The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia

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Product Details

Price
$26.99
Publisher
West Virginia University Press
Publish Date
Pages
252
Dimensions
4.9 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781943665976
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About the Author

Michael Clay Carey is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at Samford University in Birmingham. He researches the impacts of stereotypes and the roles media play in the formation and maintenance of individual and group identity. Carey spent ten years working as a newspaper reporter and editor.

Reviews

"Carey's meticulously researched and beautifully written account of how local news outlets chronicle life in three Appalachian towns gets at the ways in which journalists sometimes cover poverty, and sometimes ignore it. He helps us understand how local people respond to those news discourses and to their disempowering silences. And he uses the research to make concrete suggestions for how a more inclusive, context-sensitive journalism can reinvigorate the local civic sphere."
Linda Steiner, University of Maryland

"A compassionate and thoughtful exploration of an important topic. Carey draws on his skills as a journalist to create an intimate portrait of these three communities, while using his training as a scholar and social scientist to give us a rigorously researched book."
--John Hatcher, coeditor of Foundations of Community Journalism