A History of American Literary Journalism

The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form
Author: John C. Hartsock
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492523
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 294
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This study examines the roots of the distinctive form of writing known as journalism - whether called literary journalism or creative non-fiction - and argues that within America it can be traced at least as far back as the late-19th century.

Poison Penmanship

The Gentle Art of Muckraking
Author: Jessica Mitford
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175298
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Jessica Mitford was a member of one of England’s most legendary families (among her sisters were the novelist Nancy Mitford and the current Duchess of Devonshire) and one of the great muckraking journalists of modern times. Leaving England for America, she pursued a career as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly, publicizing not only the misdeeds of, most famously, the funeral business (The American Way of Death, a bestseller) and the prison business (Kind and Usual Punishment), but also of writing schools and weight-loss programs. Mitford’s diligence, unfailing skepticism, and acid pen made her one of the great chroniclers of the mischief people get up to in the pursuit of profit and the name of good. Poison Penmanship collects seventeen of Mitford’s finest pieces—about everything from crummy spas to network-TV censorship—and fills them out with the story of how she got the scoop and, no less fascinating, how the story developed after publication. The book is a delight to read: few journalists have ever been as funny as Mitford, or as gifted at getting around in those dark, cobwebbed corners where modern America fashions its shiny promises. It’s also an unequaled and necessary manual of the fine art of investigative reporting.

The Art of Fact

A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism
Author: Kevin Kerrane,Ben Yagoda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684846309
Category: History
Page: 560
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Historical and international in scope, a unique anthology traces the course of literary journalism and nonfiction prose from its origins in the eighteenth century to today, from Daniel Defoe to Joseph Mitchell to Richard Ben Cramer. 15,000 first printing.

Aesthetic Journalism

How to Inform Without Informing
Author: Alfredo Cramerotti
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841502685
Category: Social Science
Page: 135
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"As the art world eagerly embraces a journalistic approach, Aesthetic Journalism explores why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries and reportage. This new mode of journalism is grasping more and more space in modern culture and Cramerotti probes the current merge of art with the sphere of investigative journalism. The attempt to map this field, here defined as 'Aesthetic Journalism', challenges, with clear language, the definitions of both art and journalism, and addresses a new mode of information from the point of view of the reader and viewer. The book explores how the production of truth has shifted from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism. With examples and theories from within the contemporary art and journalistic-scape, the book questions the very foundations of journalism. Aesthetic Journalism suggests future developments of this new relationship between art and documentary journalism, offering itself as a useful tool to audiences, scholars, producers and critics alike." --Résumé de l'éditeur.

History of Modern Art

Arts, Arts
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478419482
Category: Education
Page: 541
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Facts101 is your complete guide to History of Modern Art. In this book, you will learn topics such as Post-Impressionism, The Origins of Modern Architecture and Design, Art Nouveau and the Beginnings of Expressionism, and The New Century: Experiments in Color and Form plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Makers of the Media Mind

Journalism Educators and Their Ideas
Author: William David Sloan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805806991
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 357
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Makers of the Media Mind is a collection of analytical essays focusing on the most important and original ideas contributed to the field of mass communication by journalism educators. Divided into six sections representing the most prominent areas of specialization in the field, this text serves two significant purposes: first, it acquaints readers with the lives of preeminent journalism educators; second, it provides concise discussions and evaluations of the most compelling ideas those educators have to offer. The editor of, and contributors to, this text contend that ideas cannot be appreciated fully without an understanding of the creators of those same ideas. They hope that this volume's coverage of "creators" as well as concepts will demonstrate that journalism education has played a critical role in the making of the "media mind."


A Guide to the Reference Literature
Author: Jo A. Cates
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580614
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 291
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A critically annotated bibliographic guide to print and electronic sources in print and broadcast journalism. This edition separates Commercial Databases and Internet Resources.

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641172144
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.

