Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Veteran journalists Kovach and Rosenstiel (The Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload – Kindle edition by Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel. Download it once and read it on. Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload. Front Cover. Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel. Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 5. An insightful but dry guide to the challenges of responsible journalism—and the citizenry it serves—amid the technological revolution of news.
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My least favorite part was the very beginning, in which they reimagined how the public and media reaction to the Three Blhr Island disaster would have played out if there had been today’s communication technologies available; I personally don’t find “Here’s an imagined scenario” openings very engaging because I mentally argue with them.
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It’s far too easy, as Kovach and Rosenstiel point out, to get only part blue the story because that’s what’s fastest and easiest. They are a sign of cherry-picking, a hallmark of the journalism of affirmation.
Kovqch also recognize a “journalism of aggregation”, in which organizations and individuals curate the “news feed” that is interesting to them. Evidence and the Journalism of Verification 7. I learned that buzz words such as “Obama Care” and “Death Tax” instead of Health Care and InheiratenceTax, are actually printed on wallet size cards to give to their partisan members.
Which probably explains why the review is longer than usual It’s bad for our blood pressure. The strongest point for me is the idea of our OWN responsibility in choosing our sources of information. Blur provides a road map, or more specifically, reveals the craft that has been used in newsrooms by the very best journalists for getting at the truth.
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Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload: Bill Kovach: Bloomsbury USA
They find historical precedents for 4 hlur models – a “journalism of verification” which matches that “real journalism” category, a “journalism of assertion” which values immediacy over analysis, a “journalism of affirmation” which presents news in a way most likely to reinforce the beliefs of its audience, and an “interest-group journalism” in which special interests create content which looks like news to an uninformed viewer.
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They teach the analytical skills necessary for understanding this new terrain of the journalism of verification, assertion, affirmation, and interest group news. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It’s not easy being informed. Write a Bestselling Thriller. Although I’m biased since I used to work for Bill and Tom, I think that what they have done here is tremendous, because it is an artful marriage of the core values of journalism and how to keep them alive with a keen understanding of how journalism is changi Probably the bilo book other than Elements that I have ever read to teach journalism students what they need to know about what it really means to be a journalist, even though the book is also aimed at a broader audience of news consumers.
Give as a gift. Bill KovachTom Rosenstiel Narrated by: Blur is a great read for anyone who is a journalist, has bilp interest in journalism, or would like to know more about how news is relayed by the media. Pages with related products. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Keduanya mengelola Committee of Concerned Journalist yang bertujuan meningkatkan kualitas jurnalisme saat ini.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. This review is also posted on my blog School Library Lady. There is a lot of good information here as well for students who are thinking of careers in journalism.
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Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload by Bill Kovach
Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Using TMI as a starting point, the authors begin to discuss how news dissemination and journalism have changed in the age of digital information that has arisen since TMI. So that kovacj understand what news used to look and sound like, Blur has a quick history of communication—speech, writing, print, telegraph, radio, TV, cable, and Internet.
Editorials comtemplate the news and we expect an opinion but it is spin if it is not based on factual information. Blur provides a road map, or more specifically, reveals the craft that has been used in newsrooms by the very best journalists for getting at the truth. Set up a giveaway. Dengan pengalaman puluhan tahun, mereka memberikan analisis dan contoh-contoh relevan dalam khazanah jurnalisme saat ini meski hampir semua contoh tersebut dari Amerika.
Can’t wait to see what they have to say next. Explores such important topics regarding how we process information and the role of journalism today. Basically, there are six steps in “the way of skeptical knowing”. Jurnalisme sejati ternyata tidak mati. In their book they… read more.