Is media bias keeping us from getting the whole story? If so, who is at fault? Is it the liberals who are purported to be running the newsrooms, television and radio stations of this country, duping an unsuspecting public into mistaking their party line for news? Or is it the conservatives who have identified media bias as a rallying cry around which to consolidate their political base? The media has become so large and so pervasive in our lives that regardless of exactly where on the ideological fence you sit, the question of media bias has become all but unavoidable. What Liberal Media? confronts the question of liberal bias and provides a sharp and utterly convincing assessment of the realities of political bias in the news. In distinct contrast to the conclusions reached by Ann Coulter, Bernard Goldberg, Sean Hannity, and Bill O´Reilly, Alterman finds the media to be far more conservative than liberal. The fact that conservatives howl so much louder and more effectively than liberals is one big reason that big media is always on its guard for ´´liberal´´ bias but gives conservative bias a free pass. After listening to What Liberal Media? you will understand that the real news story of recent years is not whether this newspaper, or that news anchor, is biased but rather what extent the entire news industry is organized to communicate conservative views and push our politics to the right - regardless of how ´´liberal´´ any given reporter may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Alterman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000404/bk_sans_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When award-winning journalist Nick Davies decided to break Fleet Street´s unwritten rule by investigating his own colleagues, he found that the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance. Working with a network of off-the-record sources, Davies uncovered the story of the prestigious ´´Sunday´´ newspaper which allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom which routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures; the newspapers which support law and order while paying cash bribes to bent detectives. Davies names and exposes the national stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry, and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda. He shows the effect of this on a world where consumers believe a mass of stories which, in truth, are as false as the idea that the Earth is flat - from the millennium bug to the WMD in Iraq - tainting government policy, perverting popular belief. With the help of researchers from Cardiff University, who ran a ground-breaking analysis of our daily news, Davies found most reporters, most of the time, are not allowed to dig up stories or check their facts - a profession corrupted at the core. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000424/bk_howe_000424_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.
Records unearthed from library storage vaults reveal that, in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid Harvard University nutrition experts to downplay studies linking sugar to heart disease, helping to redirect the scientific narrative for decades.´´Sugar Industry Shifted Health Focus´´ is from the October 15, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020308/pe_bosn_020308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Warren Phillips was 11 years old, his father took him on a guided tour of the New York Daily News, where he got his first look at the frenzied yet surprisingly ordered and controlled world of newspaper publishing. He saw everything from the industrial printing presses churning out newspapers at astonishing speeds to reporters hunched over their typewriters, writing the very stories those presses would be producing within hours - or even minutes. Phillips was hooked. He knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. Newspaperman tells the story of how an immigrant´s shy son from Queens, New York, rose to the top of his industry, powered by little more than passion, brains, and hard work. Phillips began his career working as a copyboy for the New York Herald Tribune for 16 dollars a week... and ended it as publisher of The Wall Street Journal and CEO of its parent corporation, Dow Jones & Company. The life story of Warren Phillips is the story of the American newspaper business. Here, the details of his vast experience come together to create a broad picture of the industry, revealing how news is discovered, reported, edited, published, and disseminated. Sharing vivid tales of working as a reporter around the world and describing the many colorful characters he met along the way, Phillips provides a level of insight that only a leading figure in newspapering could offer. Newspaperman gives you an up-close look at one of the most influential people in the history of The Wall Street Journal and an unprecedented view of the business, from its rapid modernization during the post-World War II, cold war era to the early years of digital publishing and the rise of the Internet, which may mark the decline of the printed page forever. Phillips´s entertaining, penetrating, and impressively detailed account is a must-listen for both devotees of America´s most iconic business publication and anyone wi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003385/bk_adbl_003385_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.
A history of 60 Minutes - the iconic American TV news broadcast - going behind the scenes of the most famous breakthrough stories of its remarkable 50-year run to reveal the secrets of the program´s success. Fifty Years of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting by talented producers and beloved correspondents, including fatherly Harry Reasoner, hard-charging Mike Wallace, writer´s-writer Morley Safer, soft-but-tough Ed Bradley, relentless Lesley Stahl, and illuminating storyteller Steve Kroft. Executive producer Jeff Fager zeroes in on the stories that changed history - from the tobacco industry exposé to the revelatory interview with scandal-plagued Bill Clinton - the ones that set the standard in nonfiction storytelling, what the program learned from its mistakes, and the human drama that made it all possible. Fifty Years of 60 Minutes shares the secret of what´s made the program exceptional for all these years and how it has maintained such high quality to this day: why founder Don Hewitt believed ´´hearing´´ a story is more important than seeing it (and thus why he closed his eyes in the screening room), why competition was encouraged to preserve a sense of urgency, why the ´´small picture´´ is the best way to illuminate a larger one, and why the most memorable stories are almost always those with a human being at the center. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Fager. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008102/bk_sans_008102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lead in lipstick? 1,4-Dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible? Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful they´ve kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not Just a Pretty Face chronicles the quest that led a group of health and environmental activists to the world´s largest cosmetics companies to ask some tough questions: Why do companies market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals that may contribute to that very disease? Why do products used by men and women of childbearing age contain chemicals linked to birth defects and infertility? As doors slammed in their faces and the beauty myth peeled away, the industry´s toxic secrets began to emerge. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. The good news is that while the major multinational companies fight for their right to use hazardous chemicals, entrepreneurs are developing safer non-toxic technologies and building businesses on the values of health, justice, and personal empowerment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Richardson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044354/bk_acx0_044354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is Organic Worth the Price?$8 for organic milk. Sure, you could spend half as much, but it’s worth it to know that you’re supporting a small family farm where the cows can munch on green grass all day. Plus, you’re not drinking nasty hormones and chemicals, and you’re doing your part to save the environment. Seems like you’re winning all around, but what would you do if that picture of the happy farm, the personal health, and the clean air and water turned out not to be so pretty? What if organic isn´t all it´s hyped up to be?What if organic produce only had marginally less pesticide residues than conventional produce? What if the organic, grass-fed beef cows ended up on the very same feedlots as factory-farmed, grain-fed beef cows? What if large swaths of the country were being taken over by huge corporate-owned farming operations, organic farming operations that were destroying the landscape and depleting the soil? Organic is much more complicated than we’ve been led to believe. From the scale to the possible health implications of pesticides to the treatment of animals, it’s not a black and white issue.Natural Deception takes a sobering look at one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. We find that organic may be one more buzz phrase used to sell products rather than a movement really concerned for the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants. In the spirit of an undercover news reporter, author Joey Lott takes us through the organic food industry point by point, examining our assumptions and revealing the truth. Find out what major corporation owns your favorite small organic brand. Examine whether pesticides may be a health detriment or even partially beneficial. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046656/bk_acx0_046656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This analysis deals with the recognition of the organizational strategy used by News Corp. This essay received all points possible in an undergraduate senior-level class. News Corp is one of the best media companies out in the industry and provides a great example of how making acquisitions can aid a company in growing more rapidly. I hold an associate´s degree in business management and am a senior in the process of obtaining my bachelor´s degree in business management. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Remington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030699/bk_acx0_030699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.