The newspaper has always been a privileged form of communication in the United States. Law accords it a seriousness often denied other media, and popular culture endorses its power to expose and enlighten. This work answers questions such as why newspapers are seen as instruments of democracy.
What Journalism Says about Faith and Why It Matters
In the 1960s and '70s a more personal, subjective, voice-driven journalism emerged, known as New Journalism. The God Beat brings together significant and characteristic samples of this emerging genre, helping us understand how we talk about God in public spaces--and why it matters--in a whole new way.
In modern journalism there is an insatiable desire to be first with the news online and to uncover scandal. But the patient fisherman simply seeking to tell a story can still be rewarded. This collection of Damon Kitney’s articles and profiles from over a decade writing for The Australian perfectly illustrates this.
Under the rule of Saddam Hussein, the prison of Abu Ghraib (the Father of the Raven) was a place of ill omen, notorious for horrific suffering and torture and mass executions. After the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. military made Abu Ghraib one of the major detention centers for Iraqis suspected of sympathizing with the resistance. The revelations ......
What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead
Navigating the workplace, especially in the highly visible world of news media, is more confusing and challenging for women than ever before. There's No Crying in Newsrooms tells the stories of women who have made it to the top of the nation's news organizations and describes what it takes to be a leader - and what it costs.
This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence ("Digital First"). It is instructive for all concerned with what the transformation might signify for the news profession and the role of the press in the digital age.
A timely account of workers taking back their unionIn this extraordinary tale of union democracy, Dana L. Cloud engages union reformers at Boeing in Wichita and Seattle to reveal how ordinary workers attempted to take command of their futures by chipping away at the cozy partnership between union leadership and corporate management. Taking readers ......