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Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers

By Hsiao-Hung Pai

"This is investigative journalism at its most sensible. Fearless, rigorous, and compassionate, Invisible is a surprising exposé of Britain's shadow global of intercourse slaves."—James Brabazon, writer of My pal the Mercenary

"Pai has performed it back; she went undercover, smelled the breath of violence and videotaped the underworld of pimps and madams. . . . Hsiao-Hung deflates the parable of intercourse paintings as a unfastened selection for migrant women."—Lydia Cacho, writer of Slavery Inc.

Ming and Beata proportion neither a similar language nor cultural heritage, but their tales are remarkably comparable. either are unmarried moms of their thirties and either got here to Britain looking for a brand new lifestyles: Ming from China and Beata from Poland. Neither imagined that their trip might result in a British brothel.

In this chilling exposé, investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai works undercover as a housekeeper in a brothel and unveils the bad fact of the British intercourse exchange. employees are trapped and controlled—the loss of freedom this invisible strait of society suffers is either surprising and scandalous and at odds with the belief of a latest Britain within the twenty-first century.

A feature-length documentary according to Invisible and directed through Nick Broomfield was once first screened within the uk on Channel four in September 2013.

Hsiao-Hung Pai is an acclaimed journalist whose record at the Morecambe Bay tragedy for the Guardian used to be made into the movie Ghosts. Her ebook on undocumented chinese language immigrants in Britain, Chinese Whispers, used to be shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize.

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Only Love Can Break Your Heart

By David Samuels

In Only Love Can holiday Your Heart, David Samuels writes with a reportorial acumen and stylistic aptitude that keep in mind the pioneering New Journalism of homosexual Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Joan Didion. Combining dependent, nuanced own essays with far-out reporting—on the lives of radicals within the Pacific Northwest, anti-abortion zealots, demolition specialists, suburban hip-hop stars, and more—Samuels exhibits us an American panorama whose unsettling mixture of profound dislocations and blue-sky optimism is either immediately recognizable and thrillingly new.

These essays reveal his strange sensitivity to either the tragic and comedian dissonances that bubble up from the space among the yank promise of never-ending nirvana and the lives of salesman, dreamers, getting older baseball legends, crackpots, atomic try out web site staff, and puppy tune bettors who fight to stay out their goals at some point at a time.

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The Gutenberg Galaxy

By Marshall McLuhan

The Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to reputation as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its preliminary ebook, this landmark textual content is extra major than ever earlier than.

Readers might be surprised by way of McLuhan’s prescience, unrivaled by way of somebody due to the fact, predicting as he did the dramatic technological concepts that experience essentially replaced how we converse. The Gutenberg Galaxy foresaw the networked, compressed ‘global village’ that may emerge within the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries — regardless of having been written while black-and-white tv was once ubiquitous.

This new version of The Gutenberg Galaxy celebrates either the centennial of McLuhan’s delivery and the fifty-year anniversary of the book’s book. a brand new inside layout updates The Gutenberg Galaxy for twenty-first-century readers, whereas honouring the cutting edge, avant-garde spirit of the unique. This variation additionally comprises new introductory essays that light up McLuhan’s lasting influence on a number of scholarly fields and pop culture.

A must-read when you inhabit today’s international village, The Gutenberg Galaxy is an imperative street map for our evolving conversation landscape.

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Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

By Bill Kovach

Amid the hand-wringing over the loss of life of "true journalism" within the web Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran reporters and media critics invoice Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a practical advisor to navigating the twenty-first century media terrain. certain, outdated professionals are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of data has replaced. yet looking the reality is still the aim of journalism. How can we determine what's trustworthy? Blur presents a street map, or extra in particular, finds the craft that has been utilized in newsrooms via some of the best reporters for buying on the fact. In an age while the road among citizen and journalist is turning into more and more uncertain, Blur is a vital advisor should you need to know what is true.

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Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Papers, Volume 3)

By Hunter S. Thompson

First released in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is again in print -- through well known call for! during this 3rd and so much notable quantity of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson remembers excessive and hideous moments in his thirty years within the Passing Lane -- and nobody is secure from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.

