Download E-books Black and White and Dead All Over PDF

By John Darnton

A strong editor is located useless within the newsroom—stabbed with the very spike he could use to kill stories—and within the cutthroat workplaces of The long island Globe, someone may be the assassin. may well or not it's the rival newspaper rich person? The bumbling writer? The steely govt editor?

As extra our bodies ensue, it is going to fall on Priscilla Bollingsworth, a tender and bold NYPD detective, and Jude Hurley, a shrewdpermanent and rebellious reporter, to navigate the ink-infested waters of the case. A crafty and pitch-perfect portrait of the declining newspaper undefined, this rollicking novel entertains from the 1st to the final.

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Download E-books This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV PDF

By Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer began his reporting occupation in Texas whilst he used to be slightly the right age to shop for a lager, joined CBS information in 1969, and have become one of many few correspondents ever to have coated all 4 significant Washington beats: the White condo, the Pentagon, the nation division, and Capitol Hill. during the last 4 many years, he is obvious it all-and now he is sharing the after-hours stories simply his colleagues be aware of.

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Download E-books Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business PDF

By Neil Postman

Initially released in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic in regards to the corrosive results of tv on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century e-book released within the 20th century. Now, with tv joined via extra refined digital media—from the net to mobile phones to DVDs—it has taken on even better importance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic examine what occurs whilst politics, journalism, schooling, or even faith turn into topic to the calls for of  leisure. it's also a blueprint for regaining controlof our media, with a purpose to serve our optimum objectives.

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Download E-books News Junkie PDF

By Jason Leopold

In News Junkie, the cutthroat worlds of journalism, politics, and excessive finance are laid naked through Jason Leopold, whose addictive traits led him from a lifetime of drug abuse and petty crime to develop into an award-winning investigative journalist who uncovered many of the greatest company and political scandals in contemporary American heritage. Leopold broke key tales concerning the California power situation and Enron Corporation's notorious phony buying and selling flooring as a reporter for the Dow Jones Newswires. whereas he uncovered high-rolling hucksters and double-dealing politicians, Leopold concealed the secrets and techniques of his personal felonious previous, terrified that he will be came across. while the inside track junkie closed in on his largest tale — person who implicated a Bush management member — he came upon himself pilloried by way of offended colleagues and the president’s press secretary, all trying to spoil his occupation. Introducing an unforgettable array of characters — from weepy editors and love-starved politicos to steroid-pumped mobsters who intimidate the writer into promoting medicinal drugs and stolen items — News Junkie indicates how a guy as soon as fueled by way of raging worry and self-hatred transforms his lifestyles, regenerated via love, sobriety, and a brand new, harmonious occupation with the self reliant media.

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Download E-books The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster PDF

By Jonathan M. Katz

Winner, in another country Press membership of the US Cornelius Ryan Award
Winner, Washington place of work on Latin America/Duke Human Rights ebook Award
Winner, J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Finalist, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Finalist, J. Anthony Lukas booklet Prize
Finalist, long island Public Library Helen Bernstein booklet Award for Excellence in Journalism
One of the simplest books of the 12 months in response to Amazon, Slate, The Christian technology video display & Kirkus studies, and a Barnes & Noble 'Discover nice New Writers' Book

Published to sparkling studies and awards, The gigantic Truck That Went By is an important, well timed examine a sign failure of foreign aid. 

Jonathan M. Katz was once the one full-time American information correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, while the deadliest earthquake within the background of the Western Hemisphere struck the island state. during this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers contained in the terror of that day, the devastation visited on usual Haitians, and during the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue attempt that followed. 

More than 1/2 American adults gave funds for Haiti, a part of an international reaction totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. yet 4 years later the trouble has foundered. Its most crucial promises-to rebuild more secure towns, alleviate critical poverty, and develop Haiti to stand destiny disasters-remain unfulfilled. How did rather a lot generosity volume to so little? What went mistaken? In what a Miami Herald Op-Ed referred to as "the most crucial written paintings to emerge from the rubble," Katz follows the money to discover startling truths approximately how strong intentions get it wrong, and what might be performed to make reduction "smarter." Reporting along invoice Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti's leaders and folks, Katz creates a posh, darkly humorous, and unforeseen portrait of 1 of the world's so much interesting international locations. The huge Truck That glided by is not just a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, yet of the realm we are living in today.

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Download E-books Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China (Communication, Society and Politics) PDF

In so much liberal democracies commercialized media is taken with no consideration, yet in lots of authoritarian regimes the creation of industry forces within the media represents a thorough holiday from the earlier with doubtful political and social implications. In Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China, Daniela Stockmann argues that the implications of media marketization depend upon the institutional layout of the nation. In one-party regimes corresponding to China, market-based media advertise regime balance instead of destabilizing authoritarianism or bringing approximately democracy. by way of studying the chinese language media, Stockmann ties tendencies of marketplace liberalism in China to different authoritarian regimes within the heart East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and the post-Soviet zone. Drawing on in-depth interviews with chinese language reporters and propaganda officers in addition to greater than 2,000 newspaper articles, experiments, and public opinion facts units, this e-book hyperlinks censorship between reporters with styles of media intake and media's results on public opinion.

