The Two W's of Journalism: The Why and What of Public Affairs Reporting

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Subject Index

A
Agenda setting, 41–9, 88, 92, 150
and ethics 54–59
possible decline, 65

C
Charlotte, NC 115–116
Charlotte Observer, 115, 125
Civic mapping 103–104
Clinton, B., 94

D
Deliberation, 94, 106–118 126–127
see also Public judgment
and power 113–114
characteristics, 110
Charlotte, NC 115–116
compared with discussion, debate and dialogue 106–109
layers of civic life 101–102
Texas 116–117

E
Elections 119–130

F
First amendment 9–18

H
Hamilton, A., 13
Harwood Group, 101, 103
Hutchins Commission 57–58

I
Information explosion, xii-xiii, 80–81

J
Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, 137–138
Journalism, see also News values and norms, Public listening
and democracy, xii, xiv-xv, 8, 9–18, 29–30, 86–88, 91–105, 120–121, 150
detached observation, 91–92, 104
disconnect with citizens, 100–101, 122–123, 129–130
dual facets, ix
gatekeeping values, 92
histoncal evolution, 31–39 146–150
master narratives, 124
reforming election coverage 123–129
rules for achieving public judgment 96–100
watchdog role 52–54

K
Kettering Foundation, 103, 109, 113

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • About the Authors ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I *
  • Chapter 1 - The Why 3
  • Suggestions for Additional Reading *
  • Chapter 2 - First Things First: Why We Have a First Amendment 9
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  • Chapter 3 - Conflicting Visions of Democracy 19
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  • Chapter 4 - The Evolution of Journalism 31
  • Suggestions for Additional Reading 39
  • Chapter 5 - What the Public Needs to Know 40
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  • Chapter 6 - Three Publics for the News 50
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  • Chapter 7 - Technology and the New Millennium 60
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  • Part II *
  • Chapter 8 - The What 69
  • Chapter 9 - Sampling the News 72
  • Suggestions for Additional Reading *
  • Chapter 10 - Framing Stories and Positioning Citizens 80
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  • Chapter 11 - Positioning Ourselves as Journalists 91
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  • Chapter 12 - Deliberation 106
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  • Chapter 13 - Elections 119
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  • Chapter 14 - Polling—use and Abuse 132
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  • Chapter 15 - A Map of the Future 146
  • Author Index 151
  • Subject Index 155
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