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By Steven T. Usdin. 2018
Brings to light the long history of spies posing as journalists in Washington.Covert intelligence gathering, propaganda, fake news stories, dirty… tricks--these tools of spy craft have been used for seven decades by agents hiding in plain sight in Washington's National Press Building. This revealing book tells the story of espionage conducted by both US and foreign intelligence operatives just blocks from the White House. Journalist Steven T. Usdin details how spies for Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, the Soviet Union, and the CIA have operated from the offices, corridors, and bars of this well-known press center to collect military, political, and commercial secrets.As the author's extensive research shows, efforts to influence American elections by foreign governments are nothing new, and WikiLeaks is not the first antisecrecy group to dump huge quantities of classified data into the public domain. Among other cases, the book documents the work of a journalist who created a secret intelligence organization that reported directly to President Franklin Roosevelt and two generations of Soviet spies who operated undercover as TASS reporters and ran circles around the FBI. The author also reveals the important roles played by journalists in the Cuban missile crisis, and presents information about a spy involved in the Watergate break-in who had earlier spied on Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater for then-President Lyndon Johnson.Based on interviews with retired CIA, NSA, FBI, and KGB officers, as well as declassified and leaked intelligence documents, this fascinating historical narrative shows how the worlds of journalism and intelligence sometimes overlap and highlights the ethical quandaries that espionage invariably creates.
By H. L. Mencken. 1991
This book aims to get you writing and keep you writing - and help you enjoy your writing to the… full. It will show you how to free your own unique voice and create original, individual work. It is packed with exercises, visualisation techniques, flow charts, dream-work and word webs that will enable you to explore the treasures of your subconscious, revisit your childhood world of games and make believe, and bring back what you find. Then it shows you how to harness that creativity in developing your characters, settings, plot and dialogue. Additional exercises focus on sustaining your own motivation, providing the perfect setting in which to develop your writing. This book will help you at every stage. Use it to rediscover your love of words and the spontaneity in your writing. Find your voice and become the writer you were meant to be.Contents: 1. Writing as a Way of Life; 2. Tuning In; 3. Discovering the Plot; 4. Developing Atmosphere, Pace and Mood; 5. Working with Beginnings and Endings; 6. Surprise Yourself; 7. Working With Your Dreams; 8. Recycling; 9. Crafting Your Work; 10. Editing Your Work; Glossary; References; Further reading; Useful addresses and websites; Index.
By Andrea Shavick. 2016
This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present… the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers.This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.
By Louise Jordan. 2010
Huge numbers of people want to write for children, but it is notoriously difficult to find a publisher in this… increasingly comeptitive area. This inspiring and practical guide from acknowledged expert on children's publishing Louise Jordan, will show you how to make your work stand out from the crowd and appeal to commissioning editors, and, of course, your intended audience.
By Brendan Hennessy. 2002
Whether you are studying to graduate high-school or university, whatever the major, you need to get your essays right. This… book will ensure that your essay flows smoothly from the introduction to that all-important conclusion.
By Jesse Karjalainen. 2012
This is a pencil-sharp book about English for anyone who ever needs to write. In an easy-to-read style, it offers… accessible and constructive advice to help you improve your English skills. It targets common pitfalls and those troublesome areas of English usage that affect everyone, no matter what their level of competence. It exposes several language myths and is bursting with 1500 examples of both right and wrong usage. The Joy of English cuts to the heart of what readers want: help with their English. Its 100 short chapters provide answers to the questions that we are too afraid to ask - amateurs and professionals alike. Questions such as: - Who versus whom - Less versus fewer - As versus because - In contrast to versus by contrast - Further versus farther - Learned versus learnt - Imply versus infer - Practice versus practise - Provided versus providing - While versus whilst We live in the information age. Never in history has the need to communicate been so great. Everyone can improve their language skills. The Joy of English puts you on the path to new levels of competence and confidence.
By Ruth Swetnam, Derek Swetnam. 2000
Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertationThis book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce… a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.
By Michelle Ruberg, Ben Yagoda. 2005
This book is the only resource writers need for all of their questions on how to: brainstorm creative article ideas;… find the right magazine for their work; and keep editors coming back for more!
By Linda James. 2009
Have you got a great idea for a screenplay, but don't know how to write it visually? Then this book… is for you. It will give you the vital information you need to know before you write your script; the vital techniques you need to learn when you're writing your script. But, more importantly, it will show you how to market your script after it's written. These three vitally important stages will make your script STAND OUT from the crowd. Your will learn about:- - Preparing outlines and synopses and treatments. - The Three Act Structure - Writing powerful opening scenes, and compelling scenes to follow - Techniques to make your script stand out - Writing effective dialogue - Writing a logline to use as a powerful marketing tool to interest an agent or producer. - Professional script formatting - Organisations that help screenwriters - How to copyright your work - How to market your script - The Twenty important things to check before you send out your script
By Matthew Goodman. 2008
On August 26, 1835, a fledgling newspaper called the Sun brought to New York the first accounts of remarkable lunar… discoveries. A series of six articles reported the existence of life on the moon--including unicorns, beavers that walked on their hind legs, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. In a matter of weeks it was the most broadly circulated newspaper story of the era, and the Sun, a working-class upstart, became the most widely read paper in the world. An exhilarating narrative history of a divided city on the cusp of greatness, and tale of a crew of writers, editors, and charlatans who stumbled on a new kind of journalism, The Sun and the Moon tells the surprisingly true story of the penny papers that made America a nation of newspaper readers.
