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Blur : how to know what's true in the age of information overload /

by Kovach, Bill; Rosenstiel, Tom.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011, �2010Edition: Pbk. ed.Description: 233 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781596915657; 159691565X; 9781608193011; 1608193012.Other title: How to know what's true in the age of information overload.Subject(s): Attribution of news | News audiences -- History -- 21st century | Journalism -- History -- 21st century | Journalism -- Technological innovations | Attribution of news | Journalism | Journalism -- Technological innovations | News audiences | 2000-2099 | History
Contents:
How to know what to believe anymore -- We have been here before -- The way of skeptical knowing : the tradecraft of verification -- Completeness : what is here and what is missing? -- Sources : where did this come from? -- Evidence and the journalism of verification -- Assertion, affirmation : where's the evidence? -- How to find what really matters -- What we need from the "next journalism" -- Epilogue : the new way of knowing -- Afterword.
Summary: MEDIA STUDIES. Amid the hand-wringing over the death of "true journalism" in the Internet Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty-first century media terrain. Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of knowledge has changed. But seeking the truth remains the purpose of journalism. How do we discern what is reliable? "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. In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear, "Blur" is a crucial guide for those who want to know what's true.
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"With a new afterword."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index.

How to know what to believe anymore -- We have been here before -- The way of skeptical knowing : the tradecraft of verification -- Completeness : what is here and what is missing? -- Sources : where did this come from? -- Evidence and the journalism of verification -- Assertion, affirmation : where's the evidence? -- How to find what really matters -- What we need from the "next journalism" -- Epilogue : the new way of knowing -- Afterword.

MEDIA STUDIES. Amid the hand-wringing over the death of "true journalism" in the Internet Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty-first century media terrain. Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of knowledge has changed. But seeking the truth remains the purpose of journalism. How do we discern what is reliable? "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. In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear, "Blur" is a crucial guide for those who want to know what's true.

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Blur : by Kovach, Bill. ©2011

Bloomsbury, (New York :) 233 pages ; 21 cm

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