Winner of the Goldsmith Prize from Harvard, "Elements" has been hailed for a generation as a seminal text on news and democracy. Translated into 25 languages, it is used in virtually every journalism school in the country and has been honored with awards by the Society of Professional Journalists, the distinguished Penn State award for media criticism and many others. The new third edition in 2013 imagines the principles of a media culture in which everyone participates.

Don’t even think of becoming a reporter, editor, columnist or influential blogger without reading this modern classic
— William Safire, New York Times
One of the five best essential works about journalism ever written
— Roger Mudd, The Wall Street Journal
The most important book on the relationship of journalism and democracy published int he last fifty years
— Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute