Black and White and Dead All Over

By John Darnton

A robust editor is located lifeless within the newsroom—stabbed with the very spike he might use to kill stories—and within the cutthroat places of work of The ny Globe, an individual may be the assassin. may well or not it's the rival newspaper rich person? The bumbling writer? The steely govt editor?

As extra our bodies happen, it is going to fall on Priscilla Bollingsworth, a tender and impressive NYPD detective, and Jude Hurley, a shrewdpermanent and rebellious reporter, to navigate the ink-infested waters of the case. A crafty and pitch-perfect portrait of the declining newspaper undefined, this rollicking novel entertains from the 1st to the final.

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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines (Bloomberg)

The such a lot entire advisor to the worldwide kingdom of loose press in 2015

Attacks at the Press is the world's such a lot complete consultant to foreign press freedom. Compiled through the Committee to guard reporters, this informative advisor beneficial properties analytical essays from CPJ and different specialists and offers a platform for direct advocacy with governments and the diplomatic group to provide voice to reporters all over the world. journalists and photographers face a myriad of dangers, from hugely publicized homicide to imprisonment, cyberattacks, harassment, frivolous court cases, and censorship. the dangers are expanding as a result of common unrest and in line with the large dissemination of serious info via social media and the web. This booklet offers reporters a seat on the discussions on the United countries, association of yank States, ecu Union, African Union, and extra, to guard reporters and the liberty of press that's so necessary to human rights.

By publicly revealing abuses opposed to the clicking and performing on behalf of imprisoned and threatened newshounds, CPJ successfully warns newshounds and information agencies the place unfastened press is at risk. This e-book is their annual consultant to the place those assaults are taking place, and who's doing the attacking.

  • Assess risks to freelance reporters in clash zones
  • Evaluate new sorts of censorship in locations like Egypt, Hong Kong, and Turkey
  • Contemplate the long-range affects of the publicized executions of reporters through militant groups
  • Review on hand cybersecurity measures and the cost newshounds pay to maintain with spies
  • Analyze the ten such a lot censored nations within the world

Strong press freedom encourages the expansion of a strong civil society, which ends up in solid, sustainable democracies and fit social, political, and monetary improvement. Attacks at the Press is the main finished annual survey of worldwide press freedom, and a calling out of these who threaten it.

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

By Neil Postman

Initially released in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic in regards to the corrosive results of tv on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century ebook released within the 20th century. Now, with tv joined through extra refined digital media—from the net to cellphones to DVDs—it has taken on even higher importance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic examine what occurs while politics, journalism, schooling, or even faith develop into topic to the calls for of  leisure. it's also a blueprint for regaining controlof our media, so that it will serve our optimum objectives.

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Mencken: A Life

Utilizing fabric to be had for the 1st time--including letters, diaries, and private papers--the writer of Serpent in Eden: H. L. Mencken and the South offers a candid portrait of the yank literary legend. 20,000 first printing. journey.

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Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall

By Elizabeth Drew

Forty years after the tumultuous occasions that resulted in Richard Nixon’s historical downfall, a brand new variation of the mythical Elizabeth Drew’s Washington magazine, that includes an excellent new afterword

initially released quickly after Richard Nixon's resignation, Elizabeth Drew’s Washington Journal is a landmark paintings of political journalism. Keenly saw and highly insightful, Washington Journal opens in 1973 and follows the deterioration of Richard Nixon’s presidency in actual time.

together with her remarkable entry to the pinnacle figures, Drew’s on-the-scene reporting is much more extraordinary in hindsight, as Washington Journal does what no different booklet approximately that interval has performed or might do: captures the sensation of the interval and reviews in actual time conversations with the most important decision-makers as they made up their minds in regards to the so much fateful vote they'd solid. It additionally indicates us the feel of worry between either shut observers and the citizenry, in addition to their worried laughter on the era's absurdities. Elizabeth Drew is aware Richard Nixon in addition to this most complicated determine might be understood, and she or he indicates how he introduced himself down. In Washington Journal, Drew takes us alongside on what she calls "a wild trip via history."

