The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
The book came recommended by William Safire, so I had high hopes. But, like most established journalists writing about journalism, the authors just wring their hands and lament that the golden age of journalism has been lost. No real analysis, and definitely no worthwhile suggestions. The authors are terrified of anything new and difficult to control from a newsroom desk, and seem utterly unaware that publications outside the United States actually exist; that news aggregators drive r ...more
Tulisan ini berawal dari sebuah film dan akan berakhir pada sebuah film.
“The truth is out there”, kata film seri terkenal The X-Files. Kebenaran itu ada di luar sana. Kalimat itu seperti menyiratkan bahwa kebenaran yang ada di luar sana bisa dicari, bisa ditemukan, meski tidak selalu mudah. Tapi siapa yang merasa perlu mencari kebenaran itu? Buku ini memberi jawab: wartawanlah yang mencari dan menyampaikan karena ada warga yang membutuhkan. Tapi tentu wartawan bukanlah ...more
It's no wonder that in 1997, the Committee of Concerned Journalists for ...more
Auteurs : Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel
Editeur : Folio
Collection : Folio actuel
Date de parution : 22/01/2015
Résumé : Quels sont les principes clairs au fondement du journalisme et dont les citoyens sont en droit d'attendre le respect, pour vivre en êtres libres et autonomes ? 1. S'astreindre au respect de la vérité. 2. Servir en priorité les intérêts du citoyen. 3. Par essence, vérifier ses infor ...more
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 keep the significant interesting and relevant
It must keep ...more
If you can't read this book as a young journalist, at least read this list and think about it, print it out and preach it (!):
1. Journalism’ first obligation is to the truth.
2. Its first loyalty is to citizens.
3. Its essence is a discipline of verification.
4. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.
5. It must serve as an ...more
The authors tackle a rather open-ended question: what is journalism for? Here we get a brief history of journalism and the forces that gave rise to it, and a survey of the challenges facing journalism in the modern age. The authors' conclusion is that journalism is essential to Democracy, and yet journalism may yet get swallowed up by ...more
What Kovach and Rosenstiel set out to do here is very ambitious: to outline a set of principles that define the very best journalism, to frame those principles in centuries of journalistic tradition and decad ...more
If prospective journalists are going to be patronized with hackneyed advice on the rights and wrongs of journalism, then maybe we should fear for the future of this profession.
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