Understanding Journalism

A Guide to Issues
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134819889
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Never has the media been so critically regarded as at the present time. Documenting many areas of debate and dispute between journalists, the media, public organizations and politicians, the author identifies why conflicts will continue. Covering topics from government bias to censorship, official secrets to freedom of information and animal rights to obscenity, this highly informative work is a valuable guide to all those involved in journalism and the media.

Understanding Journalism


Author: Lynette Sheridan Burns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761970262
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 186
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This book examines the processes used by journalists to define, identify, evaluate and create journalism and: explores the nature of news and the factors influencing news judgement; considers the power journalists exercise in selecting the issues that become news, looking at the ethical implications of these decisions; focuses on primary research; explores the processes used in deciding what to omit and what to include in the news depending on a targeted audience; and considers the role of editing in journalism and how it affects media messages.

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy


Author: Natalia Mirovitskaya,William L. Ascher
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822381036
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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The Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy is a comprehensive presentation of definitions, philosophies, policies, models, and analyses of global environmental and developmental issues. With a wealth of comparative, multidisciplinary, and geographically varied perspectives on environmental governance, it also provides detailed and balanced discussions about specific environmental issues. The guide combines formal, objective entries with critical commentaries that emphasize different opinions and controversies. With succinct explanations of more than a thousand terms, thoughtful interpretations by international experts, and helpful cross-referencing, this resource is designed to serve as a roadmap for understanding the issues and debates in the overlapping fields of environment and development. Intended for use by activists, journalists, policymakers, students, scholars, and interested citizens, the Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy will be a helpful tool for anyone trying to get a comprehensive look at the many environmental organizations, schools of thought, development programs, international environmental treaties, conventions, and strategies that have proliferated in the past few decades.

Understanding Journalism


Author: Lynette Sheridan Burns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271595
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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The new era of Google, Twitter and Facebook has fundamentally shifted the journalist's relationship with the audience. To navigate these new realities, it is imperative for journalism students to master skills in cross-platform writing, and understand the implications on their communication decisions. This second edition of Understanding Journalism tackles these changes head-on. It integrates media and cultural theory with the step-by-step development of writing skills to give students the techniques and the savvy they need to succeed. Bigger and better, this new edition includes: A new chapter on who journalists are in the social media age Reorganization of journalism skills chapters to bring writing and editing to the fore Full coverage and examples on Twitter, social media, SMS formats In-depth exploration of the ethical issues raised by new media platforms All new exercises, case scenarios and further readings It is the essential guide for all students of journalism.

A Practical Guide to Drug Development in Academia

The SPARK Approach
Author: Daria Mochly-Rosen,Kevin Grimes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319022016
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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"A lot of hard-won knowledge is laid out here in a brief but informative way. Every topic is well referenced, with citations from both the primary literature and relevant resources from the internet." Review from Nature Chemical Biology Written by the founders of the SPARK program at Stanford University, this book is a practical guide designed for professors, students and clinicians at academic research institutions who are interested in learning more about the drug development process and how to help their discoveries become the novel drugs of the future. Often many potentially transformative basic science discoveries are not pursued because they are deemed ‘too early’ to attract industry interest. There are simple, relatively cost-effective things that academic researchers can do to advance their findings to the point that they can be tested in the clinic or attract more industry interest. Each chapter broadly discusses an important topic in drug development, from preclinical work in assay design through clinical trial design, regulatory issues and marketing assessments. After the practical overview provided here, the reader is encouraged to consult more detailed texts on specific topics of interest. "I would actually welcome it if this book’s intended audience were broadened even more. Younger scientists starting out in the drug industry would benefit from reading it and getting some early exposure to parts of the process that they’ll eventually have to understand. Journalists covering the industry (especially the small startup companies) will find this book a good reality check for many an over-hopeful press release. Even advanced investors who might want to know what really happens in the labs will find information here that might otherwise be difficult to track down in such a concentrated form."

It's a Boy!

Your Son's Development from Birth to Age 18
Author: Michael Thompson, PhD,Teresa Barker
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345512802
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 480
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From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain, It’s a Boy! is the first major parenting book to chart every stage of a boy’s life. This upbeat, authoritative, and reassuring guide–written by psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a leading international expert on boys’ development, and journalist Teresa H. Barker–shows how a boy’s inner life progresses through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. What do boys actually need? How exactly does a healthy boy look and act? It’s a Boy! has the answers, providing expert advice on the developmental, psychological, social, and academic life of boys from infancy through the teen years. Exploring the many ways in which boys strive for masculinity and attempt to define themselves, Dr. Thompson identifies the key developmental transitions that mark a boy’s psychological growth and emotional health, and the challenges both boys and parents face at each age. • Expecting a Boy: how our deeply held hopes, fears, and family histories shape our expectations of boys and our parenting techniques • Baby Boys (birth to 18 months): falling in love with your son, healthy attachment, trust, and temperament • Toddler Years (18 months to 3 years): boys on the go, bold steps, blankies, budding language, and rambunctious physicality • Powerful Little Boys (ages 3 and 4): superhero ambitions, penis play and potty talk, learning to manage the force of his anger, and celebrating the power of the boy group • Starting School (ages 5 through 7): developmental cues for school readiness, transitional challenges, girl cooties and boys-only play, tough talk, tender hearts, and first friends • Boys on a Mission (ages 8 through 10): striving for mastery in sports, screen games, and boy society, organizing the boy brain for school success, and glaring academic gender gaps • The Preteen (ages 11 through 13): puberty, posturing and popularity, the culture of cruelty, hidden sensitivity, and stoic silence in the middle school years • Early High School (ages 14 and 15): the secret life of boys, powerful peer groups, sexuality, school strategies, the shift away from Mom (she knows too much), and yearning for Dad’s respect and attention • On the Brink of Manhood (ages 16 through 18): the quest for independence, sex, love, driving, drinking, and other choices and challenges of life Practical, insightful, wonderfully engaging, and filled with instructive true stories any parent of a son will recognize, It’s a Boy! is the definitive guide to raising boys in today’s world, revealing with humor, compassion, and joy all the infinite varieties of boys and the deep and profound ways in which we love them. From the Hardcover edition.

A Journalist's Guide to Live Direct and Unbiased News Translation


Author: N.A
Publisher: Writescope Publishers
ISBN: 0957751184
Category: Arabic language
Page: 384
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"This book examines the role of translation in news making, taking Arabic satellite television as its case study, and presents a framework for journalists, translators, news editors and other media workers to help them avoid the pitfalls of translation mediation."--P. [4] of cover.

Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling
Author: Kurt Lancaster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041589266X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 154
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As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses. Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies. In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd. Video Journalism for the Web introduces students to all the basic skills and techniques of good video journalism and documentary storytelling, from shots and camera movements to sound and editing--as well as offering tips for developing compelling, character-driven narratives and using social media to launch a successful career as a "backpack journalist." Shooting, editing, and writing exercises throughout the book allow students to put these techniques into practice, and case studies and interviews with top documentary journalists provide real-world perspectives on a career in video journalism. This book gives aspiring documentary journalists the tools they need to get out in the field and start shooting unforgettable multimedia stories.

A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945
Author: M. Hilton,N. Crowson,J. Mouhot,J. McKay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137029021
Category: History
Page: 399
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Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced.

News and Sexuality

Media Portraits of Diversity
Author: Laura Castañeda,Shannon Campbell,Shannon B. Campbell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412909996
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 318
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News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today's journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.

State of the World 2010

Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability
Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916298
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

Start Your Own Public Relations Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 161308093X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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The explosion of media opportunities and the rapidly changing communications landscape have served as key drivers for the public relations industry, creating huge opportunities for communications and PR specialists like you! Coaching you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to parlay your PR experience into a successful new business. Our experts take you step by step from building the business foundation to managing day-to-day operations. Learn how to set up your firm, choose your market niche, prospect and sign clients, build media relationships, set fees, and more! Plus, gain priceless insight, tips, and techniques from practicing entrepreneurs and industry experts! Learn how to: • Set up your own PR firm • Choose your market niche • Win over, sign, and keep clients • Build strong, well-planned campaigns using the latest tools of the trade • Develop prosperous relationships and partnerships • Boost profits by expanding your business • And more Go from public relations pro to CEO! Start your own public relations firm today!

Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum


Author: Charles Bazerman
Publisher: Parlor Press LLC
ISBN: 9781932559422
Category: Education
Page: 175
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This reference guide traces the "Writing Across the Curriculum" movement from its origins in British secondary education through its flourishing in American higher education and extension to American primary and secondary education.

Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

A How-To Guide
Author: Shanthi Kalathil
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821386298
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 81
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Within the broader donor-led governance agenda, assistance to independent media ? or ?media development, ? as it is commonly known ? is an ill-understood area. This handbook is designed for those who may be interested in media development programs, but are unclear about the whys, hows, and whens.

How to Understand the Financial Pages

A Guide to Money and the Jargon
Author: Alexander Davidson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749454938
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The only basic guide to the financial media that anyone will ever need. This new edition of How to Understand the Financial Pages provides comprehensive coverage of newspapers and magazines, and also financial websites, stockbrokers' research and company reports. The handy A-Z format enables the reader to look up entries quickly and easily. Essential terms and concepts are explained in non-technical English, and it is extensively cross-referenced. A valuable reference tool for any private investor, it is international in scope and includes references to the use of technical analysis in internet trading, the development of hedge funds and other alternative investments, and the growth of financial services regulation and compliance - something other guides often omit. Journalistic, snappy and stylish, it will help anyone to read the financial pages and gain a full understanding of the concepts involved.

A Guide to Major House Repairs


Author: Geoffrey West
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781847973863
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
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Topics include:Understanding the survey when buying a home.The different types of construction trades and how to find a builder.Subsidence damage.Wall and flat roof problems.Issues arising from damp and flooding.Rots and infestations.Correction of poor DIY work.Accidental and weather damage.Issues to consider when repairing listed buildings.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English


Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135314179
Category: Reference
Page: 1010
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Online Journalism

The Essential Guide
Author: Steve Hill,Paul Lashmar
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297195
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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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!

See me, hear me : a guide to using the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to promote the rights of children


Author: Gerison Lansdown
Publisher: Save the Children UK
ISBN: 1841871230
Category: Children with disabilities
Page: 171
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"The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" represents the culmination of years of advocacy by the disability community in their struggle for recognition of their rights. "See Me, Hear Me" is the first book to look at how this Convention can be used to support disabled children, alongside the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This guide's analysis of the inter-relationship of the two Conventions, together with practical guidance on advocacy strategies and illustrations of good practice, make it an invaluable tool for child and disability rights advocates. It is also an essential resource for governments in interpreting and implementing the two Conventions. "See Me, Hear Me" includes: a detailed table giving an overview of the relationship between individual articles of the two Conventions; close analysis of the rights of children with disabilities - as set out in the two Conventions - in key areas like education, family life, health, and protection; tips for advocacy work in each of these areas of children's rights; a historical overview of disability rights and the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability; and, the full text of the "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities".