By Theo Padnos
The impressive tale of the way a Westerner ventured into the guts of radical Islam within the Yemen.
Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages by Mindy McAdams
By Mindy McAdams
This booklet will help reporters and Flash builders who're operating jointly to convey video, audio, nonetheless pictures, and lively pictures jointly into one entire Web-based package deal. This publication isn't just one other Flash booklet since it specializes in the necessity of newshounds to inform a correct tale and supply exact pics. This publication will illustrate the best way to animate pictures comparable to maps, illustrations, and diagrams utilizing Flash. it is going to exhibit reporters the best way to combine top quality photographs and audio interviews right into a whole information package deal for the net. every one lesson within the ebook is through a studying precis in order that reporters can assessment the abilities they've got bought alongside the way in which. moreover, the book's six case experiences will enable readers to check the features of stories applications created with Flash by means of newshounds and internet builders on the Washington put up, MSNBC.com, and Canadian and eu information firms. * excellent for photojournalists who are looking to create or produce on-line slide exhibits with audio. * an inventory of keyboard shortcuts for Flash may be integrated as an appendix. * classes, now not reference. This available method for studying Flash MX 2004 illustrates its thoughts with concrete examples that make feel. * complete colour!
Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
By Rheta Grimsley Johnson
For over a decade, syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson has been spending a number of months a yr in Southwest Louisiana, deep within the middle of Cajun nation. not like many different writers who've parachuted into the swampy paradise for a couple of days or perhaps weeks, Rheta fell in love with where, received a moment domestic and set in planting doomed azaleas and deep roots. She has came upon an collection of gorgeous humans in a homely little city referred to as Henderson, correct at the fringe of the Atchafalaya Swamp. negative Man's Provence is either own odyssey and stable reporting, travelogue and memoir, humorous and frank, because the writer stocks what retains her coming domestic to French Louisiana.
Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media by David Edwards, David Cromwell
By David Edwards, David Cromwell
"Guardians of strength should be required studying in each media university. it's the most vital publication approximately journalism i will be able to remember." John Pilger
"Regular severe research of the media, filling an important gaps and correcting the distortions of ideological prisms, hasn't ever been extra very important. Media Lens has played a tremendous public provider through accomplishing this job with power, perception, and care." Noam Chomsky
"Media Lens is doing a superb task of urgent the mainstream media to a minimum of keep on with their very own said ideas and meet their public provider duties. [This is] enjoyable in addition to enlightening." Edward S. Herman
Can a company media process be anticipated to inform the reality a couple of international ruled by means of corporations?
Can newspapers, together with the 'liberal' father or mother and the self sustaining, inform the reality approximately catastrophic weather switch -- approximately its roots in mass consumerism and company obstructionism -- once they are themselves profit-oriented companies depending on advertisers for seventy five% in their revenues?
Can the BBC inform the reality approximately united kingdom govt crimes in Iraq while its senior managers are appointed via the govt? Has whatever essentially replaced on account that BBC founder Lord Reith wrote of the institution: "They recognize they could belief us to not be fairly impartial"?
Why did the British and American mass media fail to problem even the obvious govt lies on Iraqi guns of mass destruction ahead of the invasion in March 2003? Why did the media forget about the claims of UN guns inspectors that Iraq have been 90-95% "fundamentally disarmed" as early as 1998?
This ebook solutions those questions, and more.
Since July 2001, Media Lens has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to e mail senior editors and newshounds, hard them to account for his or her distorted reporting on Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Haiti, East Timor, weather switch, Western crimes in important the United States, and lots more and plenty extra. The responses -- usually outstanding, occasionally outrageous -- display the boldness, unaccountability and servility to strength of even our most dear media.
Nothing But the Truth: Selected Dispatches by Anna Politkovskaya
By Anna Politkovskaya
Earlier than her homicide in 2006, Anna Politkovskaya received foreign popularity for her reporting. Nothing however the Truth is a suite of her top writing.
Beginning with a short creation by means of the writer approximately her pariah prestige, Nothing however the Truth comprises fabric which characterizes the self-effacing Politkovskaya extra absolutely than she allowed in her different books. the gathering during this publication provides an excellent review of her hugely specialist reportage, and also will stand as a tribute to her matter-of-fact own braveness, disclosing details Anna glosses over, or passed over thoroughly, concerning the risks she confronted and the threats she acquired during her work.
Elsewhere, there are illuminating bills of interviews and encounters with Western leaders together with Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev and Vladimir Bukovsky. extra sections include her non-political writing, revealing her pleasant character, in addition to detailing foreign reactions to her murder.
Nothing however the Truth serves as a wide-ranging and lasting choice of writing through probably the most remarkable and brave experiences of our period.
