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The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Three Rivers Pr
Publication date December 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780609806913
ISBN-10 0609806912
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read

“What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is
weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.” —Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe

“Kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays on each [element] are concise gems, filled with insights worthy of becoming axiomatic. . . . The book should become essential reading for journalism professionals and students and for the citizens they aim to serve.” —Carl Sessions Stepp, American Journalism Review

“If you think journalists have no idea what you want . . . here is a book that agrees with you. Better—it has solutions. The Elements of Journalism is written for journalists, but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it.” —Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press


The elements of journalism are:
* Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.
* Its first loyalty is to citizens.
* Its essence is a discipline of verification.
* Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.
* It must serve as an independent monitor of power.
* It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.
* It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant.
* It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.
* Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780609607831
 
from Crown Pub (March 1, 2001)
9780609607831 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Outlines the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307346704 Book cover for 9780609806913 Book cover for 9780804136785
 
3 rev upd edition from Three Rivers Pr (April 1, 2014); titled "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect"
9780804136785 | details & prices | 332 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Revised and updated with a new preface and material on the rise of social media, the challenges facing printed news, and how journalism can fulfill its purpose in the digital age.
Rev upd edition from Three Rivers Pr (April 24, 2007); titled "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know And the Public Should Expect"
9780307346704 | details & prices | 268 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Updated to incorporate the latest information on current media trends, online media, blogging, and other recent events, a thought-provoking study outlines the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism.
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Reprint edition from Three Rivers Pr (December 1, 2001); titled "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect"
9780609806913 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism.
Miscellaneous
Book cover for 9780609504314
 
from Crown Pub (July 24, 2001); titled "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect"
9780609504314 | details & prices | List price $14.00

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