So Far Out That He's In

Opinions from an Opinionated Journalist

Author: Robert Winthrop Curley

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615925856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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For thirty-three years Robert Curley worked as a reporter and photographer for newspapers in Rome, Oneida, and Syracuse, New York. In this colorful memoir he vividly recounts the many remarkable events and personal encounters of his long career and rich family life.Through a series of imaginary dialogues with his alter ego Win, Curley (aka Prof. Quirky) examines the politics, history, and popular culture of the last two decades. There are opinions galore here, plus prognostications and some Irish blarney as well.One might assume that a newspaperman in central New York State would be confined to issues of only regional interest. But in fact Mr. Curley had opportunities to meet and interview several world-class newsmakers, including Robert Kennedy; New York Governors W. Averell Harriman, Nelson Rockefeller, and Hugh Carey; New York City Mayor John Lindsey; Henry Kissinger; Mikhail Gorbachev; and author Alex Haley.Among the highlights of these meetings was a handshake and photo-op with Mikhail Gorbachev, Henry Kissinger predicting in an interview that the Soviet Union would collapse, and a gift from Alex Haley of an unpublished chapter from his soon-to-be released biography of Malcolm X.Many more similar episodes of interest fill this work, along with political commentary and much appreciation for his wife of many years and family of six children and numerous grandchildren.Robert Winthrop Curley Sr. (Oneida, NY) received a degree in journalism from Rider College in Trenton, NJ, in 1954, and then spent the next thirty-three years as a reporter and photographer in Rome, Oneida, and Syracuse, NY. A veteran of both the Coast Guard and the U.S. Army, in his youth he won the base middleweight boxing championship and served as the supply sergeant for an army field bakery that fed 100,000 men a day. Later in life he founded the 1988 Peace Club in an effort to bring an end to the Cold War, which eventually led to a meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Christian Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theology

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Posted in Theology

The Flag in the Wind

Author: John MacCormick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857907417

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Born in Glasgow in 1904, Dr John MacCormick studied law at Glasgow University and was one of the chief founding members of the National Party of Scotland in 1928 and, with the merger of the NPS and the Scottish Party, of the Scottish National Party in 1934. In 1942, he left the SNP and was instrumental in the forming the Scottish Convention which went on to produce the Scottish Covenant in 1949, upon which nearly two million signatures of support for a Scottish parliament were obtained.After a high-profile trip to the US and Canada to present Scotland's case for Home Rule he was voted Lord Rector at Glasgow University. During his stint in this position he became involved in the plot to steal the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey before going on to publish "The Flag in the Wind" in 1955. With a new introduction by the author's son, this updated edition of John MacCormick's seminal work examines the early years of the twentieth-century Nationalist movement in Scotland, providing an invaluable insight into people and events that help create and then shape the SNP and its campaign to secure a devolved Scottish Assembly.
Posted in Political Science

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Volume III: The Millenarian Turn: Millenarian Contexts of Science, Politics and Everyday Anglo-American Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172282X

Category: History

Page: 198

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Posted in History

The New-York Reporter

Containing Reports of Trials and Decisions in the Different Courts of Judicature

Author: Barent Gardenier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Posted in Law reports, digests, etc

Challenging the Secret Government

The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI

Author: Kathryn S. Olmsted

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786370X

Category: History

Page: 272

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Just four months after Richard Nixon's resignation, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh unearthed a new case of government abuse of power: the CIA had launched a domestic spying program of Orwellian proportions against American dissidents during the Vietnam War. The country's best investigative journalists and members of Congress quickly mobilized to probe a scandal that seemed certain to rock the foundations of this secret government. Subsequent investigations disclosed that the CIA had plotted to kill foreign leaders and that the FBI had harassed civil rights and student groups. Some called the scandal 'son of Watergate.' Many observers predicted that the investigations would lead to far-reaching changes in the intelligence agencies. Yet, as Kathryn Olmsted shows, neither the media nor Congress pressed for reforms. For all of its post-Watergate zeal, the press hesitated to break its long tradition of deference in national security coverage. Congress, too, was unwilling to challenge the executive branch in national security matters. Reports of the demise of the executive branch were greatly exaggerated, and the result of the 'year of intelligence' was a return to the status quo. American History/Journalism
Posted in History

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights

The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It

Author: Robert W. McChesney,Victor Pickard

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587497

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
Posted in Social Science

Discourses of Freedom of Speech

From the Enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918

Author: J. Rudanko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137030607

Category: History

Page: 201

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Freedom of speech is a tradition distinctive to American political culture, and this book focuses on major debates and discourses that shaped this tradition. It sheds fresh light on key Congressional debates in the early American Republic, developing and applying an approach to fallacy theory suitable to the study of political discourse.
Posted in History

Public Opinion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: World politics

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Posted in World politics

Confession of an American Media Man

What You Find Out After Journalism School

Author: Tom Plate

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814346713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 2457

For better or for worse, the news media in the United States has huge worldwide influence. And yet little is actually known about its real inner workings, inherent logic and deeply embedded customs.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Drop the Pink Elephant

15 Ways to Say What You Mean...and Mean What You Say

Author: Bill McFarlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781907312229

Category: Self-Help

Page: 166

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"As GMTV anchor, I interview hundreds of people every year. However well they interview, every single person would find it easier to explain their case by following these simple principles." EAMONN HOLMES, GMTV Presenter "[Drop the Pink Elephant]...tackle[s] every aspect of personal communication in a crisp, entertaining style." THE PLAIN ENGLISH SOCIETY "There can be no whitewash at the White House." (Richard Nixon). These nine words turned the American nation against their President. Why? Because people hadn't linked the White House with a cover up until Nixon himself made the connection. His own denial created the story. It is perhaps the most famous Pink Elephant in history. But what exactly is a 'Pink Elephant'? Pink Elephants are the unnecessary negatives that clutter your conversation and meaning, sending out the wrong signals to anyone you communicate with. In Drop the Pink Elephant, Bill McFarlan reveals how to avoid the deadly trap of allowing poor communication skills to obscure your meaning and reduce your effectiveness. Drop the Pink Elephant is filled with helpful, simple and practical advice on how to make your words count for more. Put these straightforward lessons into practice and you will notice immediately how much more effectively you are able to communicate with others. Sharpen your conversation by: * FIRST SPOTTING, THEN DROPPING THE PINK ELEPHANT * GETTING RID OF THE JARGON * LEARNING TO SPEAK IN PICTURES * RECOGNISING WHEN YOU SHOULD APOLOGISE OR THANK PEOPLE * CAPTIVATING AN AUDIENCE N.B. No animals were hurt in the making of this book. (Can you spot your first Pink Elephant?)
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Our New Masters Cb

Our New Masters

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317792378

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 8354

First published in 1969. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in History

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. to the Year, 1803. from which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates." ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

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Posted in Great Britain

Key Readings in Journalism

Author: Elliot King,Jane Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576767X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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Key Readings in Journalism brings together over thirty essential writings that every student of journalism should know. Designed as a primary text for undergraduate students, each reading was carefully chosen in response to extensive surveys from educators reflecting on the needs of today’s journalism classroom. Readings range from critical and historical studies of journalism, such as Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Michael Schudson’s Discovering the News, to examples of classic reporting, such as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s All the President’s Men. They are supplemented by additional readings to broaden the volume’s scope in every dimension, including gender, race, and nationality. The volume is arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism—its development, its practice, its key individuals and institutions, its social impact, and its future—and section introductions and headnotes precede each reading to provide context and key points for discussion.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines