Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

News Ombudsmen in North America
By

Rating
New or Used: $65.83
Product Details

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Methods The Case for News Ombudsmen as Agents of Accountability A Short History of Ombudsmen A Snapshot of News Ombudsmen and Their Work The News Ombudsman as Internal and External Critic at the Washington Post The News Ombudsman as Compliant Manager/Weekly Columnist in Sacramento Two Approaches to News Ombudsmanship in the Twin Cities The Evolution of the First Modern News Ombudsman Orogram in Louisville The Evolution of the Reader's Advocate at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Use of News Ombudsmen by Small and Mid-sized Newspapers The Use of News Ombudsmen in Electronic Media The Future of News Ombudsmen and Media Accountability Selected Bibliography

About the Author

NEIL NEMETH is Assistant Professor of Communication, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana.

Reviews

"A former reporter, Nemeth covers a neglected topic with this timely book. He uses case studies, surveys, and interviews to explore how and why ombudsmen work to provide accountability in news organizations.... Discussing specific incidents and how ombudsmen handled them, the book covers important concepts--including newspapers' historical resistance to hiring ombudsmen, a situation even more problematic in today's corporate environment. Virtually the only work of its type, this book should be in every academic library and required reading for editors and publishers. Those interested in the topic should also visit Organization of News Ombudsmen (http: //www.newsombudsmen.org). Essential. All academic and professional collections."-Choice "Nemeth's book delivers exactly what its title promises--a careful empirical assessment of the social responsibility functions played by news ombudsmen."-Journalism & Mass Communication Educator "News Ombudsmen describes the theoretical foundation of newspapers' decisions to establish ombudsmen, and it explains organizational accountability and social responsibility of the press. It delves into the history of both as well as the arguments made by scholars who have challenged their validity. In an attempt to reconcile the two concepts, Nemeth suggests that the notion of social responsibility of the press as a cornerstone of democracy is outmoded in a corporate context."-Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly ?Nemeth's book delivers exactly what its title promises--a careful empirical assessment of the social responsibility functions played by news ombudsmen.?-Journalism & Mass Communication Educator ?News Ombudsmen describes the theoretical foundation of newspapers' decisions to establish ombudsmen, and it explains organizational accountability and social responsibility of the press. It delves into the history of both as well as the arguments made by scholars who have challenged their validity. In an attempt to reconcile the two concepts, Nemeth suggests that the notion of social responsibility of the press as a cornerstone of democracy is outmoded in a corporate context.?-Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly ?A former reporter, Nemeth covers a neglected topic with this timely book. He uses case studies, surveys, and interviews to explore how and why ombudsmen work to provide accountability in news organizations.... Discussing specific incidents and how ombudsmen handled them, the book covers important concepts--including newspapers' historical resistance to hiring ombudsmen, a situation even more problematic in today's corporate environment. Virtually the only work of its type, this book should be in every academic library and required reading for editors and publishers. Those interested in the topic should also visit Organization of News Ombudsmen (http: //www.newsombudsmen.org). Essential. All academic and professional collections.?-Choice

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling News Ombudsmen in North America: Assessing an Experiment in Social Responsibility (Contributions to the Study of Mass Media & Communications) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top