First Edition   ©2002

On the Record

An Insider's Guide to Journalism

Tom Wicker

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-25844-5; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-25844-3; Format: Paper Text, 164 pages

Award winning New York Times reporter Tom Wicker draws on his own experiences to fashion a compelling narrative that shows students how real reporters make tough ethical decisions. Avoiding rigid “do and don’t” lists, On the Record teaches the underlying principles and practices of good journalism, and offers readers a unique and practical approach to negotiating the challenges reporters face every day.
"Tom Wicker has turned a full and accomplished career in journalism into a thoughtful narrative with which to introduce a new generation to the elements which inform the practice of journalism."
Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists