Credibility in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Military News: David Randall
Finding the News tells Peter Copeland´s fast-paced story of becoming a distinguished journalist. Starting in Chicago as a night police reporter, Copeland went on to work as a war correspondent in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa before covering national politics in Washington, DC, where he rose to be bureau chief of the E. W. Scripps Company. The lessons he learned about accuracy and fairness during his long career are especially relevant today, given widespread concerns about the performance of the media, potential bias, and the proliferation of so-called ´´fake news.´´ He offers an honest and revealing narrative, told with surprising humor, about how he learned the craft of news reporting. Copeland´s story begins in 1980, when a colleague hastily declared him a full-fledged reporter after barely four days of training. He went on to learn the business the old-fashioned way: by chasing the news in thirty countries and across five continents. As a young person entering journalism and reporting during some of recent history´s most fraught military situations- including Operation Desert Storm and the US invasions of Panama and Somalia-Copeland discovered the craft was his calling. Looking back on his career, Copeland asserts his most important lessons were not about reporting, writing, or the latest technologies, but about the core values that underlie quality journalism: accuracy, fairness, and speed. Replete with behind-the-scenes stories about learning the trade, Copeland´s inspiring account builds into a heartfelt defense of journalism ´´done the right way´´ and serves as a call to action for today´s reporters. The values he learned as a cub reporter are needed now more than ever, he argues, as the integrity and motives of even seasoned journalists are called into question by political partisans. Copeland admits that those critics are not entirely wrong but contends that exciting new technologies, combined with a return to old-school news values, could usher in a golden age of journalism.
A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Syrian Crisis News in CNN and RT:How the Russian Military Involvement in Syria Affected the News Discourse Omar Atatfa/ Salih Al-Mamoory
The Emmy award-winning news anchor of Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and co-host of the talk show Outnumbered shares the lessons she learned growing up in a military family paying homage to the military ideals that shaped her and showing how everyone can benefit from bringing the wisdom of military service into their lives. Born into a military family, Harris Faulkner revered her father, a decorated career officer who served three tours of duty in Vietnam and raised his children with the values and ideals of the US military. Accompanying him from posting to posting, young Harris experienced firsthand how success in life was rooted in the knowledge, integrity, and leadership that came from her military surroundings. Indeed, these formative lessons in leadership and work ethic became the guiding principles for her career as a journalist, lessons she credits with her rise to become one of the top hosts on Fox News. Now, she shares the advice, wisdom, and tools that she absorbed through her military upbringing, examining how these ideals have shaped her professional and personal outlook and how everyone can incorporate them into their own lives. Using her father’s career as the backdrop to her experience, she explores the lessons in courage, duty, patriotism, and responsibility that helped her succeed, demonstrating the truth to the axiom that in military families everyone serves - together. Along the way she also interviews current and former military families, generals and other officers, and tells stories from her father’s career to illuminate how and why the message and mission of the military is so effective at changing lives both on and off the battlefield. This instructive book, part memoir, part motivational life guide, reminds us of our most important values - the keys to a successful life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007478/bk_harp_007478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks´s #1 New York Times best seller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq - The Gamble is the next news-breaking installment. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can. He examines the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself, the surge was launched, and a very different war began. Since early 2007, a new military order has directed American strategy. Some top U.S. officials now in Iraq actually opposed the 2003 invasion, and almost all are severely critical of how the war was fought from then through 2006. At the core of the story is General David Petraeus, a military intellectual who has gathered around him an unprecedented number of officers with both combat experience and Ph.D.s. The Gamble offers news breaking information, revealing behind-the-scenes disagreements between top commanders. We learn that almost every single officer in the chain of command fought the surge. Many of Petraeus´s closest advisers went to Iraq extremely pessimistic, doubting that the surge would have any effect, and his own boss was so skeptical that he dispatched an admiral to Baghdad in the summer of 2007 to come up with a strategy to replace Petraeus´s. That same boss later flew to Iraq to try to talk Petraeus out of his planned congressional testimony. For Petraeus, prevailing in Iraq means extending the war. Thomas E. Ricks concludes that the war is likely to last another five to ten years - and that that outcome is a best case scenario. His stunning conclusion, stated in the last line of the book, is that ´´the events for which the Iraq war will be remembered by us and by the world have not yet happened´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Lurie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001195/bk_peng_001195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Modern Military Mother - Tales from the Domestic Frontline is about the life, reflections and rants of military wife Clare Macnaughton. