Introduction: What We Should Know Section I: The Development of Journalism Introduction Discovering the News, Michael Schudson A Place in the News, Kay Mills Technology and Ideology: The Case of the Telegraph, James W. Carey The African American Newspaper, Pat Washburn Comparative Media History, Jane Chapman Free for All: The Internet's Transformation of Journalism, Elliot King Section II: Doing Journalism Introduction Deciding What's News, Herbert Gans The Face of War, Martha Gellhorn The Race Beat, Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff The First Casualty, M. Phillip Knightley All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward The Girls in the Balcony, Nan Robertson Section III: Biography Introduction Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power, James McGrath Morris The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens, Lincoln Steffens Margaret Bourke White: A Biography, Vicki Goldberg Murrow: His Life and Times, A.M.Sperber Breaking Barriers, Carl Rowan Personal History, Katherine Graham Section IV: Classic Reporting Introduction Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, Ida Wells-Barnett A History of Standard Oil Company, Ida Tarbell Ernie's War, David Nichols Silent Spring, Rachel Carson In Cold Blood, Truman Capote The Boys on the Bus, Timothy Crouse Section V: Journalism and Society Introduction Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville Public Opinion, Walter Lippmann The Brass Check, Upton Sinclair A Free and Responsible Press: The Hutchins Committee Response, Robert D. Leigh The Press, A.J. Liebling Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky On Television and Journalism, Pierre Bourdieu
Elliot King is Professor and Chair in the Communication Department at Loyola University Maryland. Jane Chapman is Professor of Communications in the School of Journalism at Lincoln University, and is a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge.
"Key Readings in Journalism truly constitutes a greatest hits in the field of journalism studies. All the classics, past and present, are here. This book belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who thinks about or studies the news. It is ideal for classroom use." -Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Key Readings in Journalism's selections cumulatively answer the important questions of why journalism is necessary and important, why it must be of the highest possible quality, and what the dangers may be when it isn't. Its selections will inspire scholars at all levels to want to read more of the excerpted works, and to seriously think about what journalism's other key readings might be." -Dane S. Claussen, Editor, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator