Aggregated news fills our social media feeds, our smartphone apps, and our e-mail inboxes. Much of the news that we consume originated elsewhere and has been reassembled, repackaged, and republished from other sources, but how is that news made? Is it a twenty-first-century digital adaptation of the traditional values and practices of journalistic and investigative reporting, or is it something different-shoddier, less scrupulous, more dangerous? Mark Coddington gives a vivid account of the work of aggregation-how such content is produced, what its values are, and how it fits into today´s changing journalistic profession. Aggregating the News presents an analysis built on observation and interviews of news aggregators in a variety of settings, exploring how aggregators weigh sources, reshape news narratives, and manage life on the fringes of journalism. Coddington finds that aggregation is defined by its derivative relationship to reporting, which colors it with a sense of inferiority. Aggregators strive to be seen as legitimate journalists, but they are constrained by commercial pressures, professional disapproval, and limited access to important forms of evidence. The first comprehensive treatment of news aggregation as a practice, Aggregating the News deepens our understanding of how news and knowledge are produced and consumed in the digital age. By centering aggregation, Coddington sheds new light on how journalistic authority and legitimacy are created-and the consequences when their foundations are eroded.
The gospel is good news - God´s message that He loves you even when you don´t deserve it. It´s not a story of God searching for one righteous soul, or being willing to meet sinners halfway. The news is so much better than that. God gives grace freely to people who don´t deserve it at all - people like you and me. We are recipients of a descending, one-way love that changes everything. Be reminded of this every day with these short readings, each of which contains a truth from God´s Word that will set you on a solid foundation for the day - a foundation of God´s grace, goodness, and unconditional love for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004681/bk_tant_004681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology has disrupted the news industry - its relationships, forms, and business models - but it also provides no end of opportunities for improving, expanding, reimagining, and sustaining journalism. Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News is a creative, thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of the possible future(s) of news by Professor Jeff Jarvis, who leads the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. To Jarvis, journalism helps a community better organize its knowledge so it can better organize itself: ´´But we in the field came to define ourselves less by our value and mission and more by our media and tools - ink on pulp or slick paper, sound or images over airwaves. Now we have new tools to exploit. Those tools require new skills and create new value. But at the core, we serve citizens and communities.´´ He offers not a single definitive future of journalism and news, but a range of possibilities depending on how journalists and journalism evolve - with the help of the ´´geeks´´ whose advances in media technology offer many opportunities for journalists and media entrepreneurs who are willing to think creatively and take risks. Jarvis, one of the preeminent voices on emerging forms of journalism, news delivery, and community engagement, advises many media companies, startups, and foundations. He is a former president and creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications, and was the creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic for TV Guide and People; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; and assistant city editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023970/bk_adbl_023970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Calabria and Bert Ely on the Fed and financial crisis. Steven F. Hayward on Reagan´s inconsistent policy. Roger Pilon on the foundation of rights. Tyler Cowen on autism and political argument. Ted Galen Carpenter on China´s influence with North Korea. Johan Norberg on how to ruin the economy in 7 easy steps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/091001/sp_cato_091001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prosperity has transformed the world. But the story of prosperity is far from simple-or complete. These 24 lectures give you an unrivaled overview of one of the most pressing issues of our day and take you behind the headlines and into the debates to dispel some common myths about prosperity and get at deeper truths. In this stimulating, wide-ranging course, Professor Drezner shows that achieving prosperity involves more than economics. Psychology, sociology, political science, and history also come into play. By taking this broad view, he leads you to fundamental insights about how the modern world works and an understanding of the functioning of the U.S., European, Chinese, and other major economies, as well as an appreciation for the special problems faced by underdeveloped nations. These lectures introduce you to dozens of case histories that illustrate what works and doesn´t work in the drive to increase economic growth. A superb storyteller, Professor Drezner reaches back to examples such as the policy called mercantilism that trapped European powers in growth-killing trade practices from the 16th to 18th centuries. And he anchors his analysis in the present with discussions of globalization, financial bubbles, and other economic phenomena in the news.As a start on your own road to greater prosperity, educate yourself with this unparalleled explanation of the foundations of economic prosperity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel W. Drezner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000100/bk_tcco_000100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Powerful Concluding Novel to The Restoration Chronicles When news that the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned with fire, Nehemiah, Jewish cupbearer to King Artaxerxes in Persia, seeks God´s guidance. After fasting and prayer, he´s given leave to travel to Jerusalem and rebuild the city wall, not anticipating all the dangers that await him on his arrival. The leaders of the surrounding nations become his fierce enemies, plotting to assassinate him and halt the work. A drought, meanwhile, has left the country impoverished, many families resorting to selling their children as bondservants just to keep from starving. Capturing the rebuilding of the wall through the eyes of a number of characters, On This Foundation is a powerful exploration of faith in the midst of oppression and hope that, in spite of appearances, the gracious hand of God is upon those who believe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008931/bk_reco_008931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.