RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 791643088 LA English T1 Out of the news : former journalists discuss a profession in crisis A1 Wexler, Celia Viggo,, PB McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers PP Jefferson, N.C. YR 2012 SN 9780786469895 0786469897 AB 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.