Censored 2011: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009#10

The once a year volumes of Censored, in non-stop ebook considering the fact that 1976 and because 1995 to be had via Seven tales Press, is devoted to the tales that should be most sensible beneficial properties at the nightly information, yet which are lacking as a result of media bias and self-censorship. the pinnacle tales are indexed democratically so as of significance based on scholars, college, and a countrywide panel of judges. all the best tales is gifted at size, along updates from the investigative journalists who broke the tales.

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Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American & Latino Art & Culture)

By Gabriela Mistral, Stephen Tapscott

The first Latin American to obtain a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean author Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is frequently characterised as a therapeutic, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of girls, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, teenagers, and the agricultural negative. She is that political poet and extra: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and bold. it is a ebook jam-packed with surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of those prose-poems, specifically the female-erotic prose items of her first publication, lead them to a major second within the heritage of literary modernism in a practice that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. it is a booklet that may be eye-opening and informative to the final reader in addition to to scholars of gender reviews, cultural reviews, literary historical past, and poetry.

This Spanish-English bilingual quantity gathers the main recognized and consultant prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, that have no longer been as available to English-only readers as her poetry. The items are grouped into 4 sections. "Fables, Elegies, and issues of the Earth" contains fifteen of Mistral's so much obtainable prose-poems. "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolación / Desolation [1922]" offers all of the prose from Mistral's first very important ebook. "Lyrical Biographies" are Mistral's poetic meditations on Saint Francis and Sor Juana de l. a. Cruz. "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages'" collects items that exhibit Mistral's evaluations on quite a lot of topics, together with the perform of training; the writers Alfonso Reyes, Alfonsina Storni, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Pablo Neruda; Mistral's personal writing practices; and her social ideals. Editor/translator Stephen Tapscott rounds out the quantity with a chronology of Mistral's existence and a short creation to her profession and prose.

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American Gangster: And Other Tales of New York

In the Seventies, Frank Lucas used to be the king of the Harlem drug exchange, bringing in over 1000000 money an afternoon. such a lot of heroin addicts have been purchasing from him on 116th highway that he claimed the Transit Authority replaced the bus routes to prevent them. He lived a glamorous lifestyles, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, yet Lucas was once a ruthless gangster. He was once infamous for utilizing the coffins of useless GIs to smuggle heroin into the U.S. and, earlier than being sentenced to seventy years in felony, he performed an immense function within the close to loss of life of recent York urban. In American Gangster, Mark Jacobson's beautiful account of the lifetime of Frank Lucas (the foundation for the drawing close significant movie) joins different stories of latest York urban from the prior thirty years. the gathering encompasses a variety of Jacobson's most renowned essays, in addition to past unpublished paintings and up to date articles on 9-11 conspiracy theorists, America's number one escort, and Harlem's personal Charles Rangel, the recent chairman of the home methods and skill Committee. American Gangster is a colourful, many-layered portrait of the main interesting urban on the earth, via essentially the most acclaimed reporters of our time.

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This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV

By Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer begun his reporting occupation in Texas while he was once slightly sufficiently old to shop for a lager, joined CBS information in 1969, and have become one of many few correspondents ever to have lined all 4 significant Washington beats: the White condominium, the Pentagon, the nation division, and Capitol Hill. during the last 4 many years, he is visible it all-and now he is sharing the after-hours stories in simple terms his colleagues comprehend.

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Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana

By Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Nowadays, a lot is classified Cajun that's not, and the recognition of the original culture's nutrients, songs, and dance has been a combined blessing. bad Man's Provence is helping outline what is what via full of life characters and tales. The e-book is either a private odyssey and strong reporting, a travelogue and a memoir, humorous and frank.

