Chronicling 25 critical years in the history of news media, this examination looks at the vast changes and uncharted territory the industry has faced. Offering the unique vantage point of the Society of Professional Journaliststhe preeminent advocate for U.S. news mediakey developments that shaped reporting are detailed along with the evolution of journalism ethics, media diversity, the Internet and new delivery methods, shrinking print markets, and the growth of citizen journalism and social media. Featuring profiles of key people who asserted new directions for journalism, provocative excerpts from 25 years of Quillmagazine, a timeline of tipping-point developments, and valuable statistics, this in-depth analysis is essential for understanding the recent past and potential of the fourth estate.
Jim Schuette is a writer and publishes books for writers and journalists for Marion Street Press. Kel Winter is a publisher and editorial director with Marion Street Press. They both live in Portland, Oregon.