The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking

 
The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-329-1
 
Publisher:
Emond Montgomery Publications
 
Page Count:
348
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2010
 
Subjects:
Media and Journalism
 
 
 
 

The revolutionary changes under way in the world of journalism require a new kind of student resource. The New Journalist offers a broad overview for introductory-level students in journalism and multimedia courses. With a critical thinking approach taken throughout, it covers everything from an introduction to the essential practical skills that today’s journalists require, to “think pieces” on the state of journalism today, to an overview of emerging business models.

While emphasizing the changing technology at the heart of journalism’s reinvention, the book does not overlook the need to address the perennially important elements that excellent journalism requires, such as solid interviewing and research skills, ethical considerations, proper story structure, and more.

"Here is a map for the future, alongside the fundamentals that are the historic bedrock of journalism." – Robert Washburn, Loyalist College

  • Features chapters are written by experts from across Canada, including professors and practising journalists
  • "Tools & Tips" boxes throughout the text present key journalistic skills
  • "In Practice" boxes offer insights into the everyday life and work of journalists
  • Chapters include discussion questions, suggested readings, and recommended links
  • Selected chapters include supplementary videos (see Videos tab)
  • An emphasis on critical thinking is featured throughout the text, but in particular in Chapter 9, The Journalist as Critical Thinker
  • Offers a balance between the perennially important skills of journalism, presented alongside the new roles and tasks required of journalists in the 21st century
Introduction: Why Study Journalism Now? (Mary McGuire)
Part I: Thinking About Journalism
Chapter 1: New Challenges for Journalism in the 21st Century (Alfred Hermida)
Chapter 2: The Journalist and the Audience (Mathew Ingram)
Chapter 3: Missing the Link: How the Internet Is Saving Journalism (David Eaves and Taylor Owen)
Chapter 4: Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable (Clay Shirky)
Chapter 5: From the Business of Journalism to Journalism as Business: 1990 to the Present (Mike Gasher)
Chapter 6: Sustainable News Models for a Digital Age (Donna Logan and Darryl Korell)
Chapter 7: What’s a Good Story? Recognizing Quality in Journalists’ Work (Ivor Shapiro)
Part II: Roles and Skills in the Digital Age
Chapter 8: Defamation: How to Beat Libel Chill (Tim Currie)
Chapter 9: Restrictions on Reporting and Publishing the News (Paul Benedetti and Kim Kierans)
Chapter 10: Practical Research and Web Navigation Skills (Kelly Toughill and Fred Vallance-Jones)
Chapter 11: Developing Story Ideas (Shane Holladay)
Chapter 12: Reporting Basics: Accuracy, Precision, and Balance (Rick MacLean)
Chapter 13: Structure and Story Online (Paul Benedetti)
Chapter 14: Interviewing in the Digital Age (Jennifer Wilson-Speedy)
Chapter 15: The Beat Reporter (Various Authors)
Part III: Social Media and Multimedia
Chapter 16: Social Media (Lisa Lynch)
Chapter 17: Blog to the Future: Telling Digital Stories in the Post-9/11 Decade (Vinita Srivastava) —
Image Video
Chapter 18: Working with Photography and Video (Frank O’Connor and Tyler Anderson)
Chapter 19: Convergence Journalism: Audio (Karen Zypchyn) — Image Video
Web-only appendix: Image Editing Audio with "Audacity"
Chapter 20: Data Visualizations and Interactives (Tim Currie) — Image Video
Part IV: Responsibilities
Chapter 21: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Stephen J.A. Ward)
Chapter 22: Libel, Journalists, and the Online World (Dean Jobb)
Chapter 23: Surviving and Thriving in Journalism (David Beers)
Glossary
Index
 
 
 
 
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