The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Oxford University Press - It will even look at the ways in which new technologies potentially threaten to replace journalists. The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. The past several years have seen the newspaper industry in a state of crisis, with Twitter and Facebook ushering in the rise of citizen journalism and a deprofessionalization of the industry, plummeting readership and revenue, and municipal and regional papers shuttering or being absorbed into corporate behemoths.

. 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. Now billionaires, most with no journalism experience but lots of power and strong views, are stepping in to purchase newspapers, both large and small.

The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know® - This addition to the what everyone needs to know® series looks at the past, present and future of journalism, considering how the development of the industry has shaped the present and how we can expect the future to roll out. It addresses a wide range of questions, from whether objectivity was only a conceit of late twentieth century reporting, largely behind us now; how digital technology has disrupted journalism; whether newspapers are already dead to the role of non-profit journalism; the meaning of "transparency" in reporting; the way that private interests and governments have created their own advocacy journalism; whether social media is changing journalism; the new social rules of old media outlets; how franchised media is addressing the problem of disappearing local papers; and the rise of citizen journalism and hacker journalism.

The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Three Rivers Press - Here is a book that agrees with you. 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. 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 that every citizen and journalist Should Read“What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave. The elements of journalism is written for journalists, but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it.

The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect - Marta salij, detroit free pressThe 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.

Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

Bloomsbury USA - But seeking the truth remains the purpose of journalism. Yes, new ones created, old authorities are being dismantled, and the very nature of knowledge has changed. How do we discern what is reliable? blur provides a road map, or more specifically, reveals the craft that has been used in newsrooms by the very best journalists for getting at the truth.

Amid the hand-wringing over the death of "true journalism" in the Internet Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty-first century media terrain.

Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload - In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear, Blur is a crucial guide for those who want to know what's true.

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

Oxford University Press - And it's an indictment of how "social media" has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.

It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, distract them from important issues, undermine respectable journalism, you would make something a lot like Facebook.

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy - In this fully updated paperback edition of antisocial media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging.

Post-Truth MIT Press Essential Knowledge series

The MIT Press - Mcintyre also argues provocatively that the right wing borrowed from postmodernism—specifically, the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth—in its attacks on science and facts. Mcintyre argues that we can fight post-truth, and that the first step in fighting post-truth is to understand it.

How we arrived in a post-truth era, when “alternative facts” replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence. Are we living in a post-truth world, lee mcintyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of “fake news, where “alternative facts” replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, ” from our psychological blind spots to the public's retreat into “information silos.

Post-Truth MIT Press Essential Knowledge series - What, bold-faced lying? mcintyre analyzes recent examples—claims about inauguration crowd size, political spin, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, mass delusion, exactly, crime statistics, and the popular vote—and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence.

. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial. Add to this the wired-in cognitive biases that make us feel that our conclusions are based on good reasoning even when they are not, the decline of traditional media and the rise of social media, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool, and we have the ideal conditions for post-truth.

Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy Institutions of American Democracy

Oxford University Press - Losing the news is a vivid depiction of the dangers facing fact-based, reported news, but it is also a call to arms. Despite the current crisis, there are many hopeful signs, and Jones closes by looking over the horizon and exploring ways the iron core can be preserved. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over government, holds the powerful accountable, and gives citizens what they need.

Pundits and talk show hosts have persuaded Americans that the crisis in news is bias and partisanship. The breathtaking possibilities that the web offers are undeniable, but at what cost?  The shattering of the old economic model is taking a toll on journalistic values and standards. Journalistic objectivity and ethics are under assault, as is the bastion of the First Amendment.

Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy Institutions of American Democracy - Should we lose a critical mass of this news, our democracy will weaken--and possibly even begin to fail. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. Not so, says Jones. What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S.

The real crisis is the erosion of the iron core of "accountability" news, a loss that hurts Republicans and Democrats alike.

Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

Oxford University Press - For readers outside the united states, the book offers a new perspective and methods for diagnosing the sources of, and potential solutions for, the perceived global crisis of democratic politics. This dynamic has marginalized centre-right media and politicians, radicalized the right wing ecosystem, and rendered it susceptible to propaganda efforts, foreign and domestic.

