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A Complete Guide to Television, Field and Digital Producing

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September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
210 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an extensive overview of producing in the ever-changing field of journalism for all types of newsrooms.

Featuring interviews with renowned journalism professionals, A Complete Guide to Television, Field, and Digital Producing offers an in-depth look at broadcast, field, and digital producing practices of newsrooms today. The book is divided into three sections: television news producing, field producing, and digital producing. Each section provides a clear explanation of the producing role before going into more detail on important skills such as developing stories, writing copy, creating graphics, producing live on location, audience engagement and using social media. Each chapter includes a variety of supplemental material, including discussion questions, keyword definitions, classroom activities, and graded assignments, including rubrics. Written with a combined 64 years of journalism and journalism education experience, the book will prepare students to produce whatever their job requires.

Taking an integrated approach to journalism education, this is a vital text for journalism and media students studying digital media, broadcast journalism, social media, and reporting

Table of Contents


Editors: Lada Trifonova Price, Karen Sanders, and Wendy N. Wyatt

Section 1: The development of journalism ethics and perspectives from around the world

  1. Why ethics still matters
  2. Karen Sanders

  3. From parochial to global: The turbulent history of journalism ethics
  4. Stephen J.A. Ward

  5. From journalism ethics to communication ethics
  6. Pieter J. Fourie

  7. Becoming Junzi: A Confucian approach to journalism ethics
  8. Yayu Feng

  9. Journalism culture and ethical ideology
  10. Thomas Hanitzsch

  11. Revisiting the requirements of Hutchins: Context and coverage in the post-George Floyd world
  12. Scott Libin

  13. Treating "local" journalists ethically: International news organizations and global media ethics
  14. Lindsay Palmer

  15. The case for global media ethics
  16. Herman Wasserman

  17. Slow journalism as ethical journalism?
  18. Tony Harcup

  19. An Islamic perspective on media ethics: Revisiting Western journalism ethics
  20. Saadia I. Malik

  21. I am because we are: A relational approach to journalism
  22. Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

  23. Journalism ethics and practice in enclave societies
  24. Nakhi Mishol-Shauli and Oren Golan

  25. "Tell China’s story well" – Ethical orientations of Chinese journalists in international reporting
  26. Tianbo Xu and Minyao Tang

  27. Formal freedom but tacit control: Journalism in Japan
  28. Shinji Oi, Shinsuke Sako, and Masaki Naka

  29. Ethical choices in Brazilian journalism: Corruption, investigation, and community media
  30. Raquel Paiva and Alexandre Enrique Leitão

  31. Visual Ethics: A matter of survival
  32. Julianne H. Newton


    Section 2: Enduring issues in journalism ethics

    Part 1) Broad issues

  33. The ethics of privacy and the public interest: From principle to application
  34. Franz Krüger

  35. Exploring key principles: Neutrality, balance, objectivity, and truth
  36. Richard Thomas

  37. Professional autonomy in an age of corporate interests
  38. Angela Phillips

  39. The ethics of transparency
  40. Stephanie Craft and Tim P. Vos

  41. Journalism ethics and political satire
  42. Chad Painter

  43. "Ventriloquists’ dummies" or truth bringers? The journalist’s role in giving whistle-blowers a voice
  44. Paul Lashmar

  45. Ethical approaches to reporting death and trauma affecting ordinary people
  46. Jackie Newton and Sallyanne Duncan

  47. Islam in the news: A model for transformation
  48. Jacqui Ewart and Kate O'Donnell

  49. Ethics and reporting on religion: From public interest to public good
  50. Verica Rupar

  51. Representing women: Challenges for the UK media and beyond
  52. Suzanne Franks and Katie Toms

    Part 2) Case studies on day-to-day practices

  53. The ethics of reporting rape in India: A case study
  54. Somava Pande

  55. Suicide news items and the pornographization of death: A Turkish case study
  56. Elif Korap Özel and Şadiye Deniz

  57. Journalism ethics and the political economy of zakazukha and kompromat in Russia
  58. Anna Klyueva

  59. Echo chamber journalism: Migration reporting in Hungary
  60. Péter Bajomi-Lázár

  61. Beyond the ethics of objectivity: Covering the refugee crisis in Slovenia
  62. Dejan Jontes

  63. Media capture in Central and Eastern Europe: The corrosive impact on democracy and desecration of journalistic ethics
  64. William Horsley

