From political scandals to hauntings at amityville, local tragedies, triumphs and absurdities find their place alongside accounts of crime and redemption, war and celebrity on a national scale, all told with Scott’s signature passion and candor. As i saw it pairs scott’s unique storytelling and photography to give readers a new look at the singular experiences of a lifelong reporter, and the stories that shaped a generation.
Martin luther King, Jr. Scott has interviewed six presidents, visited the frontlines of war in the Middle East and Asia, and witnessed the rise of America’s space program—all in a day’s work. Now, in as i saw it: a reporter’s intrepid journey, Scott reflects on the stories that have stuck with him personally over the years, and the people who gave them life.
As I Saw It: A Reporter's intrepid journey #ad - And tense meetings with yasser arafat, scott brings us burt and linda pugach, the couple whose lifelong marriage was forged in deadly obsession; Abraham Zapruder, the everyman hero who gave the banks a run for their money; and Stephanie Collado, who shot history’s most infamous piece of film; Charlie Walsh, the eleven-year-old girl who needed a heart and touched his.
Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well MattersLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. Do i make myself clear? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder. A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time.
He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, and WTF, LMK, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more -- more speed and more information but far less clarity.
Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters #ad - In do i make myself clear?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well. Harry evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger.
The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century JournalismSt. Martin's Press #ad - His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. Thomas delighted in entering “forbidden” countries—Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. He was a man for all seasons. Mitchell stephens’s the voice of America is a first-rate and much-needed biography of the great Lowell Thomas. In the voice of america, mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure.
Nobody can properly understand broadcast journalism without reading Stephens’s riveting account of this larger-than-life globetrotting radio legend. Douglas brinkley, professor of history at rice University and author of CronkiteFew Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been.
The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism #ad - He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. In a prime-time special after thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had “crammed a couple of centuries worth of living” into his eighty-nine years. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century—including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw—acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas.
Raised in a colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia. In 1930, lowell thomas began delivering America’s initial radio newscast.
We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student JournalistsCrown Books for Young Readers #ad - A journalistic look at the shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control--as told by the student reporters for the school's newspaper and TV station. This timely and media-driven approach to the parkland shooting, as reported by teens in the journalism and broadcasting programs and in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas newspaper, is an inside look at that tragic day and the events that followed that only they could tell.
It showcases how the teens have become media savvy and the skills they have learned and honed--harnessing social media, speaking to the press, and writing effective op-eds. Students will also share specific insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.
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OFF AIR: My Journey to the Anchor DeskPelican Publishing #ad - She covers topics ranging from mentorship to establishing your own brand. Off air is perfect for anyone starting out on their own career path, particularly in media journalism or entertainment, or anyone interested in how to overcome their own obstacles, wherever their adventure may begin. A forward by turk’s mentor, Soledad O’Brien brings this journey full circle and adds an extra level of inspiration.
She seized the opportunities given to her and overcame enormous obstacles along the way. In her timely and moving book, turk shows us that we, too, can smooth that bumpy path using the wisdom earned in the early stages of her own career. Strong and capable, she forged a path to her successful career with perseverance and hard work.
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Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison--Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me OutAnthony Bourdain/Ecco #ad - Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, maddening culture in all its complexity. Jason paid a deep price in defense of journalism and his story proves that not everyone who defends freedom carries a gun, some carry a pen. John F. His brother lobbied political heavyweights including john kerry and Barack Obama and started a social media campaign—#FreeJason—while Jason’s wife navigated the red tape of the Iranian security apparatus, all while the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal.
In prisoner, rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his idyllic childhood in northern california and his bond with his Iranian father, a rug merchant; how his teacher Christopher Hitchens inspired him to pursue journalism; and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran, where his career took off and he met his wife.
Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison--Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out #ad - The charges were absurd. Rezaian’s reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. Initially, rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes.
While in prison, Rezaian had tireless advocates working on his behalf. Kerry, 68th Secretary of State. An important story.