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Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press)

In an age of proliferating media and information assets, who has the ability to outline fact? whilst the dominant media declared the life of WMDs in Iraq, did that make it a truth? this present day, the "Social net" (sometimes referred to as net 2.0, groupware, or the participatory net) -- epitomized by way of blogs, viral video clips, and YouTube -- creates new pathways for truths to emerge and makes attainable new strategies for media activism. In Digital Media and Democracy, major students in media and verbal exchange experiences, media activists, newshounds, and artists discover the contradiction on the center of the connection among fact and tool at the present time: the truth that the unconventional democratization of data and multiplication of resources and voices made attainable via electronic media coexists with the blatant falsification of data by means of political and company powers. The booklet maps a brand new electronic media panorama that includes citizen journalism, The day-by-day express, running a blog, and substitute media. The individuals talk about extensive questions of media and politics, supply nuanced analyses of switch in journalism, and adopt particular examinations of using web-based media in shaping political and social pursuits. The chapters contain not just essays by way of famous media students but additionally interviews with such newshounds and media activists as Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Media concerns host Robert McChesney, and Hassan Ibrahim of Al Jazeera.

Contributors and intervieweesShaina Anand, Chris Atton, Megan Boler, Axel Bruns, Jodi Dean, Ron Deibert, Deepa Fernandes, Amy Goodman, Brian Holmes, Hassan Ibrahim, Geert Lovink, Nathalie Magnan, Robert McChesney, Graham Meikle, Susan Moeller, Alessandra Renzi, Ricardo Rosas, Trebor Scholz, D. Travers Scott, Rebecca Statzel.

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Mediactive

By Dan Gillmor

We are in an age of data overload, and an excessive amount of of what we watch, listen and skim is unsuitable, deceitful or maybe harmful. but you and that i can take keep watch over and make media serve us -- we all -- via being energetic shoppers and individuals. this is how. With a Foreword via Clay Shirky.

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)

By Hannah Arendt

The debatable journalistic research of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust
 
Originally showing as a sequence of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and beautiful file at the trial of Nazi chief Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of discussion upon its ebook. This revised variation contains fabric that got here to mild after the trial, in addition to Arendt’s postscript at once addressing the talk that arose over her account. an enormous journalistic triumph via an highbrow of singular influence,Eichmann in Jerusalem is as surprising because it is informative—an unflinching examine essentially the most unsettling (and unsettled) problems with the 20 th century that continues to be hotly debated to this day. This Penguin Classics variation contains an creation by means of Amos Elan.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader

By Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

New Media, Old Media is a complete anthology of unique and vintage essays that discover the tensions of outdated and new in electronic tradition. best foreign media students and cultural theorists interrogate new media just like the web, electronic video, and MP3s opposed to the backdrop of previous media resembling tv, movie, images, and print. The essays offer new benchmarks for comparing all these claims; political, social, moral, made in regards to the electronic age. devoted to ancient learn and to theoretical innovation, they recommend that during the sunshine of electronic programmability, likely forgotten moments within the heritage of the media we glibly name outdated could be rediscovered and remodeled. the numerous subject matters explored in provocative quantity contain web content, webcams, the increase and fall of dotcom mania, web journalism, the open resource circulation, and desktop viruses.

New Media, previous Media is a foundational textual content for normal readers, scholars, and students of latest media around the disciplines. it truly is crucial interpreting for a person attracted to realizing the cultural impression of latest media.

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Selected Journalism: 1850-1870 (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

A testomony to the power and creativity of a author and journalist with out equal

all through his writing occupation Charles Dickens was once a highly prolific journalist. This quantity of his later paintings is chosen from items that he wrote after he based the magazine family phrases in 1850, up till his dying in 1870. right here topics as diversified as his nocturnal walks round London slums, prisons, theatres and motels of courtroom, trips to the continent and his early life in Kent and London are captured in outstanding items equivalent to 'Night Walks', 'On Strike', 'New Year's Day' and 'Lying Awake'. Aiming to trap the mind's eye of a public besieged by way of hack journalism, those writings are a unprecedented combination of private and non-private, information and recollection, truth and impressive description. David Pascoe's creation lines the advance of Dickens's occupation as a journalist and examines his fusion of actual occasions with flights of fancy. This version additionally comprises explanatory notes, a bibliography and a Dickens chronology.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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