Thinking Clearly: Cases in Journalistic Decision-Making

Synopsis

Written by leading professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, Thinking Clearly is designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the twenty-first century. These case studies depict real-life moments when people working in the news had to make critical decisions. Bearing on questions of craft, ethics, competition, and commerce, they cover a range of topics -- the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, standards of verification, the competition of public and private interests, including the question of privacy -- in a variety of key episodes: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, and the Columbine shooting, among others.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • James W. Carey
  • John Herbers
  • J. D. Lasica
  • Alicia C. Shepard
  • Geneva Overholser
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003