• Press & journalism
      March 2020

      America's Last Great Newspaper War

      The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town

      by Mike Jaccarino

      The prose will be a joy for anyone who loves a well-crafted phrase-turn. It is constructed to evoke Chandler’s Marlowe books; to endure and, if lost, to one day be rediscovered. The author is a tabloid rewrite man and he slaved over it for a decade.

    • Biography: business & industry
      September 2001

      The Rose Man of Sing Sing

      A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism

      by James M. Morris

      Notorious city editor-tyrant of Pulitzer's "New York Evening World", Charles E Chapin was the greatest newspaperman of his day. In 1918, at the pinnacle of fame, Chapin, sunk in depression, took not his own life, but shot and killed his beloved wife. After his trial - and one hell of a story for the World's competitors - he was sentenced to life in Sing Sing Prison. Set in the most thrilling epoch of American journalism, this story tracks Chapin's rise from legendary street reporter to celebrity powerbroker in media-mad New York, a human tragedy played out in sensational stories of tabloids and broadsheets. The first portrait of a founding figure of modern American journalism and a vibrant chronicle of scoops and scandals, "The Rose Man of Sing Sing" is also a hidden history of New York at its most colorful.

    • Biography: general
      September 1999

      The Rose Man of Sing Sing

      A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism

      by James M. Morris

      Notorious city editor-tyrant of Pulitzer's "New York Evening World", Charles E Chapin was the greatest newspaperman of his day. In 1918, at the pinnacle of fame, Chapin, sunk in depression, took not his own life, but shot and killed his beloved wife. After his trial - and one hell of a story for the World's competitors - he was sentenced to life in Sing Sing Prison. Set in the most thrilling epoch of American journalism, this story tracks Chapin's rise from legendary street reporter to celebrity powerbroker in media-mad New York, a human tragedy played out in sensational stories of tabloids and broadsheets. The first portrait of a founding figure of modern American journalism and a vibrant chronicle of scoops and scandals, "The Rose Man of Sing Sing" is also a hidden history of New York at its most colorful.

    • Advertising

      Well-written and Red

      The Story of the Economist Poster Campaign

      by Alfredo Marcantonio

      It is now 18 years since The Economist ran the first of its eye-catching 'White out of Red' posters. As this book points out, their 'vibrancy and visibility' have now established them as 'part of the urban landscape'.Well-written and Red is the story of this influential advertising campaign, written by one of Britain's most respected advertising copywriters, Alfredo Marcantonio. As an ex-Director of AMV BBDO he paints a remarkably insightful picture, not only of the conception and development of the award-winning creative work, but also of the Agency/Client relationship that has nurtured it.Marcantonio weaves together the recollections of those actually involved, putting events into context or stressing their importance, by citing lessons he has learnt in his own distinguished career.This is clearly a 'must-have publication' for advertising, marketing and the media. However, poster headlines like 'In real life the tortoise loses' mean that it will appeal to anyone who appreciates wit and style. Whilst readers from outside the industry won't be fazed by the vagaries of the creative process, they may be surprised to discover the disciplined strategic thinking and tight advertising briefs that inspire it. And the way that subtle shifts in emphasis have helped the campaign remain relevant in changing times.This 256 page volume features almost 200 of the advertisements that have helped The Economist increase its UK circulation from just over 80,000 in 1987 to almost 160,000 today. It represents a testimony to the power of posters, confirmation that it can pay to advertise and proof that 'funny' need not be the enemy of 'money'.

    • Biography: general
      September 2000

      Beachhead Don

      Reporting the War from the European Theater: 1942-1945

      by Don Whitehead, Edited by John B. Romeiser

      Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead delivered battlefield dispatches that were classics of frontline reporting. One of the legendary reporters of World War II, Whitehead covered almost every important Allied invasion and campaign in Europe - from landings in Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio on the Italian front to Normandy, where he went ashore at Omaha Beach with the First Army Division. Writing for the Associated Press, he covered the brutal beachhead fighting and followed the Allied sweep to victory across France, Belgium, and Germany. Whitehead reported on some of the most dramatic events of the war, from the liberation of Paris and the meeting of American and Russian forces at the Elbe River, to the liberation of Buchenwald. Daring, valiant, and fearless, "Beachhead Don" was one of sixteen correspondents awarded the Medal of Freedom by Harry S Truman. Whitehead also reported from the Korean War for six years and covered national and and international politics. Collected here for the first time, his dispatches are classics of war journalism. This book, long overdue, will help a new generation discover Whitehead's vivid, powerful, and unforgettable stories of men at war.;John Romeiser provides a richly detailed introduction and background to the man, his work, and his world.