Can you resist the allure of Edward's myriad charms--his ocher eyes and tousled hair, the cadence of his speech, his… chiseled alabaster skin, and his gratuitous charm? Will you hunt surreptitiously and tolerate the ceaseless deluge in Forks to evade the sun and uphold the facade? Join Edward and Bella as you learn more than 600 vocabulary words to improve your score on the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT exams! Use this workbook side-by-side with your own copy of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight! * Each chapter of the workbook gives you eight words taken from Twilight, with page references for you to read the words in the context of your favorite novel * Define the words on your own before turning back to the workbook for their actual definitions * At the end of each section you'll take SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT drills and quizzes to review and integrate what you've learned * Plus, you'll learn synonyms, Latin word parts, and memorization tools throughout the workbook.
By Royce Flippin. 2008
By Conrad Jones, Darin Jewell. 2013
If you've published an e-book, or are planning to do so, you'll need this essential guide. It provides expert advice… on every step of the process, from production through to all-important promotion. To ensure your e-book reaches its intended audience, at the very least you have to: - design and format the cover a certain way - know your options in terms of publishing platforms and choose the right one for your book - price and promote it appropriately - know which social networking, bookmarking and cataloguing sites are best suited to showcase it. This book will give your e-book its best chance of becoming a best seller.
By Debora R. Wenger, Deborah Potter. 2019
Updated Edition of Bestseller! It’s a multimedia world, and today’s journalists must develop a multimedia mindset. How does this way… of thinking change the newsgathering and news production processes? Having conceived of and written their book in this changed media landscape, broadcast veterans Debora Halpern Wenger and Deborah Potter seamlessly build on the fundamentals of good news reporting while teaching students to use depth, interactivity and immediacy as they maximize the advantages of each platform. While retaining the book’s clear instruction and advice from those in the trenches, Advancing the Story, Fourth Edition has been updated to reflect the latest issues and trends with: greater emphasis on social media and mobile media to gather, promote and disseminate news content; expanded coverage of media ethics and media law; extended examples of effective reporting across multiple platforms; updated writing exercises and new resources for reviewing AP style; and additional interviews with journalists at the forefront of industry changes.
By Seth Gitner. 2016
Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World is a unique guide for all students who need to master… visual communication through multiple media and platforms. Every communication field now requires students to be fluent in visual storytelling skill sets, and as the present-day media adapt to a multiplatform world (with ever-increasing delivery systems from desktops to cell phones), students specializing in different forms of communication are discovering the power of merging new multimedia technology with very old and deep-rooted storytelling concepts. Award-winning journalist and multimedia professor Seth Gitner provides students with the tools for successfully realizing this merger, from understanding conflict, characters, and plot development to conducting successful interviews, editing video in post-production, and even sourcing royalty-free music and sound effects. Incorporating how-to’s on everything from website and social media optimization to screenwriting, Multimedia Storytelling aims to be a resource for any student who needs to think and create visually, in fields across broadcast and digital journalism, film, photography, advertising, and public relations. The book also includes a range of supplemental material, including wide-ranging skills exercises for each chapter, interviews with seasoned professionals, key terms, and review questions.
By Lynne Hackles. 2010
This book will show you how your own personal experiences can provide you with an endless supply of ideas for… your writing - whether fiction or non-fiction. You will learn how to write about what you know - and you certainly know a lot. The good news is that the older you are, and the older you get, the more experiences you have had - so you'll always have something to write about. The author, Lynne Hackles, will show you how to make your own 'Raking up your past' file - using memories, lists, diaries, newspapers, smells, family trees, etc. Plus how to turn your own anecdotes, recounted to friends and family, into useful prose; and how to fashion the passed-down history of your ancestors into a family saga. With this book you'll also learn how to: * Sell a snippet of conversation * Make money by sharing secrets * Take your boss and your best friend and come up with a new character * Sell one event in your life to several different markets * Impart knowledge you didn't think you had to people who didn't know they needed it * Use the emotions, traumas, joys and experiences of your own life to make your writing stronger and more saleable With this book you'll never run out of ideas, and writer's block will be a thing of the past.
By Joyce Hoffman. 2008
Over three hundred women, both print and broadcast journalists, were accredited to chronicle America’s activities in Vietnam. Many of those… women won esteemed prizes for their reporting, including the Pulitzer, the Overseas Press Club Award, the George Polk Award, the National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize for History. <P><P>Tragically, several lost their lives covering the war, while others were wounded or taken prisoner. In this gripping narrative, veteran journalist Joyce Hoffmann tells the important yet largely unknown story of a central group of these female journalists, including Dickey Chapelle, Gloria Emerson, Kate Webb, and others. Each has a unique and deeply compelling tale to tell, and vivid portraits of their personal lives and professional triumphs are woven into the controversial details of America’s twenty-year entanglement in Southeast Asia.
In this book, award-winning travel writer Sarah Woods answers the question she is asked several hundred times each year: 'how… do I become a freelance travel writer?' She offers practical advice on turning the dream into reality - from getting started to making a decent living. Sarah shares her tips on contacts, hard work, and the best way to attract a healthy dose of luck. In this book she: - De-mystifies the pitching process and guides would-be authors through the publishing maze; - Explains how to balance being on-the-road with meeting international deadlines across different timelines; - Provides tips on how to win ongoing business and how to secure the best rates of pay; - Looks at how to foster long-term relationships with editors and publishers; - Provides a guide to the world-wide market for those writers who want to maximize earning potential and writing outlets all across the globe; - Offers guidance to the required writing styles of consumer and trade publications, together with how to use travel writing skills in TV, radio and film.
By Sarah Williams. 2014
This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers… in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best for them.