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Reshaping the News
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Reshaping the News: Community, Engagement, and Editors is the culmination of a six-year search for an economic resolution to the digital business conundrum facing the newspaper industry. Today´s media tend to generate journalism with a low immediate newsroom impact, allowing journalists to continue reporting without considering the audience´s increasingly dominant role in a story´s longevity. This renders newsrooms as managed rather than led, and turns editors into facilitators-managing project-driven journalism, attempting to match publishers´ expectations of diversified income streams, and providing reporters with increased autonomy. In fact, newsrooms require a new kind of leadership, one that rethinks its relationship with the audience. Reshaping the News argues for that alternative, deconstructing the reporting and editing relationship and illustrating the ideal version of editorial oversight. Author George Sylvie dissects reporter communities and culture, as well as the connection between journalism and geographic space/management. The book also examines whether journalists have developed the appropriate infrastructure to assure credibility and avoid potential mishaps, misconduct, and misrepresentation. Though the innovative, non-traditional approach to audience engagement outlined within challenges journalistic boundaries, Reshaping the News posits its new model as necessary and of potential lasting value to the field of journalism.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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Orwell on Truth
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A selection of George Orwell´s prescient, clear-eyed and stimulating writing on the subjects of truth and lies. With an introduction by Alan Johnson. ´Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.´ This selection of George Orwell´s writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth. It ranges from discussion of personal honesty and morality, to freedom of speech and political propaganda. Orwell´s unique clarity of thought and illuminating scepticism provide the perfect defence against our post-truth world of fake news and confusion. ´The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.´ Includes an introduction by Alan Johnson and passages from Burmese Days, The Road to Wigan Pier, Coming Up for Air, The Lion and the Unicorn, Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell´s letters, war-time diary, criticism and essays including ´Fascism and Democracy´, ´Culture and Democracy´, ´Looking Back on the Spanish War´, ´As I Please´, ´Notes on Nationalism´, ´The Prevention of Literature´, ´Politics and the English Language´ and ´Why I Write´.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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Just One Evil Act
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George offers the latest in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story featuring fan favorite Barbara Havers. Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can´t really help?Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn´t on Hadiyyah´s, their daughter´s, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold. Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won´t get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands. As she attempts to navigate the complicated waters of doing anything for the case against her superior´s orders, her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, is dispatched to Italy as the liaison between the Italian police and Hadiyyah´s distraught parents. In time, both Barbara and Lynley discover that the case is far more complex than just a kidnapping, revealing secrets about Angelina; her new lover, Lorenzo; and even Azhar?secrets Barbara may not be willing to accept. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she´s willing to go to protect it.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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The Cleaners (tlw. OmU)
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THE CLEANERS enthüllt eine gigantische Schattenindustrie digitaler Zensur in Manila, dem weltweit größten Outsourcing-Standort für Content Moderation. Dort löschen zehntausende Menschen in zehn Stunden Schichten im Auftrag der großen Silicon Valley-Konzerne belastende Fotos und Videos von Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & Co. Komplexe Entscheidungen über Zensur oder Sichtbarkeit von Inhalten werden so an die Content Moderatoren outgesourct. Die Kriterien und Vorgaben, nach denen sie agieren, ist eines der am besten geschützten Geheimnisse des Silicon Valleys. Die Grausamkeit und die kontinuierliche Belastung dieser traumatisierenden Arbeit verändert die Wahrnehmung und Persönlichkeit der Content Moderatoren. Doch damit nicht genug. Ihnen ist es verboten, über ihre Erfahrungen zu sprechen.Parallel zu den Geschichten von fünf Content Moderatoren erzählt der Film von den globalen Auswirkungen der Onlinezensur und zeigt wie Fake News und Hass durch die Sozialen Netzwerke verbreitet und verstärkt werden. Die utopische Vision einer vernetzten globalen Internetgemeinde wird endgültig zum Alptraum, wenn hochrangige ehemalige Mitarbeiter der Sozialen Netzwerke Einblicke in die Funktionsweisen und Mechanismen der Plattformen geben. Durch gezielte Verstärkung und Vervielfältigung jeglicher Art von Emotionen, werden die Plattformen zu gefährlichen Brandbeschleunigern, die soziale, politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte anheizen und die drohende Spaltung unserer Gesellschaft vorantreiben.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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The Essential Wisdom of the World´s Greatest Le...
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You do not lead by hitting people over the head?that´s assault, not leadership. ?Dwight D. Eisenhower What would George Washington think of today´s 24-hour news cycle? While the Founding Fathers were strong proponents of a free press, they may have been unnerved at seeing their every gaffe mocked on Twitter. Why not take a break from breaking news and spend a moment revisiting the words of some of the greatest leaders the world has known? The Essential Wisdom of the World´s Greatest Leaders gathers hundreds of quotations from more than two hundred leaders. Within these pages you´ll find presidents, scholars, and philanthropists; jurists, generals, and activists; saints, scientists, and students. The selections are arranged thematically and illuminate the intellect, character, determination, and particular genius of these remarkable men and women. In this book:Abraham Lincoln extols the value of freedom and truth.Winston Churchill ponders the strength that comes from suffering.Frederick Douglass speaks passionately about the evils of inequality.Hillary Clinton advocates for the primacy of human rights.Malala Yousafzai offers insight into the precious gift of education. The Essential Wisdom of the World´s Greatest Leaders is a powerful and thought-provoking collection that invites us to put down our phones and spend some quality time with the extraordinary women and men who have each left an indelible mark on our world.

