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

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Oxford University Press #ad - 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. 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.

Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. In a tumultuous new media era, with cutthroat competition and panic over profits, the commitment of the traditional news media to serious news is fading. 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.

Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy Institutions of American Democracy #ad - Journalistic objectivity and ethics are under assault, as is the bastion of the First Amendment. Not so, says Jones. Pundits and talk show hosts have persuaded Americans that the crisis in news is bias and partisanship. Should we lose a critical mass of this news, our democracy will weaken--and possibly even begin to fail.

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.

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You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - This is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness. A classic in the field of interpersonal relations, this book will change forever the way you approach conversations.  . From the author of new york times bestseller you're Wearing That? this bestselling classic work draws upon groundbreaking research by an acclaimed sociolinguist to show that women and men live in different worlds, made of different words.

Women and men live in different worlds. Made of different words. Spending nearly four years on the new york Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one,  You Just Don't Understand is a true cultural and intellectual phenomenon. With a rare combination of scientific insight and delightful, humorous writing, Tannen shows why women and men can walk away from the same conversation with completely different impressions of what was said.

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How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

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Ten Speed Press #ad - The goal? a long-term relationship that actually feels good. You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.

. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check, ” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life #ad - Award-winning journalist catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone.

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

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - But seeking the truth remains the purpose of journalism. Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of knowledge has changed. 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.

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 #ad - 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.

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The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Oxford University Press #ad - The past several years have seen the newspaper industry in a state of crisis, plummeting readership and revenue, with Twitter and Facebook ushering in the rise of citizen journalism and a deprofessionalization of the industry, and municipal and regional papers shuttering or being absorbed into corporate behemoths.

It will even look at the ways in which new technologies potentially threaten to replace journalists. Now billionaires, are stepping in to purchase newspapers, most with no journalism experience but lots of power and strong views, both large and small. 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.

The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - 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.

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 business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history.

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

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Better—it has solutions. 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. 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.

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

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Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

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Oxford University Press #ad - Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong. If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, undermine respectable journalism, erode social trust, foster doubts about science, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook.

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. 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.

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy #ad - 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. Of course, none of that was part of the plan.

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Post-Truth MIT Press Essential Knowledge series

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The MIT Press #ad - 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, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool, the decline of traditional media and the rise of social media, and we have the ideal conditions for post-truth. 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, 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, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of “fake news, ” from our psychological blind spots to the public's retreat into “information silos.

What, crime statistics, bold-faced lying? mcintyre analyzes recent examples—claims about inauguration crowd size, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, exactly, mass delusion, political spin, 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.

Post-Truth MIT Press Essential Knowledge series #ad - . 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.

Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, vaccines, evolution, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial.

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The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility Studies in Postwar American Political Development

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Oxford University Press #ad - Finally, the outrage industry examines how these shows sour our own political lives, exacerbating anxieties about political talk and collaboration in our own communities. From limbaugh's venomous attacks on Fluke to liberal radio host Mike Malloy's suggestion that Bill O'Reilly "drink a vat of poison. They then investigate the impact of outrage rhetoric-which stigmatizes cooperation and brands collaboration and compromise as weak-on a contemporary political landscape that features frequent straight-party voting in Congress.

Berry and sarah sobieraj show how the proliferation of outrage-the provocative, and Sean Hannity- says more about regulatory, hyperbolic style of commentary delivered by hosts like Ed Schultz, and cultural changes, Bill O'Reilly, technological, than it does about our political inclinations. Berry and sobieraj tackle the mechanics of outrage rhetoric, exploring its various forms such as mockery, emotional display, fear mongering, audience flattery, and conspiracy theories.

The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility Studies in Postwar American Political Development #ad - But in the outrage Industry Jeffrey M. In early 2012, a georgetown university law student who advocated for insurance coverage of contraceptives, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sandra Fluke, "wants to be paid to have sex. Over the next few days, limbaugh attacked Fluke personally, often in crude terms, while a powerful backlash grew, led by organizations such as the National Organization for Women.

. Drawing from a rich base of evidence, this book forces all of us to consider the negative consequences that flow from our increasingly hyper-partisan political media.

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The Civic Organization and the Digital Citizen: Communicating Engagement in a Networked Age Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

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Oxford University Press #ad - The book theorizes two paradigms of information style: a dutiful style, communication system and citizen norms of the modern era, which was rooted in the society, and an actualizing style, which constitutes the set of information practices and expectations of the young citizens of late modernity for whom interactive digital media are the norm.

Hypothesizing that civil society institutions have difficulty adapting to the norms and practices of the actualizing information style, two empirical studies apply the dutiful/actualizing framework to innovative content analyses of organizations' online communications-on their websites, and through Facebook.

This book investigates the changing fortunes of the citizen-civil society relationship by exploring how social changes and innovations in communication technology are transforming the information expectations and preferences of many citizens, especially young citizens. The powerful potential of digital media to engage citizens in political actions has now crossed our news screens many times.

Specifically, it argues that a shift in "information styles" may help to explain the disjuncture felt by many young people when it comes to institutional participation and politics. The book concludes with a discussion of the tensions inherent in bureaucratic organizations trying to adapt to an actualizing information style, and recommendations for how they may more successfully do so.

The Civic Organization and the Digital Citizen: Communicating Engagement in a Networked Age Oxford Studies in Digital Politics #ad - But scholarly focus has tended to be on "networked, " anti-institutional forms of collective action, to the neglect of advocacy and service organizations. Results demonstrate that with intriguing exceptions, most major civil society organizations use digital media more in line with dutiful information norms than actualizing ones: they tend to broadcast strategic messages to an audience of receivers, rather than encouraging participation or exchange among an active set of participants.

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Mass Media and American Politics NULL

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CQ Press #ad - Graber—a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics—and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, politics, elections, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field.

Mass media and american politics, tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape.

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