Stop press

a life in journalism

Author: Inam Aziz,Khālid Ḥasan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 5252

Memoirs of a Pakistani journalist.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Stop Press

the last days of newspapers

Author: Rachel Buchanan

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1922072710

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 6434

There is a story that no one in the media seems willing to tell, one in which journalists have a vested interest: the death of newspapers. Traditionally known to break the biggest headlines, to chase the rumours to their source, and to undertake the most in-depth reporting, newspapers are now grappling with the most formidable challenges since the advent of print. Reporter Rachel Buchanan started work at The Age in 1993, as a subeditor. In 2012, after a decade out of the newsroom, she returned to subediting, but in a markedly different environment: along with a host of other jobs in newspaper production, the role had been outsourced. The title of subeditor no longer exists at the paper. In this insightful, passionate book, Buchanan chronicles her experiences, providing a unique insider’s perspective on the rise and slow decline of the printed newspaper. She exposes the brutal cost-cutting measures of companies intent on squeezing every drop of profit from print before they turn to digital, and examines the consequences for those affected — for it is not only the journalists and editors who are losing their jobs, but also printers, paper-makers, and distributors whose livelihood is disappearing. Investigating one of the most fundamental transitions in the Australian media today, Stop Press is a brilliant account from a journalist at the front lines of history.
Posted in Social Science

Covering America

A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism

Author: Christopher B. Daly

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558499113

Category: History

Page: 533

View: 3890

A lively history of American journalism from the colonial era to the present day
Posted in History

Don't Stop the Presses!

Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper

Author: Patt Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626400436

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9345

Real News on real paper. Newspapers-- a free press-- were the cornerstone of the Founding Fathers' working model of democracy. And they remain so. Whether read at the kitchen table, in the boardroom, or on a laptop on the subway, newspapers-- as has been said of them for more than a half-century-- are "the first draft of history."Veteran journalist Patt Morrison proves it, and then some, in the pages of Don't Stop the Presses! Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper.
Posted in History

Knightfall

Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk

Author: Davis Merritt

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814428672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8752

With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Truth Matters

A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks

Author: Bruce Bartlett

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581170

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 9000

Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by New York Times best-selling author Bruce Bartlett. Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, The Truth Matters presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.
Posted in Political Science

First Stop in the New World

Author: David Lida

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440631646

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6580

The definitive book on Mexico City: a vibrant, seductive, and paradoxical metropolis-the second-biggest city in the world, and a vision of our urban future. First Stop in the New World is a street-level panorama of Mexico City, the largest metropolis in the western hemisphere and the cultural capital of the Spanish-speaking world. Journalist David Lida expertly captures the kaleidoscopic nature of life in a city defined by pleasure and danger, ecstatic joy and appalling tragedy-hanging in limbo between the developed and underdeveloped worlds. With this literary-journalist account, he establishes himself as the ultimate chronicler of this bustling megalopolis at a key moment in its-and our-history.
Posted in Travel

Stop Press Murder

A Crampton of the Chronicle Mystery

Author: Peter Bartram

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785354418

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9405

FIRST, the saucy film of a nude woman bathing is stolen from a What the Butler Saw machine on Brighton’s Palace Pier. NEXT, the pier’s night-watchman is murdered - his body found in the coconut shy. COLIN CRAMPTON, ace reporter on the Evening Chronicle, senses a scoop when he’s the only journalist to discover a link between the two crimes. HE UNCOVERS a 50-year feud between twin sisters - one a screen siren from the days of silent movies, the other the haughty wife of an aristocrat. BUT COLIN’S investigation spirals out of control - as he RISKS HIS LIFE to land the biggest story of his career. STOP PRESS MURDER, a Swinging Sixties mystery, has more twists and turns than a country lane. It will keep you guessing - and laughing - right to the last page.
Posted in Fiction

Reporter

Author: Seymour M. Hersh

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525521585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5135

"Reporter is just wonderful. Truly a great life, and what shines out of the book, amid the low cunning and tireless legwork, is Hersh's warmth and humanity. This book is essential reading for every journalist and aspiring journalist the world over." —John le Carré From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time—a heartfelt, hugely revealing memoir of a decades-long career breaking some of the most impactful stories of the last half-century, from Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East. Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now in this memoir he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent outsider, even at the nation's most prestigious publications. He tells the stories behind the stories—riveting in their own right—as he chases leads, cultivates sources, and grapples with the weight of what he uncovers, daring to challenge official narratives handed down from the powers that be. In telling these stories, Hersh divulges previously unreported information about some of his biggest scoops, including the My Lai massacre and the horrors at Abu Ghraib. There are also illuminating recollections of some of the giants of American politics and journalism: Ben Bradlee, A. M. Rosenthal, David Remnick, and Henry Kissinger among them. This is essential reading on the power of the printed word at a time when good journalism is under fire as never before.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A Journalism Reader

Author: Michael Bromley,Tom O'Malley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415141352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

View: 9545

A Journalism Reader is a comprehensive collection of essential writings on journalism history and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together the work of journalists, philosophers, historians, newspaper owners, cultural theorists and specialists in public policy and industrial relations to provide a variety of perspectives on the history, status and craft of journalism. The Journalism Reader is arranged chronologically with an editor's introduction to each section which details the main themes of each chapter. The contributors explore key themes in the history of journalism: crime, gender, class, regulation, ownership and industrial relations. The Journalism Reader provides an innovative combination of previously published work and influential new thinking. It is an indispensable aid to the study of journalism and media history.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Author: Sheri Fink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0307718972

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 6389

A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources. Reprint. A best-selling book. On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.
Posted in Medical

