Written by leading professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, "Thinking Clearly" is designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the twenty-first century. These case studies depict real-life moments when people working in the news had to make critical decisions. Bearing on questions of craft, ethics, competition, and commerce, they cover a range of topics -- the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, standards of verification, the competition of public and private interests, including the question of privacy -- in a variety of key episodes: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, and the Columbine shooting, among others.
"This volume is designed to stimulate the thinking of students to make intelligent moral choices as journalists... The narratives of [Columbine and Watergate] are so well presented that it is as though the reader were encountering the material for the first time... The book fills a gap in journalism texts... Recommended as a supplemental text for all journalism courses." -- "Choice"
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 13th August 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.64