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By The New York Times. 2021
From the longest-running, most influential book review in America, here is its best, funniest, strangest, and most memorable coverage over…the past 125 years. Since its first issue on October 10, 1896, The New York Times Book Review has brought the world of ideas to the reading public. It is the publication where authors have been made, and where readers first encountered the classics that have enriched their lives. Now the editors have curated the Book Review &’s dynamic 125-year history, which is essentially the story of modern American letters. Brimming with remarkable reportage, this book collects interesting reviews, never-before-heard anecdotes about famous writers, and spicy letter exchanges. Here are the first takes on novels we now consider masterpieces, including a long-forgotten pan of Anne of Green Gables and a rave of Mrs. Dalloway , along with reviews and essays by Langston Hughes, Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, Nora Ephron, and more. Listeners will discover how literary tastes have shifted through the years—and how the Book Review &’s coverage has shaped so much of what we read today
By Lindsey Hilsum. 2018
Random House presents the audiobook edition of In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, written and read by…Lindsey Hilsum. ** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ** 'It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis , pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin, 2001 Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. With fierce compassion and honesty, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, fractured by conflict and genocide, going in further and staying longer than anyone else. In Sri Lanka in 2001, Marie was hit by a grenade and lost the sight in her left eye - resulting in her trademark eye patch - and in 2012 she was killed in Syria. Like her hero, the legendary reporter Martha Gellhorn, she sought to bear witness to the horrifying truths of war, to write 'the first draft of history' and crucially to shine a light on the suffering of ordinary people. Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, this is the story of the most daring war reporter of her age. Drawing on unpublished diaries and notebooks, and interviews with Marie's friends, family and colleagues, In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age, and the life of a woman who defied convention
By Seong Jae Min. 2022
News organizations have always sought to deliver information faster and to larger audiences. But when clicks drive journalism, the result…is often simplistic, sensational, and error-ridden reporting. In this book, Seong Jae Min argues in favor of "slow journalism," a growing movement that aims to produce more considered, deliberate reporting that better serves the interests of democracy.Min explores the role of technology in journalism from the printing press to artificial intelligence, documenting the hype and hope associated with each new breakthrough as well as the sometimes disappointing—and even damaging—unintended consequences. His analysis cuts through the discussion of clickbait headlines and social-media clout chasing to identify technological bells and whistles as the core problem with journalism today. At its heart, Min maintains, traditional shoe-leather reporting—knocking on doors, talking to people, careful observation and analysis—is still the best way for journalism to serve its civic purpose. Thoughtful and engaging, Rethinking the New Technology of Journalism is a compelling call for news gathering to return to its roots. Reporters, those studying and teaching journalism, and avid consumers of the media will be interested in this book.
By Jane Gilmore. 2019
On average, at least one woman is murdered by a current or former partner every week in Australia. Far too…many Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence. Only rarely do these women capture the attention of the media and the public. What can we do to stem the tide of violence and tragedy? Finally, we are starting to talk about this epidemic of gendered violence, but too often we are doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by rapid churn and the 24 hour news cycle journalists and editors often don't have the time or resources bring new ways of thinking into their newsrooms. Fixed It demonstrates the myths that we’re unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told – and the stories we tell ourselves – about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.
