The Piano Player in the Brothel

The Piano Player in the Brothel

The Future of Journalism

Book - 2011
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WW Norton
The Piano Player in the Brothel is a reflection on the practice of journalism and the responsibility it entails in the interpretation of an ever-changing and increasingly complex world. The author's thoughts are interspersed with data and anecdotes on the history of journalism and its role as a great instrument of cultural diffusion, a warrantor of freedom of speech, and, hence, a protector of democracy. From its origins, journalism has struggled with political power -always interested in turning information into simple propaganda- and for that purpose it has developed some basic principles: truthfulness, verification, independence, public commitment and loyalty towards the citizens.
The book's title refers to the classic joke in which a father tells his son that anything is better than being a journalist, including being a piano player in the brothel.

Baker & Taylor
Provides a questioning and insightful look at journalism's changing future, interspersed with documentation and anecdotes on the colorful history of journalism and its role as a great instrument of cultural diffusion, a guarantor of freedom of speech and protector of democracy.

Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2011
ISBN: 1590203941
Branch Call Number: 070.4 CEB
Characteristics: xiv, 168 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Harold 1928-
Alternative Title: Future of journalism


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