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On-line Journalism

On-line Journalism

Author: Michael Bromley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2020

Digitization presents many challenges to journalism, and also to understanding the context in which journalism takes place. This volume brings together the perspectives of key researchers and scholars to consider the relationship between digitization, journalism production and journalism practice. In a rapidly-changing environment, this book provides an accessible means of understanding the impact, process and terms of digitization. It examines: concepts and contexts e.g. the public sphere, the information society; developments in the media e.g.convergence, the digital divide; issues of the post-journalism era e.g. deprofessionalisation, civic participation; digitization and newswork and newswork setting e.g. CAJ, online journalism; the functions of Journalism e.g. democratic, deliberative; The papers take a deliberately international stance and use a wide range of case-studies and methodological positions.

Detecting Deception

Detecting Deception

Author: Amanda Sturgill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Teaching fact checking and verification is an essential part of journalism education. When a confusing media environment makes it possible for interviewees to say things like Truth is not truth and The president offered alternative facts, students need to go beyond traditional reporting standards and be trained to consider the presentation of reality in deciding if a statement is misleading or patently false. Detecting Deception brings the concepts of logical argument taught in speech communication to supplement the verification techniques that are the stock and trade of any media professional. Pithy and practical, Sturgill draws from present day news examples to help students recognize the most common bad arguments people make. Detecting Deception is an essential tool for training future journalists how to build stories that recognize faulty arguments and hold their subjects to a higher standard. Features: -engagingly written by a reporter turned professor -classic and current examples of logical fallacies from speeches, press conferences and reports -each chapter will have two illustrations/cartoons to help students grasp concepts and easily remember faulty argument structures -short and flexible for use as a supplement in the classroom or on the resource shelves of the newsroom

Bearing Witness While Black

Bearing Witness While Black

Bearing Witness While Black tells the story of this century's most powerful Black social movement through the eyes of 15 activists who documented it. At the height of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, African Americans filmed and tweeted evidence of fatal police encounters in dozens of US cities-using little more than the device in their pockets. Their urgent dispatches from the frontlines spurred a global debate on excessive police force, which claimed the lives of African American men, women, and children at disproportionate rates. This groundbreaking book reveals how the perfect storm of smartphones, social media, and social justice empowered Black activists to create their own news outlets, which continued a centuries-long, African American tradition of using the news to challenge racism. Bearing Witness While Black is the first book of its kind to identify three overlapping eras of domestic terror against African American people-slavery, lynching, and police brutality-and explain how storytellers during each period documented its atrocities through journalism. What results is a stunning genealogy-of how the slave narratives of the 1700s inspired the Abolitionist movement; how the black newspapers of the 1800s galvanized the anti-lynching and Civil Rights movements; and how the smartphones of today have powered the anti-police brutality movement. This lineage of black witnessing, Allissa V. Richardson argues, is formidable and forever evolving. Richardson's own activism, as an award-winning pioneer of smartphone journalism, informs this text. Weaving in personal accounts of her teaching in the US and Africa, and of her own brushes with police brutality, Richardson shares how she has inspired black youth to use mobile devices, to speak up from the margins. It is from this vantage point, as participant-observer, that she urges us not to become numb to the tragic imagery that African Americans have documented. Instead, Bearing Witness While Black conveys a crucial need to protect our right to look into the forbidden space of violence against black bodies, and to continue to regard the smartphone as an instrument of moral suasion and social change.

