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By Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries. 2010
Eliminate mistakes and improve your vocabulary with this engaging guide to the world&’s most misused words. Do you know…your delegate from your relegate, your cachet from your cache? At one time or another we&’ve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right and keeping straight—words that tend to get corrected when we&’re least expecting it. These words include near-synonyms—words with subtle but important distinctions in meaning—like baleful vs. baneful, and effectual vs. efficacious. Other pairings bring together notorious sound-alikes, like faze (bother) vs. phase (stage), pour (put in fluid) vs. pore (read closely), and waive (forgo) vs. wave (say hello). The book also addresses some classic spelling blunders and &“nonwords,&” like beyond the pail, full reign, injust, and inobstrusive. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation, and most have etymologies explaining the word&’s origin. The mix-ups themselves are described in fun-to-read notes that provide clear solutions to help readers avoid making needless, uncomfortable gaffes. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles gives readers the chance to improve their command of words that are often heard but just as often misused.
By Jerelle Kraus. 2008
From the New York Times&’s former Op-Ed art director, the true story of the world&’s first Op-Ed page, a public…platform that prefigured the blogosphere. Jerelle Kraus, whose thirteen-year tenure as Op-Ed art director far exceeds that of any other art director or editor, unveils a riveting account of working at the Times. Her insider anecdotes include the reasons why artist Saul Steinberg hated the Times, why editor Howell Raines stopped the presses to kill a feature by Doonesbury&’s Garry Trudeau, and why reporter Syd Schanburg—whose story was told in the movie The Killing Fields—stated that he would travel anywhere to see Kissinger hanged, as well as Kraus&’s tale of surviving two and a half hours alone with the dethroned outlaw, Richard Nixon. All the Art features a satiric portrayal of John McCain, a classic cartoon of Barack Obama by Jules Feiffer, and a drawing of Hillary Clinton and Obama by Barry Blitt. But when Frank Rich wrote a column discussing Hillary Clinton exclusively, the Times refused to allow Blitt to portray her. Nearly any notion is palatable in prose, yet editors perceive pictures as a far greater threat. Confucius underestimated the number of words an image is worth; the thousand-fold power of a picture is also its curse . . . Features 142 artists from thirty nations and five continents, and 324 pictures—gleaned from a total of 30,000—that stir our cultural-political pot. &“To discover what really goes on inside the belly of the media beast, read this book.&” —Bill Maher &“In this overflowing treasure chest of ideas, politics and cultural critiques, Kraus proves that &“art is dangerous&” and sometimes necessarily so.&” —Publishers Weekly
By Mignon Fogarty. 2009
An updated edition of the classic tip-a-day grammar guide from New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Grammar…Girl podcast, Mignon Fogarty.One hundred million podcast downloads say it all: Mignon Fogarty's kicky, practical, and easy-to-remember advice about style and usage has won her fans around the globe. Her first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, hit the New York Times bestseller list, and her weekly grammar podcast has been hailed by USA Today as "authoritative but warm."Here in tip-a-day form, Grammar Girl offers 365 lessons on language that are sure to inspire. Chock-full of bite-sized writing tips, fun quizzes, and efficient memory tricks, The Grammar Daily gives you the tools you need to improve your grammar and become an even better communicator, one day at a time.This revised edition of the book, previously published as The Grammar Devotional, has been updated throughout with new lessons and revised content to reflect shifting concerns in style and usage since initial publication.
