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  Advocacy journalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Advocacy journalism is a genre of journalism which is strongly fact-based, but may seek to support a point-of-view in some public or private sector issue.
In these situations, reports are labeled "Advocacy journalism" by their subjects with the intent to dismiss the news report, attempting to relegate it to a dismissable report using an ad hominem argument.
Advocacy journalists often assume that their audiences will share their biases (especially in politically charged alternative media), or will at least be conscious of them while evaluating what are supposed to be well-researched and persuasive arguments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Advocacy_journalism   (1813 words)

 Media Magazine - Spring 1999
Journalism's achievements in Vietnam and Watergate were, in fact, part of an assault on the virtues of autonomo us professionalism held up as the standard in the trustee model.
Inside journalism, there was the New Journalism, the entrance of a personal voice in writing, alternative journals, investigative reporting teams, and other developments designed to free up a rigid pattern of reporting that trusted far too naively in the statements of gover nment officials.
Some elite journal ists have responded hysterically to this notion, as if the public journalists were inviting the mobs into the newsroom, or at least the pollsters and the focus groups (as if they were not already there!).
www.eagle.ca /caj/mediamag/spring99/media99_10.html   (2002 words)

 Advocacy Journalism-Interim,May 2000
Advocacy journals - sometimes called alternative publications - have a declared bias, a publicly acknowledged editorial point of view.
In advocacy journalism you must have the humility to listen carefully and accurately to those you would speak for, and not arrogantly assume you know what will be said or thought or argued.
Advocacy journalists should also cover stories that may be unflattering to their own cause or community.
www.theinterim.com /2000/may/10advocacy.html   (1938 words)

 Citizen journalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a paper called Citizen Journalism is Dead, Vincent Maher, the head of the New Media Lab at Rhodes University, outlined several weaknesses in the claims made by citizen journalists, in terms of the "three deadly E's", referring to ethics, economics and epistemology.
Examples of citizen journalism include personal blogs that recorded details of the 2004 South Asian Tsumani, footage captured by personal mobile cameras during the 2005 London Bombings and local news written by residents of a community that had previously escaped notice of professionals.
Initially, discussions of public journalism (also known as Civic Journalism) focused on promoting journalism that was "for the people" by changing the way professional reporters did their work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Citizen_journalism   (1693 words)

 PWAC Toronto - seminars, workshops and networking events for freelance writers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He said that while there are no rules for advocacy journalism, and often reports have to be taken with a grain of salt, people who practice it are bearing witness to vital social and political events and are contributing to a vital flow of information.
He said while he certainly 'goes for story' in his journalism, he also tries to keep the poetry in it…and capture his audience with the form in which the story is told.
Instead of "advocacy journalism", Rebick said she prefers the French term "journaliste éngagé," which, she said, recognizes that journalists can be both committed to pursuit of objectivist ideals while being involved with issues.
www.paullima.com /pwac/notes/mayday.html   (1875 words)

 Advocacy Journalism (HalifaxSymposium.ca)
Journalism, as an institution, would benefit from being torn down and rebuilt - by all hands in the community, not buttressed by state or corporate influence and intimidation.
Advocacy journalism is a way of giving an account of reality, explicitly in support of something--a cause, a group, a person, a policy, a value.
The chief objection to advocacy journalism comes from the belief, which I've heard many journalists describe in ethical terms, that journalists should not become involved in the subjects they cover.
halifaxsymposium.ca /advocacy_journalism   (5443 words)

 allAfrica.com: Ghana: Issues of Objectivity in Advocacy Journalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Journalism should be seen as a continuum of these two extremes, where the principles of good journalism always apply, but the method, participation and involvement of the journalist vary according to the type of reporting and the issue being addressed.
Advocacy journalists need to be aware of the impact they have on communities and their audience and that not every issue is worth the research and sustained investigation required by advocacy journalism.
Advocacy journalists must also realise that once business people, government officials, lobbyists and other groups realise the influence of advocacy journalism on the community, they too will approach them to take up their cause.
allafrica.com /stories/200601170380.html   (1039 words)

