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What are journalists for?

Author: Jay Rosen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1999.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American journalists in the 1990s confronted disturbing trends -an erosion of trust in the news media, weakening demand for serious news, flagging interest in politics and civic affairs, and a discouraging public climate that seemed to be getting worse. In response, some news professionals sought to bridge the growing gap between press and public with an experimental approach - public journalism. This book is an
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rosen, Jay, 1956-
What are journalists for?
(DLC) 99029891
(OCoLC)41325971
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Rosen
ISBN: 9780300148008 0300148003
OCLC Number: 861792866
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages)
Contents: Part I: Origins. As democracy goes, so goes the press : the roots of public journalism --
In search of a different story : journalists, scholars, and the public square. Part II: Practice. Applying practice to theory : case studies in public journalism --
Does it help the citizen decide? The intellectual journey of the Virginian-pilot --
Doing less harm : public journalism as personal tale. Part III: Reactions. Journalism is what it is : critics react to the experiment --
The New York Times and the Washington Post on public journalism. Part IV: Lessons. Design flaw or driver error : the hazards of going public --
What was public journalism? The idea in built form. Conclusion: What are journalists for?
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Jay Rosen.
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An account of the movement for public journalism, or civic journalism, told by one of its leading developers and defenders. It recalls the events that led to the movement's founding and gives a range  Read more...

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