Savage News: A NovelMIRA #ad - But the closer she gets to achieving her dream job, the more she wonders if it is worth all the compromise. Timely, funny and smart, this juicy debut is the perfect tonic for readers contending with today’s politics and the #MeToo movement. She has always relied on her grit, her principles and her news sense to gain success.
The problem? the position is only temporary, a test to see if she has what it takes. Natalie—who spent her twenties missing out on life’s benchmarks—finally sees her efforts pay off when she’s assigned to cover the White House for her network, ATN. Natalie savage will be sure to join the ranks of our favorite fictional heroines as she figures out that having it all doesn’t mean giving up everything she stands for.
Savage News: A Novel #ad - Natalie savage grew up hearing these words from her beloved father, who admired Walter Cronkite so much he named the family dog after him. Jessica yellin is the clear honest voice of our generation. Amy schumerBe noisy. But now her competition is a twenty-six-year-old spoiled frat boy who got his big television break by eating raw animal parts on a reality show.
Of course, he’s winning. Natalie, along with her scrappy production team, has to navigate ratings wars, workplace sexual harassment and an international political crisis in order to prove herself.
The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best--and Worst--Chief ExecutivesPublicAffairs #ad - The crucible of the presidency has forged some of the very best and very worst leaders in our national history, along with much in between. Based on interviews conducted over the years with a variety of presidential biographers, this book provides not just a complete ranking of our presidents, but stories and analyses that capture the character of the men who held the office.
. From abraham lincoln's political savvy and rhetorical gifts to James Buchanan's indecisiveness, this book teaches much about what makes a great leader--and what does not. As america looks ahead to our next election, this book offers perspective and criteria that may help us choose our next leader wisely.
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Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like AmericaCenter Street #ad - This timely memoir, is a smart, which reflects the tradition of boot-strapping African American storytelling from the South, contemporary consideration of the media. And in this humble, moving memoir, we see how an innovative and respected journalist and working mother helped provide opportunities for others.
With the distinct voice of one who has worked for and witnessed immense progress and overcome heart-wrenching setbacks, this book covers a wide swath of media history -- from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity.
Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America #ad - We root for her as a wife, mother, and ambitious professional as she seizes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities never meant for a "dark-skinned woman" and builds a distinguished career. When we read about the death of her father and other formative events of her life, we glimpse the crippling impact of the segregated South before the civil rights movement when slavery's legacy still felt astonishingly close.
Dorothy butler gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U. S. Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, friendship, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggle, courage, humor and savvy that secured what seems commonplace today-people of color working in mainstream media.
Told with a pioneering newspaper writer's charm and skill, Gilliam's full, fascinating life weaves her personal and professional experiences and media history into an engrossing tapestry. We gain a comprehensive view of how the media, especially newspapers, affected the movement for equal rights in this country.
Sometimes You Have to Cross When It Says Don't Walk: A Memoir of Breaking BarriersBenBella Books #ad - Even though no one had done it before, it gave her the strength and self-confidence to try—permission to cross against the light. When lesley began, the credentials said, "No Women or Children in the Press Box, " but she didn’t let that stop her. Lesley covered sports for more than 40 years, pioneering women’s journalistic presence in men’s professional sports, from inside the locker room to out on the field.
And she’s the only sportscaster in history to have worked on the network broadcasts of the Final Four, Super Bowl, Olympics, World Series, Triple Crown, NBA Finals, U. S. Lesley visser is living proof that, if you are motivated and passionate, no matter where you start, your dreams can come true. When lesley was 11, she told her mother that she wanted to be a sportswriter.
Sometimes You Have to Cross When It Says Don't Walk: A Memoir of Breaking Barriers #ad - But even those hearing her story for the first time, blaze new trails, will be inspired to chase their dreams, no matter what their background, and pursue the life they want. Open, and the World Figure Skating Championship. Hint: humor goes further than anger, and no, we can’t all look like Beyoncé. In sometimes you have to cross when it says 'Don't Walk, ' Lesley Visser shares her historic journey through the world of sports broadcasting with innate wisdom and good humor.
But with passion, and dedication, she found a way to achieve her dream, perseverance, learning valuable lessons along the way. She’s the first and only woman to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and to ever present the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl.