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Author Fuller, Jack.
Title What is happening to news : the information explosion and the crisis in journalism / Jack Fuller.
Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  PN4867.2 .F85 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # PN4867.2 .F85 2010
Phys. Description xiii, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-206) and index.
Summary This book explores the crucial question of what is responsible for the upheaval in the media we used to rely on to inform us about public affairs. Veteran editor and newspaperman Jack Fuller locates the sources of change: 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. This book not only offers unprecedented insight into the causes of change but also clear guidance, strongly rooted in the precepts of ethical journalism, on how journalists can adapt to this new environment while still providing the information necessary to a functioning democracy.--[book jacket]
Contents The collapse of the old order -- The science of journalism -- Models of the mind -- Knees, natural selection, and neuron networks -- Knowing what you feel -- The two searchlights -- Tricked by our minds -- The acids of postmodernity -- Tulips and the hive -- The secrets of story -- A kind of truth -- A matter of respect -- A new rhetoric for news.
Subject Journalism -- United States.
Journalistic ethics.
Information society.
News audiences.
Affective neuroscience.
ISBN 9780226268989 (cloth : alk. paper)
Isbn/Issn 40017920743