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes crazy, this is a quick and easy listen, with Clare herself reading her account of life on the domestic frontline. Meet ‘Hagar’, the Chinook-flying husband frequently on secret missions in ‘Afghan’, and the children, a son, ‘The Grenade’, and, a daughter, ‘The Menace’. Listen to accounts of the handbag-bashing, bake-offs and backstabbing that conceal the isolated and unpleasant truth of the life for wives and girlfriends, the long celibate months alone with the kids waiting for news from the war zone, and Hagar’s return, when, addicted to the high-octane thrill of combat, he is in need of action at home. This is a roller-coaster ride of laughs and home truths that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Macnaughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/stra/000004/bk_stra_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built. In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the Internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project. A visionary intelligence officer, William Godel, realized that the key to winning the war in Vietnam was not outgunning the enemy but using new information technology to understand their motives and anticipate their movements. This idea - using computers to spy on people and groups perceived as a threat, both at home and abroad - drove ARPA to develop the Internet in the 1960s and continues to be at the heart of the modern Internet we all know and use today. As Levine shows, surveillance wasn´t something that suddenly appeared on the Internet; it was woven into the fabric of the technology. But this isn´t just a story about the NSA or other domestic programs run by the government. As the book spins forward in time, Levine examines the private surveillance business that powers tech-industry giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, revealing how these companies spy on their users for profit, all while doing double duty as military and intelligence contractors. Levine shows that the military and Silicon Valley are effectively inseparable: a military-digital complex that permeates everything connected to the Internet, even coopting and weaponizing the antigovernment privacy movement that sprang up in the wake of Edward Snowden. With deep research, skilled storytelling, and provocative arguments, Surveillance Valley will change the way you think about the news - and the device on which you read it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: LJ Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029826/bk_adbl_029826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matthew Finley and William Sawyer have become fast friends as they face the realities of being US soldiers in 1944 Germany. One dark, cloudy night, with everything to lose, they face an enemy-populated Hürtgen Forest. But Matthew has brought a weapon more powerful than any gun could ever be. He has brought his faith. Matthew´s sister, Grace, is a combat nurse working in a fast-paced field hospital along the front lines. Her body is tired and bruised, and her mind is exhausted from the non-stop barrage of new patients, but her spirit has held steady. She finds herself constantly saying small prayers for the men in her care. She always feels that her prayers are heard, until one day when she gets two letters with life-changing news. As William and Matthew plot out coordinates for a special mission, the two men are walking ever closer to a moment that can never be changed. Under the cover of trees, William´s life is about to change forever. But, as William will soon find out, one ending is only the spark to a new beginning. Grace has lived to see the end of the war in Europe, but the war in her heart is still going on. Staying on to help the last soldiers get home, Grace finds a handsome soldier with his head wrapped in bandages sitting in her final hospital. When William leaves Europe for US soil, he is certain he will never see the beautiful nurse again... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva R. Marienchild. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065824/bk_acx0_065824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China is well-known for its bootleg DVD sales. Not only are the latest Hollywood blockbusters available, but so are the hottest porn movies. But porn is illegal, so the need to censor the offending entertainment creates jobs for teams of men watching porn. Susie is all over this bizarre news story about the sad workers who become numb after years of viewing graphic scenes. Sounds like a pretty hard job! Next, more porn. This time we look into scholarly interest in pornography at Rutger´s University. A new international, peer-reviewed journal, Porn Studies, will debut in 2014. Susie sees this as a logical step, since porn is an important part of global culture and industry. This forthcoming journal will advance research and debate on the diverse world of pornography. Then, it´s the ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag. A listener is seriously troubled: ´´My little sister is joining the army, and all I can think is that she´s going to be raped. What in the world can I do to help her?´´ Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com [Episode 572, May 31, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/130531/pf_suzy_130531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.