Bill Kovach Tom Rosenstiel
Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload
April 22, 2020 Comments.. 990
Blur How to Know What s True in the Age of Information Overload Amid the hand wringing over the death of true journalism in the Internet Age the din of bloggers the echo chamber of Twitter the predominance of veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and
  • Title: Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload
  • Author: Bill Kovach Tom Rosenstiel
  • ISBN: 9781608193011
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amid the hand wringing over the death of true journalism in the Internet Age the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty first century media terrain Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, aAmid the hand wringing over the death of true journalism in the Internet Age the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty first century media terrain Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of knowledge has changed But seeking the truth remains the purpose of journalism How do we discern what is reliable Blur provides a road map, or specifically, reveals the craft that has been used in newsrooms by the very best journalists for getting at the truth In an age when the line between citizen and journalist is becoming increasingly unclear, Blur is a crucial guide for those who want to know what s true.
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    1. Carrie says:

      Probably the best book other than Elements that I have ever read to teach journalism students what they need to know about what it really means to be a journalist, even though the book is also aimed at a broader audience of news consumers Although I m biased since I used to work for Bill and Tom, I think that what they have done here is tremendous, because it is an artful marriage of the core values of journalism and how to keep them alive with a keen understanding of how journalism is changing [...]

    2. Astri Apriyani says:

      Semua hal di dunia ini pada dasarnya bergerak, tidak statis, tidak ajeg, tidak melulu itu itu saja Dunia jurnalisme juga begitu, ternyata Yang tadinya kita hanya mengenal jurnalisme sejati melalui media media cetak, seiring waktu, kita lalu diperkenalkan dengan yang namanya era baru jurnalisme, yaitu jurnalisme di media siber.Buku ini dari awal sudah mempertanyakan, siapa itu wartawan Apakah para penulis berita online di internet, blogger, Tuips pengguna Twitter yang kadang kadang juga tidak kal [...]

    3. Pandasurya says:

      Saya percaya, semakin baik mutu jurnalisme, makin baik pula mutu masyarakat Bill Kovach

    4. Emma Sea says:

      This was a sensationalised pop version of the books on the media industry I ve been reading lately The writing style is designed to sex up the information and make it captivating to an audience who has grown used to infotainment The unfortunate irony was enough to make this a dnf.

    5. Steven S says:

      Blur take reader define news product, whether it s true or not from massive flood of information.Compelling book to know deeper how journalism and it s evolving role take place in post truth era.Nice reading for anyone who have interest in media.

    6. Julia says:

      The matarial is certainly thought provoking, especially their examination of the Journalism of Affirmation which made me realize how much I, as well as most others, select my sources of information based on the ones with which I agree the most Whether MSNBC or Fox, such journalists WANT to create an atmosphere of argument rather than the validation of evidence required for the Journalism of Verification.The strongest point for me is the idea of our OWN responsibility in choosing our sources of i [...]

    7. Nathan says:

      And another First Reads win.I was hoping this would address digital media than it does The focus of the book is on journalism so the book probably would appeal to journalists and journalism students so than other readers There is some interesting information here but I had hoped for impact and readability.

    8. Sherin says:

      really good book for those who find it hard to figure out what is real and not in the world of information overload.

    9. Pauline says:

      When information is in greater supply, knowledge becomes harder to create, because we have to sift through data to arrive at it Confusion and uncertainty are likely Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiel illuminate much about the paradox of an information age or perhaps a Disinformation Age in which misconceptions and bold faced lies are abundant than ever, despite the labors of dedicated fact checkers Kovach and Rosentiel s impartial analysis of the problem and its possible solution finds matter to b [...]

    10. Eustacia Tan says:

      So for this book, I basically wrote my thoughts down as I finished each chapter Which probably explains why the review is longer than usualChapter 1 reminds me a lot of SS Basically, there are six steps in the way of skeptical knowing They are 1 Identify the kind of content2 Determine if the news is complete3 Assess sources4 Assess evidence5 How do new news models interact with evidence Is there an alternative explanation or understanding 6 Are we getting what we need Ok, so only the first three [...]

    11. Bill Anderson says:

      How to become a educated user of NewsThis is a very challenging book and requires a considerable amount of thought and challenges one to the commitment of being a responsible and discerning citizen which requires knowledge, balance, and a desire to explore all facets of an issue and to be aware of one s virus so as to have a balanced opinion that is not dependent on one point of you.

    12. Judine Brey says:

      This book is nicely balanced between real life events and definitions analysis of these events It is both thought provoking and practical, especially in spelling out what our responsibilities as a news consumer are Worthwhile as a textbook and a personal reference.

    13. Michelle says:

      Such an important read Explores such important topics regarding how we process information and the role of journalism today And written pre Trump Can t wait to see what they have to say next.

    14. Sarah Souther says:

      library mini review A consumer manual for news consumption, this 2010 title feels timely and necessary Learn about The Journalism of Verification vs The Journalism of Affirmation and what to look for in the news.

    15. Victoria Waddle says:

      Some people observing the media landscape today have wondered whether truth even matters any Perhaps, they speculate, in the new information age reality is simply a matter of belief, not anything objective or verified now there is red truth and blue truth, red media and blue media R ather than trying to find out what is going on, they have already decided Perhaps, in a sense, we have already moved from the age of information to the age of affirmation If this is a scary thought for you, then I en [...]

    16. Jeff Scott says:

      The author Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel attempt to resurrect good journalism with their book Blur Both being authors of The Elements of Journalism, this book also has the failing of being as dry as a textbook However, most of the book has interesting examples of how the government, corporations, and media manipulate the public, and it is our job to be able to identify what is happening There are different kinds of ways to report a story and if the public can identify what that is, we can bette [...]

