Download E-books Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism PDF

By W. Joseph Campbell

Did the Washington Post convey down Richard Nixon via reporting at the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic comment by way of Walter Cronkite successfully finish the Vietnam conflict? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to “furnish the conflict” within the 1898 clash with Spain? In Getting It Wrong, W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles those and different well known media-driven myths—stories approximately or by way of the scoop media which are extensively believed yet which, on shut exam, turn out apocryphal. In a desirable exploration of those and different cases—including the supposedly awesome insurance of recent Orleans in the course of typhoon Katrina—Campbell describes how myths like those can feed stereotypes, deflect blame from policymakers, and overstate the facility and effect of the inside track media.

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Download E-books No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State (UK Edition) PDF

By Glenn Greenwald

No position to conceal is a groundbreaking examine the NSA surveillance scandal, from the reporter who broke the story.

Investigative reporter for The mum or dad and bestselling writer Glenn Greenwald, offers an in-depth look at the NSA scandal that has prompted a countrywide debate over nationwide safety and data privateness. With extra revelations from files entrusted to Glenn Greenwald through Edward Snowden himself, this publication explores the extreme cooperation among inner most and the NSA, and the far-reaching effects of the government’s surveillance application, either regionally and in a foreign country.

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Download E-books A Field Guide to Awkward Silences PDF

By Alexandra Petri

Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri stocks her tales of awkwardness during this insightful and supremely humorous debut.

Most twentysomethings steer clear of awkwardness. 
Not Alexandra Petri.

She auditioned for America’s subsequent best Model. She misplaced Jeopardy! by way of answering “Who is that dude?” One time, she enable a few cult individuals baptize her, simply to be well mannered. Alexandra Petri is a gourmand of the type of awkwardness most folk spend lifetimes fending off. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a child. . .they might by no means allow Petri babysit it.

Here, the Washington put up columnist turns her satirical eye on her personal life—with hilarious effects. And she’s the following to inform you that fascinating issues begin to take place in case you cease worrying what humans imagine.

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

In such a lot liberal democracies commercialized media is taken with no consideration, yet in lots of authoritarian regimes the advent of industry forces within the media represents an intensive holiday from the earlier with doubtful political and social implications. In Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China, Daniela Stockmann argues that the results of media marketization rely on the institutional layout of the kingdom. In one-party regimes akin to China, market-based media advertise regime balance instead of destabilizing authoritarianism or bringing approximately democracy. through studying the chinese language media, Stockmann ties developments of industry liberalism in China to different authoritarian regimes within the heart East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and the post-Soviet quarter. Drawing on in-depth interviews with chinese language newshounds and propaganda officers in addition to greater than 2,000 newspaper articles, experiments, and public opinion information units, this publication hyperlinks censorship between reporters with styles of media intake and media's results on public opinion.

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Download E-books Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana PDF

For over a decade, syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson has been spending numerous months a 12 months in Southwest Louisiana, deep within the center of Cajun state. not like many different writers who've parachuted into the swampy paradise for a couple of days or even weeks, Rheta fell in love with where, obtained a moment domestic and set in planting doomed azaleas and deep roots. She has came upon an collection of gorgeous humans in a homely little city known as Henderson, correct at the fringe of the Atchafalaya Swamp. bad Man's Provence is either own odyssey and stable reporting, travelogue and memoir, humorous and frank, because the writer stocks what retains her coming domestic to French Louisiana.

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Download E-books The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books) PDF

By Dean Starkman

In this sweeping, incisive submit mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the serious shortcomings that softened insurance within the company press throughout the loan period and the years major as much as the monetary cave in of 2008. He locates the roots of the matter within the starting place of industrial information as a marketplace messaging provider for traders within the early 20th century. This access-dependent pressure of journalism used to be quickly adverse by means of the grand, sweeping paintings of the muckrakers. Propelled by way of the ideas of Bernard Kilgore, the nice postwar editor of the Wall highway Journal, those genres merged whilst mainstream American information companies institutionalized muckraking within the Nineteen Sixties, making a strong parent of the general public curiosity. but because the loan period dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts―some unavoidable, a few self-inflicted―eroded journalism's urge for food for its function as watchdog. the end result was once a deafening silence approximately systemic corruption within the monetary undefined. Tragically, this silence grew purely extra profound because the loan insanity reached its poor apogee from 2004 via 2006.

Starkman frames his research in a large argument approximately journalism itself, dividing the career into competing approaches―access reporting and responsibility reporting―which depend upon solely diverse resources and bring notably diverse representations of fact. As Starkman explains, entry journalism got here to dominate enterprise reporting within the Nineteen Nineties, a strategy he calls "CNBCization," and instead of interpreting dicy, even corrupt, company habit, mainstream journalists fascinated with profiling executives and informing traders. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and company impression, which threaten to additional undermine investigative reporting, and he exhibits how monetary insurance, and journalism as a complete, can reclaim its bite.

