I Journalist Custom Book : 9780733984037
Pearson Custom Books
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I, Journalist invites journalists, and people wanting to enter the journalistic field, to take a hard look at the place occupied by their line of work in the 21st century. It views journalism as a kind of knowledge and skill which is very central to surviving and prospering in the new economy – an economy built increasingly on communication and creativity. It is even suggested that everybody could do well to become a journalist, at least to some extent. Not that the path will be easy and practitioners have to make some big adjustments as they face the new demands of emerging communication technology and expectations in society. This book moves away from the tradition of journalism texts focused on writing, ethics and media production, to look at mass media and society, strictly as observed from journalists’ own informed perspective.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Thinking like journalists: how journalists and the general public can work together in the information economy
Chapter 2: The mirror-ball effect: investigating channels, messages and participation levels
Chapter 3: 'Neo-firefighters': a new model for international news correspondents in the changing context of world journalism
Chapter 4: Making television current affairs in Australia: are the flagships flagging
Chapter 5: Dot TV: remote Tuvalu adapts media to its ways
Chapter 6: Podcasting: giving control 'back to the masses'
Chapter 7: Trends in freelancing: a difficult road might now lead to success
Chapter 8: Your Pet and Jofly Media: two case studies
Chapter 9: Conclusions... or a new beginning
During more than twenty-five years’ with Australia’s ABC in radio and television journalism, Dr Lee Duffield served as a radio news editor and an overseas correspondent. He teaches journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and feels optimistic about mass media this century: “Doing journalism has always been a great life and it looks like getting better,” he says.
Dr John Cokley started his career as a reporter in 1981, writing and illustrating articles for independent magazines and newspapers. He moved into metropolitan daily journalism and editing in 1984 and began teaching in the field in 1990. He has become a leader in helping communities adapt journalism and its technologies to their needs. He is a lecturer at the University of Queensland.
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