Bearing Witness While Black

Bearing Witness While Black

Bearing Witness While Black tells the story of this century's most powerful Black social movement through the eyes of 15 activists who documented it. At the height of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, African Americans filmed and tweeted evidence of fatal police encounters in dozens of US cities-using little more than the device in their pockets. Their urgent dispatches from the frontlines spurred a global debate on excessive police force, which claimed the lives of African American men, women, and children at disproportionate rates. This groundbreaking book reveals how the perfect storm of smartphones, social media, and social justice empowered Black activists to create their own news outlets, which continued a centuries-long, African American tradition of using the news to challenge racism. Bearing Witness While Black is the first book of its kind to identify three overlapping eras of domestic terror against African American people-slavery, lynching, and police brutality-and explain how storytellers during each period documented its atrocities through journalism. What results is a stunning genealogy-of how the slave narratives of the 1700s inspired the Abolitionist movement; how the black newspapers of the 1800s galvanized the anti-lynching and Civil Rights movements; and how the smartphones of today have powered the anti-police brutality movement. This lineage of black witnessing, Allissa V. Richardson argues, is formidable and forever evolving. Richardson's own activism, as an award-winning pioneer of smartphone journalism, informs this text. Weaving in personal accounts of her teaching in the US and Africa, and of her own brushes with police brutality, Richardson shares how she has inspired black youth to use mobile devices, to speak up from the margins. It is from this vantage point, as participant-observer, that she urges us not to become numb to the tragic imagery that African Americans have documented. Instead, Bearing Witness While Black conveys a crucial need to protect our right to look into the forbidden space of violence against black bodies, and to continue to regard the smartphone as an instrument of moral suasion and social change.

Power and Loss in South African Journalism

Power and Loss in South African Journalism

Author: Glenda Daniels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

This timely collection of essays analyses the crisis of journalism in contemporary South Africa at a period when the media and their role are frequently at the centre of public debate. The transition to digital news has been messy, random and unpredictable. The spread of news via social media platforms has given rise to political propaganda, fake news and a flattening of news to banality and gossip. Media companies, however, continue to shrink newsrooms, ousting experienced journalists in favour of 'content producers'. Against this backdrop, Daniels points out the contribution of investigative journalists to exposing corruption and sees new opportunities emerging to forge a model for the future of non-profit, public-funded journalism. Engaging and dynamic, the book argues for the power of public interest journalism, including investigative journalism, and a diversity of voices and positions to be reflected in the news. It addresses the gains and losses from decolonial and feminist perspectives and advocates for a radical shift in the way power is constituted by the media in the South African postcolony. A valuable introduction to the confusion that confronts journalism students, it has much to offer practising media professionals. Daniels uses her years of experience as a newspaper journalist to write with authority and illuminate complex issues about newsroom politics. Interviews with alienated media professionals and a semi-autobiographical lens add a personal element that will appeal to readers interested in the inner life of the media.

The New News

The New News

The New News offers an approachable, practical guide to the 21st century newsroom, equipping journalists with the skills needed to work expertly, accurately, and efficiently across multiple media platforms. Emphasizing the importance of verification and authentication, the book shows how journalists adapt traditional practices of information-gathering, observation, interviewing, and newswriting for online publications. The text includes comprehensive coverage of key digital and multimedia competencies - capturing multimedia content, doing data journalism, mobile reporting, working in teams, participating with global audiences, and personal brand-building. Features developed exclusively for this book include innovative visuals showing the multimedia news structures and workflows used in modern newsrooms; a glossary of up-to-date terms relevant to online journalism; and practical exercises and activities for classroom use, as well as additional online instructor materials. The New News provides excellent resources to help journalism students and early-career professionals succeed in today's digital networked news industry.

The New News

The New News

The New News offers an approachable, practical guide to the 21st century newsroom, equipping journalists with the skills needed to work expertly, accurately, and efficiently across multiple media platforms. Emphasizing the importance of verification and authentication, the book shows how journalists adapt traditional practices of information-gathering, observation, interviewing, and newswriting for online publications. The text includes comprehensive coverage of key digital and multimedia competencies - capturing multimedia content, doing data journalism, mobile reporting, working in teams, participating with global audiences, and personal brand-building. Features developed exclusively for this book include innovative visuals showing the multimedia news structures and workflows used in modern newsrooms; a glossary of up-to-date terms relevant to online journalism; and practical exercises and activities for classroom use, as well as additional online instructor materials. The New News provides excellent resources to help journalism students and early-career professionals succeed in today's digital networked news industry.

The Complete Reflections

The Complete Reflections

Author: Peter Hennessy, Robert Shepherd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

On the BBC radio show Reflections with Peter Hennessy, the preeminent historian of British political life interviewed leading figures from the UK's governing parties during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Bringing together transcripts of the collected interviews for the first time, The Complete Reflections features interviews the biggest names from the Thatcher era, the New Labour years, and the coalition government of the 2010s. In The Complete Reflections, Peter Hennessy and Robert Shepherd provide not only an overview of the past three decades of British politics but also delve into the minds of those at the forefront of public life during times of great change. Hennessy's deep knowledge and understanding of the lives and motivations of his interviewees, along with the obvious esteem in which they hold their interlocutor, leads to frank and revealing conversations in which the subject is not an object but an equal, giving these exchanges a unique veracity. The results are portraits of high authority, in which interviews become the chronicles that endure above all others--nothing less than the first draft of history.