    • Fiction

      Red Flag Warning

      A Serial Arson Mystery

      by Kurt Kamm

      Los Angeles County is burning. A serial arsonist is setting the parched hills on fire. Plunge into infernos and face the smoke, heat and danger with the men on the fire lines. While NiteHeat prowls in the darkness, setting fires and taunting investigators, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Arson Unit struggles to find the fire-setter and stop the devastation. Who is NiteHeat? Is it Ruffy, the 911 dispatcher who has failed firefighter training? Is it Mikey, a dropout who appears at every fire and steals firefighting equipment? Is it Father Dom who claims the fires are started by Satan? Discover the incendiary device triggered by a cooking timer from Williams Sonoma. Did you ever wonder how wildland arson investigators find the point of origin and evidence in a fire which consumes thousands of acres? Did you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an arsonist? Read RED FLAG WARNING.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      Life as a Literary Device

      Writer’s Manual of Survival

      by Vitali Vitaliev

      “We're both interested in the history of the 20th century, but he's lived it, and I've been a spectator.” Clive James -- 31 January 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Vitali Vitaliev’s defection from the Soviet Union to the West. In Life as a Literary Device Vitaliev offers readers not only a glimpse into how literature has affected his life, but also a survival manual for the Western world, a way of life much removed from that lived in the USSR. At once a highly entertaining account of a life that has encompassed roles as diverse as “Clive James’ Moscow man” to researcher and writer for QI and many newspapers, Life as a Literary Device is also a serious treatise on the power of literature. The 20th anniversary of Vitaliev’s defection highlights his profound insight into the differences of life in the West and in the Soviet Union (indeed, Vitali claims that life in the West is in many ways harsher than life under the Soviet regime) and also offers a personal lens through which to view the USSR and its eventual collapse in 1991. Life As A Literary Device is both a summation and a new beginning for Vitaliev – an analysis of how literature has helped him to survive in the modern, and Western, world.From the author: “Life as a Literary Device has neither beginning nor end; nor does it fit in with any existing literary genre: partly a memoir, partly a novel, partly a meditation, partly a poem, partly a diary, partly a dream, partly a survival kit, partly one extended metaphor…” for writer's life, i.e. indeed a 'literary device'. I keep looking back at my life: at the places I visited, the pieces I wrote and the people I met. Memory is like a scrap book – a cut-andpaste job.”

    • Autobiography: sport
      February 2012

      From Weddings to World Cups

      by Ian Wheeler

      Ian Wheeler’s career in journalism started when he left school at fourteen and was employed by the local weekly newspaper The Northern Scot and Moray and Nairn Express. Cub reporters learnt their trade the hard way and, under the exacting direction of Miss Robertson, Ian reported weddings, funerals, the County and Sheriff Court proceedings and the weekly football results. After National Service, Ian returned to Moray but soon took up employment with Dundee publisher DC Thomson as a reporter and gradually moved to become a sports writer. From the 1950s to the 1980s, the Author found himself at various times based in Dundee, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester reporting on major club football and also Scotland and England at international level. He was on first name terms with players, managers and many who worked behind the scenes. The stars: Alf Ramsey, Brian Clough, Bob and Bill Shankly, George Best, Bobby Moore, the Charlton brothers, Billy Steel, Dave Narey, Alan Gilzean and many others have become legends in the history of the game. Ian Wheeler’s memories of fifty years in journalism is an enlightening account of the Golden Age of football, when players worked for a modest wage and clubs enjoyed a measure of financial equality.

    • Biography: literary
      October 2012

      Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory

      The Working Life of Herbert Allingham - 1867-1836

      by Julia Jones

      Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory is probably one for the academic market as it's the outcome of a PhD thesis and several years funded-research into a unique archive now deposited with the Unversity of Westminster. It is however written in a style that is completely accessible to the general reader and was praised by reviewers in a range of publications such as the TLS, History Today, The Oldie, the Church Times and The Literary Review. Herbert Allingham was the father of detective novelist Margery Allingham but he was also a dedicated writer of serial fiction for the cheapest papers in the Great Age of Print. Allingham was writing for the newly literate but he never patronised or wrote-down to this audience. Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory is a social history, a contributionto the history of reading and a portrait of an intelligent, conscientious, attractive fiction producer. Allingham wrote millions of words and entertained millions of people but he was almost always anonymous and was never published in book form. He would have been forgotten like so many of his peers had his daughters, Margery and Joyce, not loved and admired him sufficently to preserve his diaries, account books, letters from editors and file copies of the ephemeral story papers in which his work was published. Julia Jones inherited this archive and her PhD research was fully-funded by the Arts and Humanities research Council. The thesis (Family Fictions 2006) has been completely rewritten for this attractively presented biography which uses a large number of rare illustrations from the penny papers where Allingham's stories appeared. Professor Jenny Hartley called it "an important contribition to book history."

