(E–pub New) [The News About the News American Journalism in Peril] by Leonard Downie Jr.
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READ The News About the News American Journalism in Peril REVIEW Ú The News About the News American Journalism in Peril Leonard Downie Jr. ¶ 0 REVIEW Ashington Post and Robert G Kaiser associate editor and senior correspondent report on a growing crisis in American journalism From the corporatization that leads media moguls to slash content for profit to newsrooms that ignore global crises to report on personal entertainment these veteran journalis. We were not motivated by personal or institutional bias We were pursuing the truth however imperfectly at times and holding the powerful accountable not propagating fake news What a foreign concept to the way news is reported today This was a really great book about specific eye witness experiences of historical events I was held captive by details and the lengths the journalists and editors at The Washington Post went through to tell the stories in order to get it right The hubris of the people involved at the highest levels in our government continue to be their downfall and yet another with lofty goals and ideas believes this time they will have better luck It was and is the responsibility of the press to hold them accountable and get to the truth When we hear fake news it is should be a red flag to us all that we are about to be treated to smoke and mirrors and misdirection These are the times we should be looking closely as shown in this book The parallels between Trump and Nixon are eerie I remember Hilary Clinton s anger at negative reporting about their actions past and during their time in the White House and calling it a right wing conspiracy It was the first time I ever heard that phrase I was especially interested in the afterward about Trump Even though he was not a reporter nor was he and editor but they are interesting and relevant Trump says to Leslie Stahl regarding his attack on the media I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you This is direct attack on the freedom of the press Luckily for us there are still reporters that believe in the truth and fight the lies to bring it to all of us well at least those of us that are interested in the truth Thank you Mr Downie Jr for all your hard work and your efforts at getting and then ultimately sharing your birds eye view to the truth something we see little of today Well done
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READ The News About the News American Journalism in Peril REVIEW Ú The News About the News American Journalism in Peril Leonard Downie Jr. ¶ 0 REVIEW Ts chronicle an erosion of independent relevant journalism In the process they make clear why incorruptible reporting is crucial to American society Rooted in interviews and first hand accounts the authors take us inside the politically charged world of one of America’s powerful institutions the med. This was much better than I thought it was going to be and a behind the scenes look into a well known newspaper that has been around a long time The author has been fascinated with news and journalism hos whole life and was lucky to get a job as an intern during his senior year of high school Unlike some newspapers and columnists that share false news Downie strives to share nothing but the truth even if it angers his boss and coworkersThis had great insight into the journalism world and that it isn t as easy it looks I appreciate the candor and honesty the author shares about his beloved career I felt like I was along for the entire ride Absolutely fascinating and a different kind of read for me I hope he writes because I would read itThanks to Netgalley the author and publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewAvailable 92220FREE DOWNLOAD É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Leonard Downie Jr.
READ The News About the News American Journalism in Peril REVIEW Ú The News About the News American Journalism in Peril Leonard Downie Jr. ¶ 0 REVIEW Freedom of the press is a primary American value Good journalism builds communities arms citizens with important information and serves as a public watchdog for civic national and global issues But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role Leonard Downie Jr executive editor of The W. At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical the former executive editor of the Washington Post writes about his nearly 50 years at the newspaper and the importance of getting at the truthBeginning with his internship to his pioneering investigative reporting and where the world of journalism is today was uite intriguingThe insight Leonard was able to provide readers was invaluable as we now approach the fake news era and lack of truth and transparency with media playing the role of opinionated rather than factual based reportersSadly my own local news has been selling this propaganda in controlling the narrative and allowing this hatred and anger to fester in the minds of its viewers Or as noted Partisan media dispense malicious propaganda disguised as news Local newspapers shrinking and dying across the country as rapacious hedge funds buy many of those still standing and drain their remaining assetsIncreasing numbers of authoritarian regimes around the world are preventing their citizens from knowing the truth A worrying proportion of American politics and media figures appear to be trying to do same thing hereFor journalists it is than ever all about the story getting it straight and making a differenceWe cannot continue down this path of mixing opinion with facts and blurring the lines of truth v liesIt s the job of every journalist and reporter to get the facts to produce the truth to give an unbiased story and to be fair and impartial in providing such information for its viewing audienceI refuse to watch the local news for this reason and now only get tidbits that I come across online via scrolling sites like Twitter or FacebookRarely do I offer an opinion because if it goes against the grain the trolls bots and supporters of such insanity come out in full force and I spend time than I care too having to block them allIt s sad that the rule of force is causing many ualified intellectuals to cower and hide because of fear of such retaliation and threats not to mention the buying off for silence articlesMy word what has our world come too We are no better than the third world countries and this level of corruption and lack of transparency from the GOP and others in highest offices is going against everything our democracy stands forAmericans deserve better Please continue to do your jobs and provide Americans the truth We have a right to know