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.
What is the future of news? That question takes on greater urgency with each passing year, and has triggered no shortage of controversy among journalists, scholars, and the public - some warning of serious journalism´s imminent demise as traditional business models collapse, others anticipating its rebirth as networked citizens participate in the news process. What remains clear is that in our media shift from analog to digital, from one-way to increasingly many-to-many forms of communication, we need to rethink much of what we know about journalism - who produces it, under what conditions, and with what kind of impact in society. The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives attempts to bring some order to the cacophony of opinions about journalism´s future. Through contributions from seasoned journalists and expert academics, this book tries to synthesize the key trends, patterns, and practices that are reshaping news in the digital age. The Future of News outlines the promise and perils of today´s media environment, which features increased opportunities for citizen engagement through social networks and cheap digital tools as well as spiraling declines in news consumption and challenging conditions for professional journalists. This book doesn´t predict the future, but rather sets forth an agenda of observations and questions to guide our thinking in this new age of journalism. Maxwell McCombs is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, and is internationally recognized for his research on the agenda-setting role of mass communication. Amber Willard Hinsley, Kelly Kaufhold, and Seth C. Lewis are former journalists with years of experience at news organizations including the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald. Today they study the changing nature of news production and consumption as PhD students in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012439/bk_adbl_012439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America’s founders risked their lives to give us a republic - and dared us to keep it. But for more than a century, an insidious force has done its worst to rip the republic asunder: a movement of elites, academes, and politicians bent on reshaping the nation in the image of Marx, Rousseau, and - somewhat comically - Mussolini. The good news for the United States? Despite its appearance, the movement, Liberalism, is by all rights dead. In this lively obituary, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of the American Spectator, chronicles: 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003802/bk_brll_003802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman, narrated by Oliver Wyman. From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can´t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike any he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them. Friedman´s thesis is that to understand the 21st century, you need to understand that the planet´s three largest forces - Moore´s law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss) - are all accelerating at once, transforming the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics and community. An extraordinary release of energy is reshaping everything from how we hail taxis to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world - or perhaps to destroy it. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to think about this era of accelerations. It´s also an argument for being late - for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we´re passing through and reflecting on its possibilities and dangers. He shows us how we can anchor ourselves as individuals in the eye of this storm and how communities can create a topsoil of trust to do the same for their increasingly diverse and digital populations. Written with his trademark vitality, wit and optimism, an... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000868/bk_pauk_000868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
#1 New York Times Bestseller . Los Angeles Times Bestseller One of The Wall Street Journal ´s 10 Books to Read Now . One of Kirkus Reviews ´s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year . One of Publishers Weekly ´s Most Anticipated Books of the Year Shortlisted for the OWL Business Book Award and Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Version 2.0, Updated and Expanded, with a New Afterword We all sense it-something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can´t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once-and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late , version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet´s three largest forces-Moore´s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)-are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world-or to destroy it. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations-if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.
The proposal that the impact of humanity on the planet has left a distinct footprint, even on the scale of geological time, has recently gained much ground. Global climate change, shifting global cycles of the weather, widespread pollution, radioactive fallout, plastic accumulation, species invasions, the mass extinction of species - these are just some of the many indicators that we will leave a lasting record in rock, the scientific basis for recognizing new time intervals in Earth´s history. The Anthropocene, as the proposed new epoch has been named, is regularly in the news. Even with such robust evidence, the proposal to formally recognize our current time as the Anthropocene remains controversial both inside and outside the scholarly world, kindling intense debates. The reason is clear. The Anthropocene represents far more than just another interval of geologic time. Instead, the Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative, a concept through which age-old questions about the meaning of nature and even the nature of humanity are being revisited and radically revised. This Very Short Introduction explains the science behind the Anthropocene and the many proposals about when to mark its beginning: the nuclear tests of the 1950s? The beginnings of agriculture? The origins of humans as a species? Erle Ellis considers the many ways that the Anthropocene´s ´´evolving paradigm´´ is reshaping the sciences, stimulating the humanities, and foregrounding the politics of life on a planet transformed by humans. The Anthropocene remains a work in progress. Is this the story of an unprecedented planetary disaster? Or of newfound wisdom and redemption? Ellis offers an insightful discussion of our role in shaping the planet, and how this will influence our future on many fronts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first time at the invitation of the government. LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elect´s connections with Russia. Harding follows two leads; money and sex. WASHINGTON, January 2017. Steele´s explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been ´cultivating, supporting, and assisting´ Trump for years and that they have compromising information about him. Trump responds on twitter, ´FAKE NEWS.´ In Collusion, award-winning journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of Trump´s decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the gripping inside story of the dossier. It features exclusive new material and draws on sources from the intelligence community. Harding tells an astonishing story of offshore money, sketchy real-estate deals, a Miss Universe Pageant, mobsters, money laundering, hacking and Kremlin espionage. He shines a light on powerful Russian players like Aras Agalarov, Natalia Veselnitskaya and Sergey Kislyak, whose motivations and instructions may have come from Vladimir Putin himself. The special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, has already indicted several of the American protagonists, including Trump´s campaign manager, Paul Manafort. More charges are likely as the crisis engulfs Trump´s administration. This book gets to the heart of the biggest political scandal of the modern era. Russia is reshaping the world order to its advantage: this is something that should trouble us all.