Frontline Journalists, Their Jobs, and an Increasingly Perilous Future
Author: Maria Armoudian
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Journalism is a dangerous business when one’s "beat" is a war zone. Armoudian reveals the complications facing frontline journalists who cover warzones, hot spots and other hazardous situations. It compares yesterday’s conflict journalism, which was fraught with its own dangers, with today’s even more perilous situations—in the face of shrinking journalism budgets, greater reliance on freelancers, tracking technologies, and increasingly hostile adversaries. It also contrasts the difficulties of foreign correspondents who navigate alien sources, languages and land, with domestically-situated war correspondents who witness their own homelands being torn apart.
Reporting America's Wars
Author: George Sullivan
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Covers reporters' roles and risks during war time; the issue of censorship; and how their jobs have changed with each conflict since the Civil War.
A Diary of One Man's Angelic Interventions
Author: Ronald D. Rogers
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Category: Spiritual biography
Meet Ron Rogers, adventurer, naturalist and extraordinaire. His guardian angel and conversations with God have accompanied him as he found continual excitement, whether deliberately pursued in foreign lands or encountered in his own backyard. Come along on remarkable escapades as Ron houses and handles venomous snakes, fights off lurking sea creatures intent on taking his life, deals with bandits and bands of machete-wielding natives. Follow him as he recounts astonishing and often harrowing incidents as he flirts with death in abyssal mine shafts, defies glaciers, experiences starvation, and flees from the jaws and claws of Komodo Dragons in Indonesia, and finds himself crying out to God in desperation and in gratitude. Ron's many photos further document the selected miraculous episodes described within this volume. If you weren't a believer before reading this book, reliving the life-threatening and life-changing incidents with Ron surely will compel you to ponder the occurrence of miracles in your own life, and thereby ultimately inspire you to seriously consider God's existence. The author's undying thirst for adventure is so much a part of Ronald D. Rogers that he cannot imagine leading the mundane life that most people do. At the same time, spiritual enlightment, development and appreciation for the power of God through intervention, has guided his journey for life. Now in his mid-sixties, though still plagued with health problems, Ron teaches young people how to appreciate God's creations in the natural world that he so enjoys. He now searches to perpetuate his stead upon his retirement from earthly existence. Presently, Ron and his wife reside in the mountains of northern California glorifying God with his personal natural history museum.
Travels to Backstages, Frontlines and Assorted Sideshows
Author: Andrew Mueller
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Andrew Mueller is Australian by birth, a Londoner by choice, a wanderer by nature, and a journalist by profession. Unable to decide between being a rock critic, travel writer, or foreign correspondent, he hit upon the novel, if time-consuming, solution of trying to be all three at once. In Rock and Hard Places, published originally in the U.K. in 1999, now re-envisioned and updated and available for the first time in the United States, he travels to Lebanon with the Prodigy, comes to America with Radiohead, and goes all over the place with U2. He ventures to Bosnia Herzegovina with an aid convoy in the middle of the war, sees Def Leppard play in a cave in Morocco, and attempts to ask the Taliban not only what they think they’re up to, but who they fancy for the World Cup. He flings himself head first down the Cresta Run, sits in Stalin’s armchair, chases ambulances through Moscow, chases some kind of lost tribe in India, wakes up at least once in a park in Reykjavik, and strongly advises avoiding the seafood salad in Sapporo Airport. He’s funny. Occasionally he makes a point.
Inside the Insurgency
Author: Zaki Chehab
Zaki Chehab is one of the Arab world's leading journalists. He is political editor of the London-based Al Hayat and of the Arabic TV channel LBC. For over 25 years he has covered Middle Eastern conflicts for local and Western media, and has contributed to the Guardian, CNN, Channel 4 and the BBC. He was the first journalist to broadcast interviews with the Iraqi resistance. Very few observers are able to travel outside the American controlled Green Zone in Iraq, let alone meet members of the resistance. Internationally renowned Arab journalist Zaki Chehab, however, is different. Having grown up in a refugee camp in Lebanon, he knows how to talk the language of people who consider themselves under foreign occupation. As a result, he is able to penetrate the inner structures of Saddam loyalists and Islamist radicals as well as reach out to ordinary people struggling to get by.