Women Journalists and Feminism in China, 1898-1937

Author: Yuxin Ma
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604976608
Category: History
Page: 447
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A most remarkable change took place in the first half of the twentieth century in China--women journalists became powerful professionals who championed feminist interests, discussed national politics, and commented on current social events by editing independent periodicals. The rise of modern journalism in China provided literate women with a powerful institution that allowed them articulate women's presence in the public space. In editing women's periodicals, women writers transformed themselves from traditional literary women (cainu) to professional women journalists (nubaoren) in the period of 1898-1937 when journalism became increasingly independent of and resistant to state control. The women's media writings in the early decades of the twentieth century not only reveal the historical diversity and complexity of feminist issues in China but also casts light upon important feminist topics that have survived the Nationalist, Communist, and economic reform eras. Today, public debate on women's issues in Mainland China and Taiwan is shaped by past feminist discourse and uses a vocabulary and language familiar to readers of an earlier era. This book examines how women journalists constructed Chinese feminism and debated patriarchy and women's roles in the newly created public space of print media during the period of 1898-1937. It studies Chinese women's public writings in periodicals edited and staffed by women journalists in four major urban centers-Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, and Tianjin at a time when urban society underwent major transformation and experienced drastic political, social, and cultural changes. The revolution that overthrew the imperial government in 1911; an attack on patriarchy by cultural radicals in 1915-1919; and the advocacy of nationalism, liberalism, socialism, and feminism by intellectuals who received a Western-style education all worked together to undermine the Confucian notions of gender hierarchy, spatial separation of the sexes, and female domesticity among the well-educated urban classes. Doors of political participation, public activism, and production cracked open for courageous women who ventured into urban public spaces. From 1898 to 1937, urban women of the upper, middle, and working classes became increasingly visible at modern schools, as well as in career and production fields, political activism, and women's movements. At the same time, women edited independent periodicals and championed women's rights. Women's periodicals provided a site where writers negotiated with nationalism, patriarchy, and party lines to define and defend women's interests. These early feminist writings captured how activists perceived themselves and responded to the social and political changes around them. This book takes a historical approach in its examination and uses gender as an analytical category to study the significance of women's press writings in the years of nation building. Treating women journalists as agents of change and using their media writings as primary sources, this book explores what mattered to women writers at different historical junctures, as well as how they articulated values and meaning in a changing society and guided social changes in the direction they desired. It delineates the transformation of women journalists from political-minded Confucian gentry women to professional journalists, and of women's periodicals from representing women journalists' views to addressing the concerns and needs of the majority of women. It analyzes how the concepts of "feminism" and "nationalism" were embodied with different--even contesting--meanings at given historical junctures, and how women journalists managed to advance various feminist agendas by tapping on the various meanings of nationalism. This is an important book for collections in Asian studies, journalism history, and women's studies."

Die Unperfekten

Author: Tom Rachman
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423409002
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Ein zutiefst menschlicher Roman über eine liebenswerte Truppe von Lebens- und Überlebenskünstlern Was, wenn ein Zeitungserbe seinem Basset mehr Interesse entgegenbringt als dem Schicksal seines Blattes? Was wird aus der unglückseligen Ruby (alleinstehend, immer auf der Suche nach dem Mann fürs Leben)? Aus Ed, der gefeuert wird und sich an der zuständigen Sachbearbeiterin (alleinerziehend, drei Kinder und keine Zeit für die Liebe) rächt? Aus der Chefredakteurin Kathleen (verheiratet mit einem Weichei und verliebt in einen anderen)? Und aus Lloyd, der, einsam wie ein Straßenhund, aus Not eine Story erfindet und auffliegt? Rachmans wunderbar hintergründiger, ernst-komischer Gesellschaftsroman über eine internationale Tageszeitung und ihre Macher in Rom ist von bezwingender Leichtigkeit und ein Panoptikum unserer Zeit.»Dieser Roman von Tom Rachman ist so gut, dass ich ihn zweimal lesen musste – einfach, um zu begreifen, wie er das hingekriegt hat, wie einer, der gerade mal fünfunddreißig ist, ein derartiges Gespür für Menschen und ihre Schwächen haben kann.« Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review

Artist as Reporter

Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture
Author: Jason E. Hill
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520291433
Category: Art
Page: 400
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Active from 1940 to 1948, PM was a progressive New York City daily tabloid newspaper committed to the politics of labor, social justice, and antifascism—and it prioritized the intelligent and critical deployment of pictures and their perception as paramount in these campaigns. With PM as its main focus, Artist as Reporter offers a substantial intervention in the literature on American journalism, photography, and modern art. The book considers the journalistic contributions to PM of such signal American modernists as the curator Holger Cahill, the abstract painter Ad Reinhardt, the photographers Weegee and Lisette Model, and the filmmaker, photographer, and editor Ralph Steiner. Each of its five chapters explores one dimension of the tabloid’s complex journalistic activation of modernism’s potential, showing how PM inserted into daily print journalism the most innovative critical thinking in the fields of painting, illustration, cartooning, and the lens-based arts. Artist as Reporter promises to revise our own understanding of midcentury American modernism and the nature of its relationship to the wider media and public culture.

