understanding of social, political and economic issues. This volume will be especially useful to those in journalism, media and communication studies, as also to students of political science, sociology and economics.

Los contenidos de los medios de comunicaci n

Los contenidos de los medios de comunicaci  n Author Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero
ISBN-10 8423426130
Release 2008-02
Pages 288
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Durante los últimos años han aumentado las voces que critican la evolución de los medios: proliferan las informaciones superficiales; los contenidos de entretenimiento se deterioran; la obsesión por mejorar la rentabilidad ocasiona que no pocos directivos estén más atentos a reducir costes que a mejorar la calidad; la bolsa acentúa el empeño de los empresarios por mejorar sus resultados a corto plazo; y los periodistas, guionistas y - en general - la parte creativa de las empresas pierde protagonismo frente a los gestores y directores financieros. En su investigación, Sánchez-Tabernero parte de las tres hipótesis: a) en las últimas dos décadas, el contenido de los medios se ha empobrecido, particularmente en el sector audiovisual; b) las demandas del público no constituyen la causa principal de esa tendencia; c) la vulgarización de los contenidos supone una apuesta empresarial de alto riesgo. En Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación, el autor expone que es posible incrementar la calidad de la oferta sin que esa decisión estratégica se oponga a la lógica del mercado y al interés de las compañías.