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Download E-books Making Sense of Nature PDF

By Noel Castree

We hearken to a cacophony of voices teaching us how you can imagine and suppose approximately nature, together with our personal our bodies. the scoop media, natural world documentaries, technological know-how magazines, and environmental NGOs are between these clamouring for our realization. yet are we empowered by way of all this information or is our dependence on numerous groups permitting our techniques, sentiments and actions to be unduly ruled by means of others?

Making feel of Nature exhibits that what we name ‘nature’ is made experience of for us in ways in which make it primary to social order, social swap and social dissent. via employing insights and prolonged examples from anthropology, cultural reports, human geography, philosophy, politics, sociology, technological know-how reviews, this interdisciplinary textual content asks no matter if we will be able to higher make feel of nature for ourselves, and hence take part extra meaningfully in momentous judgements in regards to the way forward for lifestyles – human and non-human – on this planet. This booklet indicates how ‘nature’ may be made feel of with no presuming its naturalness. The problem isn't really rather a lot to rid ourselves of the belief of nature and its ‘collateral thoughts’ (such as genes) yet in its place, we have to be extra alert to how, why and with what results principles approximately ‘nature’ get formed and deployed in particular events. between different issues, the publication bargains with technological know-how and scientists, the mass media and newshounds, ecotourism, literature and cinema, environmentalists, advertisements and large company.

This leading edge textual content includes a variety of case reviews and examples from lifestyle to place conception and material into context, in addition to research projects, a thesaurus and advised extra analyzing. The case reports hide more than a few issues, diversity from forestry in Canada and Guinea, to bestiality in Washington kingdom, to how human genetics is suggested in Western newspapers, to participatory technology experiments within the united kingdom. Making experience of Nature will empower readers from a variety of fields around the social sciences, humanities and actual sciences.

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Download E-books The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry (Columbia Journalism Review Books) PDF

In this interesting anthology, editors, writers, paintings administrators, and publishers from such magazines as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Elle, and Harper's draw on their diverse, colourful studies to discover various concerns referring to their career. Combining anecdotes with professional research, those prime insiders communicate on writing and enhancing articles, constructing nice expertise, successfully incorporating artwork and layout, and the severe courting among advertisements money and content material. They emphasize the significance of truth checking and copyediting; proportion perception into coping with the pursuits (and strength conflicts) of varied departments; clarify the right way to parlay an entry-level place right into a masthead identify; and weigh the expanding impact of industrial pursuits on editorial judgements. as well as offering a unprecedented, behind-the-scenes examine the making of winning and influential magazines, those participants deal with the way forward for magazines in a electronic atmosphere and the continuing value of journal journalism. filled with intimate reflections and extraordinary revelations, The artwork of creating Magazines is either a how-to and a how-to-be consultant for editors, newshounds, scholars, and someone hoping for an extraordinary peek among the strains in their favourite magazines. The chapters are according to talks brought as a part of the George Delacorte Lecture sequence on the Columbia college of Journalism.

Essays contain: "Talking approximately Writing for Magazines (Which One is not going to Do)" by way of John Gregory Dunne; "Magazine modifying Then and Now" via Ruth Reichl; "How to develop into the Editor in leader of Your favourite Women's journal" via Roberta Myers; "Editing a Thought-Leader journal" by way of Michael Kelly; "Fact-Checking on the New Yorker" by means of Peter Canby; "A journal wishes Copyeditors Because...." through Barbara Walraff; "How to speak to the artwork Director" via Chris Dixon; "Three Weddings and a Funeral" via Tina Brown; "The less complicated the assumption, the higher" through Peter W. Kaplan; "The Publisher's position: Crusading Defender of the 1st modification or ads Salesman?" via John R. MacArthur; "Editing Books as opposed to modifying Magazines" via Robert Gottlieb; and "The Reader Is King" through Felix Dennis

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Download E-books Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will PDF

By Jamie Kilstein, Allison Kilkenny

A “feisty, literate, and uncompromising” (Publishers Weekly) primer at the so much pressing problems with our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a listener-supported convey whose slogan is “independent radio that won’t lead you to war.”

#Newsfail is well no longer your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto. From web page one (in a preface titled, “In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader within the Bathtub”), comic Jamie Kilstein and journalist Allison Kilkenny pledge to provide you the inside track like you’ve by no means gotten it before.

On concerns starting from feminism to gun regulate, weather swap to type battle, overseas coverage to internet neutrality, they let you know how the mainstream media will get it left, correct, and completely, unforgivably, irresponsibly wrong—think Noam Chomsky as channeled by way of Fred and Carrie from Portlandia. #Newsfail is all this, plus the tale of Allison and Jamie’s personal DIY foray into self sustaining media through their podcast, Citizen Radio, which has featured visitors corresponding to Jeremy Scahill, Sarah Silverman, Glenn Greenwald, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and been downloaded thousands of instances by way of humans everywhere in the world.

In #Newsfail, they “make a robust case larger diversity of voices should be a part of the nationwide media dialogue, together with theirs” (Kirkus Reviews). Their undertaking is truth-telling above brainwashing. All you want to do is hear.

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