Afghan Refugees, Pakistani Media and the State: The Missing Peace (Routledge Research in Journalism)
By Ayesha Jehangir. 2024
Drawing on the frameworks of peace journalism, this book offers new insights into the Pakistani media coverage of Afghan refugees…and their forced repatriation from Pakistan. Based on a three-year-study, the author examines the political, social and economic forces that influence and govern the reporting practices of journalists covering the protracted refugee conflict between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Through a critical discourse analysis of the structures of journalistic iterability of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, the author distils four dominant and three emerging frames, and proposes a new teleological turn for peace journalism as deliberative practice, that is to say practice that by promoting transparency and accountability (recognition) and challenging dominant power-proposed narratives and perspectives (resistance) encourages public engagement and participation (cosmopolitan solidarity). The author also privileges an analytical approach that conceptualises the nexus between digital witnessing and peace journalism through the paradigm of cosmopolitanism. The author finds routinely accommodated media narratives of security that represent Afghan refugees as a ‘threat’, a ‘burden’ and the ‘other’ that, through reinforcement, have become an incontestable reality for the public in Pakistan. This book will appeal to those interested in studying and practicing journalism as a conscientious communicative practice that elicits the very public it seeks to inform.
By Damon Kiesow. 2024
Drawing on innovations in the business of journalism, this book offers a comprehensive guide to using the human-centred design methods…of product management to serve readers and bolster digital success in news organizations. An Introduction to News Product Management sets out how “product thinking” should be used in news organizations and practiced in accordance with journalistic ethics and customs. Beginning by looking at the history and theory behind the profession, this book builds a foundational understanding of what product management is and why news is a unique product. In the second unit, the author discusses how the human-centred design philosophy of product management aligns with the mission and ethics of journalism, and how that influences the view of audiences and frames strategies. The third unit of the book focuses on the daily use of product management in news organizations, providing students with a guide to its use in researching, prioritizing, and building sustainable projects that deliver news to readers and viewers. Written in an accessible style, this book features input from industry experts and draws on global examples to provide practical guidance. This is an ideal text for advanced undergraduates and graduates studying entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and digital media economics, as well as media professionals keen to learn more about product management and human-centred design methods.
By Amanda Howard, Dara Sampson. 2024
This book provides an accessible, research-informed text for social work educators, students, and practitioners interested in the use of story…to engender the connection of human experiences with ideas, theories, and skills. A broad lens is also taken to the ways in which fiction has been used as a teaching tool in other degrees, ranging from medicine to engineering to philosophy and economics. Although the research explored is social work specific, this text has applicability for any educator looking for creative methods to teach complex theories, skills, and concepts. Showing how fiction can be used in social work education, it explains why story matters to social work and how fiction can emulate these stories, as well as the capacity of fiction to evoke empathy. Ways in which educators can enlist fiction to create a ‘safe space’ for the exploration of complex emotional terrain are explored, as are the ways in which a community of practice can be created through fiction. Woven within the end of every chapter are some practice examples and author conversations which work to locate the research into a practice context. The text concludes with examples of how fiction has been effectively utilised by the authors, in order to provide a starting point for those interested in exploring this pedagogical approach further.
Dialogic Editing in Academic and Professional Writing: Engaging the Trace of the Other (Routledge Research in Writing Studies)
By Özüm Üçok-Sayrak, Janie Fritz, Kristen Majocha. 2024
This book brings attention to the communicative process of editing as a dialogic experience that is attentive to the voice…of the Other, and underlines an ethical turn for the editing process. The volume focuses on an essential, yet undertheorized, aspect of the communicative practice of editing by reading and receiving the voice of the Other and offering feedback towards assisting the text to find a voice without turning it to the voice of the editor. Utilizing the theoretical and philosophical frameworks of a diverse group of leading scholars and philosophers, contributors to this volume explore the editing process as connected to communication ethics that calls for a discernment of what matters. With its philosophical underpinnings, this book will especially be of interest to researchers and students in multiple disciplines in humanities and the social sciences including communication studies, dialogue studies, philosophy, literature, composition studies, education, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, religious studies, and political science.
