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The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know

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The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. Newspaper reporting has long shaped the way that we see the world, played key roles in exposing scandals, and has even been alleged to influence international policy. The past several years have seen the newspaper industry in a state of crisis, with Twitter and Facebook ushering in the ri ...more
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published April 27th 2017 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 6th 2016)
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Melanti
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
With the US election coming up, an overview of the news media seemed like a rather timely choice.

The book is written in Q&A format, with a question asked then answered with anywhere from a couple of paragraphs to a couple of pages, often with follow up questions.
This lets the discussion jump from topic to topic rapidly and allows you to easily find the topics you want to focus on. However, even when multiple follow-up questions were asked, it still felt like topics weren't discussed in dept
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Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
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Read for my principals of American Journalism class. It was informative and enjoyable.
Karina
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Read for a college class~
I liked how it was formatted as a Q&A! I learned a lot reading this about the past, present & future of journalism
Darren
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Journalism continues to be in a state of flux, with the whole industry shaken up in the past decade or so by the growth of the Internet and digital transformation. As a business sector it faces a number of challenges and threats and the boundaries between professional journalism and social media/citizen journalism are being often blurred. Who knows what the future may bring, yet this book attempts to track the changes thus far and also look a bit into the future to see what might happen.

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Ilana
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
With an almost exclusive focus on the US media history - although other countries are incidentally mentioned - it presents the struggle of the media to get recognition and access to information from the etablished authorities and a fair overview of the current state-of-arts of the digital information era, this book is a reliable source of information for political science and journalism students. It can interest as well anyone curious to get a short update about the history of journalism. the ch ...more
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I hope that this will give me some background for the "media literacy" elements of my library instruction sessions.
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C. W. Anderson is Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY); as of the Fall of 2017 he will be a Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of multiple books and articles on digital journalism, sociology, political communication, and science and technology studies.