Doing Public Journalism: A Teacher's Guide (The Guilford Communication Series) (Hardcover)

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Public Journalism is a growing movement that aims to build on a simple idea: treating the people who buy newspapers as citizens rather than readers. Editors at dozens of newspapers across the United States, sensing that they've made it unnecessarily difficult for ordinary Americans to sift through the news, form intelligent decisions about the problems of the day, and carry those decisions out, are reorganizing the news in innovative and fruitful ways. Public journalists call it the most exciting thing they've done in years; critics accuse it of being advocacy. Addressing the concerns of proponents and opponents alike, this book delineates how public journalism can bring about basic changes in reporting and writing, daily news coverage, investigative reporting, and other areas.

About the Author


Arthur Charity was an editorial writer and columnist for one of Canada's major daily newspapers, the [ital]Ottawa Citizen[ital], before joining the Project on Public Life and the Press. His essays have appeared in magazines including [ital]Columbia Journalism Review[ital], [ital]New Outlook[ital], [ital]Israel Scene[ital], [ital]Nature Canada[ital], and the late, lamented [ital]Brooklyn Free Press[ital]. Between earing master's degrees in economics and journalism, he taught with the Peace Corps in Cameroon, central Africa.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781572300798
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 1995
Pages: 187
Language: English
Series: The Guilford Communication Series