Deciding What's News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Newsweek, and Time (Medill Visions of the American Press)

By Herbert J. Gans

For ten years, Herbert J. Gans spent significant time in 4 significant tv and journal newsrooms, watching and speaking to the newshounds who decide on the nationwide information tales that tell the United States approximately itself. Writing throughout the golden age of journalism, Gans integrated such headline occasions because the battle on Poverty, the Vietnam conflict and the protests opposed to it, city ghetto issues, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and Watergate. He was once drawn to the values, expert criteria, and the exterior pressures that formed newshounds' judgments.

Deciding what is News has turn into a vintage. a brand new preface outlines the foremost alterations that experience taken position within the information media on the grounds that Gans first wrote the publication, however it additionally means that the fundamentals of reports judgment and the constructions of reports companies have replaced little. Gans's e-book remains to be the main complete sociological account of a few of the country's such a lot sought after nationwide information media. The publication got the 1979 Theatre Library organization Award and the 1980 publication Award of the nationwide organization of academic Broadcasters. this is often the 1st paintings to be released less than the Medill institution of Journalism's "Visions of the yank Press" imprint, a brand new journalism background sequence that includes either unique volumes and reprints of significant classics.

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

By Lawrence Weschler

Pronged ants, horned people, a panorama carved on a fruit pit--some of the screens in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic expertise are hoaxes. yet which of them? As he courses readers via an highbrow corridor of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cupboards" that have been the 1st museums and compels readers to ascertain the inventive origins of either artwork and technological know-how. Illustrations.

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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Ian Hargreaves

Journalism entered the twenty-first century stuck in a paradox. the realm had extra journalism, throughout a much broader diversity of media, than at any time because the beginning of the western loose press within the eighteenth century. Western newshounds had came across themselves lower than a cloud of suspicion: from politicians, philosophers, most of the people, anti-globalization radicals, spiritual teams, or even from fellow newshounds. Critics argued that the inside track had misplaced its ethical bearings, targeting excessive funding returns instead of reporting and examining the political, financial, and social problems with the day.

In the hot version of this thought-provoking and provocative Very brief Introduction, Ian Hargreaves examines the area of latest journalism. He considers how expertise has impacted the way in which significant overseas occasions are suggested, examines the advance of on-line leisure journalism, and chronicles the effect of the foreign monetary quandary at the undefined. by way of having a look not just at what journalism has been some time past, but in addition what it's changing into within the electronic age, significant concerns relating to reportage, struggle, megastar tradition, privateness, and expertise around the globe are heavily examined.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford collage Press includes 1000s of titles in nearly each topic region. those pocket-sized books are the appropriate technique to get forward in a brand new topic fast. Our professional authors mix proof, research, viewpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and not easy issues hugely readable.

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Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking (New York Review Books Classics)

By Jessica Mitford

Jessica Mitford used to be a member of 1 of England’s such a lot mythical households (among her sisters have been the novelist Nancy Mitford and the present Duchess of Devonshire) and one of many nice muckraking newshounds of contemporary instances. Leaving England for the United States, she pursued a occupation as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly, publicizing not just the misdeeds of, so much famously, the funeral company (The American manner of Death, a bestseller) and the criminal enterprise (Kind and ordinary Punishment), but additionally of writing colleges and weight reduction courses. Mitford’s diligence, unfailing skepticism, and acid pen made her one of many nice chroniclers of the mischief humans wake up to within the pursuit of revenue and the identify of good. Poison Penmanship collects seventeen of Mitford’s most interesting pieces—about every thing from crummy spas to network-TV censorship—and fills them out with the tale of ways she obtained the news and, no much less attention-grabbing, how the tale constructed after ebook. The publication is a satisfaction to learn: few reporters have ever been as humorous as Mitford, or as proficient at getting round in these darkish, cobwebbed corners the place glossy the USA models its glossy provides. It’s additionally an unequaled and beneficial guide of the high-quality artwork of investigative reporting.

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The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and The Public Should Expect

By Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel

The publication that each Citizen and Journalist should still Read

“What this e-book does greater than any unmarried publication on media heritage, ethics, or perform is
weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new know-how and megacorporate possession are placing reliable journalism at risk.” —Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe

“Kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays on each one [element] are concise gem stones, packed with insights precious of turning into axiomatic. . . . The booklet should still turn into crucial interpreting for journalism pros and scholars and for the electorate they target to serve.” —Carl periods Stepp, American Journalism Review

“If you think that newshounds do not know what you will want . . . here's a publication that has the same opinion with you. Better—it has suggestions. the weather of Journalism is written for reporters, yet any citizen who wonders why the inside track turns out trivial or uninspiring may still learn it.” —Marta Salij, Detroit unfastened Press

The components of journalism are:
* Journalism’s first legal responsibility is to the truth.
* Its first loyalty is to citizens.
* Its essence is a self-discipline of verification.
* Its practitioners needs to hold an independence from these they cover.
* It needs to function an self reliant visual display unit of power.
* It needs to offer a discussion board for public feedback and compromise.
* It needs to try to make the numerous fascinating and relevant.
* It needs to retain the inside track entire and proportional.
* Its practitioners needs to be allowed to workout their own judgment of right and wrong.

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The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom (Columbia Journalism Review Books)

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in checklist numbers. on-line surveillance is annihilating privateness, and the net will be introduced lower than executive keep watch over at any time. Joel Simon, the administrative director of the Committee to guard newshounds, warns that we will not imagine that our international info atmosphere is strong, safe, and strong. reporters are more and more liable to assault by means of authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all search to exploit expertise, political strain, and violence to set the worldwide details agenda.

Reporting from Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and Mexico, between different hotspots, Simon reveals reporters below risk from each side. the result's a turning out to be hindrance in information―a scarcity of the inside track we have to make feel of our globalized global and struggle human rights abuses, deal with clash, and advertise responsibility. Drawing on his adventure protecting reporters at the entrance traces, he calls on "global citizens," U.S. coverage makers, overseas legislations advocates, and human rights teams to create an international freedom-of-expression time table tied to exchange, weather, and different significant negotiations. He proposes ten key priorities, together with fighting the homicide of newshounds, finishing censorship, and constructing a world free-expression constitution to problem the felony and corrupt forces that search to govern the world's news.

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Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (Gonzo Papers, vol. 4)

By Hunter S. Thompson

"Hunter S. Thompson is to drug-addled, stream-of-consciousness, psycho-political black humor what Forrest Gump is to fool savants."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, worry and Loathing at the crusade path, Hunter S. Thompson has said the election tale in his actually inimitable, just-short-of-libel sort. In larger than intercourse, Thompson hits the dusty path again--without leaving home--yet manages to convey a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and doubtful glory. whole with faxes despatched to and acquired via candidate Clinton's most sensible aides, and 100% natural gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here's the main true-blue crusade tell-all ever penned via guy or beast.
"[Thompson] gives you another of his trademark cocktail mixes of incredible stories and darkish observations concerning the sausage grind that's the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. choked with selfish anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes (Memorable."
--Los Angeles day-by-day News
"What endears Hunter Thompson to an individual who reads him is that he'll say what others are afraid to (.[He] is a grasp on the not likely yet always telling line that sums up a political determine (.In a yr while all politics is--to a lot of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it's time to learn Hunter Thompson."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"While Tom Wolfe mastered the means of being a fly at the wall, Thompson mastered the paintings of being a fly within the ointment. He made himself part of each tale, made no apologies for it and hence produced way more sincere reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth property (. Thompson isn't really afraid to take the not easy drugs, neither is he bashful approximately dishing it out (.He continues to be king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom pass over their target."
--Tulsa World
"This is a really, very humorous publication. nobody can ever fit Thompson within the vitriol division, and almost no one escapes his wrath."
--The Flint magazine

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What Every Person Should Know About War

By Chris Hedges

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and writer Chris Hedges deals a severe -- and interesting -- lesson within the harmful realities of our age: a stark examine the consequences of battle on warring parties. completely missing in rhetoric or dogma, this handbook is based as a substitute on naked truth, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer layout. Hedges permits U.S. army documentation of the brutalizing actual and mental effects of wrestle to talk for itself.

Hedges poses dozens of questions that younger squaddies may possibly ask approximately wrestle, after which solutions them via quoting from clinical and mental reports.
• What are my possibilities of being wounded or killed if we visit warfare?
• What does it believe wish to get shot?
• What do artillery shells do to you?
• what's the so much painful option to get wounded?
• Will I be afraid?
• What may occur to me in a nuclear assault?
• What does it believe wish to kill an individual?
• am i able to stand up to torture?
• What are the long term results of strive against tension?
• what's going to ensue to my physique after I die?

This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we topic our military stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of conflict and the concealment of its barbarity.

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Collected Works, Volume 13: Marx and Engels 1854-55

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Quantity information:

Volume thirteen comprises articles written within the interval from February thirteen, 1854 to February 6, 1855, usually released within the New-York day-by-day Tribune. The articles take care of a large diversity of up to date socio-economic and political difficulties, specifically with the army clash among Russia and Turkey, which broke out in 1853 and in 1854 built into the Crimean conflict, in addition to with questions of the democratic and working-class hobbies. significant house within the current quantity is taken up by means of articles on Spain, vital for an knowing of the final difficulties of bourgeois revolutions.

MECW info:

Marx/Engels accrued Works (MECW) is the biggest number of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released via Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and various unpublished manuscripts and letters. The accrued Works, which was once translated by way of Richard Dixon and others, contains 50 volumes. It was once compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 by means of development Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and overseas Publishers (New York).

The gathered Works includes fabric written via Marx among 1835 and his demise in 1883, and by means of Engels among 1838 and his loss of life in 1895. The early volumes contain juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes gather the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the accumulated Works include recognized works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accrued Works contains thirteen volumes of correspondence through the mature Marx and Engels, protecting the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the amassed Works is the main whole selection of the paintings via Marx and Engels released so far in English, it's not their entire works. A venture to put up the pair's entire works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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Writing for Broadcast Journalists (Media Skills)

By Rick Thompson

'This is a wonderful e-book which mixes the infrequent mix of top of the range details with humour. the fashion of writing engages the reader from the advent and the event and perception of the writer sometimes makes it tough to place down, an extraordinary function of a textbook. i might unreservedly suggest this publication not just to these learning journalism yet to scholars of language and all who use the spoken and written notice because the ‘materials’ in their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University

'Rick Thompson's assistance guide is filled with suggestion to would-be writers for this medium. he is a person with years of expertise on the most sensible point of the nationwide and foreign occupation, and he is smack modern together with his references. The e-book is aimed toward newshounds, yet someone with a significant curiosity in constructing their literacy will study much approximately specialist writing talents from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson,

Writing for Broadcast Journalists publications readers during the major variations among the written and the spoken types of journalistic English. it's going to support broadcast reporters at each level in their careers to prevent such pitfalls because the use of newspaper-English, universal linguistic blunders, and Americanised words, and offers useful suggestion on actual terminology and pronunciation, whereas encouraging writers to seize the immediacy of the spoken note of their scripts.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes:

  • practical the right way to keep away from ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon
  • guidance on tailoring your writing type to fit a specific audience
  • advice on changing employer replica into spoken English
  • writing to tv photos
  • examples of scripts from the very best within the business
  • an appendix of ‘dangerous’ phrases and words to be refrained from in scripts.

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