Read “Individuals, Journalism, and Society”
Amazon Books now carries Individuals, Journalism, and Society by Stephen B. Waters.
Individuals, journalism, and society are like concentric circles. That matters because politics, philosophy, art, history, and literature in the 20th century didn’t live up to the promise to help improve society. With the world at risk, it’s up to us to salvage character, sense of purpose, and the trajectory of society. Live one day in the life of a newspaper publisher to discover why.
You can read the book for free by downloading the PDF chapters below. Each chapter is a self-standing essay, but for instant gratification and a summary of the book’s thesis, try Chapter 12: 5 PM – 1950s On scholarship and moral ambiguity or Chapter 18: 11 PM – 2010s On pivot points. The complete book is also available for download. You can also listen to the book, read by the author.
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|Chapter 01: 6 AM – On the fog of consciousness||1|
|Chapter 02: 7 AM – On footprints in literature||11|
|Chapter 03: 8 AM – 1880s On modernity and self-doubt||26|
|Chapter 04: 9 AM – 1890s On journalism, narratives and belief||35|
|Chapter 05: 10 AM – 1900s On art, consciousness, and society||57|
|Chapter 06: 11 AM – On schooling children||73|
|Chapter 07: 12 PM – On exploring character||83|
|Chapter 08: 1 PM – 1910s On hope and reality||97|
|Chapter 09: 2 PM – 1920s On politics and post WWI Modernism||113|
|Chapter 10: 3 PM – 1930s On economics and citizenship||133|
|Chapter 11: 4 PM – 1940s On history and philosophy after WWII||143|
|Chapter 12: 5 PM – 1950s On scholarship and moral ambiguity||153|
|Chapter 13: 6 PM – 1960s On religion and traditions||173|
|Chapter 14: 7 PM – 1970s On literature evolving||185|
|Chapter 15: 8 PM – 1980s On empires and language||193|
|Chapter 16: 9 PM – 1990s On a long march through the culture||205|
|Chapter 17: 10 PM – 2000s On rust never sleeps||225|
|Chapter 18: 11 PM – 2010s On pivot points||233|
|Chapter 19: 12 AM – On the dawn of a new day||253|
|Chapter 20: Acknowledgments, Index, Bibliography||265|