This text shows how news articles draw from age-old tales that have chastened, challenged, and entranced people since the beginning of time. Beneath the facade of current events, it identifies such enduring archetypes as the innocent victim, the trickster and the hero.
How "Objectivity" Came to Define American Journalism
If American journalism were a religion, as it has been called, then its supreme deity would be objectivity. This book draws on high profile cases, showing the degree to which journalism and its evolving commitment to objectivity altered - and in some cases limited - the public's understanding of events and issues.
Written by William E. Berry, Sandra Braman, Clifford Christians, Thomas G. Guback, Steven J. Helle, Louis W. Liebovich, John C. Nerone, and Kim B. Rotzoll In Last Rights, eight communications scholars at the University of Illinois critique and expand on an influential classic that has been used as text or whipping boy in communications and ......