A very good to near fine copy in red boards with silver lettering on the spine in a fine unclipped dust jacket showing a price of $25.00. SIGNED BY LEONARD DOWNIE JR ON THE TITLE PAGE. This is a first edition, so stated on the copyright page. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: From two of America’s most prominent and accomplished journalists, an impassioned investigation of an endangered species, good journalism.
Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser—both reporters and editors at the Washington Post for nearly four decades—take us inside the American news media to reveal why the journalism we watch and read is so often so bad, and to explain what can be done about it.
They demonstrate how the media’s preoccupation with celebrities, entertainment, sensationalism and profits can make a mockery of news. They remind us of the value of serious journalism with inside accounts of how great stories were reported and written—a New York Times investigation of Scientology and the IRS, and a Washington Post exposé of police excesses. They recount a tense debate inside their own newsroom about whether to publicize a presidential candidate’s long-ago love affair.
They also provide surprisingly candid interviews with Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. The authors explain why local television news is so uninformative. They evaluate news on the Internet, noting how unreliable it can be, and why it is so important to the future of the news business.
Coverage of the terrorist attacks on America in the fall of 2001 demonstrated that the news media can still do outstanding work, Downie and Kaiser write, but that does not guarantee a bright future for news. Their book makes exceedingly clear why serious, incorruptible, revelatory reporting is crucial to the health of American society if we are to be informed, equipped to make decisions and protected from the abuse of power. And it allows all of us to feel like insiders in one of America’s most powerful institutions, the media.
Review: There's good news and bad news. That's the inside scoop on the state of journalism from Washington Post editors Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser, whose book The News About the News sheds light on the changes wrought on the profession during the late 20th century. Using the clear, sharp prose emblematic of their craft, the authors examine the effects of changing business standards, the merger of news and entertainment, and--of course--the Internet explosion on how reporting is produced and consumed. Their verdict is that thoroughly researched, unbiased stories on vital topics not only provide a public service but also will sell papers and commercials. This is, of course, a welcome call to arms for reporters, editors, readers, and viewers to demand higher-quality work from news providers. It's hard to find flaws in their arguments; though they are mildly print-chauvinistic, they recognize the problems of their own medium just as much as radio, TV, and the Web. Readers of The News About the News will find themselves better able to evaluate journalism and, perhaps, to help create a demand for good news. --Rob Lightner
Título: The News about the News : American ...
Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf
Año de publicación: 2002
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375408746I4N00
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375408746I4N00
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2768883677
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375408746I3N00
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Nº de ref. de la librería 2773966580
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Estado de conservación: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. , 700grams, ISBN:0375408746. Nº de ref. de la librería 7003199
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Estado de conservación: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. , 700grams, ISBN:0375408746. Nº de ref. de la librería 7003204
Descripción Knopf. Estado de conservación: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería V22I-00402
Descripción Knopf. Estado de conservación: As New. Like New dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería G09A-02324
Descripción Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Withdrawn library item in very good condition. Shows minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería BK0058914