This book explores a key aspect of journalism history from a sociological perspective: the rise of the periodical press. With…a focus not on the economic and technological causes of this revolution but on the social and political consequences, the book takes a global look at this key development in the British press.Taking as a point of departure the theory of E.S. Dallas, who defined the periodical as 'the great event in modern history', the book explores these premises and conclusions regarding authorship, publishing, and readership, considering the nineteenth century as a whole. After an introductory section discussing questions of theory and method, the analysis first offers an overview of the quantitative growth of the periodical market, whether measured in terms of publications, readership, or authorship, before turning to a more detailed consideration of its qualitative determinants and effects, again distinguishing the same three aspects.Offering new insight into this key turning point in journalism history, this book will be of interest to all students and scholars of journalism and journalism history, media history, media and communication studies, British history, and modern history.
By Vincent Kiernan. 2006
The popular notion of a lone scientist privately toiling long hours in a laboratory, striking upon a great discovery, and…announcing it to the world is a romanticized fiction. Vincent Kiernan's Embargoed Science reveals the true process behind science news: an elite few scholarly journals control press coverage through a mechanism known as an embargo. The journals distribute advance copies of their articles to hundreds and sometimes thousands of journalists around the world, on the condition that journalists agree not to report their stories until a common time, several days later. When the embargo lifts, airwaves and newspaper pages are flooded with stories based on the journal's latest issue. In addition to divulging the realities behind this collusive practice, Kiernan offers an unprecedented exploration of the embargo's impact on public and academic knowledge of science and medical issues. He surveys twenty five daily U.S. newspapers and relates his in-depth interviews with reporters to examine the inner workings of the embargo and how it structures our understanding of news about science. Kiernan ultimately argues that this system fosters "pack journalism" and creates an unhealthy shield against journalistic competition. The result is the uncritical reporting of science and medical news according to the dictates of a few key sources.
By Brian Carroll. 2023
In this fifth edition, Brian Carroll explores writing and editing for digital media with essential information about voice, style, media…formats, ideation, story planning, and storytelling. Carroll explains and demonstrates how to effectively write for digital spaces and combines hands-on, practical exercises with new material on podcasting, multi-modal storytelling, misinformation and disinformation, and writing specifically for social media. Each chapter features lessons and exercises through which students can build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communication provides opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. Broadened in scope, this new edition also speaks to writers, editors, public relations practitioners, social media managers, marketers, as well as to students aspiring to these roles. Updated with contemporary examples and new pedagogy throughout, this is the ideal handbook for students seeking careers in digital media, particularly in content development and digital storytelling. It is an essential text for students of media, communication, public relations, marketing, and journalism who are looking to develop their writing and editing skills for these ever-evolving fields and professions. This book also has an accompanying eResource that provides additional weekly activities, exercises, and assignments that give students more opportunity to put theory into practice.
By Daniel Reimold. 2013
Journalism of Ideas is a comprehensive field guide for brainstorming, discovering, reporting, digitizing, and pitching news, opinion, and feature stories…within journalism 2.0. With on-the-job advice from professional journalists, activities to sharpen your multimedia reporting skills, and dozens of story ideas ripe for adaptation, Dan Reimold helps you develop the journalistic know-how that will set you apart at your campus media outlet and beyond. The exercises, observations, anecdotes, and tips in this book cover every stage of the story planning and development process, including how news judgment, multimedia engagement, records and archival searches, and various observational techniques can take your reporting to the next level. Separate advice focuses on the storytelling methods involved in data journalism, photojournalism, crime reporting, investigative journalism, and commentary writing. In addition to these tricks of the trade, Journalism of Ideas features an extensive set of newsworthy, timely, and unorthodox story ideas to jumpstart your creativity. The conversation continues on the author’s blog, College Media Matters. Reimold also shows students how to successfully launch a career in journalism: the ins and outs of pitching stories, getting your work published, and navigating the post-graduation job search. Related sections of the book highlight the art of freelancing 2.0, starting an independent site, blogging, constructing quality online portfolios, securing internships, and building a social media following.