  65. Mapping ethical dilemmas for sports journalism: An overview of the Spanish landscape
  66. José Luis Rojas-Torrijos and Xavier Ramon-Vegas


    Section 3: Emerging issues in journalism ethics

  67. Ethical issues in data journalism
  68. Bastiaan Vanacker

  69. Ethical issues in large-scale journalistic investigations
  70. Gillian Phillips

  71. Journalists’ use of UGC and automated content: Ethical issues
  72. Ramón Salaverría

  73. Algorithmic news: Ethical implications of bias in artificial intelligence in journalism
  74. Kathleen Bartzen Culver and Xerxes Minocher

  75. The moral mandate of virtual reality journalism 
  76. John V. Pavlik

  77. Clickbait and banal news
  78. David Harte

  79. "BREAKING NEWS" – Sourcing, online newsgathering, and verification
  80. David A. Craig

  81. The case for using informed consent in journalism
  82. Bruce Gillespie

  83. Ethical implications of the right to be forgotten
  84. Ana Azurmendi

  85. The influence of fake news: Rebuilding public trust in journalism
  86. Kati Tusinski Berg

  87. Native advertising and the negotiation of autonomy, transparency, and deception
  88. Raul Ferrer-Conill, Michael Karlsson, and Elizabeth Van Couvering

  89. Journalism ethics and its participatory turn
  90. Tobias Eberwein

  91. Facebook and the boundaries of professional journalism
  92. Brett G. Johnson and Kim Kelling


    Section 4: Standard setting

  93. Press self-regulation in an international context
  94. Susanne Fengler

  95. Journalism codes of conduct and ethics as a form of media governance
  96. Katharine Sarikakis and Lisa Winter

  97. Responsible freedom: The democratic challenge of regulating online media
  98. Jessica Heesen

  99. Setting limits and controlling the media for ethical journalism
  100. Chris Frost

  101. Organizational ethics: Theories and evidence of the influence of organizations on news content and the ethics of individual journalists
  102. Renita Coleman and Hussain Alkhafaji

  103. Where accountability is insufficient, bad journalism thrives: The case of the United Kingdom press
  104. Brian Cathcart

  105. Media accountability and complaint handling in Spain
  106. Dolors Palau-Sampio

  107. Reminders of responsibility: Journalism ethics codes in Western Europe
  108. Epp Lauk

  109. Masters in their own house: Media self-regulation as a safeguard for press freedom
  110. Svein Brurås

  111. Ethics codes in post-communist countries: The case of Bulgaria and Romania
  112. Lada Trifonova Price

  113. The humble yet lofty goals of a journalism ethics course

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Dr. Sally Ann Cruikshank is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University. She received her Ph.D. from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, following an award-winning career as a television news producer in Pittsburgh and Miami. She teaches a variety of journalism courses, including digital media skills, social media on the graduate level, and advanced reporting.

Dr. Christine Eschenfelder is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida. Before joining the faculty at MTSU, Eschenfelder worked in television news as a reporter, anchor, and producer. She is the recipient of several broadcast news industry awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award. The courses Eschenfelder teaches include Ethics and Mass Communication, Video Reporting and Editing, Television News Producing, and Broadcast Announcing and Performance.

Dr. Keonte Coleman is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University. Coleman loves sharing his passion for media with students and helping them find their voices as storytellers. He previously served as the interim dean of the Professional Studies Division, and chair of the Journalism & Media Studies Department at Bennett College. Coleman was an Edward R. Murrow and multiple Emmy Award winning television news producer while working for Hearst Television before transitioning to the classroom.