The elements of journalism : what newspeople should know and the public should expect
- The elements of journalism : what newspeople should know and the public should expect
- Kovach, Bill; Rosenstiel, Tom
- New York (N.Y.) : Three rivers press, 2001
- 207 p.
- Democratie Verenigde Staten
Media en democratie
- About This Book. 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 . . . [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 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 . . . here is a book that agrees with you. Better-it has solutions. 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 Press. 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 make the significant interesting and relevant. * It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional. * Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.