For a century and a half, journalists made an excellent business out of promoting the newest information or promoting advertisements subsequent to that information. Now that information pours out of the Web and our cellular devices — quick, plentiful, and principally free — that period is ending. Our greatest journalists, Mitchell Stephens argues, as an alternative should supply unique, difficult views — not simply barely extra thorough accounts of extensively reported occasions. His book proposes a brand new normal: "knowledge journalism," an amalgam of the extra rarified varieties of reporting — unique, enterprising, investigative — and knowledgeable, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on present occasions.
This book options an unique, typically essential examination of modern journalism, each on- and offline. And it finds inspiration for a extra formidable and efficient understanding of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, in addition to in a variety of excellent twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin's eighteenth-century writings. Most makes an attempt to cope with journalism's present disaster emphasize technology. This book emphasizes mindsets and the necessity to rethink what journalism has been and may turn out to be.