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Author: Roberta Oster Sachs, M.A.

Introduction

Journalism Resources for Class

Journalism Code of Ethics

Steele, Bob. “Ask these 10 Questions to Make Good Ethical Decisions.” Poynter Online. 2000.

Potter, Deborah. “Five Steps to Better Writing.” RTNDA Communicator 1997.

Potter, Deborah and Annie Lang. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Storytellers.” RTNDA Communicator 1999.

Potter, Deborah. “Overcoming Adjective Addiction.” RTDNA Communicator 2001

Potter, Deborah, and Gary Hanson. “Checking it Once, Checking it Twice.” RTNDA Communicator 2002.

“How Viewers view the News.” Newslab.

Potter, Deborah. “Point, Shoot, and Ask.”

Potter, Deborah. “Viewer Beware.” American Journalism Review 2004.

Potter, Deborah. “News for Sale.” American Journalism Review 2001.

Potter, Deborah. “How the Media Treated Me.”

Intro -- TV News Magazines, Documentaries & Using Media for Positive Social Change

Menand, Louis. “Nanook and Me.” The New Yorker.

Lanson, Jerry and B. Fought. News in a New Century. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press, 1994: 4 – 16, 42 – 50.

Gould, Jack. “TV: ‘Harvest of Shame.’” New York Times 28 Nov. 1960.

Gould, Jack. “TV: Dismaying Start.” New York Times 23 Mar. 1961.

Eddy, Junius. “Are There Still No Answers to Ed Murrow’s Questions?” New York Times 23 Jan. 1972: D17.

How to Research and Pitch Stories & the Importance of Ethics in Journalism

Code of Ethics for the Society of Professional Journalists.

Power, Samantha. “Remember Rwanda, but Take Action in Sudan.” New York Times 7 Apr. 2004. “Matter of Fact.” 6 Sept. 2004.

Kohut, Andrew. “Self-Censorship: Counting the Ways.” Columbia Journalism Review 2000.

Advocacy Journalism & Using the Media to Get Your Message Out

Boynton, Robert. “How to Make a Guerilla Documentary.” New York Times Magazine 11 Jul. 2004: 97 – 100.

Hughes, Dana. “Seeing is Believing.” Ford Foundation Report Winter, 2003: 12 – 15.

Hornaday, Ann. “A Lens on the World.” The Washington Post 21 Nov. 2002.

Kristof, Nicholas. “Op-ed Columnist: Leaving the Brothel Behind.” The New York Times 19 Jan. 2005.

Schulz, Kathryn. “Con Flicks.” 24 Oct. 2004. WITNESS and WITNESS Productions.

The Art of the Interview, Production Planning & Script Writing

Interview Locations.

Lanson, Jerry and B. Fought. “Interviewing.” News in a New Century. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press, 1999: 65 – 89.

Gettleman, Jeffery. “This Gunfire in Baghdad Celebrates Love, Not War.” The New York Times International 2 Mar. 2004: C3.

White, Ted. “Color: The Key to Good Writing.” Broadcast News: Writing, Reporting and Producing. Boston: Focal Press, 2002: 48 – 92.

Crisis in American Media and The Reporter's Role

Rich, Frank. “All The President’s Newsmen.” The New York Times 16 Jan. 2005.

Safire, William. “The Depressed Press.”

Carr, David. “News Media Quandary Over Showing Graphic Images of Abuse.”

Krugman, Paul. “Just Trust Us.” The New York Times 11 May 2004.

Kristof, Nicholas. “Leaving the Brothel Behind.” The New York Times 19 Jan. 2005.

Rutzenberg, Jim and Kate Zernike. "CBS Apologizes for Report on Bush Guard Service.” The New York Times 21 Sept. 2004: A1.

Rutzenberg, Jim, and Bill Carter. “CBS Says Producer Violated Policy by Putting Source in Touch With Kerry Aide.” The New York Times 22 Sept. 2004.

Media Law and Ethics

Brooks, Brian, G. Kennedy, Daryl Moen, and D. Ranley. “Media Law.” News Reporting and Writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002: 462 – 485.

White, Ted. Broadcast News: Writing, Reporting, and Producing. Boston: Focal Press, 2002: 356 – 392.

Belluck, Pam. “Reporter Convicted For Refusing to Give Identity of a Source.” The New York Times 2004.

Media Images of Women

Sciolino, Elaine. “Spain Mobilizes Against the Scourge of Machismo.” The New York Times International 14 Jul. 2004: A4.

Making Films that Make a Difference

Boynton, Robert. “How to Make a Guerilla Documentary.” New York Times Magazine 11 Jul. 2004: 97 – 100.

Hughes, Dana. “Seeing is Believing.” Ford Foundation Report Winter, 2003: 12 – 15.

Hornaday, Ann. “A Lens on the World.” The Washington Post 21 Nov. 2002.

Kristof, Nicholas. “Op-ed Columnust: Leaving the Brothel Behind.” The New York Times 19 Jan. 2005.

Schulz, Kathryn. “Con Flicks.” 24 Oct. 2004. WITNESS and WITNESS Productions.

Covering Social Justice and Race Issues

Herbert, Bob. “Shh, Don’t Say ‘Poverty.’” The New York Times 22 Nov. 2004.

Alterman, Eric. “What Social Bias? What Liberal Media?" New York: Basic Books, 2003: 104 – 138.