 Journalism.org - Resources We Offer - Education & Training - Forums and Speeches - CCJ Forums - What Is Journalism? ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The day brought together journalists from different backgrounds, from traditional community journalism at the Chicago Tribune, to the editor of Better Homes and Garden, from local TV to the internet, from opinion columnists to alternative advocacy weekly journalism and asked them all to answer the same question: what is journalism.
But, this balancing must occur without abdicating principles of journalism or standards of reporting, without pandering, assuming audiences are dumb or at the expense of providing people with information they need to self govern.
Others have said journalism is a first draft or a rough draft of history, or that it is literature in a hurry.
www.journalism.org /resources/education/forums/ccj/forum1   (625 words)

 BookBlog: Citizen journalism is more fun to do than to talk about
At Blogher, I was at a birds-of-a feather session on citizen journalism.
Is citizen journalism a good term, or is it intimidating for citizens, and exclusive of people who are non-citizens.
We were doing "advocacy journalism" -- we have an opinion -- we're not neutral on the question about whether cities and towns should be able to support broadband access.
alevin.com /weblog/archives/001668.html   (863 words)

 Literary Journalism
This form of literary journalism restored, and expanded on many of the literary approaches and devices journalism had left behind as it passed through the technical, social and corporate changes of the previous century.
The New Journalism was seen by many editors, however, as being too permissive, giving every pencil-behind-the-ear kid the idea that he could sing of himself in any house fire story.
A journalism that would use this literary approach is still a relatively fresh field of study, however, and such comfortable old shoe standards of evidence as those used in traditional news gathering are not yet widely accepted.
homepages.utoledo.edu /PMANY/litjournal.html   (3480 words)

 American Journalism Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To the point that journalism depends on a healthy public sphere, for example, you could counterargue that the human appetite for news is primal and eternal, beyond dependency on a particular kind of public life.
Journalism may have contributed to public alienation from government, as Merritt and Rosen contend, but we cannot overlook the cumulative corrosive impact of the last 30 years of government duplicity and scandal.
It offers many specific antidotes to what might be considered today's nonpublic journalism: involving citizens in the news agenda; divorcing coverage from officialdom and grounding it in people's lives; clearing away some of the snideness and smugness that have infiltrated the media.
www.ajr.org /Article.asp?id=3570   (1790 words)

 The Shared Terrain of Narrative Medicine and Advocacy Journalism
The Lancet, the first great medical journal, was founded in 1823 by a London coroner, Thomas Wakley, as a tool for exposing and reforming the despotic and nepotistic organizations running London's teaching hospitals.
He went on to use the journal to great effect in exposing the government's virtual cover-up of the cholera epidemics of the mid-1800s, causing great consternation among government officials and politicians.
Within Kaiser Permanente itself, the excellent Permanente Journal, published by and for Permanente physicians and other caregivers, offers a unique example of the blending of the objective and the subjective into compellingly human perspectives on medicine, and its editors are eager to nurture new writers.
xnet.kp.org /permanentejournal/spring04/terrain.html   (1018 words)

 Journalism Media News
Its launch follows a debate on of citizen journalism and its implications on the media industry, which asked whether the concept was a passing fad or something...
We are called to a professional presence in the news-media and the field of journalism.
She has a solid background in broadcast journalism and will be very helpful in maintaining our open channels of communication with the media and the public.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/News/Media/Journalism   (541 words)

 83.04.05: The Revolution in Journalism with an Emphasis on the 1960’s and 1970’s
This unit is to be presented to high school students as part of a journalism curriculum that previously focused entirely on the techniques of producing the school newspaper.
Yet, the “New Journalism” of the 1960’s and 1970’s developed in response to the radical new kinds of events and personalities that were shaping America and the world.
Advocacy journalism practiced a strong commitment to particular points of view of political and social reform.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1983/4/83.04.05.x.html   (3472 words)

 Society of Environmental Journalists: About SEJ
The history of environmental journalism after Silent Spring remains largely to be written, but one important element in that history will be the rapid growth to prominence of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Advocacy journalism was misguided and counterproductive, he wrote, and he was opposed to it "if it means presenting a one-sided and unfair view of an issue." Environmental journalists should be advocates "only for the beat," he believed.
Rather, the concern was to draw a line between journalism and public relations/lobbying, and to prevent SEJ itself from being cast as an advocacy organization.
www.sej.org /about/palehist.htm   (5627 words)

 The Newspaper Guild - Guild Reporter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many forms of politically engaged journalism have arisen to fight social injustice, from Tom Paine’s pamphleteering to Upton Sinclair’s muckraking reports to the no-holds-barred struggle of the underground press with the war machine of the 1960s.
Journalism schools, by and large, are in lockstep with the corporate vision of safe, sanitized reporting and rarely teach the justice journalism of the past.
Perlstein likens advocacy journalism to Bertolt Brecht’s adage that art is not just the mirror that reflects reality, but the hammer with which to shape it.
www.newsguild.org /gr/gr_display.php?storyID=507   (1277 words)

 GuvWurld: Advocacy Journalism Again
I have previously written about advocacy journalism, a term often used as a slur against commentators with a perceived liberal bias.
With the blog increasingly recognized as a legitimate form of journalism, its potential value is realized by bloggers using their medium explicitly for the education and social organizing involved in the pursuit of broad-based political change.
Publicly stated goals separate advocacy journalists from those with a mere bias; an advocacy journalist is successful to the extent that such goals are achieved.
guvwurld.blogspot.com /2004/12/advocacy-journalism-again.html   (978 words)

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Example Five: In the latest budget release it is brought to your attention that the government is spending more on prison systems (where one of your family members is currently serving time for fraud) than on the high school system (where your eldest daughter is finishing her high school career).
Exercise 4: Choose one of the stories you decided was worth pursuing through advocacy journalism from the previous exercise.
Imagine you have decided to pursue the story using the principles of advocacy journalism for your mainstream newspaper or broadcaster.
www.apc.org /english/capacity/policy/mmtk_advocacy_journ_exercises.doc   (728 words)

 Charlotta Bass and the California Eagle--The Charlotta Bass Story
Bass practiced "advocacy" journalism, which challenges today's notion that news reporting should be "unbiased." In advocacy journalism, the newspaper openly takes a stand and presents the news from that position.
Moreover, in advocacy journalism, the newspaper is not merely reporting information but is involved in the process of making the news.
Although journalists of the fl press often practiced a community journalism in which the newspapers published platforms and the publishers were community leaders, Bass's level of activism was extraordinary.
www.socallib.org /bass/story/journalist.html   (648 words)

 Active Skim View of: Paper Contribution H: The Role of Mass Media in Creating Social Capital: A New Direction for ...
Media Advocacy Media advocacy is the strategic ' + 'use of mass media in combination with community organizing to advance healthy public policies.
Civic journalism, media ' + 'advocacy, and photovoice have been presented as promising approaches, but this is not the same as suggesting that these are successful approaches.
Civic journalism, media advocacy, and photovoice are ' + 'likely means to increase social capital and enhance the capacity of communities to act.
www.nap.edu /nap-cgi/skimit.cgi?isbn=0309071755&chap=337-365   (9689 words)

 BuzzFlash > Contributor > Cut on the Media Bias
She spoke about the "narrow channel" of views that are reported in mainstream media, the large amount of relevant detail or analysis that's left unsaid, and the retreat into fl/white, "he said, she said" journalism that is now the trademark of the corporate press.
Apparently no critique or exploration of modern journalism relates to one of the local network affiliates or their representative reporter's practice of journalism.
Speaking of investigations, an editor of the local paper felt that the future of investigative reporting is "bright", and that all reporting is essentially investigative.
www.buzzflash.com /contributors/04/11/con04506.html   (994 words)

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The Penny Press was a period of journalism (6)in the early industrial era, before the Civil War.
Journalism schools which encouraged ethical behavior began, and standards were established to encourage objectivity.
Spring 2005 The History of Journalism Early Years Subjective Era: Pre-revolution to early US government Before the war, papers were used to express views about if the colonies should revolt.
www.msu.edu /~toddanne/Media_SS05/Chapter4/lecture_notes.doc   (557 words)

 The Dread Pundit Bluto: The Truth Crisis in America
In effect, that meant that the opinions of the editors and reporters had escaped the bounds of the editorial page and were masquerading as facts.
Advocacy journalism, in its most virulent form, is almost indistinguishable from propaganda.
Advocacy journalism deliberately blurs the line between fact and opinion, and leads naturally into absurdities such as referring to employees of the Soviet-era Pravda and al Jazeera as “journalists”.
dreadpundit.blogspot.com /2005/01/truth-crisis-in-america.html   (253 words)

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