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Author: Celia Viggo Wexler
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a work of media history adn criticism with a human face. It presents profiles of 11 journalists who left big mainstream media outlets to take on new career challenges. Their stories give the reader a vivid sense of what it means to be a reporter and to cover big news events. But this book goes beyond media memoir. The book also explores the factors that led talented people to reassess he profession they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Viggo Wexler
ISBN: 9780786469895 0786469897
OCLC Number: 791643088
Description: vii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Burned out and pissed off --
Leaving Mount Olympus --
The Book of Simon --
Bullets and balance --
Divine intervention --
Globetrotter --
The quiet "race man" --
Collateral damage --
Lady justice --
From times man to roadmonkey --
The path not taken --
Thinking about journalism.
Responsibility: Celia Viggo Wexler.

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This is a work of media history adn criticism with a human face. It presents profiles of 11 journalists who left big mainstream media outlets to take on new career challenges. Their stories give the reader a vivid sense of what it means to be a reporter and to cover big news events. But this book goes beyond media memoir. The book also explores the factors that led talented people to reassess he profession they loved, and raises questions about the economic structure of news organizations and the culture of newsrooms, adn their impact on the practice of journalism. By demonstrating that the skills the profession teachers remain valuable in other careers, this book also offers hope and direction to both aspiring and current journalists.

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