In a time of uncertainty and change in the newspaper industry, this book provides a concise and thorough overview of the field, looking back at newspapers' history, and forward to their future - and insisting there will be one. The authors, former journalists who now teach the subject, review the practices of the profession - from defining news to examining who owns newspapers, from newspaper readership to the new media environment. Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive text is well suited for a range of courses on newspapers.
The Authors: Mike Farrell spent twenty years working as a reporter, city editor, and managing editor of The Kentucky Post before becoming an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University of Kentucky. He teaches reporting, editing, media law, journalism ethics, and journalism history, and is the director of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. His bachelor's degree is from Moody Bible Institute; his master's and doctorate were earned at the University of Kentucky. Mary Carmen Cupito worked as a freelancer, a public relations professional, and eventually a journalism teacher, first at Ohio State University and then at her current position as associate professor in Northern Kentucky University's College of Informatics. She has co-written one other book, The Writer's Market Companion, with Joe Feiertag and the editors of Writer's Market. She earned a bachelor's degree at Rutgers College and a master's at New York University. She teaches courses in newswriting, editing, design and layout, and ethics.