Download E-books Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind PDF

By Tim Groseclose

Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political technology and economics at UCLA, has spent years developing particular, quantitative measures of the slant of media shops. He does this via measuring the political content material of reports, that allows you to degree the PQ, or "political quotient" of citizens and politicians.

Among his conclusions are: (i) all mainstream media shops have a liberal bias; and (ii) whereas a few supposedly conservative outlets―such the Washington instances or Fox information' Special Report―do lean correct, their conservative bias is under the liberal bias of such a lot mainstream retailers.

Groseclose contends that the final leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the common American via approximately 20 issues, on a scale of a hundred, the variation among the present political beliefs of the typical American, and the political opinions of the common resident of Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah. With Left flip readers can simply calculate their very own PQ―to make a decision for themselves if the prejudice exists. This well timed, much-needed learn brings truth to this usually overheated debate.

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Download E-books Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir PDF

By Martha Gellhorn

"Martha Gellhorn was once so fearless in a male means, and but totally in a position to making males melt," writes New Yorker literary editor invoice Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn lined each army clash from the Spanish Civil struggle to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She additionally bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt's mystery love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway together with her braveness as they dodged shell hearth together.

Hemingway is, after all, the unnamed "other" within the identify of this tart memoir, first released in 1979, within which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, either followed and on my own. With razor-sharp humor and extraordinary perception into position and personality, she tells of a demanding week spent between dissidents in Moscow; lengthy days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat at the crimson Sea; and her trips by means of sampan and horse to the internal of China throughout the Sino-Japanese battle.

Now together with a foreward by way of invoice Buford and images of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this re-creation rediscovers the voice of a rare girl and brings again into print an irresistibly wonderful classic.

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Download E-books Tiempos ridículos PDF

By Javier Marías

Con las noventa y seis columnas de este volumen, aparecidas en El País Semanal entre febrero de 2011 y febrero de 2013, Javier Marías cumple diez años de colaboración dominical en este medio.

Durante este tiempo se ha convertido en alguien primary para infinidad de lectores, que aguardan con impaciencia su dosis semanal de valentía, originalidad, argumentaciones sólidas, sentido del humor y excelente prosa. El periodo aquí cubierto es el de l. a. genuine challenge económica y política, por lo que su tono es quizá más amargo que en otras ocasiones.

Pero en sus artículos también hay lo que el autor llama «treguas», de modo que el lector encontrará piezas emotivas o divertidas y siempre agudas: sobre los angeles muerte de su tío, el músico Odón Alonso, o el caso Strauss-Kahn, o l. a. nueva Ortografía de los angeles RAE, sobre cómo Mourinho lo ha llevado a ser menos madridista que nunca, o los premios literarios, o sus peripecias en una adusta librería de Viena, o los héroes de los tebeos de su infancia, o los angeles conmovedora carta de un lector...

Sin duda Tiempos ridículos enviará a los angeles papelera muchos recortes, porque eso es lo que muchos lectores hacen con las columnas de Javier Marías: las recortan y las guardan, para darse ánimos al releerlas y renovar el placer.

«Sí, vivimos tiempos ridículos. Lo peor es que en España l. a. mayoría de l. a. gente se siente en ellos como pez en el agua.»

Javier Marías

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Download E-books Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times PDF

By Edwin Diamond

An incisive exam of the world's most valuable paper, Behind the Times tells the tale of fixing Timesian values and of a brand new period for the paper—a story of editorial struggles, superstar columnists and critics, institutional vainness, and the political and cultural favorites of the Times' proprietors and editors. Taking the reader contained in the Times' newsrooms and government workplaces, Diamond bargains a professional, insider's appraisal of ways the Times and its editors proceed to form insurance of significant public occasions for over a million readers. Diamond is going behind the curtain to recount the paper's contemporary and masses heralded plan to win higher audiences and carry directly to its dominant place within the new media panorama of star journalism and hundred-channel television.

