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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years

By Cokie Roberts

"Always positioned the listener first" has been NPR's mantra on account that its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its fortieth anniversary, NPR's programming draws over 27 million listeners a week. This fantastically designed quantity chronicles NPR's storied historical past, that includes dozens of behind-the-scenes images, essays and unique reporting via a who is who of NPR employees and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the main memorable programming during the many years. past an interesting and encouraging tribute to NPR's notable heritage, this publication is an intimate examine the scoop and tales that experience formed our international, from the folk who have been at the flooring and at the air. With contributions from Steve Inskeep, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, Melissa Block, P.J. O'Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, Paula Poundstone, and plenty of extra, this is often the correct e-book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.

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The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors

By Matthew Winkler, Jennifer Sondag

The final advisor to monetary reporting, from the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News

The Bloomberg method: A advisor for newshounds and Editors is the final word guide for enterprise and fiscal reporting. A compilation of greater than twenty years worthy of knowledge and adventure from one of many world's greatest information organisations, the booklet includes the data and information newshounds, editors, and scholars must be first, quickest, and real. Bloomberg information Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler publications readers during the complete reporting procedure, touching on top practices and caution opposed to universal mistakes.

More than ever ahead of, exact reporting is important, as expanding numbers of individuals and associations are laid low with what occurs on Wall road, and data can circulate international markets. The Bloomberg manner: A consultant for journalists and Editors info either the instruction and creation features that produce nice information, and gives an inside of examine the equipment utilized by an elite monetary reporting establishment. The e-book is going way past "Journalism one hundred and one" to supply information particular to enterprise and monetary reporting, empowering journalists and editors to increase their very own equipment in the guidance of stable, moral reporting. subject matters include:

  • Style, voice, jargon, and why solid writing matters
  • Stocks, bonds, currencies, and masking markets
  • Debt, gains, M&A, and reporting on companies
  • Government financing, opinion polls, and following the money

The publication additionally offers counsel on taking an concept from pitch to ebook, and contains huge info on public accountability, libel, transparency, and different moral concerns. among the 24-hour information cycle and the present economic system, monetary journalists have to holiday information thoroughly and informatively. The 13th version of The Bloomberg method: A consultant for newshounds and Editors is the definitive advisor to reporting and modifying the tale of cash and finance.

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What Every Person Should Know About War

By Chris Hedges

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and writer Chris Hedges bargains a severe -- and engaging -- lesson within the harmful realities of our age: a stark examine the consequences of battle on opponents. completely missing in rhetoric or dogma, this guide is predicated in its place on naked truth, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer structure. Hedges permits U.S. army documentation of the brutalizing actual and mental outcomes of wrestle to talk for itself.

Hedges poses dozens of questions that younger squaddies may well ask approximately wrestle, after which solutions them by means of quoting from scientific and mental reviews.
• What are my probabilities of being wounded or killed if we visit conflict?
• What does it suppose wish to get shot?
• What do artillery shells do to you?
• what's the so much painful option to get wounded?
• Will I be afraid?
• What may ensue to me in a nuclear assault?
• What does it believe prefer to kill an individual?
• am i able to face up to torture?
• What are the long term outcomes of wrestle pressure?
• what is going to occur to my physique after I die?

This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we topic our defense force stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of conflict and the concealment of its barbarity.

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Thief-Taker Hangings: How Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard Captivated London and Created the Celebrity Criminal

By Aaron Skirboll

After the fantastic Revolution, a now not so wonderful age of lawlessness came about England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes governed the land. Execution via striking usually punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring tales of fearless criminals proliferated, giving delivery to a brand new medium: the newspaper. In 1724, housebreaker Jack Sheppard—a “pocket Hercules,” his small body choked with muscle—finally met the hangman. road singers sang ballads concerning the Cockney burglar simply because no felony may possibly carry him. every one extra extraordinary than the final, his ultimate jailbreak took him via six successive locked rooms, and then he shimmied down blankets from the felony roof to the road less than. prior to Sheppard swung, he gave an account of his lifestyles to a author within the crowd. Daniel Defoe stood within the shadow of the day’s literati—Swift, Pope, Gay—and had performed tough time himself for sedition and financial ruin. He observed how criminal corrupted the terrible. They got here out thieves, yet he got here out a journalist. Six months later, the writer of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders coated one other dying on the placing tree. Jonathan Wild regarded each piece the brute—body lined in scars from dagger, sword, and gun, bald head patched with silver plates from a fractured skull—and he had all yet invented the double-cross. He cultivated younger thieves, profited from their paintings, then grew to become them in for his reward—and their execution. yet one guy refused to play his online game. Sheppard didn’t take orders from this self-proclaimed “thief-taker general,” nor could he hawk his loot via Wild’s fences. The two-faced bounty hunter took it in my opinion and helped convey the younger burglar’s existence to an finish. but if Wild’s charade got here to mild, he fast turned the main despised guy within the land. whilst he used to be hanged for his personal crimes, the mob wasn’t rooting for Wild because it had for Sheppard. in its place, they hurled stones, rotten foodstuff, or even useless animals at him. Defoe once more acquired the inside track, and tabloid journalism as we all know it had began.

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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Ian Hargreaves

Journalism entered the twenty-first century stuck in a paradox. the realm had extra journalism, throughout a much wider diversity of media, than at any time because the beginning of the western loose press within the eighteenth century. Western newshounds had discovered themselves less than a cloud of suspicion: from politicians, philosophers, most of the people, anti-globalization radicals, spiritual teams, or even from fellow reporters. Critics argued that the scoop had misplaced its ethical bearings, targeting excessive funding returns instead of reporting and studying the political, financial, and social problems with the day.

