How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

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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.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011
ISBN: 9781608193011
Call Number: 070.909 K8493b 2011
Characteristics: 233 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosenstiel, Tom


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Jan 31, 2011

A very good "How to parse the news". Gives guidelines on how to recognize pieces of journalism that fall into four broad categories; verification, assertion, affirmation, and interest-group.


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