With Thompson's trademark perception and fervour concerning the nation of yank politics and tradition, Songs of the Doomed charts the lengthy, unusual journey from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable type. Spanning 4 many years -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is on the best of his shape whereas fleeing ny for Puerto Rico, driving with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and at last, detailing his notorious way of life bust, trial records, and Fourth modification conflict with the legislations. those stories -- frequently sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are just the top of what Jack Nicholson referred to as "the so much baffling human iceberg of our time."

Songs of the Doomed is classic Thompson -- a super, brazen, bawdy compilation of the best sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the previous thirty years.

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From Publishers Weekly
This 3rd installment of the Gonzo Papers is a chronologically prepared number of tales, letters, journals and reporting, permitting readers to determine how Thompson's model of "new journalism" has developed through the years. (Nov.)

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Washington submit publication international Songs of the Doomed permits us to trace Thompson's evolution as a author, and for this reason the evolution of the shape he performed any such significant position in creating.

Tom Wolfe There are just adjectives writers care approximately anymore..."brilliant" and "outrageous"...and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on either one of them.

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Mediactive

By Dan Gillmor

We are in an age of data overload, and an excessive amount of of what we watch, listen and skim is wrong, deceitful or maybe harmful. but you and that i can take regulate and make media serve us -- we all -- by way of being lively shoppers and members. this is how. With a Foreword via Clay Shirky.

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Time Asia (16 May 2016)

Evaluation: TIME’s signature voice and depended on content material have made it essentially the most famous information manufacturers on the earth. providing an extraordinary convergence of incisive reporting, vigorous writing and world-renowned images, TIME has been credited with bringing journalism at its most sensible into the material of our lifestyles. each factor of TIME gives you a deeper knowing of the area we are living in.

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

By Lawrence Weschler

Pronged ants, horned people, a panorama carved on a fruit pit--some of the monitors in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic expertise are hoaxes. yet which of them? As he courses readers via an highbrow corridor of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cupboards" that have been the 1st museums and compels readers to check the resourceful origins of either artwork and technology. Illustrations.

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All the President's Men

By Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein

With a brand new creation by means of the authors for the 40th anniversary of its e-book, the main devastating political detective tale of the century, Washington Post journalists, whose great, Pulitzer Prize-winning research smashed the Watergate scandal extensive open, inform the behind-the-scenes drama how it relatively happened.

The so much devastating political detective tale of the century: the interior account of the 2 Washington publish journalists who broke the Watergate scandal, now with a fortieth anniversary Afterword at the legacies of Watergate and Richard Nixon.

This is the publication that modified the United States. released simply months sooner than President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men published the complete scope of the scandal and brought for the 1st time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” starting with the tale of an easy housebreaking at Democratic headquarters after which carrying on with via headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward bring a riveting firsthand account in their reporting. Their explosive stories gained a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and feature considering that encouraged generations of newshounds.

All the President’s Men is a riveting detective tale, shooting the exhilarating rush of the largest presidential scandal in US historical past because it opened up in genuine time. it's, as Time journal wrote of their All-Time a hundred most sensible Nonfiction Books record, “the paintings that introduced down a presidency...perhaps the main influential piece of journalism in history.”

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The Associated Press Stylebook

More humans write for the linked Press than for any newspaper on the earth, and writers have received extra copies of The AP Stylebook than of the other journalism reference. With this crucial advisor in hand, any author can learn how to converse with the readability and professionalism for which the linked Press is legendary. totally revised and up to date, this variation comprises over 5,000 A to Z entries--including greater than 50 new ones--laying out the AP's principles on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and observe and numeral utilization. complete and straightforward to take advantage of, The AP Stylebook presents the proof and references essential to write effectively concerning the international at the present time: right names of nations and corporations, net language and seek concepts, language to prevent, universal emblems, and the original instructions for company and activities reporting. the last word on media legislation, The AP Stylebook additionally contains a useful part devoted to an important suggestion on how writers can protect opposed to libel and copyright infringement. The veritable "journalist's bible," this can be the only reference that operating writers can't have enough money to be without.With greater than 50 new entries plus updates of greater than a hundred others, The AP Stylebook comprises such gains as:An A to Z directory of publications to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals, and utilization* net directions* activities instructions and magnificence* company guidance and magnificence* A consultant to punctuation* preferrred courtroom judgements concerning libel legislation* precis of First modification ideas* the suitable of privateness* Copyright guidance* Proofreaders' marks

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