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The big picture : why democracies need journalistic excellence

Author: Jeffrey Scheuer
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Big Picture' examines the important and problematic frontier between media and democracy. It argues that the profit motive driving journalism today has compromised its institutional responsibility to democracy.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scheuer, Jeffrey, 1953-
Big picture.
New York : Routledge, ©2008
(OCoLC)654655633
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Scheuer
ISBN: 9780415976176 0415976170 9780415976183 0415976189
OCLC Number: 123955069
Description: xxviii, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The bed of democracy --
News and democracy --
The shape of journalistic excellence --
Truth is tricky --
News and knowledge --
News and ideology --
Ink and ivy : the curious case of journalism education --
Clean news : journalistic excellence and independence.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Scheuer.
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Argues that in order for a democracy to thrive, it is not enough for its press simply to be free - the press must be exceptional. This book explores journalistic excellence and its relationship with  Read more...

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