By Warren Hinckle. 2018
Selected works by the muckraking journalist on subjects like San Francisco politics, the murder of Harvey Milk, and the Jonestown…tragedy.From his galvanizing exposés in Ramparts magazine to his hand in inventing gonzo, Warren Hinckle upended twentieth-century investigative reporting and gave it new provocation and zest. In the first career-spanning collection of writings by this key figure of American journalism, Ransoming Pagan Babies contains an astonishing thematic sweep: Joseph Mitchell–esque portraits of old San Francisco and its characters; insightful reporting on conflicts in Selma, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam; forays into local politics; and piercing depictions of a Bay Area riven by inequality and assassination. Reading Hinckle drops the reader into the heart of history—and, just as importantly, it’s fun. Hinckle wrote about his subjects with bluster, tenacity, heart, and a desire for adventure and justice. This book is the first to capture his swashbuckling energy and expansive talent in a single volume.“A much-needed, welcome gathering of work by the radical journalist and crusading author. . . . A pleasure for anyone who values lively prose.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
By Lily Kahn. 2011
Specially written by an experienced teacher, Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written…today. Colloquial Yiddish provides the first widely available, easily accessible, comprehensive Yiddish course designed primarily for the twenty-first-century international English-speaking independent learner and suitable for use in Yiddish classes worldwide. Each unit presents numerous grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary summaries throughout. Key features include: graded development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills realistic and entertaining dialogues jargon-free and clearly structured grammatical explanations a range of dynamic and appropriate supporting exercises supplementary texts presenting many of the most significant and relevant aspects of Yiddish culture. By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Yiddish in a broad range of situations. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-58019-9 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs: 978-0-415-58020-5 eBook: 978-0-203-85120-3 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) MP3s: 978-0-415-58021-2 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) Pack: 978-0-415-58022-9 (paperback and CDs)
By Daniel Brown. 2021
Daniel Brown’s Subjects in Poetry is the first book to examine the broad and imposing topic of poetic subject matter,…probing both what poems are about and how that influences the way they're made. It comprises one poet’s attempt to plumb the nature of his art, to ask how the selection of material remains a crucial yet unexplored area of poetic craft, and to suggest the vast range of possible subjects for poems.The book begins by venturing a novel definition of “subject,” derived from Robert Frost’s dictum that poetry constitutes an “art of having something to say.” Brown posits that a poem can say something by expressing, evoking, or addressing. He considers each of these ways-of-saying in turn, first defining it and then looking at poems in which it predominates. Brown next makes a wide-ranging case for the value of subjects to poems, poets, and the art of poetry, especially at a time when many poems appear subjectless. He concludes the book with practical guidance on finding subjects, improving them, and realizing their potential.Replete with thoughtful readings of poems both classic and contemporary, Subjects in Poetry should appeal to poets across all levels and readers interested in understanding the art and practice of poetry.
By Esther Paniagua. 2021
Es cuestión de tiempo que la red caiga. ¿Estamos preparados? Error 404 no es una distopía. Es un impactante ensayo…que trata de anticiparse a ella antes de que sea demasiado tarde. Es cuestión de tiempo que la red caiga. Internet se vendrá abajo y viviremos oleadas de pánico. ¿Suena apocalíptico? No lo es. En Error 404, Esther Paniagua aborda las múltiples formas en las que internet se está cayendo y cómo podría producirse un gran apagón de la red de redes; el caos que ello podría desatar y lo dependientes que somos de ella. Desvela quiénes son los guardianes de internet y nos abre la puerta al lado más oscuro del ciberespacio para hablar de crimen y adicción; de quién convirtió el beicon con huevos en el desayuno estadounidense por excelencia y qué tiene eso que ver con la manipulación; de desinformación, polarización y odio incendiario online; de cómo se ha automatizado la discriminación así como de censura y represión. En definitiva, nos muestra el funcionamiento oculto de una tiranía digital que George Orwell o Aldous Huxley tan siquiera imaginaron. ¿Cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí? ¿Qué se oculta en las tinieblas de internet?¿Hay esperanza de un nuevo amanecer? ¿Seremos capaces de cambiar el rumbo? Error 404 no es una distopía. Es un impactante ensayo que trata de anticiparse a ella antes de que sea demasiado tarde. Estas páginas analizan los temas de ahora, tan urgentes como cruciales, con una perspectiva crítica y propositiva, pues, tal y como defiende su autora, a pesar de todo aún hay motivos para la esperanza. Reseñas:«Una llamada urgente y necesaria a reimaginar y rediseñar radicalmente internet por el bien global.»María Sefidari, presidenta de Fundación Wikimedia. «Un diagnóstico clarificador, preciso y sintético del presente como herramienta para crear el futuro. Se lee como una novela.»Mario Tascón, socio director de Prodigioso Volcán. «Un terrorífico relato sobre el fin del mundo, tan preciso y bien documentado que ya nunca volverás a ver internet del mismo modo.»Toni García, periodista. «Cuando juntas mentes brillantes suceden cosas brillantes. Pero cuando conectas a Esther Paniagua con las personas que más han cambiado nuestras vidas y el mundo… eclosiona este libro de lectura obligatoria para los que nos proponemos seguirlo cambiando.»Andreu Vèa, el biógrafo de internet.
By Lee Bennett Hopkins. 2018
Selected by noted anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins, this collection of all-new poems is written from the points of view of…personality-filled punctuation marks, and is a memorable introduction to grammar for kids (adults, too!)In this land of punctuation, the exclamation mark is a superhero who tells a story chock-full of bops and bams, the comma lets you pause to enjoy the weather, and the period is where you must come to a full stop--or else the Grammar Police will get you. With humor and imagination, A Bunch of Punctuation makes it easy to remember the jobs of the various punctuation marks. Award-winning poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins has compiled a unique collection of poems featuring brand-new works by well-known poets, accompanied by inventive artwork by illustrator Serge Bloch.
By Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey. 2021
The perfect book for all student journalists, this young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestselling She Said by Pulitzer…Prize winning reporters' Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey will inspire a new generation of young journalists. Soon to be a major motion picture!Do you want to know how to bring secrets to light?How journalists can hold the powerful to account?And how to write stories that can make a difference?In Chasing the Truth, award-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey share their thoughts from their early days writing their first stories to their time as award-winning investigative journalists, offering tips and advice along the way. Adapted from their New York Times bestselling book She Said, Chasing the Truth not only tells the story of the culture-shifting Harvey Weinstein investigation, but it also shares their best reporting practices with readers. This is the perfect book for aspiring journalists or anyone devoted to uncovering the truth. Praise for the New York Times bestseller She Said: &“Exhilarating…Kantor and Twohey have crafted their news dispatches into a seamless and suspenseful account of their reportorial journey.&”— Susan Faludi, The New York Times &“An instant classic of investigative journalism...&‘All the President&’s Men&’ for the Me Too era.&”— Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post &“A vibrant, cinematic read.&”—Jill Filipovic, CNN &“Deeply suspenseful.&”—Annalisa Quinn, NPR
By Barbie Zelizer, Pablo J. Boczkowski, C. W. Anderson. 2021
Drawing on the collaborative expertise of three senior scholars, The Journalism Manifesto makes a powerful case for why journalism has become outdated…and why it is in need of a long-overdue transformation. Focusing on the relevance of elites, norms and audiences, Zelizer, Boczkowski and Anderson reveal how these previously integral components of journalism have become outdated: Elites, the sources from which journalists draw much of their information and around whom they orient their coverage, have become dysfunctional; The relevance of norms, the cues by which journalists do newswork, has eroded so fundamentally that journalists are repeatedly entrenching themselves as negligible and out of sync; and because audiences have shattered beyond recognition, the correspondence between what journalists think of as news and what audiences care about can no longer be assumed. This authoritative manifesto argues that journalism has become decoupled from the dynamics of everyday life in contemporary society and outlines pathways for fixing this essential institution of democracy. It is a must-read for students, scholars and activists in the fields of journalism, media, policy, and political communication.
By Maureen Daly Goggin, Richard H. Bullock. 2019
The best-selling, most flexible rhetoric―now with advice for reading and writing across disciplines <P><P> The Norton Field Guide lets you…teach the way you want to teach. Short chapters with just enough detail can be assigned in any order. Color-coded links send students to more detail if they need it. Menus, directories, and a glossary/index all make the book easy to navigate. This flexibility makes it work for first-year writing, stretch, ALP, co-req, dual-enrollment, and integrated reading-writing courses.
