Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

By Dahr Jamail

“International journalism at its best.”—Stephen Kinzer

“Every clash spawns a handful of newshounds who're prepared not to purely courageous the struggle area yet to search out the tales missed by means of the clicking pack. The Iraq battle has introduced us Dahr Jamail. . . . i think Jamail’s account will turn out a permanent record of what relatively occurred in the course of the chaotic years of profession, and the way it remodeled traditional Iraqis. . . . It tells everything.”—Mother Jones

“From the earliest days of the conflict, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis dwelling less than U.S. profession. within the face of large own hazard, his dedication to the the most important, principled job of bearing witness hasn't ever wavered, and this outstanding e-book is the result.”—Naomi Klein

Named by means of AlterNet as one of many best 3 innovative books of 2007 along Naomi Klein’s The surprise Doctrine and Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater, Dahr Jamail’s Beyond the fairway Zone is going prior the polished desks of the company media and Washington politicians to inform first hand of the truth of lifestyles in Iraq.

Dahr Jamail is an self reliant journalist who has coated the center East for greater than 4 years. Jamail writes for the Inter Press provider and lots of different retailers and is a typical visitor on Democracy Now!. He lives in California.

Amy Goodman is a best-selling writer and the host of Democracy Now!.

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The Best American Sports Writing 2014

By Glenn Stout

“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the activities collection.” — Booklist

“An confirmation of the robust country of yankee sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews

From greater than 350 nationwide, nearby, and uniqueness courses and, more and more, the head activities blogs, Christopher McDougall, best-selling writer of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the best Race the area hasn't ever Seen, hand-selected the superior activities journalism of the earlier year.

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Deep Web for Journalists - Comms, Counter-Surveillance, Search

Journalism has been reworked by way of the web and the net has opened reporters to degrees of surveillance that may have horrified George Orwell. All reporters might be conscious of the hazards they face within the electronic international – the rising battleground.

Being a journalist in 2015 is extra harmful than it ever was once. as well as the standard threats, beatings, murders and warfare casualties, we're now being actively particular on-line by way of intelligence organisations, legislations enforcement and others.

These days it's not simply reporters operating in repressive regimes that want fear. We now comprehend that the U.S. and its cyber-allies – Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – actively video display family reporters of their mass surveillance of the Internet.

Edward Snowden has warned reporters that they're designated objectives and he has expressed shock that information firms not often have any counter-measures in place.

They harvest our contacts and computer screen our cellphone logs. They learn our emails and texts. They keep on with our each flow on-line and so they retain tabs on each line we write.

But it's not simply intelligence enterprises and legislation enforcement that we should always fear approximately. every kind of individuals have a vested curiosity in figuring out approximately your subsequent tale – person criminals and felony businesses, political events and extremist teams, legislations organisations and the company giants.

Large company pursuits have their very own intelligence devices. They recognize what's being stated approximately them and by means of whom. they retain music in their rivals they usually comprehend while an individual starts off asking awkward questions about them.

If enormous enterprise or someone desired to ruin a journalist’s popularity this is often simplicity itself.

The key's to not allure realization within the first position, and to benefit to function underneath the radar.

But how can reporters guard their assets and speak with out being overheard? How can they behavior delicate learn with no need to observe their backs?

This booklet will express how one can block intruders, arrange safe communications, masks your identification on-line and read and obtain anonymously, and shop any volume of information with out leaving a hint.

If that wasn't sufficient, the Deep internet is additionally a largely-unknown learn and knowledge source. in case you comprehend definitely the right access issues, you could mine a wealthy seam of multimedia documents, photos, software program and files that you simply can't locate at the floor net.

Deep internet for newshounds “offers an uncompromising prognosis of the perils of on-line communications and may shatter the boldness many folks position within the unguarded methods of operating online,” says Jim Boumelha, President of foreign Federation of newshounds in his Foreword to the book.

Journalist, broadcaster and writer Alan Pearce has coated conflicts from the Khmer Rouge to the Taliban for the BBC and Time journal, between others. He now teaches cyber-security abilities and counter-surveillance to journalists.

“The paintings of journalism has turn into immeasurably tougher than it ever has been long ago. newshounds need to be relatively aware of any type of community signalling, any type of connection, any kind of licence plate studying machine that they cross on their strategy to a gathering aspect, anywhere they use their bank card, anyplace they take their mobilephone, any e mail touch they've got with the resource - simply because that first actual touch, earlier than encrypted communications are proven, is sufficient to supply all of it away.” – Edward Snowden 17 July 2014 within the Guardian.

