New PDF release: Journalism Today

By Glencoe McGraw-Hill

ISBN-10: 0078616166

ISBN-13: 9780078616167

Journalism this present day offers scholars with the guide and instruments to strengthen talents within the creation of print and digital journalistic media. studying, writing, conversing, listening, viewing, interpreting, expertise, making plans, and construction abilities are built-in during the classes. good points comprise writing assignments with particular recommendations to assist scholars paintings via every one step within the writing technique; examples from scholar newspapers and yearbooks during the state; reporters' stories approximately their occupation paths with suggestion for college kids drawn to a profession in journalism; and a pro advisor to consistency in punctuation, abbreviation, and capitalization of their institution guides.

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What is said on the floor of Congress or the state legislature or in a courtroom is privileged, meaning that publication of such statements is immune from a libel suit.

None, however, is enforceable by law. Because the Constitution’s First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” it would be unconstitutional to jail a journalist who violated ethical codes. A journalist who violates the law, of course, faces the same penalties as any other citizen. Nor is it possible to require licensing or exams for journalists such as those that doctors and lawyers must pass. Licensing laws also run afoul of the Constitution.

The Defender became a daily in 1956 under Abbott’s nephew, John H. Sengstacke, who built a large chain of African-American newspapers. African-American magazines, too, have prospered. One of the most famous, Ebony, has been in circulation since 1945. Essence and Black Enterprise, though newer, exhibit similar staying power; and on television, the Black Entertainment Network has also made its presence felt. Hispanic media have taken their place on the American media scene as well. Two of the largest Hispanic-American newspapers are El Diario–La Prensa in New York City and Diario Los Americas in Miami.

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