By Martha Nichols. 2022
A first-of-its-kind guide for new media times, this book provides practical, step-by-step instructions for writing first-person features, essays, and…digital content. Combining journalism techniques with self-exploration and personal storytelling, First-Person Journalism is designed to help writers to develop their personal voice and establish a narrative stance. The book introduces nine elements of first-person journalism—passion, self-reporting, stance, observation, attribution, counterpoints, time travel, the mix, and impact. Two introductory chapters define first-person journalism and its value in building trust with a public now skeptical of traditional news media. The nine practice chapters that follow each focus on one first-person element, presenting a sequence of "voice lessons" with a culminating writing assignment, such as a personal trend story or an open letter. Examples are drawn from diverse nonfiction writers and journalists, including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Joan Didion, Helen Garner, Alex Tizon, and James Baldwin. Together, the book provides a fresh look at the craft of nonfiction, offering much-needed advice on writing with style, authority, and a unique point of view. Written with a knowledge of the rapidly changing digital media environment, First-Person Journalism is a key text for journalism and media students interested in personal nonfiction, as well as for early-career nonfiction writers looking to develop this narrative form.
By Albert Camus. 1958
Un volumen con todos los artículos de Albert Camus dedicados a su Argelia natal Publicado en 1958, en plena guerra…de Argelia, Crónicas argelinas reúne los artículos que Albert Camus dedicó a su tierra natal a partir de 1939, cuando trabajaba como reportero en el periódico Alger-Républicain, y más tarde como miembro de la prensa parisina. Con su habitual lucidez, el autor aborda asuntos concretos como la penuria de la región de Cabilia, el malestar político de los años cuarenta, el desgarramiento de la identidad nacional o la necesidad de una tregua civil. Pero también ofrece agudas críticas de las inequidades históricas del colonialismo y reflexiones sobre una posible concordia que conservan toda su vigencia.
By Valerie Belair-Gagnon. 2015
Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to…its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that the emergence of social media at the BBC and the need to manage this kind of material led to a new media logic in which tech-savvy journalists take on a new centrality in the newsroom. In this changed context, the politico-economic and socio-cultural logic have led to a more connected newsroom involving this new breed of journalists and BBC audience. This examination of news production events shows that in the midst of transformations in journalistic practices and norms, including newsgathering, sourcing, distribution and impartiality, the BBC has reasserted its authority as a public broadcaster. Click here for a short video about the book.
By Sharon Wheeler. 2009
Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature…writer. Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the different types of material that come under the term 'feature' including human interest pieces, restaurant reviews and advice columns. With relevant case studies as well as interviews with practitioners, Feature Writing for Journalists is exactly what you need to understand and create exciting and informative features.
By Margaret Deuchar. 1984
This first linguistic study of British Sign Language is written for students of linguistics, for deaf and hearing sign language…researchers, for teachers and social workers for the deaf. The author cross-refers to American Sign Language, which has usually been more extensively studied by linguists, and compares the two languages.
By Clive Upton, David Parry, J. Da. Widdowson. 1994
By Kjetil Ra Hauge, Yovka Tisheva. 2006
Colloquial Bulgarian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course…to Bulgarian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Bulgarian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Bulgarian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Bulgaria An overview of the sounds and alphabet of Bulgarian Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Bulgarian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Bulgarian. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
By Bill Reader. 2015
As long as there has been news media, there has been audience feedback. This book provides the first definitive history…of the evolution of audience feedback, from the early newsbooks of the 16th century to the rough-and-tumble online forums of the modern age. In addition to tracing the historical development of audience feedback, the book considers how news media has changed its approach to accommodating audience participation, and explores how audience feedback can serve the needs of both individuals and collectives in democratic society. Reader writes from a position of authority, having worked as a "letters to the editor" editor and has written numerous research articles and professional essays on the topic over the past 15 years.