Precision Journalism and Narrative Journalism: Toward a Unified Field Theory, by Philip Meyer

This is the adapted text of the Hedy Lamarr Lecture Meyer delivered at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on October 3. The lecture was also sponsored by Medienhaus Wien, a think tank based in Vienna, Austria. He is Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A 1967 Nieman Fellow, he has written a number of books including ???Precision Journalism: A Reporter???s Introduction to Social Science Methods??? and ???Ethical Journalism: A Guide for Students, Practitioners, and Consumers.??? He was a reporter with the Detroit Free Press during its coverage that won the staff a Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for their detailed investigation into the causes of the Detroit race riots.…


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