. Analysing millions of news stories together with Twitter and Facebook shares, broadcast television and YouTube, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the architecture of contemporary American political communications. Is social media destroying democracy? are russian propaganda or "fake news" entrepreneurs on Facebook undermining our sense of a shared reality? A conventional wisdom has emerged since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 that new technologies and their manipulation by foreign actors played a decisive role in his victory and are responsible for the sense of a "post-truth" moment in which disinformation and propaganda thrives.

Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics - Network propaganda challenges that received wisdom through the most comprehensive study yet published on media coverage of American presidential politics from the start of the election cycle in April 2015 to the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency. Through data analysis and detailed qualitative case studies of coverage of immigration, and the Trump Russia investigation, Clinton scandals, the book finds that the right-wing media ecosystem operates fundamentally differently than the rest of the media environment.

The authors argue that longstanding institutional, political, and cultural patterns in American politics interacted with technological change since the 1970s to create a propaganda feedback loop in American conservative media.

The Systems Thinker: Essential Thinking Skills For Solving Problems, Managing Chaos, and Creating Lasting Solutions in a Complex World

- Become a systems thinker and discover how to approach your life from a completely new perspective. What is systems thinking? Put it simply, thinking about how things interact with one another. Boost your observation and analytical skills to find the real triggers and influencing forces behind contemporary politics, economics, health, and education changes.

What are the main elements, maps, models, questions and methods of thinking in systems?•The most widely used systems archetypes, and analytical methods. Learn to identify and provide solutions even the most complex system problems. Deepen your understanding about human motivation with systems thinking.

The Systems Thinker: Essential Thinking Skills For Solving Problems, Managing Chaos, and Creating Lasting Solutions in a Complex World - The past fifty years brought so many changes in our lives. Easy problem, right? but could you explain just as easily why did the price of gas raise with 5% the past month? After becoming a systems thinker, easy solution, you’ll be able to answer that question just as easily. Change your thoughts, change your results.

This bi-directional analyzing ability will give you a more complex worldview, deeper understanding of problems, and thus better solutions. The car stopped because its tank is empty – so it needs gas. But systems thinking can. Find the optimal solutions to your problems.

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Simon & Schuster - He’s studied why new york times articles make the paper’s own Most E-mailed List, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children. Contagious combines groundbreaking research with powerful stories.

This book provides a set of specific, advertisements, actionable techniques for helping information spread—for designing messages, and information that people will share. If you’ve wondered why certain stories get shared, or videos go viral, Contagious explains why, e-mails get forwarded, and shows how to leverage these concepts to craft contagious content.

Contagious: Why Things Catch On - Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions.

Whether you’re a manager at a big company, a small business owner trying to boost awareness, or a health official trying to get the word out, a politician running for office, Contagious will show you how to make your product or idea catch on. New york times bestseller What makes things popular?If you said advertising, think again.

In this book, berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Learn how a luxury steakhouse found popularity through the lowly cheese-steak, why anti-drug commercials might have actually increased drug use, and why more than 200 million consumers shared a video about one of the seemingly most boring products there is: a blender.

Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media

Yale University Press - This is especially true when the tools that social media platforms use to curb trolling, ban hate speech, and censor pornography can also silence the speech you need to hear. In doing so, cultural production, gillespie highlights that content moderation receives too little public scrutiny even as it is shapes social norms and creates consequences for public discourse, and the fabric of society.

Whether faced with “fake news” or livestreamed violence, “content moderators”—who censor or promote user†‘posted content—have never been more important. A revealing and gripping investigation into how social media platforms police what we post online—and the large societal impact of these decisions Most users want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and YouTube comments to be free of harassment and porn.

Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media - In this revealing and nuanced exploration, when, award†‘winning sociologist and cultural observer Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, and why these policies are enforced. Based on interviews with content moderators, creators, and consumers, this accessible, timely book is a must†‘read for anyone who’s ever clicked “like” or “retweet.

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

Simon & Schuster - We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials.

New media. Merchants of truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists. Abramson’s book points us to the future. With the expert guidance of former executive editor of the new york times jill Abramson, commitment, economics, standards, we follow two legacy The New York Times and The Washington Post and two upstart BuzzFeed and VICE companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, and endurance that pits old vs.

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts - The players include jeff bezos and marty baron the washington post, Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet The New York Times, Jonah Peretti BuzzFeed, and Shane Smith VICE as well as their reporters and anxious readers. Merchants of truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. Jill abramson follows four companies: the new York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment.