The News´ History of Passaic:Vol. 1 William Jamieson Pape, William W. Scott
The News´ History of Passaic:Vol. 2 William Jamieson Pape, William W. Scott
Crying the News: A History of America´s Newsboys is the first book to place newsboys at the center of American history, analyzing their inseparable role as economic actors and cultural symbols in the creation of print capitalism, popular democracy, and national character. DiGirolamo´s sweeping narrative traces the shifting fortunes of these ´´little merchants´´ over a century of war and peace, prosperity and depression, exploitation and reform, chronicling their exploits in every region of the country, as well as on the railroads that linked them.
Did the U.S. really ´´save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news? American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and the more than a century’s worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet.Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong detail just what Captain America’s shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011683/bk_brll_011683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can TV News Change History?:The Collective Memory of President Bush´´s Response toHurricane Katrina Joshua D. Nathan
In Losing the News, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones offers a probing look at the epochal changes sweeping the media, changes which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones believes that what stands to be lost is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over government, holds the powerful accountable, and gives citizens what they need. In a tumultuous new media era, with cutthroat competition and panic over profits, the commitment of the traditional news media to serious news is fading. Indeed, as digital technology shatters the old economic model, the news media is making a painful passage that is taking a toll on journalistic values and standards. Journalistic objectivity and ethics are under assault, as is the bastion of the First Amendment. Jones characterizes himself not as a pessimist about news, but a realist. The breathtaking possibilities that the web offers are undeniable, but at what cost? Pundits and talk show hosts have persuaded Americans that the crisis in news is bias and partisanship. Not so, says Jones. The real crisis is the erosion of the iron core of news, something that hurts Republicans and Democrats alike. Losing the News depicts an unsettling situation in which the American birthright of fact-based, reported news is in danger. But it is also a call to arms to fight to keep the core of news intact. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Elftmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011575/bk_adbl_011575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African-American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of ´´truthiness´´ where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001407/bk_high_001407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Walter´s Perspective provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago news business as seen through the eyes of one of its legendary players. From his first news job working as a legman to his later role as a news anchor and political commentator, Jacobson battled along the front lines of an industry undergoing dramatic changes. While it is ultimately Jacobson´s story, a memoir of a long and distinguished (and sometimes highly controversial) career, it is also an insider´s account of the inner workings of Chicago television news, including the ratings games, the process of defining news and choosing stories, the media´s power and its failures, and the meddling by corporate and network executives. As a reporter, Jacobson was regularly contentious and confrontational. Yet it was this gutsy attitude that put him at the top of the news game, enabling him to get inside information on Chicago government and politics, and helped him become the first local television reporter to be granted a visa to visit Communist China. Jacobson recollects his interactions with Chicago mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, and Rahm Emanuel; recounts his coverage of such fascinating news stories as the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention and the execution of convicted mass murderer John Wayne Gacy; and recalls his reporting on and interviews with Louis Farrakhan, governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, and Barack Obama. The book is published by Sourthern Illinois University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048036/bk_acx0_048036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the start of Barack Obama´s presidency in 2009, conservative populist groups began fomenting political fractiousness, dissent, and surprising electoral success. The Tea Party was one of the major characters driving this story. But, as Khadijah Costley White argues in this book, the Tea Party´s ascent to major political phenomenon can be attributed to the way in which partisan and non-partisan news outlets ´´branded´´ the Party as a pot-stirrer in political conflicts over race, class, and gender. In other words, the news media played a major role in developing, cultivating, and promoting populism´s brand, particularly within the news spaces of commentary and opinion. Through the language of political marketing, branding, and promotion, the news media not only reported on the Tea Party, but also acted as its political strategist and brand consultant. Moreover, the conservative press acted more as a political party than a news medium, deliberately promoting the Tea Party. In a media environment in which everyone has the opportunity to tune out, tune in, and speak back, The Branding of Right-Wing Activism ultimately tells us that distinctions between citizens, journalists, activists, politicians, celebrities, and consumers are more symbolic than concrete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randye Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012885/bk_tant_012885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.