By Steve Hill, Paul Lashmar. 2014
"An essential guide for anyone hungry to learn how journalism should be practised today, and will be tomorrow. Hill and…Lashmar encapsulate the transformative impact technology is having on journalism, but anchor those changes in the basic principles of reporting." - Paul Lewis, The Guardian "As the news business transforms, Online Journalism is a fantastic new resource for both students and lecturers. Informative, straightforward and easily digested, it’s a one-stop shop for the skills, knowledge, principles and mindset required for journalistic success in the digital age." - Mary Braid, Kingston University Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!
By Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young. 2023
Reflect on your unique path through grief with this guided journal, featuring compassionate resources, short devotionals, and heartfelt essays from…the perspective of a woman who has walked her own journey of loss.After the sudden loss of her husband, Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young felt lost in her grief. With Breathing Through Grief, she provides a comforting, giftable resource for those who are processing their own loss, whether of a loved one, a season of life, or a dream. In addition to the twenty-five short devotionals that each focus on a different aspect of grief from Dorina's personal experience, the journal includes special resources such as breathing exercises, reflection questions, soul care tips, ample writing space, advice on how to talk to children about death, suggestions on how to approach triggers, and creative ways to honor a loved one&’s memory. If you or someone close to you is walking through loss, let the comforting words in Breathing Through Grief encourage you with the knowledge that you are not alone and bring you a semblance of peace as you continue forward on the road to healing.
By Tom Flynn, Nancy Reardon. 2014
From the Foreword by Bob Schieffer:"This is a real 'how to' book by two people who really know how. But…it is more than just a fine manual on broadcast journalism, journalists and non-journalists alike will find it good read, a treasure chest of anecdotes, stories and a tall tale or two from the most exciting profession of all—reporting the news." Reardon’s On Camera: How to Report, Anchor & Interview teaches you how to become professional and effective on camera. You’ll learn how to appear and feel at ease whether doing an interview, reporting in the field, reading from a prompter, or giving a video presentation. It’ll give you the nuts and bolts of how to do the job at the network level or as a backpack journalist, so you feel confident that when you’re standing in front of the camera you will know what you’re doing. Whether new to television or experienced in front of a camera, you will improve on your current skills through career-focused tips and tried-and-true principles—all oriented to skills development—in this book.
As the visual component of contemporary media has overtaken the verbal, visual reportage has established a unique and extremely significant…role in 21st-century culture. Julianne Newton has prepared this comprehensive analysis of the development of the role of visual reportage as a critical player in the evolution of our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world. The Burden of Visual Truth offers a first assessment of the role of visual journalism within the context of the complex, cross-disciplinary pool of literature and ideas required for synthesis. Newton approaches the subject matter from several perspectives, examining the theoretical and ideological bases for visual truth, particularly as conveyed by the news media, and applying relevant research on photojournalism and reality imagery to contemporary newspaper, broadcast, and internet professional practice. She extends visual communication theory by proposing an ecology of the visual for 21st century life and developing a typology of human visual behavior. Scholars in visual studies, media studies, journalism, nonverbal communication, cultural history, and psychology will find this analysis invaluable as a comprehensive base for studying reality imaging and human visual behavior. The volume also is appropriate for journalism and media studies coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With its conclusions about the future of visual reportage, The Burden of Visual Truth also will be compelling reading for journalism and mass communication professionals concerned with improving media credibility and maintaining a significant course for journalism in the 21st century. For all who seek to understand the role of visual media in the formation of their views of the world and of their own identities, this volume is a must-read.
By Tom Rosenstiel, Kelly McBride. 2014
Featuring a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners, this authoritative, practical…book examines the new pressures brought to bear on journalism by technology and changing audience habits. It offers a new framework for making critical moral choices, as well as case studies that reinforce the concepts and principles rising to prominence in 21st century communication. The book addresses the unique problems facing journalism today, including how we arrive at truth in an era of abundant and unverified information; the evolution of new business models and partnerships; the presence of journalists on independent social media platforms; the role of diversity; the meaning of stories; the value of images; and the role of community in the production of journalism.
