"...if we are serious about participatory democracy, we must be serious about journalism and its relation to democracy."  

 

—Robert McChesney, communications scholar

The Responsible Journalist: An Introduction to News Reporting and Writing teaches reporting and writing skills from a liberal arts perspective with the understanding that at its heart, journalism is about public service. The text presents journalism as an approach—one that involves careful thought, ethical decision making, skepticism, an attention to accuracy and an emphasis on truthfulness.

 

A textbook that treats journalism as an approach