The Business of Journalism

Ten Leading Reporters and Editors on the Perils and Pitfalls of the Press
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Candid and revealing essays on the state of American journalism by leading practitioners

“Ammunition for the critics of status quo journalism.” —Publishers Weekly

In recent years the nature of American journalism—and the press’s role in everyday life—has dramatically changed. In The Business of Journalism, ten leading reporters and editors speak for the record about the changes they’ve seen and the effects such changes have wrought. These seasoned journalists tackle such controversial issues as how the press lost the public trust; the increasing concentration of ownership in the media business and its consequences for freedom of the press; the ongoing struggle to integrate America’s newsrooms; and the pressures on smaller, independent newspapers. The Business of Journalism is an insider’s look at a fascinating and changing industry.

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