Journalism Description:

b A first for the world s greatest cartoon reporter a collection of journalism including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States b Over the past decade Joe Sacco our moral draughtsman Christopher Hitchens has increasingly turned to short form comics journalism to report from the sidelines of wars around the world Collected here for the first time Sacco s darkly funny revealing reportage confirms his standing as one of the foremost war correspondents working today In The Unwanted Sacco chronicles the detention of Saharan refugees who have washed up on the shores of Malta Chechen War Chechen Women documents the trial without end of widows in the Caucasus and Kushinagar goes deep into the lives of India s untouchables who are hanging onto the planet by their fingernails Other pieces take Sacco to the smuggling tunnels of Gaza the trial of Milan Kovacevic Bosnian warlord in The Hague and the darkest chapter in recent American history Abu Ghraib And on a mission with American troops pieces never published in the United States he confronts the misery and absurdity of the war in Iraq Among Sacco s most mature accomplished work i Journalism i demonstrates the power of our premier cartoonist to chronicle human experience with a force that often eludes other media

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism Description:

Doris Kearns Goodwin winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of i Team of Rivals i captures the Progressive Era through the story of the broken friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft culminating in their running against one another for president in

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

The New Journalism

The New Journalism Description:

Tom Wolfe introduces a wide range of journalistic reportage by writers including Truman Capote Terry Southern George Plimpton Norman Mailer and Hunter S Thompson

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

The Road: Stories, Journalism, and Essays

The Road: Stories, Journalism, and Essays Description:

i The Road i brings together short stories journalism essays and letters by Vasily Grossman the author of i Life and Fate i providing new insight into the life and work of this extraordinary writer The stories range from Grossman s first success In the Town of Berdichev a piercing reckoning with the cost of war to such haunting later works as Mama based on the life of a girl who was adopted at the height of the Great Terror by the head of the NKVD and packed off to an orphanage after her father s downfall The girl grows up struggling with the discovery that the parents she cherishes in memory are part of a collective nightmare that everyone else wishes to forget i The Road i also includes the complete text of Grossman s harrowing report from Treblinka one of the first anatomies of the workings of a death camp The Sistine Madonna a reflection on art and atrocity as well as two heartbreaking letters that Grossman wrote to his mother after her death at the hands of the Nazis and carried with him for the rest of his life br br br Meticulously edited and presented by Robert Chandler i The Road i allows us to see one of the great figures of twentieth century literature discovering his calling both as a writer and as a man

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism

Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism Description:

b A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary b br br Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins there was Mary McGrory She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades From her first assignment reporting on the Army McCarthy hearings to her Pulitzer winning coverage of Watergate and controversial observations of President Bush after September McGrory humanized the players on the great national stage while establishing herself as a uniquely influential voice Behind the scenes she flirted drank cajoled and jousted with the most important figures in American life breaking all the rules in the journalism textbook Her writing was admired and feared by such notables as Lyndon Johnson who also tried to seduce her and her friend Bobby Kennedy who observed Mary is so gentle until she gets behind a typewriter Her soirees filled with Supreme Court justices senators interns and copy boys alike were legendary br br As the red hot center of the Beltway in a time when the newsrooms were dominated by men McGrory makes for a powerfully engrossing subject Laced with juicy gossip and McGrory s own acerbic wit John Norris s colorful biography reads like an insider s view of latter day American history and one of its most enduring characters

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs

Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs Description:

i Tell Me No Lies i is a celebration of the very best investigative journalism and includes writing by some of the greatest practitioners of the craft Seymour Hersh on the My Lai massacre b Paul Foot b on the Lockerbie cover up Wilfred Burchett the first Westerner to enter Hiroshima following the atomic bombing Israeli journalist Amira Hass reporting from the Gaza Strip in the s Gunter Wallraff the great German undercover reporter Jessica Mitford on The American Way of Death Martha Gelhorn on the liberation of the death camp at Dachau br br The book a selection of articles broadcasts and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths ranges from across many of the critical events scandals and struggles of the past fifty years Along the way it bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam Cambodia East Timor and Palestine br br John Pilger sets each piece of reporting in its context and introduces the collection with a passionate essay arguing that the kind of journalism he celebrates here is being subverted by the very forces that ought to be its enemy Taken as a whole the book tells an extraordinary secret history of the modern era It is also a call to arms to journalists everywhere before it is too late

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age

The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age Description:

For more than thirty years the newspaper industry has been losing readers at a slow but steady rate News professionals are inclined to blame themselves but the real culprit is technology and its competing demands on the public s time The Internet is just the latest in a long series of new information technologies that have scattered the mass audience that newspapers once held By isolating and describing the factors that made journalism work as a business in the past Meyer provides a model that will make it work with the changing technologies of the present and future He backs his argument with empirical evidence supporting key points with statistical assessments of the quality and influence of the journalist s product as well as its effects on business success

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Journalism For Filipinos

Journalism For Filipinos Description:

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Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings

Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings Description:

One of contemporary literature s most original and affecting novel and short story writers Angela Carter also wrote brilliant nonfiction Shaking a Leg comprises the best of her essays and criticism much of it collected for the first time Carter s acute observations are spiked with her pungent honesty her devastating wit her penchant for mockery and her passion for the absurd Whether discussing films or food feminism or fantasy science fiction or sex Carter consistently explores new territories and overturns old ideas From her hilarious deconstruction of Gone With the Wind and a delightfully wicked description of a Japanese fertility festival to enchanting accounts of her early childhood adventures or the irreverent reevaluations of D H Lawrence H P Lovecraft and Elizabeth David this marvelous companion to Burning Your Boats which collected Carter s short fiction firmly places her among the most accomplished writers of this century Exuberant fierce and dazzling Shaking a Leg will satisfy her ever increasing legion of readers

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and The Public Should Expect

The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and The Public Should Expect Description:

The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read br br What this book does better than any single book on media history ethics or practice is br weave together why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk Rasmi Simhan i Boston Globe i br br Kovach and Rosenstiel s essays on each element are concise gems filled with insights worthy of becoming axiomatic The book should become essential reading for journalism professionals and students and for the citizens they aim to serve Carl Sessions Stepp i American Journalism Review i br br If you think journalists have no idea what you want here is a book that agrees with you Better it has solutions The Elements of Journalism is written for journalists but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it Marta Salij i Detroit Free Press i br br br The elements of journalism are br Journalism s first obligation is to the truth br Its first loyalty is to citizens br Its essence is a discipline of verification br Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover br It must serve as an independent monitor of power br It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise br It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant br It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional br Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches

Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches Description:

A collection of final dispatches by the famed journalist including the first translation of the work that may have led to her murder br br Anna Politkovskaya won international fame for her courageous reporting i Is Journalism Worth Dying For i is a long awaited collection of her final writing br br Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status the book contains essays that characterize the self effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books From deeply personal statements about the nature of journalism to horrendous reports from Chechnya to sensitive pieces of memoir to finally the first translation of the series of investigative reports that Politkovskaya was working on at the time of her murder pieces many believe led to her assassination br br Elsewhere there are illuminating accounts of encounters with leaders including Lionel Jospin Tony Blair George W Bush and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky Akhmed Zakaev Vladimir Bukovsky Additional sections collect Politkovskaya s non political writing revealing her delightful wit deep humanity and willingness to engage with the unfamiliar as well as her deep regrets about the fate of Russia From the Trade Paperback edition

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

Journalism: A Very Short Introduction Description:

In Journalism Ian Hargreaves uses his unique position within the media to examine how we get this information and the many practical political and professional decisions that the journalist has to make as part of the process of delivering that information to us Hargreaves argues that the core principles of Freedom of the Press and the necessity of exposing the truth are as vital today as they ever were He examines the ethical responsibility of the journalist to respond to the demands of civil society as opposed to the demands of the state and focuses on contentious issues in contemporary journalism such as intrusion lack of accountability obscenity trivialization rumor mongering and libel br

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook Description:

When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist s nose for news and her ability to tell a compelling story a new world of possibility opens up With i The Data Journalism Handbook i you ll explore the potential limits and applied uses of this new and fascinating field br br This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists professors software developers and data analysts you ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told or both br br br Examine the use of data journalism at the BBC the i Chicago Tribune i the i Guardian i and other news organizations br Explore in depth case studies on elections riots school performance and corruption br Learn how to find data from the Web through freedom of information laws and by crowd sourcing br Extract information from raw data with tips for working with numbers and statistics and using data visualization br Deliver data through infographics news apps open data platforms and download links

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

I'm Your Biggest Fan: Awkward Encounters and Assorted Misadventures in Celebrity Journalism

I'm Your Biggest Fan: Awkward Encounters and Assorted Misadventures in Celebrity Journalism Description:

b The Executive Editor of em People Magazine em provides an unfiltered and hilarious look at her life alongside the rich and famous as she reveals how being a fan girl lead to celebrity close encounters she could only dream of growing up br br b From the em NY Post s em Page Six to em Good Housekeeping em and now em People em Kate Coyne has spent years on the front lines of the entertainment industry feeding our insatiable appetite for celebrity news and gossip I M YOUR BIGGEST FAN chronicles her journey from red carpet reporter to upper level editor and the countless surreal surprising and awkward interactions she had with stars along the way Featuring A listers such as Michael Douglas who warned her about tabloid reporting Tom Cruise whose behavior will surprise you and Tom Hanks who yes is wonderful Coyne s stories reveal insights about pop culture s biggest icons and the journalist who has followed their every move

