Category: United States
Author: Facing History and Ourselves
Publisher: Facing History and Ourselves
View: 3066Facing History and Ourselves has developed Teaching Reporter to help classrooms explore essential questions about being a global citizen in the information age. The documentary Reporter follows New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on a reporting trip to central Africa. Watching Kristof identify stories that he thinks will galvanize readers to take action to prevent further humanitarian disasters in places such as Congo and Darfur, gives us an opportunity to think about not only the role of the journalist, but also our own roles as members of a global society. To whom do we show compassion? Under what circumstances? How can information be used to encourage action on behalf of others? Teaching Reporter includes materials that help students make connections between the dramatic events presented in the film and the choices they make in their own lives as creators and consumers of media. By addressing issues ranging from journalistic objectivity to psychic numbing, the resources in this study guide help develop students' civic and media literacy skills.
Author: Zachary Macaulay
Category: Antislavery movements
Author: Robert W. McChesney,Victor Pickard
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Social Science
View: 3263Essays by Thomas Frank, Clay Shirky, David Simon, and others: “Anyone concerned about the state of journalism should read this book.” —Library Journal The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
Author: Tasha Hart
Publisher: BWWM Romance with Heart
View: 1189Lana is about to supercharge her career. Except there’s one problem… She needs to marry her hated rival to do it! Seriously, it’s like Tate Anderson was created by God to be a pain in Lana’s luscious backside. Everything about him rubs her the wrong way. They way he’s constantly one upping her. Or always there to swoop in whenever she makes a misstep. She’d be perfectly fine ignoring him, but now this Black Queen must marry him! See Tate and Lana are the best reporters in their field. So when their boss needs two of his greatest to pose as a couple and bring down a shady operation, he’s got only one place to turn. They don’t need to like each other—just pretend to love each other. You’d think something like this would be easy to two seasoned professionals. But never discount what happens when you put opposites in the same vicinity. When Lana and Tate are forced to work together, will they realize that pretending to be in love isn’t as hard as it looks? Especially if there’s already something there to start?