Focused on the triangular relationship between rabbis, journalists and the public, this book analyses each group’s role in influencing the…agenda around religion in Israel. The book draws upon the author's original research, comprising an analysis of the coverage of religion on four Israeli news websites, a series of surveys of rabbis, journalists, and the public, as well as a large number of interviews conducted with a range of stakeholders: community rabbis, teacher rabbis, and religious court judges; reporters, editors, and spokespersons; and the Israeli Jewish public. Key questions include: What are rabbis’ philosophical views of the media? How does the media define news about Judaism? What aspect of news about religion and spirituality interest the public? How do spokespersons and rabbis influence the news agenda? How is the triangular relationship between rabbis, journalists and the public being altered by the digital age? Despite a lack of understanding about mass media behaviour among many rabbis, and, concurrently, a lack of knowledge about religion among many journalists, it is argued that there is shared interest between the two groups, both in support of mass-media values like the right to know and freedom of expression. It is further argued that the public's attitude to news about religion is significant in determining what journalists should publish. The book will be of interest to those studying mass communications, the media, Judaism and Israeli society, as well as researchers of media and religion.
Zwischen Information und Sensation: Zur Darstellung von Suizid und Suizidalität in deutschen Tageszeitungen
By Antonia Markiewitz. 2024
In diesem Buch befasst sich Antonia Markiewitz mit der Thematisierung von Suizid(alität) in den Medien, möglichen Einflüssen auf die journalistische…Ausgestaltung der Berichterstattung sowie mit der potenziellen Wirkung, die sie aus der Forschung zum Werther- und Papageno-Effekt ableitet. Dazu untersucht die Autorin, inwiefern die Darstellung von Suizid und Suizidalität in deutschen Tageszeitungen den Richtlinien zur verantwortungsvollen Suizidberichterstattung entspricht, die ihrerseits an der Maxime der Suizidprävention ausgerichtet sind. Aufbauend auf einer redaktionellen Intervention zur Verbesserung der Suizid(alitäts)darstellung mit anschließender Inhaltsanalyse der Beiträge, rückt sie auch die Rolle der Journalist*innen in den Fokus.
Discover an easy way to polish up your English with this guide to avoiding common mistakes people make when writing…and speaking.Good news—you’re definitely not the only person who struggles to keep “who” and “whom,” “affect” and “effect,” or “lay” and “lie” straight. Bad news: Frequent grammatical errors can affect (not effect) your success at work and in other areas of life.This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference is a program designed to help you identify and correct the most common errors in written and spoken English. After a short, simple review of some basic principles, When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People is organized by error type, such as Mangled Modifiers or Mixing up Words that Sound the Same. You choose how to work your way through, either sequentially or in the order most relevant to you. Each unit contains tests at the end to help you reinforce what you’ve learned. Best of all, the information is presented in a clear, lively, and conversational style—unlike your eighth-grade grammar textbook!
This book presents rigorous and criterial definitions of the major parts of speech - noun, verb, and adjective - that…account both for their syntactic behaviour and for their observed typological variation. Based on an examination of languages from five different groups - Salishan, Cora, Quechua, Totonac, and Hausa - this book argues that parts of speech must be defined by combining the criteria of syntactic markedness, which characterizes lexical classes in terms of unmarked syntactic roles, and semantic prototypicality, which delimits their prototypical meanings. Adjectives are shown to be the marked (and, hence, most variable) class because of their inherent non-iconicity at the semantics/syntax interface. The four-member typology of parts of speech systems (languages with three open classes, those that group adjectives with verbs, those that group adjectives with nouns, and those that conflate all three) current in the literature is easily generated by free recombination of these two criterial features. Closer examination of the data, however, casts doubt on the existence of one of the four possible language-types, the noun-adjective conflating inventory, which is accounted here for by replacing free recombination of semantic and syntactic features with an algorithm for the subdivision of the lexicon that gives primacy to semantics over syntax.