    • Fiction
      March 2015

      Look Closer

      by Rachel Amphlett

      How far would you go to protect a secret? How far would you go to expose a lie? Will Fletcher seems to have it all – perfect job, perfect life. Then in one act of extreme violence, his world is turned upside down. A bungled assassination attempt on a London street uncovers a disturbing conspiracy fuelled by organised crime and political ambition. Now, Will finds himself on the run, pursued by a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to protect his employer’s past. The only way to stop the chain of events is to follow a trail of clues that lead to the heart of British politics. With the date for the UK General Election only days away and the killers closing in, Will is running out of time to deliver his own version of vigilante justice and expose the corruption. As the web of lies and deceit unravels, Will knows the answer’s out there. All he has to do is look closer. Everyone has secrets. Everyone lies.

    • Biography & True Stories
      March 2015

      American Authors Unplugged

      Interviews about Books

      by Martha Cinader

      Representative of modern American Literature, the conversations with authors in this book are evenly divided between men and women who bring to life the experiences of natives, immigrants, slaves and rebels. As a whole, they address the enduring themes of freedom and the pursuit of happiness. Following is a list of the authors interviewed. For further information about the interviews please refer to the supporting document. Rudolfo Anaya - Zia Summer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - Sister of My Heart Russel Banks - Cloudsplitter Nora Okja Keller - Comfort Woman Dr. Leonard Shlain - The Alphabet Versus the Goddess Barbara Chase-Riboud - The President's Daughter A.A. Carr - Eye Killers Lan Cao - Monkey Bridge Hal Sirowitz - My Therapist Said Kate Horsley - Crazy Woman Dennis McFarland - A Face at the Window

    • Media studies
      January 2017

      The Fourth Estate

      Journalism in twentieth-century Ireland

      by Mark O'Brien

      This book examines the history of journalists and journalism in twentieth-century Ireland. While many media institutions have been subjected to historical scrutiny, the professional and organisational development of journalists, the changing practices of journalism, and the contribution of journalists and journalism to the evolution of modern Ireland have not. This book rectifies the deficit by mapping the development of journalism in Ireland from the late 1880s to today. Placing the experiences of journalists and the practice of journalism at the heart of its analysis, it examines, for the first time, the work of journalists within the ever-changing context of Irish society. Based on strong primary research - including the previously un-consulted journals and records produced by the many journalistic representative organisations that came and went over the decades - and written in an accessible and engaging style, The Fourth Estate will appeal to anyone interested in journalism, history, the media and the development of Ireland as a modern nation.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2017

      The Fourth Estate

      Journalism in twentieth-century Ireland

      by Mark O'Brien

      This book examines the history of journalists and journalism in twentieth-century Ireland. While many media institutions have been subjected to historical scrutiny, the professional and organisational development of journalists, the changing practices of journalism, and the contribution of journalists and journalism to the evolution of modern Ireland have not. This book rectifies the deficit by mapping the development of journalism in Ireland from the late 1880s to today. Placing the experiences of journalists and the practice of journalism at the heart of its analysis, it examines, for the first time, the work of journalists within the ever-changing context of Irish society. Based on strong primary research - including the previously un-consulted journals and records produced by the many journalistic representative organisations that came and went over the decades - and written in an accessible and engaging style, The Fourth Estate will appeal to anyone interested in journalism, history, the media and the development of Ireland as a modern nation.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2017

      The Fourth Estate

      Journalism in twentieth-century Ireland

      by Mark O'Brien

      This book examines the history of journalists and journalism in twentieth-century Ireland. While many media institutions have been subjected to historical scrutiny, the professional and organisational development of journalists, the changing practices of journalism, and the contribution of journalists and journalism to the evolution of modern Ireland have not. This book rectifies the deficit by mapping the development of journalism in Ireland from the late 1880s to today. Placing the experiences of journalists and the practice of journalism at the heart of its analysis, it examines, for the first time, the work of journalists within the ever-changing context of Irish society. Based on strong primary research - including the previously un-consulted journals and records produced by the many journalistic representative organisations that came and went over the decades - and written in an accessible and engaging style, The Fourth Estate will appeal to anyone interested in journalism, history, the media and the development of Ireland as a modern nation.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2018

