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What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism

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Across America, newspapers that have defined their cities for over a century are rapidly failing, their circulations plummeting even as opinion-soaked Web outlets like the Huffington Post thrive. Meanwhile, nightly news programs shock viewers with stories of horrific crime and celebrity scandal, while the smug sarcasm and shouting of pundits like Glenn Beck and Keith Olber

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by University Of Chicago Press
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Paul Signorelli
Jun 17, 2011 Paul Signorelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: journalism
Jack Fuller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, proves with his book "What Is Happening to News" that all of us involved in workplace learning and performance need to read far beyond the artificial walls surrounding our field of play. While the book ostensibly leads us through the well-documented crisis and evolution of contemporary journalism, its focus on how our brains absorb and cause us to react to all the stimulus we encounter is perfect reading ...more
Bill
May 29, 2015 Bill rated it really liked it
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Jack Fuller is a member of that unlucky generation of journalists who were in charge when the online flood started to swamp the newspaper industry. Contrary to some popular cliches, Fuller and many of his colleagues were well aware of the challenges posed by the Internet and tried very hard to turn them into opportunities. The Chicago Tribune, where Fuller was editor and then publisher, invested heavily in digital publishing and brought some great ideas to fruition, many quite successful. Unfort ...more
Craig Jorgensen
Jun 08, 2010 Craig Jorgensen rated it liked it
Jack Fuller provides a good analysis of what is happening to the quality of news reporting and why. At the nexus of the explosion of stimuli (electronic & otherwise) vying for our attention and the current neuroscience insights regarding human behavior this book makes sense of what is happening. Millions of years of evolution have prepared us to respond to certain stimuli in very fundamental ways and the media are taking advantage of those per-programmed behaviors in the most opportunistic a ...more
Steve
Nov 04, 2010 Steve rated it it was ok
Although I couldn't get into the book, it is not completely the fault of the author. When I picked it up, I was expecting a more head-on analysis of the news industry itself, rather than a dig into the neurological and cognitive aspects of the newsgatherers and consumers. In hindsight, there are probably many books out there that serve that exact purpose, which, in turn, probably makes this book very unique. But due to the way the information is presented, I fear it might only be accessible to a ...more
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