What the Hacks Say: The Ideological Prism of US Journalism Texts
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Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism
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A review of United States journalism textbooks, published during the 1980s and 1990s, suggests that authors focus on essential new information and highlight a cutting edge understanding of new technologies, visual literacy, and/or cultural diversity in an effort to justify publishing new books on the practice of journalism. This review also suggests that while the vast majority of these texts clearly cover the field in a competent and thorough manner, there is a considerable amount of overlapping, repetitive information and that all of these books address the practice of journalism from an identical ideological perspective.