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Pursuing an Ethic of Empathy in Journalism (Hardcover) (Janet D. Blank-Libra)

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This book advances a journalistic theory of empathy, challenging long-held notions about how best to do journalism. Because the institution of journalism has typically equated empathy and compassion with bias, it has been slow to give the intelligence of the emotions a legitimate place in the reporting and writing process. Blank-Libra’s work locates the point at which the vast, multidisciplinary research on empathy intersects with the work of the journalist, revealing a reality that has always been so: journalists practice empathy as a way to connect but also as a form of inquiry, as sincere and legitimate in its goals and aspirations as is objectivity.

Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Social Science, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Journalism
Series Title: Routledge Research in Journalism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Janet D. Blank-Libra
Language: English
Street Date: July 12, 2016
TCIN: 51449892
UPC: 9781138194434
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-2293
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