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What is Happening to News By Jack Fuller

What is Happening to News
by Jack Fuller

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Drawing on the discoveries of neuroscience, this book explains why the information overload of contemporary life makes us dramatically more receptive to sensational news, while rendering the staid, objective voice of standard journalism ineffective, and the result is a toxic mix that threatens to prove fatal to journalism as we know it.
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What is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism by Jack Fuller

Across America, newspapers that have defined their cities for over a century are rapidly failing, their circulations plummeting even as opinion-soaked Web outlets thrive. Meanwhile, nightly news programs shock viewers with stories of horrific crime and celebrity scandal, while the smug sarcasm of shouting pundits dominates cable television. In the face of these problems, "What Is Happening to News" explores the crucial question of how journalism lost its way - and who is responsible for the ragged retreat from its great traditions. Veteran editor and newspaperman Jack Fuller locates the surprising sources of change where no one has thought to look before: in the collision between a revolutionary new information age and a human brain that is still wired for the threats faced by our prehistoric ancestors. Drawing on the dramatic recent discoveries of neuroscience, Fuller explains why the information overload of contemporary life makes us dramatically more receptive to sensational news, while rendering the staid, objective voice of standard journalism ineffective, and the result is a toxic mix that threatens to prove fatal to journalism as we know it. For every reader troubled by what has become of news - and worried about what the future may hold - "What Is Happening to News" not only offers unprecedented insight into the causes of change but also clear guidance, strongly rooted in the precepts of ethical journalism.

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What is Happening to News Reviews


"This is one of the most interesting, innovative, and important new books on journalism in ten years, and it could not come at a better time for practicing journalists, the new cadre of citizen journalists in development, and the public affairs community as a whole. It will not only serve as a guide to journalists as the author intends, but also as an important guide for the general public, now faced with the need to sort through the messages that bombard them every day. "--Bill Kovach, Founding Chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists

"The revolution in media, it turns out, is bigger than the Web-it's also going on inside our heads. Jack Fuller's book, based on modern neuroscience and his own erudition, challenges centuries-old assumptions about the ways our brains process news. The implications for the media (and many other things) are vast."--John S. Carroll, former editor, "Los Angeles"" Times" and "Baltimore Sun"

"There is no more important or exciting thinker about journalism than Jack Fuller. For anyone who cares about the future of news, "What is Happening to News" arrives just in time. While the explosion in media choices is well documented, the ways in which the human brain is responding have been little noticed. Using the same reporting skill that earlier earned him a Pulitzer Prize, Fuller turns to neuroscience to provide a fascinating explanation for why news of conflict or celebrity, for instance, crowds out more sophisticated or subtle dispatches. The stakes are enormous, not only for journalists struggling to recapture dwindling audiences, but for audiences struggling to hold onto quality journalism."--Ann Marie Lipinski, former editor, "Chicago Tribune"

"The revolution in media, it turns out, is bigger than the Web--it's also going on inside our heads. Jack Fuller's book, based on modern neuroscience and his own erudition, challenges centuries-old assumptions about the ways our brains process news. The implications for the media (and many other things) are vast."--John S. Carroll, former editor, "Los Angeles"" Times" and "Baltimore Sun"


"There is no more important or exciting thinker about journalism than Jack Fuller. For anyone who cares about the future of news, "What is Happening to News" arrives just in time. While the explosion in media choices is well documented, the ways in which the human brain is responding have been little noticed. Using the same reporting skill that earlier earned him a Pulitzer Prize, Fuller turns to neuroscience to provide a fascinating explanation for why news of conflict or celebrity, for instance, crowds out more sophisticated or subtle dispatches. The stakes are enormous, not only for journalists struggling to recapture dwindling audiences, but for audiences struggling to hold onto quality journalism."--Ann Marie Lipinski, former editor, "Chicago Tribune"


"This is one of the most interesting, innovative, and important new books on journalism in ten years, and it could not come at a better time for practicing journalists, the new cadre of citizen journalists in development, and the public affairs community as a whole. It will not only serve as a guide to journalists as the author intends, but also as an important guide for the general public, now faced with the need to sort through the messages that bombard them every day. "--Bill Kovach, Founding Chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists

About Jack Fuller


Jack Fuller is a Pulitzer Prize - winning journalist who spent nearly forty years working in newspapers, serving as editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and as president of the Tribune Publishing Company. He is the author of seven novels, as well as News Values; Ideas for an Information Age, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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What is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism by Jack Fuller
Jack Fuller
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
2013-03-26
224
022600502X
9780226005027
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