1st Edition

Journalism
Theory and Practice

Edited By

Jason R. Detrani





ISBN 9781926692944
Published April 15, 2011 by Apple Academic Press
306 Pages

USD $145.00

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Book Description

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.



Journalism: Theory and Practice presents a short history of journalism and focuses on the many important issues facing the media today, including bridging the divide between science and journalism, war reporting, media coverage of natural disasters, the current difficulties facing U.S. newspapers, and more. The book also includes a history of and tribute to Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer in the field of television news broadcasting. A comprehensive overview of running a government press office is presented.

Table of Contents

A Responsible Press Office: An Insider’s Guide
Handbook of Independent Journalism
Edward R. Murrow: A Life
Freedom’s Watchdog: The Press in the U.S
Murrow: Founder of American Broadcast Journalism
Harnessing "New" Media for Quality Reporting
"See It Now": Murrow vs. McCarthy
Making the News: Jobs in TV Journalism
Bridging the Divide Between Science and Journalism
Reporting Iraqi Civilian Fatalities in a Time of War
Should Health Professionals Allow Reporters Inside Hospitals and Clinics at Times of Natural Disasters?
How Do U.S. Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products, and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories
Effective Media Communication of Disasters: Pressing Problems and Recommendations
Research about the Mass Media and Disaster: Never (Well Hardly Ever) The Twain Shall Meet
The U.S. Newspaper Industry in Transition
Index

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Biography

Professor Jason R. Detrani has had nearly twenty years of professional experience in the photographic and filmmaking industries, as well as in the field of higher education. He is currently the senior faculty member and Coordinator of the Communications/Media Arts Program at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, where he has taught introductory and advanced level courses in both theory-based and production-oriented mass communication topics. Professor Detrani was recently honored as a 2010 recipient of the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of the highest and most prestigious honors given by the SUNY system.