Are you sick of swimming in the ocean of fake news and clickbait that is polluting the internet and diminishing the power of democracy? Are you are tired of being misled and feel misinformed but want to understand how to navigate the information chaos? Then you’ll want to get a copy of the upcoming book Behind the Scoop: Why You Should Think and Act Like a Journalist. By understanding how journalists operate and what makes a great story you’ll get more out of the news you read. In fact, you’ll start reading journalism that matters to you and you might even quit the news. Hi, my name is Johannes Koch and I’ve been a journalist for over decade and I’m telling you stop reading the news and to start reading scoops. If you want get smart about your news consumption, defend communties and democracy, then you’ll want this book. But don’t take it from me…Behind the Scoop starts with the journalists that reported and investigated the stories discussed in the book. Collectively these journalists have won awards and reported and traveled far and wide for publications such as the The New York Times, The Guardian, Quartz, Buzzfeed and many, many more.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-35
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a journalist, I struggled to see how young journalists strived to write scoops but I also saw that many people didn't understand the work journalists do. I wanted to address that in Behind the Scoop. I asked the question: In the age of the publishing revolution if we can tell truths and dispel falsehoods but also tell lies and spread falsehoods. What do we choose to do? Why? I hope my book can tip the balance in favor of truth, transparency and provide some much-needed news literacy in the post-truth era.