This new version of Washington Journal comprises a massive new afterword, which unearths the fascinating―and often hilarious―story of Nixon’s efforts to regain respectability after he’d been pressured from place of work, and it additionally deals unique insights into the that means of Watergate and Richard Nixon. wealthy with new details unavailable on the time, the afterword is a big addition to a very special and enduring paintings of reportage.

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The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (Routledge Studies in Cultural History)

In its a variety of eu contexts, the discovery and unfold of newspapers within the 17th century had a profound impression on early glossy tradition and politics. whereas contemporary study has explored the position of the newspaper in reworking details into ideology in quite a few eu nations, this publication is the 1st to deliver this interact right into a finished and comparative survey.

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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

A top ebook of the yr- The Economist & the Wall highway Journal

At the center of Africa is the Congo, a rustic the scale of Western Europe, bordering 9 different countries, that on account that 1996 has been wracked through a brutal conflict during which hundreds of thousands have died. In Dancing within the Glory of Monsters, popular political activist and researcher Jason ok. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of ways Congo grew to become a failed country that collapsed right into a warfare of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the main perpetrators, lots of whom he met individually, and highlights the character of the political method that introduced those humans to strength, in addition to the ethical judgements with which the struggle faced them. Now up-to-date with a brand new advent, Dancing within the Glory of Monsters tells the whole tale of Africa’s nice War.

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47th Publication Design Annual: The Best Magazine Design: Photography, Illustration, Infographics & Digital (Society of Publication Designers' Publication Design Annual)

The Society of e-book Designers' (SPD) annual pageant seeks the superior in editorial layout paintings. Judged by means of a world panel of most sensible designers, the forty seventh version of Rockport's best-selling SPD annuals celebrates the reporters, editorial administrators, photographers, and different gifted people who introduced occasions of the yr 2011 to our doorsteps and laptop displays. lovely full-page layouts current every thing from items to humans, and gadgets to occasions, in ways in which make every one palpable and unforgettable. You’ll locate featured paintings released in a variety of mediums and created by means of journalistic, layout, and publishing expertise from round the world.

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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 booklet was once first published

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

Few humans knew Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris higher than Brooks Brown. Brown and Klebold have been top associates in grade tuition, and years later, at Columbine, Brown used to be aware about a few of Harris and Klebold's darkest fantasies and so much troubling revelations After the shootings, Brown was once even accused through the police of getting been in at the massacre—simply simply because he were buddies 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 indications that have been ignored or neglected, and the facts that was once stored 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 might probably were that driven those younger males, from supposedly reliable households, to harbor such violent and apocalyptic dreams.

stunning in addition to inspirational and insightful, No effortless Answers is an actual warning sign for all of the psychologists, gurus, mom and dad, and legislation enforcement group of workers who've tried to appreciate the murders at Columbine highschool. because the identify indicates, the ebook bargains no effortless solutions, yet as an alternative offers the unvarnished evidence approximately starting to be up as an alienated youngster in the US today.

This variation features a new afterword that describes what the 2 authors have skilled and discovered approximately Columbine because the ebook of the ebook.

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The Killing Game: The Writings of an Intrepid Investigative Reporter

By Gary Webb, Eric Webb, Robert Parry, Tom Loftus

Author note: Eric Webb (Editor), Robert Parry (Afterword), Tom Loftus (Foreword)

Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to trace down corruption and disclose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote tales approximately corruption from county, nation, and federal degrees. He had a nearly magnetic impact to those types of tales, and it was once virtually as though the tales chanced on him. It used to be his reward, and, eventually, it was once his downfall.

He was once top identified for his tale Dark Alliance, written for the San Jose Mercury information in 1996. In it Webb associated the CIA to the crack-cocaine epidemic in l. a. throughout the Iran Contra scandal. His basically released publication, Dark Alliance continues to be a vintage of latest journalism. yet his lifestyles consisted of even more than this one tale, and The Killing Game is a suite of his top investigative tales from his starting on the Kentucky submit to his finish on the Sacramento information & overview. It contains Webb's sequence on the Kentucky put up on equipped crime within the coal undefined, on the Cleveland simple broker on Ohio State's negligent scientific board, and at the US military's investment of first-person shooter games.

The Killing Game is a commitment to his life's paintings open air of Dark Alliance, and it's an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.

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