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The Resource Informing the news : the need for knowledge-based journalism, Thomas E. Patterson

Informing the news : the need for knowledge-based journalism, Thomas E. Patterson

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Informing the news : the need for knowledge-based journalism
Title
Informing the news
Title remainder
the need for knowledge-based journalism
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Patterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters "if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news." Today's journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news. Even when they get the facts rights, they often misjudge the context in which they belong. Information is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. Public opinion and debate suffer when citizens are misinformed about current affairs, as is increasingly the case. Though the failures of today's communication system cannot be blamed solely on the news media, they are part of the problem, and the best hope for something better
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, Thomas E
Dewey number
070.4071
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4788
LC item number
.P38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Disinformation
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Disinformation
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • United States
  • Periodismo
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
Label
Informing the news : the need for knowledge-based journalism, Thomas E. Patterson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The corruption of information -- The information problem -- The source problem -- The knowledge problem -- The education problem -- The audience problem -- The democracy problem
Control code
ocn826076430
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780345806604
Lccn
2013009242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022900604
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780345806604
  • (OCoLC)826076430
Label
Informing the news : the need for knowledge-based journalism, Thomas E. Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The corruption of information -- The information problem -- The source problem -- The knowledge problem -- The education problem -- The audience problem -- The democracy problem
Control code
ocn826076430
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780345806604
Lccn
2013009242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022900604
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780345806604
  • (OCoLC)826076430

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