Tabloid Television:Popular Journalism and the ´Other News´ John Langer
Tabloid Valley:Supermarket News and American Culture Paula E Morton
Section 2 of this guide teaches you how to become an active reader that knows how to read efficiently and how to get the most out of each news article. You will learn common news terms and phrases that are used in formal interviews, newspapers and even the tabloids. The terminology in this guide comes with detailed explanations, examples and tips for English learners. You will also learn new vocabulary not related to the news along the way. At the end of the guide, you are able to interactively practice your new knowledge with exercises. The answers are given at the end of each exercise, allowing you to study on your own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Wynn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007225/bk_acx0_007225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the age of 82, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But is this the end of the Murdoch dynasty? Lachlan doesn´t want to succeed him. James is in disgrace. And Elisabeth is not a serious contender. His grip on the group has also been weakened by scandal. His British tabloids have been caught hacking phones and bribing officials on an industrial scale. At least twenty journalists will soon face trial for hacking and corruption and could be jailed. But Rupert thrives on crisis. He has recently split News Corp in two, doubled his fortune to US$9 billion, and is bouncing around like a man in his prime. So can he win this one last battle and keep it all in the family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Meldrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002060/bk_boli_002060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jake Carlson, a correspondent for the television news show American Outrage, inhabits a world of sensational trials and crazed celebrities. One of the nation´s top television journalists, he´s used to dragging himself through the dirt to get to the truth. When his adopted son, Sam, asks him to use his muckraking talents to find his birth mother, Jake is stunned by the ugly secrets he unearths: an international crime syndicate, a horrifying child-trafficking ring, and a corrupt politician, the patriarch of an old New York financial dynasty. Initially galvanized by a career-making exclusive, Jake and his son become the victims of brutal violence and the targets of Jake´s fellow reporters, pressuring them for their story. Concerned for the survival of his family, Jake realizes some sins of the past should never be uncovered. Filled with an insider´s knowledge of tabloid news and the experience of an adopted son seeking his biological parents, American Outrage proves to be Tim Green´s best and most personal thriller yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000030/bk_hach_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American legal system changed dramatically when the OJ Simpson trial became a television-ratings bonanza. Now it´s all crime, all the time, from tabloid news to police procedurals. Americans now know more about the criminal justice system than ever before. Or do they? In Mistrial, Mark Geragos and Pat Harris argue precisely the opposite: In pursuit of sensationalism, the public sees only a small, distorted sample of what really happens in our courtrooms. Geragos and Harris debunk the myth of impartial American justice - from stealth jurors who secretly swing for a conviction to cops who regularly lie on the witness stand. Ultimately, the authors question whether a justice system model drawn up two centuries ago is still viable today. Geragos and Harris are legal experts and prominent criminal defense attorneys who have worked on everything from celebrity media circuses to equally compelling cases defending individuals desperate to avoid the spotlight. Mistrial gives a behind-the-scenes peek that reveals their most fascinating cases, enthralling legal eagles and armchair litigators alike, as it blows the lid off what really happens in a courtroom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088709/bk_acx0_088709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.