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The Resource Journalism under fire : protecting the future of investigative reporting, Stephen Gillers

Journalism under fire : protecting the future of investigative reporting, Stephen Gillers

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Journalism under fire : protecting the future of investigative reporting
Title
Journalism under fire
Title remainder
protecting the future of investigative reporting
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Gillers
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Language
eng
Summary
A healthy democracy requires vigorous, uncompromising investigative journalism. But today the free press faces a daunting set of challenges: in the face of harsh criticism from powerful politicians and the threat of lawsuits from wealthy individuals, media institutions are confronted by an uncertain financial future and stymied by a judicial philosophy that takes a narrow view of the protections that the Constitution affords reporters. In Journalism Under Fire, Stephen Gillers proposes a bold set of legal and policy changes that can overcome these obstacles to protect and support the work of journalists. Gillers argues that law and public policy must strengthen the freedom of the press, including protection for news gathering and confidential sources. He analyzes the First Amendment's Press Clause, drawing on older Supreme Court cases and recent dissenting opinions to argue for greater press freedom than the Supreme Court is today willing to recognize. Beyond the First Amendment, Journalism Under Fire advocates policies that facilitate and support the free press as a public good. Gillers proposes legislation to create a publicly funded National Endowment for Investigative Reporting, modeled on the national endowments for the arts and for the humanities; improvements to the Freedom of Information Act; and a national anti-SLAPP law, a statute to protect media organizations from frivolous lawsuits, to help journalists and the press defend themselves in court. Gillers weaves together questions of journalistic practice, law, and policy into a program that can ensure a future for investigative reporting and its role in our democracy
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DLC
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1943-
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Gillers, Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia journalism review books
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  • Reporters and reporting
  • Reporters and reporting
  • United States
Label
Journalism under fire : protecting the future of investigative reporting, Stephen Gillers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780231168861
Lccn
2017058610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1013720712
Label
Journalism under fire : protecting the future of investigative reporting, Stephen Gillers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780231168861
Lccn
2017058610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1013720712

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