Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy (Institutions of American Democracy)

By Alex S. Jones

In Losing the News, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones bargains a probing examine the epochal adjustments sweeping the media, adjustments that are eroding the center information that has been the basic nutrients offer of our democracy.
At a time of remarkable technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be misplaced is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over govt, holds the strong in charge, and provides electorate what they wish. In a tumultuous new media period, with cutthroat festival and panic over earnings, the dedication of the conventional information media to severe information is fading. certainly, as electronic expertise shatters the outdated monetary version, the inside track media is creating a painful passage that's taking a toll on journalistic values and criteria. Journalistic objectivity and ethics are lower than attack, as is the bastion of the 1st modification. Jones characterizes himself no longer as a pessimist approximately information, yet a realist. The breathtaking chances that the internet deals are indisputable, yet at what price? Pundits and speak convey hosts have persuaded americans that the concern in information is bias and partisanship. no longer so, says Jones. the true main issue is the erosion of the iron center of stories, anything that hurts Republicans and Democrats alike.
Losing the News depicts an unsettling state of affairs within which the yankee birthright of fact-based, stated information is at risk. however it is usually a decision to palms to struggle to maintain the center of reports intact.

Praise for the hardcover:

"Thoughtful."
--New York occasions e-book Review

"An impassioned name to motion to maintain the easiest of conventional newspaper journalism."
--The San Francisco Chronicle

"Must examining for all american citizens who care approximately our country's current and destiny. research, statement, scholarship and perfect writing, with a powerful, easy-to-follow narrative approximately why you want to care, makes this a candidate for the most effective books of the year."
--Dan Rather

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