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- The News About the News American Journalism in Peril
- Leonard Downie Jr.
- 26 December 2018
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The News About the News American Journalism in Peril Read à 106 Ashington Post and Robert G Kaiser associate editor and senior correspondent report on a growing crisis in American journalism From the corporatization that leads media moguls to slash content for profit to newsrooms that ignore global crises to report on personal entertainment these veteran journalis. We were not motivated by personal or institutional bias We were pursuing the truth however imperfectly at times and holding the powerful accountable not propagating fake news What a foreign concept to the way news is reported today This was a really great book about specific eye witness experiences of historical events I was held captive by details and the lengths the journalists and editors at The Washington Post went through to tell the stories in order to get it right The hubris of the people involved at the highest levels in our government continue to be their downfall and yet another with lofty goals and ideas believes this time they will have better luck It was and is the responsibility of the press to hold them accountable and get to the truth When we hear fake news it is should be a red flag to us all that we are about to be treated to smoke and mirrors and misdirection These are the times we should be looking closely as shown in this book The parallels between Trump and Nixon are eerie I remember Hilary Clinton s anger at negative reporting about their actions past and during their time in the White House and calling it a right wing conspiracy It was the first time I ever heard that phrase I was especially interested in the afterward about Trump Even though he was not a reporter nor was he and editor but they are interesting and relevant Trump says to Leslie Stahl regarding his attack on the media I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you This is direct attack on the freedom of the press Luckily for us there are still reporters that believe in the truth and fight the lies to bring it to all of us well at least those of us that are interested in the truth Thank you Mr Downie Jr for all your hard work and your efforts at getting and then ultimately sharing your birds eye view to the truth something we see little of today Well donecharacters à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Leonard Downie Jr.
The News About the News American Journalism in Peril Read à 106 Ts chronicle an erosion of independent relevant journalism In the process they make clear why incorruptible reporting is crucial to American society Rooted in interviews and first hand accounts the authors take us inside the politically charged world of one of America’s powerful institutions the med. Thanks to Netgalley and PublicAffairs for giving me the chance to read Len Downie s upcoming memoir Typically I am not a fan of the memoir genre but I have a huge fascination for all things journalism and especially the Washington Post so this caught my eye I must say I was not familiar with Len Downie I only knew of other Washington Post editors from movies All the President s Men The Post Spotlight Downie s stories were fascinating and gave a great look at the decisions and stresses going on in the newsroom The book was also a fantastic recent history lesson covering from the 1968 MLK assassination through the Afghanistan and Ira wars I highly recommend this title
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The News About the News American Journalism in Peril Read à 106 Freedom of the press is a primary American value Good journalism builds communities arms citizens with important information and serves as a public watchdog for civic national and global issues But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role Leonard Downie Jr executive editor of The W. Really enjoyed this history lesson on both newspapers and television news It s a bit dated AOL is described as an internet upstartbut that is to be expected on a book like this which is essentially a snapshot of the news industry in the early 2000s September 11 is mentioned freuently both for the coverage and for its potential as a turning point for the industry Alas I really appreciated the insights on the news industry for television a topic I m not familiar with It swell researched with many interviews from a variety of news professionals The authors clearly outline what went wrong and how from a news standpoint the industry could get back on track The solution is only a partial one again this was written before the Internet became as ubiuitous as it is Essentially it calls for going back to journalistic standards of reporting what is news not necessarily what will generate the most clicks The pitfalls of the later are well outlined for example the perception that violent crime is rampant Despite it s dated nature I d recommend this to anyone in the industry or anyone curious about the news industry