Where Ideas Go to Die

The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 1. Mai 2020
 
E-Book | PDF mit Adobe DRM | Systemvoraussetzungen
978-0-19-086996-0 (ISBN)
 
Ideas die at the hands of journalists. This is the controversial thesis offered by Michael McDevitt in a sweeping examination of anti-intellectualism in American journalism. A murky presence, anti-intellectualism is not acknowledged by reporters and editors. It is not easily measured by scholars, as it entails opportunities not taken, context not provided, ideas not examined. Where Ideas Go to Die will be the first book to document how journalism polices intellect at a time when thoughtful examination of our society's news media is arguably more important than ever. Through analysis of media encounters with dissent since 9/11, McDevitt argues that journalism engages in a form of social control, routinely suppressing ideas that might offend audiences. McDevitt is not arguing that journalists are consciously or purposely controlling ideas, but rather that resentment of intellectuals and suspicion of intellect are latent in journalism and that such sentiment manifests in the stories journalists choose to tell, or not to tell. In their commodification of knowledge, journalists will, for example, "clarify" ideas to distill deviance; dismiss nuance as untranslatable; and funnel productive ideas into static, partisan binaries. Anti-intellectualism is not unique to American media. Yet, McDevitt argues that it is intertwined with the nation's cultural history, and consequently baked into the professional training that occurs in classrooms and newsrooms. He offers both a critique of our nation's media system and a way forward, to a media landscape in which journalists recognize the prevalence of anti-intellectualism and take steps to avoid it, and in which journalism is considered an intellectual profession.
  • Englisch
  • 12,08 MB
978-0-19-086996-0 (9780190869960)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
Michael McDevitt is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado. He previously worked as a reporter and editorial writer for newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Preface Introduction 1 Journalism and Intellect: A Vexed Relationship Part I: News Media and Democratic Decline 2 Peopling of the Journalistic Imagination: Four Kinds of Anti-intellectualism 3 Eclipse of Reflexivity in the Rise of Trump Part II: Social Control of Intellect 4 The Academic-Media Nexus 5 Policing of Intellectual Transgressions: News as a Recursive Regime 6 Social Drama at Macro and Micro Levels: The Fractal Control of Dissent 7 Deviant in Residence: Idea Rendering and Repair in the Parochial Press Part III: Education and Reform 8 Closing of the Journalism Mind: Anti-intellectualism among College Students 9 In My Buggy: How Dangerous Professors Seed Intellect in a Hybrid Field 10 What Intellectual Journalism Would Look Like Appendix

Dateiformat: PDF
Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM (Digital Rights Management)

Systemvoraussetzungen:

Computer (Windows; MacOS X; Linux): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose Software Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

Tablet/Smartphone (Android; iOS): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose App Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

E-Book-Reader: Bookeen, Kobo, Pocketbook, Sony, Tolino u.v.a.m. (nicht Kindle)

Das Dateiformat PDF zeigt auf jeder Hardware eine Buchseite stets identisch an. Daher ist eine PDF auch für ein komplexes Layout geeignet, wie es bei Lehr- und Fachbüchern verwendet wird (Bilder, Tabellen, Spalten, Fußnoten). Bei kleinen Displays von E-Readern oder Smartphones sind PDF leider eher nervig, weil zu viel Scrollen notwendig ist. Mit Adobe-DRM wird hier ein "harter" Kopierschutz verwendet. Wenn die notwendigen Voraussetzungen nicht vorliegen, können Sie das E-Book leider nicht öffnen. Daher müssen Sie bereits vor dem Download Ihre Lese-Hardware vorbereiten.

Bitte beachten Sie bei der Verwendung der Lese-Software Adobe Digital Editions: wir empfehlen Ihnen unbedingt nach Installation der Lese-Software diese mit Ihrer persönlichen Adobe-ID zu autorisieren!

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer E-Book Hilfe.


Download (sofort verfügbar)

19,49 €
inkl. 5% MwSt.
Download / Einzel-Lizenz
PDF mit Adobe DRM
siehe Systemvoraussetzungen
E-Book bestellen