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Download E-books Mass Media in a Changing World PDF

By George Rodman

Mass Media in a altering World introduces scholars to the realm of media via a special constitution that makes the cloth simply intelligible and significant to their lives. each one bankruptcy is split into three-part narrative sections: heritage, undefined, and controversy. Mass Media in a altering international is the tale of the place the media got here from, why they do what they do, and why these activities reason controversies. the recent fourth variation positive aspects assurance of recent media and the importance of cellular media in mass communique together with new sections at the convergence of economics of the net and cellular industries and the background of cellular media.

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Download E-books A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery PDF

By E. Benjamin Skinner

To be an ethical witness may be the top calling of journalism, and during this unforgettable, hugely readable account of up to date slavery, writer Benjamin Skinner travels around the world to in my view inform tales that have to be informed -- and heard.

As Samantha energy and Philip Gourevitch did for genocide, Skinner has now performed for modern day slavery. With years of reporting in such locations as Haiti, Sudan, India, jap Europe, The Netherlands, and, convinced, even suburban the United States, he has produced a shiny testomony and relocating reportage on one of many nice evils of our time.

There are extra slaves on this planet this day than at any time in historical past. After spending 4 years vacationing a dozen international locations the place slavery prospers, Skinner tells the tale, in gripping narrative variety, of people who reside in slavery, those that have escaped from bondage, those that personal or site visitors in slaves, and the combined political factors of these who search to wrestle the crime.

Skinner infiltrates trafficking networks and slave revenues on 5 continents, exposing a latest flesh exchange by no means ahead of portrayed in such proximity. From mega-harems in Dubai to illicit brothels in Bucharest, from slave quarries in India to baby markets in Haiti, he explores the bottom of a global we scarcely realize as our personal and lays naked a parallel universe the place people are obtained, bought, used, and discarded. He travels from the White condominium to conflict zones and immerses us within the political and flesh-and-blood battles at the entrance traces of the unheralded new abolitionist flow.

on the center of the tale are the slaves themselves. Their tales are heartbreaking yet, in the course of tragedy, readers find a quiet dignity that leads a few slaves to withstand and aspire to freedom. regardless of being deserted by way of the overseas neighborhood, regardless of pain a criminal offense so vast as to strip their know-how in their personal humanity, someway, a few enslaved males regain their dignity, a few enslaved ladies learn how to belief males, and a few enslaved childrens be capable of be childrens. Skinner bears witness for them, and for the thousands who're held within the shadows.

In so doing, he has written some of the most morally brave books of our time, person who will lengthy linger within the sense of right and wrong of all who stumble upon it, and one who -- simply might be -- might movement the realm to confident motion.

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Download E-books Beyond News: The Future of Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books) PDF

By Mitchell Stephens

For a century and a part, newshounds made a superb enterprise out of marketing the newest information or promoting advertisements subsequent to that information. Now that information pours out of the web and our cellular devices―fast, plentiful, and normally free―that period is finishing. our greatest reporters, Mitchell Stephens argues, as an alternative needs to supply unique, demanding perspectives―not simply a little bit extra thorough debts of generally said occasions. His e-book proposes a brand new normal: "wisdom journalism," an amalgam of the extra rarified sorts of reporting―exclusive, enterprising, investigative―and trained, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on present events.

This ebook good points an unique, occasionally serious exam of latest journalism, either on- and offline, and it reveals idea for a extra bold and powerful realizing of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, in addition to in a range of remarkable twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin's eighteenth-century writings. so much makes an attempt to house journalism's present predicament emphasize know-how. Stephens emphasizes mindsets and the necessity to reconsider what journalism has been and can become.

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Download E-books The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect PDF

By Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel

The publication that each Citizen and Journalist should still Read

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

"Kovach and Rosenstiel's essays on every one [element] are concise gemstones, jam-packed with insights important of turning into axiomatic. . . . The publication should still develop into crucial interpreting for journalism execs and scholars and for the voters they target to serve." --Carl classes Stepp, American Journalism Review

"If you think that reporters don't know what you will have . . . here's a ebook that consents with you. Better--it has recommendations. the weather of Journalism is written for newshounds, yet any citizen who wonders why the inside track turns out trivial or uninspiring should still learn it." --Marta Salij, Detroit loose Press

The parts 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 retain an independence from these they cover.
* It needs to function an self reliant computer screen of power.
* It needs to offer a discussion board for public feedback and compromise.
* It needs to attempt to make the numerous attention-grabbing and relevant.
* It needs to preserve the inside track accomplished and proportional.
* Its practitioners has to be allowed to workout their own judgment of right and wrong.

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