Journalism and Emotion

Journalism and Emotion

Author: Stephen Jukes Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Indispensable.... for anyone who cares about journalism. - Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen How can we understand the complex relationship between journalism and emotion? In a world of live-streamed terror, polarised political debates and fake news, emotion has become central to our understanding of contemporary journalism. Including interviews with leading journalists throughout, Journalism and Emotion critically explores the impact of this new affective media environment, not just on the practice of journalism, but also the lived experience of journalists themselves. Bringing together theory and practice, Stephen Jukes explores: The history of objectivity and emotion in journalism, from pre-internet to digital. The 'emotionalisation' of culture in today's populist media landscape. The blurring of boundaries between journalism and social media content. The professional practices of journalists working with emotive material. The mental health risks to journalists covering traumatic stories. The impact on journalists handling graphic user-generated content. In today's interactive, interconnected and participatory media environment, there is more emotive content being produced and shared than ever before. Journalism and Emotion helps you make sense of this, explaining how emotion is mobilised to influence public opinion, and how journalists themselves work with and through emotional material.

Journalism and Emotion

Journalism and Emotion

Author: Stephen Jukes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Indispensable.... for anyone who cares about journalism. - Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen How can we understand the complex relationship between journalism and emotion? In a world of live-streamed terror, polarised political debates and fake news, emotion has become central to our understanding of contemporary journalism. Including interviews with leading journalists throughout, Journalism and Emotion critically explores the impact of this new affective media environment, not just on the practice of journalism, but also the lived experience of journalists themselves. Bringing together theory and practice, Stephen Jukes explores: The history of objectivity and emotion in journalism, from pre-internet to digital. The 'emotionalisation' of culture in today's populist media landscape. The blurring of boundaries between journalism and social media content. The professional practices of journalists working with emotive material. The mental health risks to journalists covering traumatic stories. The impact on journalists handling graphic user-generated content. In today's interactive, interconnected and participatory media environment, there is more emotive content being produced and shared than ever before. Journalism and Emotion helps you make sense of this, explaining how emotion is mobilised to influence public opinion, and how journalists themselves work with and through emotional material.

Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation

Author: Gerard Loughran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Launched in Nairobi in 1960, three years before the birth of independent Kenya, the Nation group of newspapers grew up sharing the struggles of an infant nation, suffering the pain of its failures and rejoicing in its successes. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Nation looks back on its performance as the standard-bearer for journalistic integrity and how far it fell short or supported the loyalty demanded by its founding slogan 'The Truth shall make you free'. The Aga Khan was still a student at Harvard University when he decided that an honest and independent newspaper would be a crucial contribution to East Africa's peaceful transition to democracy. The Sunday Nation and Daily Nation were launched in 1960 when independence for Kenya was not far over the horizon. They quickly established a reputation for honesty and fair-mindedness, while shocking the colonial and settler establishment by calling for the release of the man who could become the nation's first prime minister, Jomo Kenyatta, and early negotiations for 'Uhuru'. The history of the 'Nation' papers and that of Kenya are closely intertwined; in the heat of its printing presses and philosophical struggles, that story is told here: from committed beginnings to its position today as East Africa's leading newspaper group.

The Authentic Voice

The Authentic Voice

Author: Arlene Notoro Morgan, Alice Irene Pifer, Keith Woods Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2020

The need for culturally sensitive, accurate, and well-crafted reporting on race and ethnicity is as important as ever. Selected from works honored in the Let's Do It Better! Workshop on Journalism, Race, and Ethnicity held at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the television and newspaper stories in this collection are much-needed examples of excellence in reporting. The Authentic Voice is the most comprehensive multimedia tool to date on the coverage of race and ethnicity. The text, DVD, and website project is a unique resource, featuring interviews with leading journalists, including Ted Koppel, interactive discussion points, teaching tips and weblinks that are a must for journalism educators and professionals who want to improve their craft.