Théophile Gautier, Orator to the Artists

Art Journalism in the Second Republic
Author: James Kearns
Publisher: MHRA
ISBN: 1904350887
Category: History
Page: 212
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Théophile Gautier a envoyé avec un feuilleton plus de trois mille personnes dans latelier de M. Ingres, wrote Champfleury in 1848. For artists, critics and readers alike, Gautier was the essential figure in French art journalism in the mid-nineteenth century. During the short-lived but pivotal period of the Second Republic, when the new administration was committed to reforming all the institutions of the fine arts, Gautier deployed the full resources of his brilliant, flexible and authoritative writing to support and direct these developments in ways compatible with his commitment to an idealist aesthetic, itself under growing pressure from alternative trends in an increasingly competitive art market. This first study of all Gautiers art journalism written during the Second Republic provides a long overdue reassessment of Gautiers importance in French nineteenth-century visual culture.

Key Readings in Journalism

Author: Elliot King,Jane Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113576767X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 424
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Key Readings in Journalism brings together over thirty essential writings that every student of journalism should know. Designed as a primary text for undergraduate students, each reading was carefully chosen in response to extensive surveys from educators reflecting on the needs of today’s journalism classroom. Readings range from critical and historical studies of journalism, such as Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Michael Schudson’s Discovering the News, to examples of classic reporting, such as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s All the President’s Men. They are supplemented by additional readings to broaden the volume’s scope in every dimension, including gender, race, and nationality. The volume is arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism—its development, its practice, its key individuals and institutions, its social impact, and its future—and section introductions and headnotes precede each reading to provide context and key points for discussion.

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452261520
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 3136
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"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology

Imagining the City

Author: Christian Emden,Catherine Keen,David R. Midgley
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039105328
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
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This volume is based on papers given at the conference 'Imagining the City' held in Cambridge in 2004. Together they examine the city as imagined space and as a matrix for imagined worlds, using French, German, English, Italian, Russian and North American examples.

Vertrauensforschung 2010: a state of the art

Author: Martin K. W. Schweer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631579923
Category: Education
Page: 249
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Die Vertrauensforschung, noch vor 10 Jahren eine Art Stiefkind wissenschaftlicher Schwerpunktsetzungen, boomt. Neue Erkenntnisse sind gewonnen, neue Themenfelder erschlossen, im gesellschaftlichen Diskurs sind Vertrauensphanomene bzw. Vertrauenskrisen in aller Munde. Dieser Band versucht, die inzwischen hohe Vielfalt der vorliegenden Forschungsergebnisse zu bundeln und den 'State of the Art' in verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zu resumieren. Aktuelle theoretische Stromungen, wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen und empirische Ergebnisse werden von renommierten Wissenschaftler/innen interdisziplinar beleuchtet. Die behandelten Thematiken orientieren sich hierbei an zentralen Lebensbereichen und -phasen, dementsprechend liegt der Fokus auf den Aspekten -Vertrauen im Lebenslauf-, -Vertrauen und soziale Systeme- sowie -Vertrauen im Kontext von Pravention und Intervention-."

Great Canadian Lives

A Cultural History of Modern Canada Through the Art of the Obit
Author: Sandra Martin
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770899065
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Award-winning Globe and Mail journalist Sandra Martin captures the life and times of 50 extraordinary Canadians, whose achievements, follies, and dreams have shaped the country we call home. Martin’s witty essays on the cult and craft of obituary writing, from the ancient Greeks to a wired up 24/7 world, explode the myths and celebrate the art of our oldest biographical form. Great Canadian Lives tells the political, social, and cultural history of modern Canada from WW1 to the Charter, from Pierre Trudeau to Jack Layton — one fascinating life at a time.