Creative Paths to Television Journalism


Author: Jacek Dabala
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783631661451
Category: Broadcast journalism
Page: 184
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The book is a scholarly and creative consideration of audiovisual broadcasting and what makes a TV performance professional. It combines an academic approach to TV News with a practical understanding of production and the new pressures bearing down on the industry. Combining a real-world understanding with a scholarly approach, it offers valuable new insights for aspiring journalists, students, researchers and lecturers into what is still the most powerful medium for news and information in the world. -This book is an exciting and challenging look at how we can understand the way we regard people and how we create and make public our views of them in and through television. The author provides a critically engaging and detailed analysis of the practical aspects of television journalism and the ethical values replete within it as well as how it is complicit in the construction of the manifold mediated identities of those caught up in the increasingly two-way relationship between broadcaster and audience. This is a wide ranging and well researched account of the dynamics of the significance and impact of television journalism in all its richness and ambiguity.- (Prof. Jackie Harrison, Chair, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), Joint Head of Department and Director of Research Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK)"

Mystery and Suspense in Creative Writing


Author: Jacek Dąbała
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643902077
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 188
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Mystery and Suspense in Creative Writing presents a systematic analysis of a very important aspect of writing by integrating it with journalistic, media, and communication studies. The book examines the specific rules for creating intrigue and suspense, and confronts their universal features with selected literary texts. The individual texts emphasize the importance of understanding the emotions through transformation of various archetypes. The rules postulated by creative writing for building drama and tension in such texts often deal with this profound issue. They are thus not an end in themselves, but actually lead to more mature writing. Therefore, they essentially contribute to developing one's creative talent and communication skills. The paradigm of creative writing serves to shape the creativity of students of various disciplines, including not only literary studies and journalism, but also such diverse areas as medicine and information technology. (Series: International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology - Vol. 7)

The Invention of Russia

From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War
Author: Arkady Ostrovsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564179
Category: History
Page: 374
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Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Atlantic Books.

Telling True Stories

A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
Author: Mark Kramer,Wendy Call
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628947
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307424983
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

Joyful Mondays

How to Find Passion and Joy in Your Work
Author: Brown,Ph. D. Lola Brown
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457502186
Category: Self-Help
Page: 244
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"Dr. Brown has the perfect prescription for a dull, drag down life. Give it up. Every story in her remarkable book suggests life has more to offer everyone willing to take a chance and surrender to their best instincts. Her profiles, tales and approach are lessons to us all. There's no time like the present to define the future. She's collected some amazing stories from people who no longer believe that 9 to 5 is the way to go. She inspires us all to not only think outside the box but burst it wide open on our way to new horizons." -Michael Blowen, President, Old Friends, Inc., and former movie critic for the Boston Globe "Joyful Mondays is an insightful, compelling book with real-life examples of triumphs, failures, and recoveries. This book will help you embrace change and explore possibilities that will bring new passion and joy to your work." -Jacques S. Yeager, Sr., former President, E. L. Yeager Construction Company and former Regent, University of California "In the pages of this fascinating book, the reader will ind insight into the mindset of the uncommon individual. In these real life examples, success is measured on a scale of life satisfaction, a goal in reach for many more of us." -Dr. Paul McClellan, Veterinarian to Olympic horses "This book will stoke the ire in the bellies of entrepreneurs. Follow your dream and you will never have to work another day in your life." -David C. Hunt, Entrepreneur Lola Brown holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University. She has been a professor at several colleges and the University of Southern California. Lola continues to find passion and joy in her work as a psychologist. She lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Les. www.joyfulmondays.com

The Murrow Boys

Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism
Author: Stanley Cloud
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
ISBN: 9780395680841
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 445
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Looks at a group of foreign correspondents who transformed broadcast journalism, including Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevaried, William L. Shirer, and Howard K. Smith

New Paths to Thick Descriptions

Innovativeness in Data Collection and Interpretation
Author: Richard Elliott
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 184544129X
Category: Consumers
Page: 118
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Annotation The papers in this e-book focus on data collection and whilst none can claim to be completely new, all challenge our usual reliance on focus groups or depth interviews and challenge us to think more creatively of how we might get closer to the actual lived experience of consumers and consumption.

Creative Mobile Media

A Complete Course
Author: Sylvie Prasad
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 1786342839
Category:
Page: 284
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Creative Mobile Media provides a guide to the creation, production and display of media with mobile technology at its heart. Split into two parts, the first gives a practical how-to guide on producing and exhibiting different forms of mobile art including photographs and films. From taking the perfect selfie to creating a short film, there is advice on how to produce, sell and market the products created on your phone. Also included are exercises designed to build technical skills and improve creative thinking, meaning you are able to practice the creation of media and engage with a global community through new digital technologies. The second part uses case studies to look at the effect of these new digital technologies within areas such as journalism, advocacy, ethics and social participation. Mobile and cellular phones are now ingrained within all aspects of life, and investigated here is how 21st Century society is adapting to these changes. With both theoretical and practical guidance, this book is perfect for media students and mobile users interested in how creative mobile technology can be used professionally and commercially, and why it matters in our digitised world. Request Inspection Copy

The Journalist and the Murderer


Author: Janet Malcolm
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797872
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

Creative Careers

Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers
Author: Elaina Loveland
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 9781932662344
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 351
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Offers a job description, training and educational qualifications, job outlook, and salary for various careers in the arts, including acting, writing, and dancing, and also provides interviews with people working these fields.

Journalism, Science and Society

Science Communication between News and Public Relations
Author: Martin W. Bauer,Massimiano Bucchi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134187289
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (science news values and news making routines). Secondly, a brief history of science journalism puts things into context, characterising the changing output of science writing in newspapers over time. Finally, the book invites several international journalists or communication scholars to comment on these observations thereby opening the global perspective. This unique project will interest a range of readers including science communication students, media studies scholars, professionals working in science communication and journalists.

Writing and Producing Television News

From Newsroom to Air
Author: Alan Schroeder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195311938
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 268
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Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air is a step-by-step guide to the nuts and bolts of writing and producing television journalism. Schroeder presents two goals: first, to familiarize students with the basic challenges and skills faced by television news professionals; and second, to put these principles into practice through realistic exercises and assignments that puts students into the role of decision-makers. This comprehensive text employs a running case study throughout the text: Schroeder has created the fictional town of Lakedale, a medium-size news market not unlike the sort of places a young professional might have their first job. Many of the exercises are set there, and the text stresses the many decisions news journalists must make on a daily basis, and stresses problem-solving throughout. Each topic area is complemented by assignments designed to closely approximate the work of professional television journalists. These exercises covera wide spectrum of material, from breaking news to features, and they introduce a range of story formats, from simple anchor readers and voiceovers to such complex structures as sound-bite stories and news packages. The text also draws on the insights and experiences of a select group of dedicated professionals who represent the best of TV news in local stations across the country: reporters, anchors, producers, assignment editors, web journalists, graphic artists, and newsroom executives.

World Without Mind

The Existential Threat of Big Tech
Author: Franklin Foer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101981113
Category: HISTORY
Page: 257
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Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science, Foer puts the DNA of the very idea of "tech" under the microscope. Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are breaking laws intended protect intellectual property and privacy. This is not the path towards freedom and prosperity, but the total automation and homogenization of our social, political, and intellectual lives. Today's corporate giants want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our lives. Foer both indicts these companies, and shapes a path towards reining them in.

Sudden Genius?

The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs
Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191624926
Category: Science
Page: 416
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The highly admired scientist Linus Pauling, a double Nobel laureate in chemistry and peace, was once asked by a student. 'Dr Pauling, how do you have so many good ideas?' Pauling thought for a moment and replied: 'Well, David, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones.' Where do ideas come from? Why do some people have many more of them than others? How do you distinguish the good ideas from the bad? Most intriguing of all, perhaps, why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of 'sudden genius'? These questions are the subject of this book. Andrew Robinson explores the exceptional creativity in both scientists and artists by following the trail that led ten individuals from childhood to the achievement of a famous creative breakthrough as an adult, in archaeology, architecture, art, biology, chemistry, cinema, music, literature, photography, and physics. Broken into three parts, the book begins with the scientific study of creativity, covering talent, genius, intelligence, memory, dreams, the unconscious, savant syndrome, synaesthesia, and mental illness. The second part tells the stories of five breakthroughs by scientists and five by artists, ranging from Curie's discovery of radium and Einstein's theory of special relativity to Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro and Virginia Woolf's writing of Mrs Dalloway. Robinson concludes by considering what highly creative people who achieve breakthroughs have in common; whether breakthroughs in science and art follow patterns; and whether they always involve imaginative leaps and even 'genius'.

Distribution Revolution

Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television
Author: Kurt Sutter
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520283244
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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Distribution Revolution is a collection of interviews with leading film and TV professionals concerning the many ways that digital delivery systems are transforming the entertainment business. These interviews provide lively insider accounts from studio executives, distribution professionals, and creative talent of the tumultuous transformation of film and TV in the digital era. The first section features interviews with top executives at major Hollywood studios, providing a window into the big-picture concerns of media conglomerates with respect to changing business models, revenue streams, and audience behaviors. The second focuses on innovative enterprises that are providing path-breaking models for new modes of content creation, curation, and distribution—creatively meshing the strategies and practices of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. And the final section offers insights from creative talent whose professional practices, compensation, and everyday working conditions have been transformed over the past ten years. Taken together, these interviews demonstrate that virtually every aspect of the film and television businesses is being affected by the digital distribution revolution, a revolution that has likely just begun. Interviewees include: • Gary Newman, Chairman, 20th Century Fox Television • Kelly Summers, Former Vice President, Global Business Development and New Media Strategy, Walt Disney Studios • Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment • Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix • Felicia D. Henderson, Writer-Producer, Soul Food, Gossip Girl • Dick Wolf, Executive Producer and Creator, Law & Order

Television, Memory and Nostalgia


Author: A. Holdsworth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230347975
Category: Social Science
Page: 173
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An innovative and original new study, Television, Memory and Nostalgia re-imagines the relationship between the medium and its forms of memory and remembrance through a series of case studies of British and North American programmes and practices. These include ER , Grey's Anatomy , The Wire , Who Do You Think You Are? , and Life on Mars .

Online Journalism

The Essential Guide
Author: Steve Hill,Paul Lashmar
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293238
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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"An essential guide for anyone hungry to learn how journalism should be practised today, and will be tomorrow. Hill and Lashmar encapsulate the transformative impact technology is having on journalism, but anchor those changes in the basic principles of reporting." - Paul Lewis, The Guardian "As the news business transforms, Online Journalism is a fantastic new resource for both students and lecturers. Informative, straightforward and easily digested, it’s a one-stop shop for the skills, knowledge, principles and mindset required for journalistic success in the digital age." - Mary Braid, Kingston University Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights (http://onlinejournalismguide.com/) Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!