Going Live: Getting the News Right in a Real-Time, Online World

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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6.15 X 0.89 X 9.27 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
Philip Seib is a professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He is also a veteran television and newspaper journalist.
Philip Seib paints a vivid picture of the changing media landscape and the implications for the future. He raises important questions about what role journalists will play and very soundly concludes that, in spite of all the changes wrought by new technology, traditional journalistic values must be relied upon and applied.--Barbara Cochran, president, Radio-Television News Directors Association
The book should be required reading in all college online journalism classes.--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
A compelling look at how news gathering is changing, for better and worse.--Booklist
Cogent and solidly researched. . . . Evolving journalists especially need to ponder the questions Mr. Seib raises about rushing to judgment in an information age where it always seems to be rush hour.--The Dallas Morning News
Phil Seib has a great new book.--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
An urgent and cogent reminder that journalistic ethics must attempt to keep pace with the explosive technological revolution.--Kirkus
This thoughtful, readable book covers almost every aspect of what is happening--and Seib expects to happen--to journalism in the 21st century.--CHOICE
A thoughtful and important book of great value both to reporters and to citizens who read their words and hear their broadcasts. Rarely does an academic writer have such a clear grasp of what it means to work in a newsroom, and rarely can one do as well in making such experiences come alive for a reader.--Richmond Times-Dispatch
Going Live is a thoughtful examination of recent changes in the news media. What makes this book so thought-provoking is the author's exploration of the relationships between forms of media.--Foreword Reviews
The type of audience that might be especially interested in this book would be undergraduates in an introduction to mass communication course. The book has the right blend of high profile examples, behind-the-scenes details, and attention to technological issues to make it a useful addition to an undergraduate's personal library.--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Those in the profession, practitioners and scholars . . . as well as the general public, will want to read this book about where the media are headed. Seib's work is excitingly written as well as solidly based. He sees ahead of the curve, and he doggedly defends the tradtional values of journalism.--Television Quarterly
Detailing the history and consequences of the real-time revolution in journalism, Seib provides an engaing overview of ways that live reporting has affected what we get from the news. Focusing on Internet journalism, live broadcasts, and digital convergence in the news industry, the book's lively prose and colorful anecdotes make this a good choice for introducing general readers and undergraduate students to the issues confronting journalists in an age when the shelf life of a story is measured in minutes rather than days.--Harvard International Journal Of Press/Politics
Seib, an experienced newsman . . . manages to say a great deal in a very few pages; Going Live is not merely usefully instructive, it also suggests that the future of American journalism is brighter than pessimists tend to believe.--Jonathan Yardley "The Washington Post "
Seib offers broad coverage of most of the standard online journalism issues in a skillful combination of good real-world cases and thoughtful (but not lengthy) analysis. A very readable book for a survey course, with excellent fuel for discussions. . . . A good second text for an ethics course.--Mindy McAdams "Online Journalism Review "
At a time when front-page news can't keep up with homepage news, Philip Seib has taken the time to carefully consider the impact of technology, competition, and business pressure on the continuous deadlines that almost all journalists now face. Like an airborne TV camera crew, Seib follows the high-speed chase for real-time news, but with all the perspective and detail that consumers should rightly expect from any editorial coverage they read or watch--in print, on the air, and online.--Mark Stencel, politics editor for washingtonpost.com
Philip Seib has produced an important book, one that I hope reaches both general and professional audiences. Every page in this timely book contains something worthwhile for the reader.--Robert Mong, president and general manager, The Dallas Morning News
Listed in Poynter.org's Journalism Resource Center--Bruce Garrison "Poynter.Org "