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Stand: Dec 13, 2018
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Unreliable Sources
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´´Committed, eloquent writings that plumb teh psychological and political complexities of mass-mediated experience.´´ --San Francisco Chronicle ´´An essential text.´´ --Utne Reader ´´More than helping to detect bias, ´´Unreliable Sources´´ tells the stories behind the stories called news. It should help build a national constituency for liberating media from all major constraints-- corporate as well as governmental.´´ --George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Communications, The Annenberg School for Communications ´´You gotta love these guys. Not only have Lee and Solomon written a timely consumer primer on conservative bias in reporting, they´ve done it with humor.´´ --Washington Journalism Review A vital handbook for deciphering widespread media bias. ´´Unreliable Sources´´ dissects news coverage of a wide range of issues-- taxes, the Persian Gulf, social security, abortion, drugs, environmental pollution, U.S.-Soviet relations, terrorism, the Third World-- and exposes the key stories that have been censored or glossed over by major media.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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Five on Brexit Island
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Enid Blyton´s books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friendship: Brexit? It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate. George is firmly a ´remainer,´ whilst Julian, who is in the ´Brexit´ camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him. (Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too.) The night is tempestuous in more ways than one. George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George´s initial hope that the ´remainers´ will triumph proves premature... Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up. The damage is apparent as the new day dawns and George declares a new meaning for Brexit: Kirrin Island is exiting Britain ...that is, until the red tape becomes too much of a challenge and their happy life together is under threat. Perfect for anyone sick of hearing that ´Brexit means Brexit´, or for that relative you´re still not talking to because of how they voted...

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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Harriet Spies Again
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Harriet M. Welsch has just received the best news of her eleventh year-Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet can still remember how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly´s return remain unclear. Where is George Waldenstein? With Mr. and Mrs. Welsch living in France for three months, Sport confiding that he has a crush on a girl at school, and the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, who´s going to require a whole lot of spying, Harriet already has her hands full. Then she overhears Ole Golly saying she´s innocent-but innocent of what? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ready to help Ole Golly in any way she can. Praise for Harriet the Spy® and Her Friends Harriet the Spy® ´´Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether you´re eleven or several times that age.´´-EW.com Harriet Spies Again By Louise Fitzhugh and Helen Ericson Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel ´´Ericson has perfectly captured the voice and pacing of Fitzhugh´s original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for today´s readers.´´ -School Library Journal Harriet the Spy, Double Agent By Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold ´´Harriet the Spy is back, and Gold does a credible job of maintaining the special character and her crusty charm.´´ -Booklist The Long Secret [STAR] ´´Written with subtlety, compassion, and [Louise Fitzhugh´s] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children.´´ -School Library Journal, Starred Sport [STAR] ´´A worthy successor to Harriet the Spy-and that is high tribute.´´ -Booklist, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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Alex and Eliza: A Love Story: The Alex & Eliza ...
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. 1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society´s biggest events: the Schuylers´ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country´s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters-Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she´d rather be aiding the colonists´ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington´s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can´t believe his luck-as an orphan, and a bastard one at that-to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

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Stand: Dec 10, 2018
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Michael Jackson Conspiracy
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Michael Jackson Conspiracy (New Edition) is the only full account of the phenomenon that was ´´the Michael Jackson trial.´´ Providing vivid details that people never saw in the news, Jones describes the accuser and his family as a band of grifters, a group of gold-diggers, who were looking for a payday in Hollywood . An intense account of what really happened in the Santa Maria courtroom, the author reveals the sham behind the allegations of accuser Gavin Arvizo, who had also ´´targeted´´ other celebrities like Chris Tucker, Jay Leno, and George Lopez, before landing the biggest fish of all: Michael Jackson. The book exposes, undeniably, why the jury found Michael Jackson NOT GUILTY on all counts, and how a media frenzy ignored the actual evidence, opting instead for ratings and sensationalism, at the expense Jackson´s reputation.

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Stand: Dec 13, 2018
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