Tag Archives: American journalism

Textbooks On The Newsroom Ethos

Textbooks on the newsroom ethos: Raymond McCaffrey describes journalism textbooks from 1913-1978 and ethics codes telling how journalists should act.

The textbooks “contributed to the crafting of an ethos that encouraged detachment and discouraged the displaying of emotions in what was depicted as a macho profession,” he writes.

 

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Muckraking In Africa

Muckraking in Africa: Andrea Gurwitt writes about what American journalists can learn from African journalists.

“American journalists should study African journalism so that Americans can understand their own future,” a source tells Gurwitt. Some of the bravest African reporters devoted their lives to hard-hitting stories while working more or less on their own.