"Edwin Diamond's Behind the Times units the Paper of checklist straight—a interesting examine the folks and regulations, the dissension and debate at the back of the doubtless serene masthead of the New York Times. No newsroom is a backyard of Eden, and simply the infrequent reporter wears a halo: the Times, no longer unusually, is a less than excellent position. yet Edwin Diamond is cautious to notice the triumph in addition to the turmoil at this nice American newspaper. the result's a window at the altering global of journalism today."—Dan Rather

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Download E-books Time Asia (16 May 2016) PDF

Review: TIME’s signature voice and relied on content material have made it probably the most famous information manufacturers on the planet. delivering a unprecedented convergence of incisive reporting, full of life writing and world-renowned images, TIME has been credited with bringing journalism at its most sensible into the material of our lifestyles. each factor of TIME provides a deeper realizing of the area we are living in.

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Download E-books The War Nerd PDF

By Gary Brecher

Self-described battle nerd Gary Brecher understands he’s no longer by myself, that there’s a legion of fats, lonely american citizens, caught in silly, paper-pushing table jobs, who get off on examining approximately conflict simply because they hate their lives. yet Brecher writes approximately struggle, too. battle Nerd collects his such a lot opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and enjoyable items. half battle commentator, half offended slapstick comedian àla invoice Hicks, Brecher inveighs opposed to pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the big incompetence of army powers. A provocative unfastened philosopher, he reveals a lot to recognize within the very unlikely areas, and never continually for the main pacifistic purposes: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years in the past, and so forth, around the globe and during the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., but deeply expert, Brecher presents a greatly diverse, thoroughly unvarnished viewpoint at the nature of war.

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Download E-books Selected Journalism: 1850-1870 (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

A testomony to the strength and creativity of a author and journalist with no 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 loved ones phrases in 1850, up till his dying in 1870. right here topics as various as his nocturnal walks round London slums, prisons, theatres and lodges of courtroom, trips to the continent and his youth in Kent and London are captured in amazing items akin 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 mixture of private and non-private, information and recollection, fact and tremendous description. David Pascoe's creation strains the advance of Dickens's profession as a journalist and examines his fusion of actual occasions with flights of fancy. This variation additionally comprises explanatory notes, a bibliography and a Dickens chronology.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes by way of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin PDF

By Norah Vincent

The journalist who famously lived as a guy commits herself— literally

Norah Vincent’s New York Times bestselling ebook, Self-Made Man, ended on a harrowing observe. struggling with critical melancholy after her eighteen months dwelling disguised as a guy, Vincent felt she used to be a risk to herself. at the recommendation of her psychologist she devoted herself to a psychological establishment. Out of this uncooked and overwhelming event got here the assumption for her subsequent ebook. She determined to get fit and to review the impact of therapy at the depressed and insane “in the bin,” as she calls it.

Vincent’s trip takes her from an enormous urban health center to a facility within the Midwest and eventually to an upscale retreat down south, as she analyzes the influence of institutionalization at the sick, the tyranny of drugs-as-treatment, and the dysfunctional dynamic among caregivers and sufferers. Vincent applies tremendous perception as she exposes her own fight with melancholy and explores the diversity of individuals, caregivers, and methodologies that advisor those unusual, frequently frightening, and weird environments. Eye beginning, emotionally wrenching, and every now and then very humorous, Voluntary Madness is a riveting paintings that exposes the nation of psychological healthcare in the United States from the interior out.

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Download E-books The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan PDF

By Kim Barker

Now a tremendous movie titled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton.

When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she slightly owned a passport, spoke in basic terms English and had little thought tips to do the “Taliban Shuffle” among Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her tales approximately Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction have been quickly overshadowed by way of the larger information in Iraq. yet as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless nations grew, with her worry for his or her destiny balance. during this darkly comedian and unsparing memoir, Barker makes use of her wry, incisive voice to show the absurdities and tragedies of the “forgotten war,” discovering humor and humanity amid the rubble and heartbreak.
 

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Download E-books The World News Prism: Challenges of Digital Communication PDF

By William A. Hachten

Totally revised and up-to-date, the 8th variation of The international information Prism analyzes the altering position of transnational information media within the 21st-century globalized global and its influence on quickly altering information occasions.

 

  • Includes a brand new bankruptcy devoted to evolving conventional and new social media in center East
  • Expands the dialogue of stories structures in constructing countries, evaluating media progress in India and Africa
  • Explores the effect of electronic media on conventional societies
  • Features vital updates at the decline of print media within the West and the demanding situations this poses to international reporting
  • Surveys the most recent advancements in new media and forecasts destiny developments

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