Women, Infanticide and the Press, 1822–1922: News Narratives by Nicola Goc
By Nicola Goc
In her learn of nameless infanticide information tales that seemed from 1822 to 1922 within the middle of the British Empire, in local Leicester, and within the penal colony of Australia, Nicola Goc makes use of serious Discourse research to bare either the wider styles and the actual rhetorical suggestions newshounds used to file on younger ladies who killed their infants. Her research takes Foucault’s point of view that the construction of information, of 'facts' and fact claims, and the workout of energy, are inextricably attached to discourse. Newspaper discourses offer the way to examine the discursive practices that introduced the nineteenth-century infanticidal girl - referred to as ’the Infanticide’ - into being. The activities of the infanticidal mom have been understood as a primary hazard to society, not just simply because they subverted the right of Victorian womanhood but in addition simply because a woman’s activities destroyed a man’s lineage. For those purposes, Goc demonstrates, infanticide narratives have been politicised within the press and woven into interconnected narratives concerning the legislation of girls, women's rights, the family members, the legislations, welfare, and drugs that ruled nineteenth-century discourse. for instance, the days used person tales of infanticide to argue opposed to the Bastardy Clause within the negative legislation that denied single ladies and their young children aid. Infanticide narratives frequently followed the conventions of the court drama, with the younger transgressive lady located opposed to a physique of male authoritarian figures, a juxtaposition that bolstered male authority over girls. Alive to the marked alterations among quite a few varieties of newspapers, Goc's examine bargains a wealthy and nuanced dialogue of the Victorian press's fascination with infanticide. while, infanticide information tales formed how ladies who killed their infants have been recognized and understood in ways in which pathologised their activities.
Magazine Editing (Blueprint) by John Morrish
By John Morrish
This article examines and explains the task of the journal editor in either its journalistic and managerial facets. Written by means of an skilled journalist and previous editor, it attracts upon the stories of a few journal execs who have been interviewed for this e-book. coming near near the editorial function from a pragmatic point of view, this ebook presents suggestion on such components as: turning into an editor; operating with publishers; making a profitable editorial method; handling the editorial group; layout and construction concerns; drawing up a piece of writing price range; the felony framework; new know-how and online publishing. John Morrish's publication should still function either an creation to aspiring or newly-appointed editors and likewise as a resource of knowledge to people who have extra event. it is going to be of use to these engaged on a number courses together with purchaser and alternate titles, weeklies and monthlies, ads and circulation-driven titles.
Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times
In an age of proliferating media and information resources, who has the ability to outline truth? while the dominant media declared the life of WMDs in Iraq, did that make it a truth? this present day, the "Social Web" (sometimes referred to as internet 2.0, groupware, or the participatory web)--epitomized by way of blogs, viral movies, and YouTube--creates new pathways for truths to emerge and makes attainable new strategies for media activism. In electronic Media and Democracy, major students in media and conversation stories, media activists, reporters, and artists discover the contradiction on the middle of the connection among fact and gear at the present time: the truth that the novel democratization of information and multiplication of assets and voices made attainable by means of electronic media coexists with the blatant falsification of data via political and company powers. The publication maps a brand new electronic media panorama that includes citizen journalism, The day-by-day express, running a blog, and replacement media. The members talk about wide questions of media and politics, supply nuanced analyses of switch in journalism, and adopt targeted examinations of using web-based media in shaping political and social hobbies. The chapters contain not just essays via famous media students but additionally interviews with such reporters and media activists as Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Media issues host Robert McChesney, and Hassan Ibrahim of Al Jazeera.
Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century by Miles Maguire
By Miles Maguire
News amassing is a huge, advanced and infrequently messy job that has commonly been seen by way of newshounds as irretrievably idiosyncratic, top realized via trial and blunder. Advanced Reporting takes the other strategy, concentrating on reporting as a strategy of triangulation in line with 3 crucial actions: studying files, making observations and undertaking interviews. during this readable e-book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire indicates how the simplest journalists use those 3 instruments in a fashion that permits them to cross-check and authenticate evidence, to minimize or dispose of unsupportable allegations and to take readers and audience to a deeper point of perception and understanding.
This publication may also help to arrange scholars for a career marked by means of expanding complexity and festival. to reach this setting, newshounds needs to discover ways to utilize electronic media to accentuate the effect in their paintings. even as, newshounds needs to cope with a number of subtle public kinfolk innovations whereas attractive with information audiences that now not simply eat journalism, but in addition collaborate in its production. dialogue questions and workouts support scholars positioned concept into practice.
Show Me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories by Chris Roush
By Chris Roush
Convey Me the money wins on substance. a section formidable to the attention (this is especially a lot an in-depth text), the e-book covers the complete variety of the company journalist -- masking businesses, figuring out phrases, discovering resource info, getting a grip at the Wall highway market or even knowing economics. the ultimate bankruptcy on net resources of knowledge is well worth the cost on its own. My quibbles are minor: the broadcast information tales which are quoted within the e-book are possibly unnecessarily lengthy (but conveniently skimmed) and the writing kind sometimes journeys the sunshine pedestrian. these apart, i discovered this ebook to be an exceptional primer. For any early-career enterprise journalist, this substitutes properly for lots of hours in both the study room or the woodshed together with your editor.