In the hot version of this thought-provoking and provocative Very brief Introduction, Ian Hargreaves examines the area of up to date journalism. He considers how expertise has impacted the way in which significant foreign occasions are suggested, examines the advance of on-line leisure journalism, and chronicles the effect of the foreign monetary difficulty at the undefined. via taking a look not just at what journalism has been long ago, but additionally what it truly is changing into within the electronic age, significant concerns concerning reportage, struggle, big name tradition, privateness, and expertise all over the world are heavily examined.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press comprises thousands of titles in nearly each topic sector. those pocket-sized books are the appropriate solution to get forward in a brand new topic fast. Our professional authors mix proof, research, standpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and demanding issues hugely readable.

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

By Glenn Greenwald

By Glenn Greenwald, megastar of Citizenfour, the Academy Award-winning documentary on Edward Snowden

In may perhaps 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to satisfy an nameless resource who claimed to have spectacular proof of pervasive govt spying and insisted on speaking purely via seriously encrypted channels. That resource grew to become out to be the twenty-nine-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations concerning the agency's common, systemic overreach proved to be essentially the most explosive and consequential information in contemporary background, triggering a fierce debate over nationwide protection and data privacy.
Now Greenwald matches the whole lot jointly, recounting his high-intensity eleven-day journey to Hong Kong, interpreting the wider implications of the surveillance exact in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing clean info at the NSA's unheard of abuse of energy with records from the Snowden archive. Fearless and incisive, No position to Hide has already sparked outrage around the world and been hailed via voices around the political spectrum as an important contribution to our figuring out of the U.S. surveillance state.

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Beyond News: The Future of Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books)

By Mitchell Stephens

For a century and a part, reporters made a superb company out of marketing the newest information or promoting advertisements subsequent to that information. Now that information pours out of the net and our cellular devices―fast, ample, and usually free―that period is finishing. our greatest newshounds, Mitchell Stephens argues, as a substitute needs to provide unique, difficult perspectives―not simply a little extra thorough debts of extensively stated occasions. His ebook proposes a brand new normal: "wisdom journalism," an amalgam of the extra rarified kinds of reporting―exclusive, enterprising, investigative―and knowledgeable, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on present events.

This e-book positive aspects an unique, occasionally serious exam of latest journalism, either on- and offline, and it unearths idea for a extra formidable and powerful figuring out of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, in addition to in a variety of exceptional twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin's eighteenth-century writings. such a lot makes an attempt to house journalism's present trouble emphasize expertise. Stephens emphasizes mindsets and the necessity to reconsider what journalism has been and can become.

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Mass Media in a Changing World

By George Rodman

Mass Media in a altering World introduces scholars to the realm of media via a different constitution that makes the fabric simply intelligible and significant to their lives. every one bankruptcy is split into three-part narrative sections: heritage, undefined, and controversy. Mass Media in a altering global is the tale of the place the media got here from, why they do what they do, and why these activities reason controversies. the recent fourth variation good points assurance of recent media and the importance of cellular media in mass verbal exchange together with new sections at the convergence of economics of the web and cellular industries and the historical past of cellular media.

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The Harvest Gypsies

Selected by way of NYU as one of many century's top books of yankee journalism

Gathered during this quantity are seven long-form articles that John Steinbeck wrote in 1936 in regards to the plight of migrant farmworkers throughout the dirt Bowl, followed via images by means of Dorothea Lange and others. Steinbeck toured the squatters' camps and Hoovervilles of California, developing unforgettable pix of as soon as robust, self sustaining farmers diminished to distress. The inquisitiveness and outrage of an investigative reporter mixed with the expressive powers of a novelist in his best fueled The Harvest Gypsies, which in flip provided the real and emotional roots for The Grapes of Wrath and has lengthy been hailed as an American vintage in its personal right.

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No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine High School

By Brooks Brown

Now with a brand new Afterword on what has occurred because the publication was once first published

On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, seniors at Columbine highschool in Littleton, Colorado, walked into their institution and shot to loss of life twelve scholars and one instructor, and wounded many others. It was once the worst unmarried act of homicide at a college in U.S. history.

Few humans knew Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris greater than Brooks Brown. Brown and Klebold have been most sensible pals in grade institution, and years later, at Columbine, Brown used to be aware of a few of Harris and Klebold's darkest fantasies and such a lot troubling revelations After the shootings, Brown was once even accused via the police of getting been in at the massacre—simply simply because he have been pals with the killers.

Now, for the 1st time, Brown, with journalist Rob Merritt, will get to inform his complete model of the tale. He describes the indicators that have been neglected or missed, and the facts that used to be saved hidden from the general public after the murders. he is taking on those that say that rock tune or games triggered Klebold and Harris to kill their classmates and explores what it will probably were that driven those younger males, from supposedly good households, to harbor such violent and apocalyptic dreams.

surprising in addition to inspirational and insightful, No effortless Answers is an actual serious warning call for all of the psychologists, professionals, mom and dad, and legislations enforcement team of workers who've tried to appreciate the murders at Columbine highschool. because the identify indicates, the booklet bargains no effortless solutions, yet as an alternative offers the unvarnished proof approximately transforming into up as an alienated youngster in the USA today.

This version incorporates a new afterword that describes what the 2 authors have skilled and discovered approximately Columbine because the e-book of the publication.

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