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft

The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft Description:

Forty years after Tom Wolfe Hunter S Thompson and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement Robert S Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the i New i New Journalism to discuss their methods writings and careers br br The New New Journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects Jon Krakauer accompanies a mountaineering expedition to Everest Ted Conover works for nearly a year as a prison guard Susan Orlean follows orchid fanciers to reveal an obsessive subculture few knew existed Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spends nearly a decade reporting on a family in the South Bronx And like their muckraking early twentieth century precursors they are drawn to the most pressing issues of the day Alex Kotlowitz Leon Dash and William Finnegan to race and class Ron Rosenbaum to the problem of evil Michael Lewis to boom and bust economies Richard Ben Cramer to the nitty gritty of politics How do they do it In these interviews they reveal the techniques and inspirations behind their acclaimed works from their felt tip pens tape recorders long car rides and assumed identities to their intimate understanding of the way a truly great story unfolds br br Interviews with br Gay Talese br Jane Kramer br Calvin Trillin br Richard Ben Cramer br Ted Conover br Alex Kotlowitz br Richard Preston br William Langewiesche br Eric Schlosser br Leon Dash br William Finnegan br Jonathan Harr br Jon Krakauer br Adrian Nicole LeBlanc br Michael Lewis br Susan Orlean br Ron Rosenbaum br Lawrence Weschler br Lawrence Wright br br Search our online catalog to find other titles by these Vintage and Anchor Books authors

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism!

Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism! Description:

The New York Times calls him the funniest man in America and his legions of fans agree laughing and snorting as they put his books on bestseller lists nationwide br br In b Boogers Are My Beat b Dave gives us the real scoop on br br The scientific search for the world s funniest joke you can bet it includes the word weasel br RV camping in the Wal Mart parking lot br Outwitting smart kitchen appliances and service contracts br Elections in Florida You can t spell Florida without duh br The Olympics where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating br The truth about the Dakotas the Lone Ranger and feng shui br The choice between death and taxes br And much much more including some truths about journalism and serious thoughts about br br Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in and his columns are syndicated in more than newspapers His most recent books b Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down b and the novels b Big Trouble b and b Tricky Business b were national bestsellers He lives in Miami Floriduh br br Also available as an eBook br br br i From the Hardcover edition i

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People

We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People Description:

i We the Media i has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better Financial Times br br Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news thanks to the Internet Now that it s possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands Armed with laptops cell phones and digital cameras these readers turned reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation In i We the Media i nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make and consume the news br br Gillmor shows how anyone can produce the news using personal blogs Internet chat groups email and a host of other tools He sends a wake up call to newsmakers politicians business executives celebrities and the marketers and PR flacks who promote them He explains how to successfully play by the rules of this new era and shift from control to engagement And he makes a strong case to his fell journalists that in the face of a plethora of Internet fueled news vehicles they must change or become irrelevant br br Journalism in the st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media oligarchy that prevails today i We the Media i casts light on the future of journalism and invites us all to be part of it br br Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach The company s first launch is Bayosphere com a site of by and for the San Francisco Bay Area br br Dan Gillmor is the founder of the Center for Citizen Media a project to enable and expand reach of grassroots media From Gillmor was a columnist at the i San Jose Mercury News i Silicon Valley s daily newspaper and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley com He joined the i Mercury News i after six years with the i Detroit Free Press i Before that he was with the i Kansas City Times i and several newspapers in Vermont He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism

The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism Description:

Publishers Weekly described The Murrow Boys as a lively colloquial history of broadcast journalism that is so exciting one s impulse is to read it in a single sitting It tells the swashbuckling tale of Edward R Murrow and his legendary band of CBS radio journalists Charles Collingwood Howard K Smith William Shirer Eric Sevareid and others as they paint pictures in the air from the World War II front Brimming with personalities and anecdotal detail it also serves up a sharp eyed account of where the craft went wrong after the war when vanity and commercialism increasingly intruded This is history at its best said Ted Anthony of AP News

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin

On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin Description:

Veteran i Sunday Times i war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in February when covering the uprising in Syria Winner of the Orwell Special Prize i On the Front Line i is a collection of her finest work a portion of the proceeds from which will go to the Marie Colvin Memorial Fund br br Marie Colvin held a profound belief in the pursuit of truth and the courage and humanity of her work was deeply admired On the Front Line includes her various interviews with Yasser Arafat and Colonel Gadaffi reports from East Timor in where she shamed the UN into protecting its refugees accounts of her terrifying escape from the Russian army in Chechnya and reports from the strongholds of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers where she was hit by shrapnel leaving her blind in one eye br br Typically however her new eye patch only reinforced Colvin s sense of humour and selfless conviction She returned quickly to the front line reporting on Afghanistan Iraq Gaza and lately the Arab Spring br br Immediate and compelling i On the Front Line i is a street view of the historic events that have shaped the last years from an award winning foreign correspondent and the outstanding journalist of her generation

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

The War on Journalism

The War on Journalism Description:

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Rating: 3.35 out of 5

The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism

The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism Description:

This fascinating compilation of the journalist s art unites the reporter s magnificent eye for detail with the novelist s gift for storytelling Featuring eyewitness accounts of war and social revolution profiles of sports heroes and politicians and eye opening investigations into both the mundane and the eccentric details of life it includes br br Includes br br Preface by Ben Yagoda br Making Facts Dance by Kevin Kerrane br from The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe br from The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell br Watercress Girl by Henry Mayhew br The Great Tasmania s Cargo by Charles Dickens br from Specimen Days by Walt Whitman br from If Christ Came to Chicago by W T Stead br When Man Falls a Crown Gathers by Stephen Crane br An Experiment in Misery by Stephen Crane br The Death of Rodriguez by Richard Harding Davis br Can t Get Their Minds Ashore by Abraham Cahan br Pillelu Pillelu by Abraham Cahan br from The People of the Abyss by Jack London br Drift by Morris Markey br from Ninety Times Guilty by Hickman Powell br Juke Joint by Walter Bernstein br from Hiroshima by John Hersey br The Day of the Fight by W C Heinz br from Portrait of Hemingway by Lillian Ross br Two Generals by Norman Lewis br The Silent Season of a Hero by Gay Talese br from In Cold Blood by Truman Capole br from The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe br from Alive by Piers Paul Read br from House by Tracy Kidder br from Brothers by Sylvester Monroe and Peter Goldman br So We Meet at Last Mr Bond by Bob Greene br Shadow of a Nation by Gary Smith br from What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer br The Spike by George Orwell br from The Bronx Slave Market by Marvel Cooke br from The Earl of Louisiana by A J Liebling br The Fight to Live by Al Stump br from The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer br from The Scum Also Rises by Hunter S Thompson br The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones by Ron Rosenbaum br from Coyotes by Ted Conover br from The Snap Revolution by James Fenton br Tiananmen Square by John Simpson br from Among the Thugs by Bill Buford br from Whoredom in Kimmage by Rosemary Mahoney br from Harlem on My Mind by Lawrence Otis Graham br from Snake Handling and Redemption by Dennis Covington br The Pig by Ben Hecht br Japanese Earthquake by Ernest Hemingway br from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee br The Third Winter by Martha Gellhorn br Marrakech by George Orwell br Lady Olga by Joseph Mitchell br from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West br from Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck br Lethal Lightning by Jimmy Cannon br It s an Honor by Jimmy Breslin br The Girl of the Year by Tom Wolfe br Los Angeles Notebook by Joan Didion br from The Pine Barrens by John Mcphee br from Dispatches by Michael Herr br from Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski br from Homicide by David Simon br from Boys in Zinc by Svetlana Alexiyevich br Holiday Pageant The Importance of Being Bluebell by Michael Winerip

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism

My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism Description:

How do you decide what is a story and what isn t What does a newspaper editor actually do all day The purpose of this insider s account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more Andrew Marr s brilliantly funny book is a guide for those of us who read newspapers or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism

The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism Description:

States that American journalism is a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor This title likens journalists to prostitutes and the title of the book refers to a chit that was issued to patrons of urban brothels of the era It presents a critique of the structural basis of US media

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Film Writing and Selected Journalism

Film Writing and Selected Journalism Description:

James Agee brought to bear all his moral energy slashing wit and boundless curiosity in the criticism and journalism that established him as one of the commanding literary voices of America at mid century In W H Auden called Agee s film reviews for i The Nation i the most remarkable regular event in American journalism today Those columns along with much of the movie criticism that Agee wrote for i Time i through most of the s were collected posthumously in i Agee on Film Reviews and Comments i undoubtedly the most influential writings on film by an American br br Whether reviewing a Judy Garland musical or a wartime documentary assessing the impact of Italian neorealism or railing against the compromises in a Hollywood adaptation of Hemingway Agee always wrote of movies as a pervasive profoundly significant part of modern life a new art whose classics Chaplin Dovzhenko Vigo he revered and whose betrayal in the interests of commerce or propaganda he often deplored If his frequent disappointments could be registered in acid tones his enthusiasms were expressed with passionate eloquence This Library of America volume supplements the classic pieces from i Agee on Film i with previously uncollected writings on Ingrid Bergman the Marx Brothers Alfred Hitchcock s i Lifeboat i Vittorio De Sica s i Shoeshine i and a wealth of other cinematic subjects br br Agee s own work as a screenwriter is represented by his script for Charles Laughton s unique and haunting masterpiece of Southern gothic i The Night of the Hunter i adapted from the novel by Davis Grubb This collection also includes examples of Agee s masterfully probing reporting for i Fortune i on subjects as diverse as the Tennessee Valley Authority commercial orchids and cockfighting and a sampling of his literary reviews among them appreciations of William Faulkner Virginia Woolf S J Perelman and William Carlos Williams

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism

Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism Description:

A living legend of American journalism three time Emmy winner Schorr affords readers a sharply written and rousing account of his matchless career as a groundbreaking print and broadcast newsman page photo insert

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Journalism in Tennessee

Journalism in Tennessee Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism

Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism Description:

The Daring Spectacle is award winning San Francisco Chronicle SFGate columnist and culture critic Mark Morford s hilarious modern record of sex and media politics and pop culture love and lust as told in ninety two delectable parts not including all the delicious photos and terrifying hate mail br Since its inception in SFGate com nearly years ago Morford s hyperliterate often controversial smartly unhinged i Notes amp Errata i column has achieved an avid cult like status and is regularly one of the most read and emailed works on the entire site br The book contains nearly columns pieces of nicely shocking hate mail with fresh commentary added to every column along with photos snippets banned work and various journalistic sacrilege that all points to one undeniable fact i There s simply no other opinion columnist quite like Morford in American media today i br br Please undress accordingly

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Newsgames: Journalism at Play

Newsgames: Journalism at Play Description:

Journalism has embraced digital media in its struggle to survive But most online journalism just translates existing practices to the Web stories are written and edited as they are for print video and audio features are produced as they would be for television and radio The authors of i Newsgames i propose a new way of doing good journalism videogames Videogames are native to computers rather than a digitized form of prior media Games simulate how things work by constructing interactive models journalism as game involves more than just revisiting old forms of news production i Wired i magazine s game i Cutthroat Capitalism i for example explains the economics of Somali piracy by putting the player in command of a pirate ship offering choices for hostage negotiation strategies Videogames do not offer a panacea for the ills of contemporary news organizations But if the industry embraces them as a viable method of doing journalism not just an occasional treat for online readers newsgames can make a valuable contribution

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

War, Journalism, and the Middle East

War, Journalism, and the Middle East Description:

br The most famous foreign correspondent in Britain i The New York Times i br br br On the heels of his recent treatise on the Middle East i The Great War for Civilisation i we present the animated and impassioned Robert Fisk discussing the realities risks and rewards of his work With unparalleled access to history makers in the region Fisk recounts the rise of Hezbollah his interviews with Osama bin Laden and the growing Iraqi insurgency Includes a lecture and an interview with acclaimed radio host David Barsamian

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Selected Journalism, 1850-1870

Selected Journalism, 1850-1870 Description:

A testament to the energy and creativity of a writer and journalist without equal Charles Dickens s i Selected Journalism i is edited with an introduction and notes by David Pascoe in Penguin Classics br br Throughout his writing career Charles Dickens was a hugely prolific journalist This volume of his later work is selected from pieces that he wrote after he founded the journal i Household Words i in up until his death in Here subjects as varied as his nocturnal walks around London slums prisons theatres and Inns of Court journeys to the continent and his childhood in Kent and London are captured in remarkable pieces such as Night Walks On Strike New Year s Day and Lying Awake Aiming to catch the imagination of a public besieged by hack journalism these writings are an extraordinary blend of public and private news and recollection reality and fantastic description br br David Pascoe s introduction traces the development of Dickens s career as a journalist and examines his fusion of real events with flights of fancy This edition also includes explanatory notes a bibliography and a Dickens chronology br br Charles Dickens is one of the best loved novelists in the English language whose th anniversary was celebrated in His most famous books including i Oliver Twist i i Great Expectations i i A Tale of Two Cities i i David Copperfield i and i The Pickwick Papers i have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions br br If you enjoyed i Selected Journalism i you might like Dickens s i Sketches by Boz i also available in Penguin Classics

Rating: 3.37 out of 5