Welcome to the companion website for Principles of American Journalism: An Introduction, Second Edition, by Stephanie Craft and Charles N. Davis.

This engaging text introduces students to the core values of journalism and its singular role in a democracy. It provides a comprehensive exploration of the guiding principles of journalism: the profession's ethical and legal foundations, its historical and modern precepts, the economic landscape of journalism, the relationships among journalism and other social institutions, and the key issues and challenges that contemporary journalists face, making students more mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers.

Updated with new examples throughout, the second edition incorporates the many changes to the media landscape since the first edition. The new edition places particular emphasis on emerging news business models and brings up to date material throughout the book, reflecting the lightning-fast pace of change in the industry, and contains new sidebars, additional readings and assignments.

What you will find on this companion website:

  • Student flashcards
  • Student quizzes
  • Annotated references
  • Sample test questions
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Sample syllabi, with instructions for adapting for a shorter semester or online course
  • Activities and discussion questions for each chapter.

Website content created by Jennifer Follis at the University of Illinois’s Department of Journalism.

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