Jack Fuller's "News Values: Ideas for an Information Age"

Jack Fuller's "News Values: Ideas for an Information Age"

Author: 
Jack Fuller

See Chapter Two, "Deception and Other Confidence Games," pp. 44-68, notes pp. 234-235, in which Fuller discusses the evolution of his attitude toward journalistic deception.

Book Excerpt: 
"So why should newspapers shy away from impersonation and undercover practices? First, because in most cases there are other ways to get the information: deception is just a shortcut. Second, because it creates an environment that tolerates lying, which is dangerous for a journalistic enterprise. And third, because a newspaper's strongest bond with its audience is the simple truth. Any departure from that, even when the audience seems to understand the reasons, can hardly help but erode the confidence that forms the very basis of the enterprise."
Year of Publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Jack Fuller
City of Publication: 
Chicago
Book Publisher: 
University of Chicago Press