      Framing referendum campaigns in the news

      by Marina Dekavalla

      This book discusses the framing of referendum campaigns in the news media, focusing particularly on the case of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Using a comprehensive content analysis of print and broadcast coverage as well as in-depth interviews with broadcast journalists and their sources during this campaign, it provides an account of how journalists construct the frames that define their coverage of contested political campaigns. It views the mediation process from the perspective of those who participate directly in it, namely journalists and political communicators. It puts forward an original theoretical model to account for frame building in the context of referendums in Western media systems, using insights from this and from other cases. The book makes an original contribution to the study of media frames during referendums and is key reading for scholars and students interested in journalism, the processes of political communication and the mediation of politics.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2018

      Framing referendum campaigns in the news

      by Marina Dekavalla

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2018

      Framing referendum campaigns in the news

      by Marina Dekavalla

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2013

      Journalism and Media Convergence

      by Heinz-Werner Nienstedt, Stephan Russ-Mohl, Bartosz Wilczek

      Die gesellschaftliche Konstitution der Wirklichkeit erfolgt mittlerweile fast ausnahmslos durch Medien, die im Zuge der Digitalisierung interaktiv und multimedial geworden sind. Durch die Digitalisierung verschwimmen und verschwinden die Grenzen zwischen ehemals getrennten Medien, Kommunikations-, Produktions- und Verbreitungsformen. Die Folge sind tiefgreifende Veränderungen der wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Medien sowie eine Neubestimmung der Charakteristika der Mediengattungen und ihrer Abgrenzung voneinander, kurz ein medialer Umbruch wie zuletzt zu Gutenbergs Zeiten.Ziel der interdisziplinären Schriftenreihe Medienkonvergenz/Media Convergence ist es, die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die bisherigen Medien, Kommunikationsformen, Bildungsinstitutionen, Medienmärkte und das Mediennutzungsverhalten der Bevölkerung zu untersuchen, die Veränderungsprozesse im sozialen, kulturellen, politischen, aber auch im ökonomischen und rechtlichen Bereich herauszustellen, um neue kulturelle Potentiale und kreative Möglichkeiten kritisch zu erfassen und wissenschaftlich aufzuarbeiten.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      May 1995

      Pressepolitik des Deutschen Bundes

      Methoden staatlicher Pressepolitik nach der Revolution von 1848

      by Richard Kohnen

      Der Zeitenumbruch 1848/49 hatte für die deutsche Öffentlichkeit und für die Regierungen das Novum der unzensierten Bücher, Zeitungen und Zeitschriften gebracht. Wurden vor 1848 alle periodisch erscheinenden Schriften und alle Schriften unter 320 Seiten einer streng gehandhabten Vorkontrolle durch den Zensor unterworfen, so war mit der Abschaffung dieses Systems ein Rechtsvakuum entstanden, das erst mit der Zeit durch Normen ersetzt werden konnte. Diese Zeit der Erkundung und Erprobung neuer Normen ist pressepolizeilich und -politisch als Lernprozeß einzustufen. Die Regierungen lernten im Laufe der nachrevolutionären Jahrzehnte mit dem anfänglich als drückend empfundenen Fehlen der staatlichen Vorkontrolle umzugehen. Bereits bestehende Regelungen wurden ausgebaut und mit Mechanismen angereichert, die in zensurfreien Nachbarländern bereits längere Zeit angewandt wurden oder auch ganz der eigenen Innovation entsprangen. Primäres Ziel nachrevolutionärer Presseüberwachung und Beeinflussung war nach der Überwindung der revolutionären Zustände die Wiederherstellung des status quo ante auf der Basis der Zensurfreiheit. Die Schere in der Hand des Zensors wurde im Verlauf von nur wenigen Jahren zur Schere im Kopf des Literaten, des Herausgebers und selbst des Verteilers. Aber dies war nur ein Mittel staatlicher Einflußnahme auf die publizistische Öffentlichkeit: Neben diese regulativen und repressiven Maßnahmen trat die staatlich gelenkte Propaganda. Die zu Beginn der 1850er Jahre von den Regierenden getroffenen Entscheidungen für eine zensurfreie Pressepolitik, die damit einhergehenden Gesetze sowie die mit dem Jahre 1848 entfachten und bürokratisch organisierten Propagandainstrumente bilden in ihrem Kern die Grundlage der heutigen, bundesrepublikanischen Pressegesetzgebung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 1994

      Die Fackel. Herausgeber Karl Kraus

      Bibliographie und Register 1899 bis 1936

      by Wolfgang Hink

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