The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should ExpectRevised and Updated 4th Edition More than two decades ago, the Committee of Concerned Journalists gathered some of America’s most influential newspeople and asked them, “What is journalism for?” Through...

The New Ethics of Journalism

Principles for the 21st CenturyCo-edited with Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute The New Ethics of Journalism updates Poynter’s historic statement on ethics for a new era. Different than the concepts Tom articulated with Bill Kovach in Elements of...

Blur

Know What’s True in the Age of Information OverloadCo-authored with Bill Kovach Amid the hand-wringing over the death of “true journalism” in the Internet Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran...

We Interrupt This Broadcast

How to Improve Local News and Win Ratings, Too Annotated EditionWith Marion Just, Todd L. Belt, Atiba Pertilla, Walter Dean, Dante Chinni Based on the largest study of local news ever undertaken, We Interrupt This Newscast delves into hard data to find out...

Thinking Clearly

Cases in Journalistic Decision-MakingCo-edited with Amy S. Mitchell The case study method used in law and select business schools translates wonderfully to the teaching of the situational decision making and nuanced ethics of journalism. Thinking...