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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Author: Ian Hargreaves
ISBN 13: 9780192806567
ISBN 10: 192806564
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $11.95

In Journalism, Ian Hargreaves uses his unique position within the media to examine how we get this information and the many practical, political, and professional decisions that the journalist has to make, as part of the process of delivering that information to us.
Hargreaves argues that the core principles of "Freedom of the Press" and the necessity of exposing the truth are as vital today as they ever were. He examines the ethical responsibility of the journalist to respond to the demands of civil society, as opposed to the demands of the state, and focuses on contentious issues in contemporary journalism, such as intrusion, lack of accountability, obscenity, trivialization, rumor-mongering, and libel.
This is a concise and up-to-date analysis of the most important issues, developments, and debates surrounding journalism today.