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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300089074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300089073
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,165,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A valuable addition to a meager list of books that take journalism seriously." -- Tom Goldstein, New York Times Book Review

"This remarkable book is the best statement yet of civic journalism's philosophy, promise, and problems. A must read." -- Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard University

About the Author

Jay Rosen is associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, New York University, and former director of the Kettering Foundation's Project on Public Life and the Press.

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By Ivan B. Dylko on October 19, 2010
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I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in topics like UGC, social media, participatory journalism, web 2.0, and so forth. This book provides interesting insights into the origins of the afore-mentioned phenomena, by focusing very directly on the "audience" of journalistic organizations. What's most impressive about this volume is that although it was published in 2001, many of the insights are largely confirmed by the latest trends in today's communication/journalism environment. I wouldn't say I agree with everything Jay says. But, this book is thoughtful, enjoyable to read, and has largely been validated by what happened to journalism recently. I describe more of my thoughts on this book on my blog.
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By Radio on October 24, 2014
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Great book if you happen to interested in Civic Journalism.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JackOfMostTrades VINE VOICE on January 31, 2006
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I came across this book while doing some research on the efficacy of peer-reviewed and published science research. It's estimated that 35% of it has serious methodological errors. The idea of an 'objective press' is only taken seriously by those who never took epistemology 101. With this in mind, Rosen basically sets up a straw man, i.e., the concept that the press strives for objectivity if not always reaching it. This is by most philosophers a fallacy. Considering the non-scientific nature of newsgathering and interpretation, the premise is wrong to begin with. Thus, the idea that one should strive for a 'public journalism' is a false conclusion as ALL reporting is public journalism with an embedded ideology. Another major problem with Rosen's analysis, and this is an unfortunate artifact of American education in general, is that the 'Press' is seen as the American press. This is most likely the case because most Americans are monolingual and do not read the press of non-English speaking countries (which have quite an audience, I'd say) No mention of the 'feuilleton: that traditional European newspaper column that examines current events in terms of philosophical issues. Another fault of American media criticism: the lack of a background steeped in philosophy, theology, and the history of ideas. I daresay a novel about a journalist would be a more revelatory read than this predicatable expository analysis. And then, of course, we have the ultimate naivete of the American Scholar: the failure to include the economic dimension of the media. When all is said and done, the answer to 'What do journalists do?' is quite simple. Earn a living. At a workshop with Alain Resnais, the director of Last Year At Marienbad'--not your usual Hollywood flick. In response to the question "Why do you do what you do?', he looked at the inquisitor with a bit of disbelief, and answered, "To earn a living, of course."
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