    17. Megan says:

      One semester of high school journalism tedious beyond the telling was enough to drive me away from the admittedly meager interest I had in entering the field myself, though I ve remained an avid consumer of the news In recent years, however, I ve been increasingly frustrated and dismayed by what passes as news on cable television and the tenor of the political discussion that this news intersects with.So with this layman s interest in the topic, I jumped at the opportunity to read Bill Kovach an [...]

    18. Arianna says:

      Blur is a great read for anyone who is a journalist, has in interest in journalism, or would like to know about how news is relayed by the media We see stories reported minutes after something happens and social media makes it possible to share them in an instant It s the responsibility of the public to read past the headlines, and to be able to process and fully understand what we re reading In an age when we are our own editors, in the show me versus trust me age of information, the act of ev [...]

    19. Joe says:

      The most common criticism of late 20th and early 21st century journalism seems to be that it s not real journalism any Kovach and Rosenstiel offer a model which considers that the thing we call journalism might not be a monolith They find historical precedents for 4 different models a journalism of verification which matches that real journalism category, a journalism of assertion which values immediacy over analysis, a journalism of affirmation which presents news in a way most likely to reinfo [...]

    20. Anton says:

      Sekarang, informasi datang berlimpah ruah Tak hanya dari media arus utama, seperti TV, koran, majalah, dan semacamnya Arus informasi itu justru datang dari banyak media yang diproduksi sendiri oleh warga, jejaring sosial.Maka, tantangan baru pun muncul Jika sebelumnya susah mengakses, saat ini konsumen informasi justru kebingungan menentukan, manakah informasi yang bisa dipercaya dan mana yang tidak Buku ini memberikan panduan bagaimana konsumen informasi bisa mencari informasi mana yang layak d [...]

    21. Patty says:

      How to know what s true in the age of information overload , is the enticing subtitle of this book However, reading this book will not make you an expert in identifying a story that is prejudiced, or embellished or even untrue It does give you some pointers to help you identify what is true and what is not Be skeptical And don t just accept a statement because it happens to agree with your beliefs The news cycle can be daunting so choose your sources carefully and question whether the news accou [...]

    22. Camille McCarthy says:

      Very informative, interesting account of how news has changed over time and how we are now in charge of deciding what news is accurate and which news might not really show the whole picture Most of it was just common sense noticing if the reporter had sources for information, whether those sources were good sources or not, looking for news which connects the story to a broader picture, that kind of thing What I liked was that it also gave ideas of how journalism should morph in this modern era o [...]

    23. Julianna says:

      A really relevant and useful read It had a good mix of theoretical ideas and concrete, practical applications It was painful to read only because it is so utterly applicable right now It made me think about the consumption of news in new ways, and I really enjoyed the parts on confirmation bias, a topic I have been thinking a lot about lately I also found the idea that something could be simultaneously true and irrelevant very surprising I think of truth finding as the central goal of journalism [...]

    24. George says:

      The book starts off with an intriguing premise, following how news and information is transmitted following a nuclear disaster Intriguingly,we find that the anecdote provided was mostly true, taken from real stories surrounding the Three Mile Island accident Using TMI as a starting point, the authors begin to discuss how news dissemination and journalism have changed in the age of digital information that has arisen since TMI The authors really care about the quality of journalism and prescribe [...]

    25. Greg Stoll says:

      This book waswell, OK I bet it would be interesting if you were interested in journalism or journalistic ethics.The main point for news consumers is that it s good to ask the following questions when analyzing a news story What kind of content am I encountering Is the information complete and if not, what am I missing Who or what are the sources, and why should I believe them What evidence is presented, and how was it tested or vetted What might be an alternative explanation or understanding Am [...]

    26. SallyStenger says:

      Blur How To Know What s True in the Age of Information OverloadBill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel.NY Bloomsbury, 2010 227 pages.Bill Kovach formerly worked for the Atlanta JournalThe book discusses some of the changes in the news field subsequent to the development of the internet that is the change from a reliance of newspapers and hard copy to getting your news from the internet.Chapters 1 How To Know What To Believe Any2 We Have Been Here Before3 The Way of Skeptical Knowing The Tradecraft of Ver [...]

    27. William says:

      I have been looking for a book on this subject, i.e how to vet things we hear and see The authors have great backgrounds for this We will see.The book is about analyzing the news in the light of journalism if indeed there is any journalism in most of the news I am than disappointrd in the names partisans use for their different catagores I learned that buzz words such as Obama Care and Death Tax instead of Health Care and InheiratenceTax, are actually printed on wallet size cards to give to the [...]

    28. John Pappas says:

      While going over territory familiar to media critics and communications scholars, Kovach and Rosenstiel mix informative and fascinating anecdotes along with a discussion of media basics and their paradigm of the modes of journalism The book really takes off toward the end where the authors discuss how journalism must evolve in the 21st century not to survive, per se, as many people are concerned about but in order to provide the essential services it provides in order for our democracy to functi [...]

    29. Judine says:

      As a former journalism teacher, I found this fascinating As an English teacher, I found a lot of information I can use with my classes, especially in explaining research It s far too easy, as Kovach and Rosenstiel point out, to get only part of the story because that s what s fastest and easiest What made this book truly worthwhile was the fact that it blended stories of actual events in with their definitions and descriptions of what s happening to the news today to make their ideas clear and [...]

    30. Tim Farley says:

      You don t have to be a news junkie to notice that traditional journalism newspapers, magazines and so on have gone through a huge upheaval in the last decade or so This book explores the path the public has to navigate now that journalists are no longer gatekeepers to the news It has some good practical advice on how to evaluate information you encounter, and some predictions from the future I particularly like the section where they delineate between four models of journalism journalism of veri [...]

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