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Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

By William McKeen

“Gets all of it in: the boozing and drugging . . . but in addition the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” ―Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb below the staid box of journalism along with his journal items and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the well-known inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as by no means sooner than. via in-depth interviews with Thompson’s affiliates, William McKeen will get at the back of the consuming and the medicine to teach the guy and the writer―one who was once chuffed to be thought of an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism used to be life.16 pages of images

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Revolution and War (Penguin Great Ideas)

By Karl Marx

For the genuine bibliophile and design-savvy e-book lover, here's the following set of Penguin's celebrated nice principles sequence through a few of history's so much cutting edge thinkers. Acclaimed for his or her outstanding and chic package deal, each one quantity incorporates a specified type-driven layout that highlights the bookmaker's artwork. supplying nice literature and nice layout at nice costs, this sequence is perfect for readers who are looking to discover and appreciate the nice rules that experience formed our international.

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Another Day of Life

By Ryszard Kapuscinski

In 1975, Angola was once tumbling into pandemonium; every body who might was once packing crates, eager to abandon the beleaguered colony. along with his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the wrong way, begging his was once from Lisbon and luxury to Luanda--once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro--and chaos.

Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was once a promised land for generations of bad Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal considering the fact that ahead of there have been English-speakers in North the USA. After the cave in of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola used to be brusquely break free, spurring the disaster of a still-ongoing civil struggle. Kapuscinski plunged correct into the center of the drama, riding previous hundreds of thousands of haphazardly put check-points, the place utilizing the incorrect shibboleth used to be an issue of lifestyles and loss of life; recording his impressions of the younger soldiers--from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal--fighting a nebulous warfare with international repercussions; and studying the atypical brutality of a rustic shocked and divided through its newfound freedom.

Translated from the Polish through William R. model and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.


Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's such a lot celebrated international correspondent, used to be born in 1932. After graduating with a level in background from Warsaw collage, he used to be despatched to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to record for the Polish information, which started his lifelong fascination with the 3rd global. in the course of his 4 decads reporting on Asia, Latin the United States, and Africa, he befriended Che Guevara, Salvador Allende, and Patrice Lumumba; witnessed twenty-seven coups and revolutions; and used to be sentenced to demise 4 times.

His past books--Shah of Shahs (about the Iranian Revolution), The Emperor (about the autumn of Ethiopia's Haile Selassie), Imperium (about the autumn of the Soviet Union), one other Day of existence (about the final days of Portuguese Angola), and The football struggle (a compendium of reportage from the 3rd World)--have been translated into nineteen languages. He died on Jan. 23, 2007.

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How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

By Roy Peter Clark

America's so much influential writing instructor bargains a fascinating and useful consultant to potent short-form writing.

In easy methods to WRITE brief, Roy Peter Clark turns his realization to the artwork of portray one thousand images with quite a few phrases. brief types of writing have continually existed-from send logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. yet during this ever-changing web age, short-form writing has develop into an important ability. Clark covers how you can write powerful and strong titles, headlines, essays, revenues pitches, Tweets, letters, or even self-descriptions for on-line courting providers. With examples from the lengthy culture of short-form writing in Western tradition, tips to WRITE brief publications writers to crafting excellent prose, even in a hundred and forty characters.

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By Dan Gillmor

We are in an age of knowledge overload, and an excessive amount of of what we watch, listen and browse is incorrect, deceitful or perhaps harmful. but you and that i can take keep watch over and make media serve us -- we all -- by way of being energetic shoppers and members. this is how. With a Foreword through Clay Shirky.

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The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again

American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and ratings of newshounds are laid off around the kingdom. traditional knowledge says the web is in charge, yet veteran reporters and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The situation of yank journalism predates the nice Recession and electronic media growth. What we're witnessing now's the tip of the economic information version and the opportune second for the production of a brand new procedure of autonomous journalism, one backed via the general public and able to safeguarding our democracy.

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Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation

It is hard to think about 20th century books by way of one writer that experience had as a lot impression on American tradition after they have been released as Alex Haley's enormous bestsellers, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), and Roots (1976). They replaced the best way white and black the United States seen one another and the country's historical past. this primary biography of Haley follows him from his formative years in relative privilege in deeply segregated small city Tennessee to reputation and fortune in excessive powered ny urban. It used to be within the army, that Haley came upon himself as a author, which ultimately led his upward thrust as a celeb journalist within the heyday of journal character profiles. At Playboy journal, Haley profiled all people from Martin Luther King and Miles Davis to Johnny Carson and Malcolm X, resulting in their collaboration on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Roots was once for Haley a deeper, extra own succeed in. the following publication and miniseries ignited an ongoing craze for relatives historical past, and made Haley the most recognized writers within the kingdom. Roots offered part 1000000 copies within the first months of booklet, and the unique tv miniseries was once seen by means of a hundred thirty million humans.

Haley died in 1992. This deeply researched and compelling publication by way of Robert J. Norrell bargains the ideal chance to revisit his authorship, his occupation as one of many first African American famous person reporters, in addition to a particularly dramatic time of swap in American history.

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