Download E-books The Harvest Gypsies PDF

Selected by way of NYU as one of many century's most sensible books of yankee journalism

Gathered during this quantity are seven long-form articles that John Steinbeck wrote in 1936 concerning the plight of migrant farmworkers in the course of the dirt Bowl, observed by means of pictures by way of Dorothea Lange and others. Steinbeck toured the squatters' camps and Hoovervilles of California, developing unforgettable photos of as soon as powerful, autonomous farmers lowered to distress. The inquisitiveness and outrage of an investigative reporter mixed with the expressive powers of a novelist in his top fueled The Harvest Gypsies, which in flip provided the authentic and emotional roots for The Grapes of Wrath and has lengthy been hailed as an American vintage in its personal right.

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Download E-books Straight Writes and Jabs: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing PDF

By Thomas Hauser

Commenting on Thomas Hauser's annual collections of articles on boxing, Ring journal declared, "What makes Hauser's tales so outstanding is that the fellow many examine 'The Dean of Boxing Writers' refuses to permit his admiration for the game to blind him to its darkish part. His annual volumes on boxing became required examining for hardcore and informal fanatics alike."

Straight Writes and Jabs is the newest within the well known sequence. It brings readers into the dressing room with elite champions within the moments earlier than a few of 2012's greatest fights. Hauser's award-winning investigative journalism is on exhibit in a groundbreaking exposé of using performance-enhancing medicines. there is a glance again in time on the incomparable Archie Moore and masses more.

Thomas Hauser is the writer of forty-five books. His first paintings, Missing, was once made into an Academy Award-winning movie. He later authored Muhammad Ali: His lifestyles and Times, the definitive biography of the main well-known fighter ever. In 2004, the Boxing Writers organization of the US commemorated Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for profession Excellence in Boxing Journalism.

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Download E-books Thinking Clearly: Cases in Journalistic Decision-Making PDF

Written by means of prime specialist reporters and classroom-tested at faculties of journalism, pondering truly is designed to impress dialog in regards to the concerns that form the construction and presentation of the scoop within the twenty-first century. those case reviews depict real-life moments whilst humans operating within the information needed to make severe judgements. relating questions of craft, ethics, pageant, and trade, they conceal various topics--the advertisement imperatives of newsroom tradition, criteria of verification, the contest of private and non-private pursuits, together with the query of privacy--in numerous key episodes: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential crusade, and the Columbine taking pictures, between others.

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Download E-books The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster PDF

By Jonathan M. Katz

WITH a brand new AFTERWORD via THE AUTHOR
Winner, abroad Press membership of the USA Cornelius Ryan Award
Winner, Washington place of work on Latin America/Duke Human Rights publication Award
Winner, J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Finalist, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Finalist, J. Anthony Lukas e-book Prize
Finalist, manhattan Public Library Helen Bernstein e-book Award for Excellence in Journalism
One of the easiest books of the yr in keeping with Amazon, Slate, The Christian technology computer screen & Kirkus experiences, and a Barnes & Noble 'Discover nice New Writers' Book

Published to sparkling stories and awards, The great Truck That Went By is an important, well timed examine a sign failure of overseas aid. 

Jonathan M. Katz was once the single full-time American information correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, whilst the deadliest earthquake within the heritage of the Western Hemisphere struck the island country. during this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers contained in the terror of that day, the devastation visited on traditional Haitians, and during the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue attempt that followed. 

More than half American adults gave funds for Haiti, a part of an international reaction totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. yet 4 years later the hassle has foundered. Its most vital promises-to rebuild more secure towns, alleviate serious poverty, and boost Haiti to stand destiny disasters-remain unfulfilled. How did a lot generosity volume to so little? What went mistaken? In what a Miami Herald Op-Ed referred to as "the most crucial written paintings to emerge from the rubble," Katz follows the cash to discover startling truths approximately how strong intentions get it wrong, and what could be performed to make reduction "smarter." Reporting along invoice Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti's leaders and other people, Katz creates a fancy, darkly humorous, and unforeseen portrait of 1 of the world's such a lot interesting international locations. The vast Truck That glided by is not just a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, yet of the realm we are living in today.