Author: Bob Digby
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Economic policy
Child labour. Quality of life. Global warming. Unfair trade. Just some of the issues confronted in the new Edexcel GCSE Specification B. It's a World Thing has been written specially to fit the new Edexcel Specification B by authors who have been involved with the development of the Specification, and are completely familiar with its focus and approach. The book takes an issues and enquiry-based approach to learning - which is central to the Specification. Students are encouraged to learn in an active way through case studies, enquiry activities, and decision-making exercises. · Material is made clear and easy to use by direct and student-friendly language · Relevant topics and lively issues from around the world to encourage students to think globally · Clear explanations so that students have all the information and understanding they need · A Teacher's Pack offers guidance, answers, and worksheets
Author: Adrian Howe
Publisher: Federation Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What is sex crime and how is it reported in the news? The media treat cases of sexual assault followed by murder as sex crimes, but what does murder have to do with sex? Is family violence sex crime? What is the sex of sex crime and what is sexual about crimes of violence? Are attacks on sexual minorities sex crimes? What happens when sex crime is made to declare its sex and its gender? This book challenges the self-evidence and complacency of the idea of "sex crime" as it is reported in the print media. Confronting media-informed popular understandings of sex crime with sophisticated theoretical approaches to questions of sex and gender, the contributors invite readers to rethink the relationship between sex and violent crime. In the process, they open up the idea of sexed crime to new interpretative possibilities.
Im Weißen Haus von Donald Trump
Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Political Science
Es ist das Enthüllungsbuch, das die Präsidentschaft von Donald Trump erschüttert: Michael Wolffs «Feuer und Zorn» ist ein eindrucksvolles Sittengemälde der amerikanischen Politik unter Trump. Im Mittelpunkt ein Präsident, den seine Mitarbeiter wie ein kleines Kind behandeln, und der umgeben ist von Inkompetenz, Intrigen und Verrat. Der Bestseller-Autor Wolff beschreibt das Chaos, das in den ersten Monaten im Weißen Haus geherrscht hat, er enthüllt, wie nah die Russland-Verbindung an Trump herangerückt ist und wie es zum Rauswurf des FBI-Chefs Comey kam. Und er liefert erstaunliche Details über das Privatleben dieses Präsidenten. Über zweihundert Interviews hat Wolff mit den engsten Mitarbeitern des US-Präsidenten geführt, darunter auch der ehemalige Chef-Berater Stephen Bannon: Noch nie ist es einem Journalisten gelungen, das Geschehen im Weißen Haus so genau nachzuzeichnen. Herausgekommen ist das einzigartige Porträt eines Präsidenten, der selbst nie damit gerechnet hat, die Wahl zu gewinnen. Michael Wolffs Bericht aus dem Weißen Haus unter Trump ist in den USA ein Bestseller: ein aktuelles politisches Buch, das das sich wie ein Königsdrama von Shakespeare liest.
Danger, Diplomacy and Adventure in the Great Game
Author: John Ure
Publisher: Hachette UK
Back in the day when men were men and Britain ruled the world, the two great world powers went head to head over control of central Asia - from the Caucasus to Kabul. This was the stage of open warfare but also espionage, subterfuge and reckless adventure. Following on from the derring do of Shooting Leave, John Ure tells the story of British soldiers, missionaries and mercenaries, horse traders and opportunists who travelled to make their name in the Great Game. Praise for Shooting Leave: 'Extremely entertaining ... deserves to be a surprise Christmas bestseller.' Robert Harris. 'Gripping stuff.' Peter Hopkirk. 'Anyone with red blood in his or her veins will be stirred by these stories ... The perfect read.' Country Life.
Media, Memory, and Hurricane Katrina
Author: Bernie Cook
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Performing Arts
Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens. The twenty-four-hour news cycle created a surplus of representation that overwhelmed viewers and complicated understandings of the storm, the flood, and the aftermath. As time passed, documentary and fictional filmmakers took up the challenge of explaining what had happened in New Orleans, reaching beyond news reports to portray the lived experiences of survivors of Katrina. But while these narratives presented alternative understandings and more opportunities for empathy than TV news, Katrina remained a mediated experience. In Flood of Images, Bernie Cook offers the most in-depth, wide-ranging, and carefully argued analysis of the mediation and meanings of Katrina. He engages in innovative, close, and comparative visual readings of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, and NBC; documentaries including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Elie's Faubourg Treme; and the HBO drama Treme. Cook examines the production practices that shaped Katrina-as-media-event, exploring how those choices structured the possible memories and meanings of Katrina and how the media's memory-making has been contested. In Flood of Images, Cook intervenes in the ongoing process of remembering and understanding Katrina.
Author: B. H. Liddell Hart
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Liddell Hart's History of the First World War first appeared in 1930 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, most cogent accounts of the conflict ever published. A leading military strategist and historian who fought on the Western Front, Liddell Hart combines astute tactical analysis with compassion for those who lost their lives on the battlefield. He provides a vivid and fascinating picture of all the major campaigns, balancing documentary evidence with the testimony of personal witnesses to expose the mistakes that were made and why. From the political and cultural origins of war to the twists and turns of battle, to the critical decisions that resulted in such devastating losses and to the impact on modern nations, this magnificent history covers four brutal years in one volume and is a true military classic.