Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hour news-networks, and tight legal frameworks, this introduction investigates the role of journalism in the digital age. With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with “infotainment” – driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face.
Would you try another book from Sarah Niblock and/or Richard Aspel?
Although these are great intro books, they are very basic. These are great for middle school and freshmen in high school to help get the big picture. However, for adults, I would recommend getting information from elsewhere and I would not try another book (unless of course I have no idea what the topic is about).
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
I would not. This is mainly fiction, and if it was turned into a documentary, it would be under stimulating. This is incredibly introduction-level style of information.
Any additional comments?
For the author, I would recommend using more vocabulary terms and focusing down on the micro level of what a journalism does and how they write instead of focusing on the business of journalism. People looking to learn about journalists want to know more about the writing rather than the politics.
A basic introductory help, this is exactly what I wanted. Good refresher text, and I found out a few new things, and brushed up on vocabulary. Several points were made that inspired me to make plans for more research and practice. I will be definately be listening to it a second time soon, and am open to other audio books by same prducers.