Losing the News

Losing the News

The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy

Book - 2009
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over government, holds the powerful accountable, and gives citizens what they need. In a tumultuous new media era, with cutthroat competition and panic over profits, the commitment of the traditional news media to serious news is fading. Should we lose a critical mass of this news, our democracy will weaken--and possibly even begin to fail. This book is also a call to arms. Despite the current crisis, there are many hopeful signs, and Jones closes by looking over the horizon and exploring ways the iron core can be preserved.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780195181234
0195181239
Branch Call Number: 071.3 JONES
Characteristics: xix, 234 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Annenberg Public Policy Center

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