Why Has Journalism Abandoned Its Observer's Role?

Franklin, Jon
June 2001
Nieman Reports;Summer2001, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p70
Comments on the transformation of the role of journalists from observer-analyst into information-gatherer. Role of the news industry's profit-orientation in the transformation; Description of the mirroring aspect of journalism; Reason for the decline of a journalism that serves as observer-analyst.


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