Journalism: Truth Or Dare?

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Journalism: Truth or Dare?

This lively and provocative book deals with contentious issues in contemporary journalism, including intrusion, lack of accountability, obscenity, trivialization, rumor-mongering, and libel. Offering a truly international perspective--ranging from the US, Canada, UK, Russia, France, Australia, Sweden, and Germany, Hargreaves tries to make sense of what journalism is becoming in the age of media saturation and hyperbole, from reportage on warfare to the cult of celebrity. Along the way, he ponders the ethical responsibility of the journalist to respond to the demands of civil society, as opposed to the demands of the state.

Review

"Hargreaves has written a timely and disturbing account of journalism in peril."--Martin Bell, The Times [London]


About the Author
Ian Hargreaves is Professor of Journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, at Cardiff University. He is one of Britain's leading journalists and one of the very few to have held senior positions in newspapers, magazines, television and radio. He was Director of News and
Current Affairs at the BBC, Deputy Editor of the Financial Times, Editor of the Independent, and Editor of the New Statesman.

Although a life-long journalist, Hargreaves has also...

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