The Responsible Reporter

Journalism in the Information Age

by Bruce J. Evensen (Volume editor)
©2008 Textbook XIV, 252 Pages


The third edition of The Responsible Reporter gives practical advice to beginning journalism students on how to be socially responsible reporters in the new digital landscape of news gathering and dissemination. The book provides specific insights into the ethical and legal challenges of reporting in this new online environment; the history of responsible reporting in America; and instructions on how to report and edit news while maintaining journalistic integrity. The many content areas addressed include:
- public affairs
- international reporting
- science and technology
- crime and law enforcement
- the arts and entertainment
- features
- business and finance
- broadcasting
- health and medicine
- religion and moral issues
- literary journalism
- sports
The book is designed as an introductory text for journalism courses but would also be useful for related classes such as magazine and feature writing, principles of journalism, and news editing.
A 50-page downloadable teacher’s guide is available on request by emailing customerservice@plang.com.


XIV, 252
ISBN (Softcover)
Journalism Reporting Online Journalism Broadcast Journalism Journalism History Journalism Ethic
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XIV, 252 pp.

Biographical notes

Bruce J. Evensen (Volume editor)

The Editor: Bruce J. Evensen is a journalism professor at DePaul University in Chicago. For eleven years he was a broadcast journalist on both sides of the Atlantic, serving as reporter, news producer, and bureau chief in Washington, D.C. and Jerusalem. He has written five books and numerous articles and chapters on journalistic practice, ethics, and history. For two decades he has taught on journalism and journalism history at DePaul University.


Title: The Responsible Reporter