Alone Atop the Hill

The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press

Author: Alice Dunnigan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820348600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 922

In 1942 Alice Allison Dunnigan, a sharecropper's daughter from Kentucky, made her way to the nation's capitol and a career in journalism that eventually led her to the White House. With Alone atop the Hill, Carol McCabe Booker has condensed Dunnigan's 1974 self-published autobiography to appeal to a general audience and has added scholarly annotations that provide historical context. Dunnigan's dynamic story reveals her importance to the fields of journalism, women's history, and the civil rights movement and creates a compelling portrait of a groundbreaking American. Dunnigan recounts her formative years in rural Kentucky as she struggled for a living, telling bluntly and simply what life was like in a Border State in the first half of the twentieth century. Later she takes readers to Washington, D.C., where we see her rise from a typist during World War II to a reporter. Ultimately she would become the first black female reporter accredited to the White House; to travel with a U.S. president; credentialed by the House and Senate Press Galleries; accredited to the Department of State and the Supreme Court; voted into the White House Newswomen's Association and the Women's National Press Club; and recognized as a Washington sports reporter. A contemporary of Helen Thomas and a forerunner of Ethel Payne, Dunnigan traveled with President Truman on his coast-to-coast, whistle-stop tour; was the first reporter to query President Eisenhower about civil rights; and provided front-page coverage for more than one hundred black newspapers of virtually every race issue before the Congress, the federal courts, and the presidential administration. Here she provides an uninhibited, unembellished, and unvarnished look at the terrain, the players, and the politics in a rough-and-tumble national capital struggling to make its way through a nascent, postwar racial revolution.
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It's What I Do

A Photographer's Life of Love and War

Author: Lynsey Addario

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143128418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8887

A MacArthur Genius Grant and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist documents her relentless pursuit of complex truths in the years after September 11, describing her witness to the American invasion of Afghanistan and the lives of people before and after Taliban reign. Simultaneous.
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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738215864

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 570

From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Frank and to-the-point, with depth and clarity, Gutkind describes and illustrates each and every aspect of the genre, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding genre and invaluable tools for writers to learn and experiment with, You Can't Make This Stuff Up allows writers of all skill levels to thoroughly expand and stylize their work.
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Somebody's Gotta Tell It

A Journalist's Life on the Lines

Author: Jack Newfield

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312303167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9775

The author, a journalist who writes for the New York Post, shares his thoughts on his own life and his career in journalism, in a memoir that chronicles the events of his life, the stories that he has covered, and his fierce passion to truth and his profession. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Barbarian Days

A Surfing Life

Author: William Finnegan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 2603

Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses -- off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves.
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Stop the Presses!

The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution

Author: Joseph Farah

Publisher: WND Books

ISBN: 097904510X

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 8268

Stop the presses! You've heard newspaper editors shout that phrase in old movies. Joseph Farah was never a newspaper editor in the movies - he was one in real life. But he no longer works with ink, presses and newsprint. Fourteen years ago, Farah founded WorldNetDaily.com (WND.com) and became a pioneer on the New Media frontier. Today WND.com is the largest independent news service on the Internet. Stop the Presses! is not just Farah's story, but that of a new wave of media superstars who have forever changed the way Americans get their news and express their views. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Matt Drudge, these are just some of the New Media names that old-school media like ABC News has acknowledged rule our world. This revolution has shaken the foundations of the mainstream media, eroding its ability to control the flow of information... and with it, the power to control the lives of millions around the world. The New Media revolution's beginnings have never been told - until now.
Posted in Social Science

The Night of the Gun

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2028

David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.
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Ryszard Kapuscinski

A Life

Author: Artur Domoslawski

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 6074

Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the twentieth century. During the Cold War, he was a dauntless investigator as well as a towering literary talent, and books such as The Emperor and Travels with Herodotus founded the new genre of ‘literary reportage’. It was an achievement that brought him global renown, not to mention the uninvited attentions of the CIA. In this definitive biography, Artur Domos?awski shines a new light on the personal relationships of this intensely charismatic, deeply private man, examining the intractable issue at the heart of Kapu?ci?ski’s life and work: the relationship and tension between journalism and literature. In researching this book, Domos?awski, himself an award-winning foreign correspondent, enjoyed unprecedented access to Kapu?ci?ski’s private papers. The result traces his mentor’s footsteps through Africa and Latin America, delves into files and archives that Kapu?ci?ski himself examined, and records conversations with the people that he talked to in the course of his own investigations. Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski is a meticulous, riveting portrait of a complex man of intense curiosity living at the heart of dangerous times.
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Journalism Ethics and Regulation

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317634306

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 1908

The new edition of Journalism Ethics and Regulation presents an accessible, comprehensive and in-depth guide to this vital and fast moving area of journalistic practice and academic study. The fourth edition presents expanded and updated chapters on: Privacy, including the pitfalls of Facebook privacy policies and access to social media as a source Gathering the news, including dimensions of accessing material online, the use of crowd sourcing, email interviews, and the issues surrounding phone hacking, blagging and computer hacking New regulation systems including comparison of statutory, state and government regulation, pre-publication regulation, online regulation, and the impact of the Leveson Enquiry on regulation Exploration of who regulates and the issues regarding moderation of user content Journalism ethics and regulation abroad, including European constitutional legalisation, ethics and regulation in the former Soviet states, and regulation based on Islamic law. The book also features brand new chapters examining ethical issues on the internet and journalism ethics, and print regulation in the 21st century. Journalism Ethics and Regulation continues to mix an engaging style with an authoritative approach, making it a prefect resource for both students and scholars of the media and working journalists.
Posted in Social Science