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The Responsible Reporter: Journalism in the Information Age (2008)

Edited by Bruce J. Evensen​
Peter Lang
Third Edition (2008), First Edition (1995)
Hardcover, 276pp.

The Responsible Reporter
The third edition of The Responsible Reporter gives practical advice to beginning journalism students on how to be socially responsible reporters in the new digital landscape of news gathering and dissemination. The book provides specific insights into the ethical and legal challenges of reporting in this new online environment; the history of responsible reporting in America; and instructions on how to report and edit news while maintaining journalistic integrity. The many content areas addressed include: Public affairs, international reporting, science and technology, crime and law enforcement, arts and entertainment, features, business and finance, broadcasting, health and medicine, religion and moral issues, literary journalism, and sports.

The book is designed as an introductory text for journalism courses but would also be useful for related classes such as magazine and feature writing, principles of journalism, and news editing.

​Bruce Evensen​ is a journalism historian who directs DePaul University’s graduate program in Journalism. He spent a decade as a broadcast journalist and bureau chief in Washington D.C. and Jerusalem. His books include Journalism and the American ExperienceTruman, Palestine and the Press: Shaping Conventional Wisdom at the Beginning of the Cold War; When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum, and Storytelling in the Jazz Age; and God’s Man for the Gilded Age: D.L. Moody and the Rise of Modern Mass Evangelism.