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Download E-books A Mis Mejores Amigos No Los He Visto Nunca. Cartas Y Ensayos Selectos (CONTEMPORANEA) PDF

Un viaje excepcional al mundo de Chandler, marcado por los angeles genialidad, el alcoholismo, los angeles soledad y los angeles visión crítica de l. a. industria del cine. Una lectura primary para los enthusiasts del género.

A mis mejores amigos no los he visto nunca recoge una amplísima selección de l. a. correspondencia y l. a. obra periodística de Raymond Chandler, y constituye como tal un volumen inédito. Aquí se desvelan sus reflexiones literarias, que se caracterizan por un gran sentido del humor, los secretos de su personalidad siempre al borde del abismo, su intuición artística, su curiosidad intelectual y su tormentosa relación con Hollywood. l. a. primera parte del libro es una antología de sus cartas a amigos, editores, agentes y colegas que se lee como una fascinante biografía. l. a. segunda parte consiste en una decena de artículos escritos para l. a. prensa -varios nunca antes traducidos- , que retratan su cambiante visión del mundo a lo largo de los años.

Reseña:
La obra de Chandler me parece tan imprescindible literariamente como pueda serlo l. a. de Hemingway o Scott Fitzgerald.»
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

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Download E-books The Autobiography and Other Writings PDF

By Benjamin Franklin

One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. of the US, Benjamin Franklin was once a real Renaissance guy: author, writer, scientist, inventor, diplomat and flesh presser. In his lengthy lifetime of eighty-four years, he provided suggestion on reaching wealth, prepared public associations, contributed to the start of a country, and negotiated with overseas powers to make sure its survival.

Through the phrases of the elder statesman himself, The Autobiography and different Writings provides a impressive perception into the fellow and his accomplishments and extra writings from Benjamin Franklin’s spouse and son supply a extra intimate portrait of the husband and father who stumbled on himself a legend in his personal time.

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Download E-books Would They Lie to You?: How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People PDF

By Robert Hutton

A very humorous and piercing dissection of the phrases, phrases, lies, and fibs we pay attention each day

How do you say sorry if you are no longer sorry? the place are you able to make a fortune out of pretending to understand the longer term? what is the most sensible technique to scouse borrow credits and stay away from blame? those are the very important existence talents that individuals want if they will make their means on the planet. they usually all contain the artwork of no longer announcing what you suggest. it isn't precisely mendacity, yet it is certainly now not telling the reality. This funny tome covers the most sensible, worst, and such a lot outlandish examples of waffle, fudging, obscurity, blame-shifting, and point-scoring. In components from politics to activities, academia, faith, and self-help, apparently glory, cash, and gear movement way more freely to those that dodge bald, gruesome realities. you could steer a truck in the course of the hole among a lie and the straightforward fact. This publication tells you ways to load the truck.

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Download E-books The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry (Columbia Journalism Review Books) PDF

In this pleasing anthology, editors, writers, artwork administrators, and publishers from such magazines as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Elle, and Harper's draw on their various, colourful reviews to discover various concerns touching on their occupation. Combining anecdotes with specialist research, those top insiders converse on writing and enhancing articles, constructing nice expertise, successfully incorporating artwork and layout, and the severe courting among ads money and content material. They emphasize the significance of truth checking and copyediting; percentage perception into coping with the pursuits (and capability conflicts) of assorted departments; clarify find out how to parlay an entry-level place right into a masthead identify; and weigh the expanding effect of commercial pursuits on editorial judgements. as well as offering an extraordinary, behind-the-scenes examine the making of profitable and influential magazines, those individuals tackle the way forward for magazines in a electronic atmosphere and the continued value of journal journalism. jam-packed with intimate reflections and striking revelations, The artwork of creating Magazines is either a how-to and a how-to-be advisor for editors, newshounds, scholars, and a person hoping for an extraordinary peek among the strains in their favourite magazines. The chapters are in response to talks added as a part of the George Delacorte Lecture sequence on the Columbia college of Journalism.

Essays comprise: "Talking approximately Writing for Magazines (Which One is not going to Do)" via John Gregory Dunne; "Magazine modifying Then and Now" via Ruth Reichl; "How to develop into the Editor in leader of Your favourite Women's journal" by means of Roberta Myers; "Editing a Thought-Leader journal" via Michael Kelly; "Fact-Checking on the New Yorker" via Peter Canby; "A journal wishes Copyeditors Because...." through Barbara Walraff; "How to speak to the paintings Director" via Chris Dixon; "Three Weddings and a Funeral" via Tina Brown; "The less complicated the belief, the higher" by way of Peter W. Kaplan; "The Publisher's position: Crusading Defender of the 1st modification or advertisements Salesman?" through John R. MacArthur; "Editing Books as opposed to modifying Magazines" via Robert Gottlieb; and "The Reader Is King" by means of Felix Dennis

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Download E-books The Yellow Journalism: The Press and America's Emergence as a World Power (Medill Visions of the American Press) PDF

By David R. Spencer

While a case containing dismembered human is still surfaced in New York's East River in June of 1897, the writer of the "New York Journal" - a tender, devil-may-care millionaire named William Randolph Hearst - made up our minds that his newspaper could "scoop" the city's police division by means of fixing this heinous crime. Pulling out all of the stops, Hearst introduced greater than a journalistic homicide research; his newspaper's energetic intervention within the city's lifestyle, specially its underside, marked the start of the Yellow Press. In a piece that experiences the increase and fall of this phenomenon, David R. Spencer records the fierce festival that characterised yellow journalism, the social realities and tendencies that contributed to its good fortune (and its final demise), its accomplishments for reliable or sick, and its long term legacy. such a lot awesome between Hearst's rivals used to be ny City's "The World", owned and controlled through a eu Jewish immigrant named Joseph Pulitzer. "The Yellow Journalism" describes how those papers and others exploited the scandal, corruption, and crime one of the city's such a lot influential voters, and its so much determined population - a coverage that made this "journalism of action" remarkably potent, not only as a advertisement strength, but additionally as an recommend for the city's terrible and defenseless. Spencer indicates what percentage of the techniques first brought in this interval - from investigative reporting to using colour, leisure information, and cartoons in papers - have had an enduring influence on journalism; and the way media in our day displays the Yellow Press's impact, but additionally its threatened irrelevance in the broader realities of latest society.

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Download E-books Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Jessica Mitford

Jessica Mitford used to be a member of 1 of England’s such a lot mythical households (among her sisters have been the novelist Nancy Mitford and the present Duchess of Devonshire) and one of many nice muckraking reporters of contemporary occasions. Leaving England for the US, she pursued a occupation as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly, publicizing not just the misdeeds of, such a lot famously, the funeral company (The American method of Death, a bestseller) and the felony company (Kind and ordinary Punishment), but additionally of writing faculties and weight loss courses. Mitford’s diligence, unfailing skepticism, and acid pen made her one of many nice chroniclers of the mischief humans wake up to within the pursuit of revenue and the identify of good. Poison Penmanship collects seventeen of Mitford’s most interesting pieces—about every little thing from crummy spas to network-TV censorship—and fills them out with the tale of ways she received the news and, no much less attention-grabbing, how the tale built after book. The publication is a pride to learn: few reporters have ever been as humorous as Mitford, or as talented at getting round in these darkish, cobwebbed corners the place glossy the United States models its glossy delivers. It’s additionally an unequaled and priceless guide of the wonderful artwork of investigative reporting.

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