The professional judgment of gatekeepers defined the American news agenda for decades. Making the News Popular examines how subsequent events brought on a post-professional period that opened the door for imagining that consumer preferences should drive news production - and unleashed both crisis and opportunity on journalistic institutions. Anthony Nadler charts a paradigm shift, from market research´s reach into the editorial suite in the 1970s through contemporary experiments in collaborative filtering and social news sites like Reddit and Digg. As Nadler shows, the transition was and is a rocky one. It also goes back much further than many experts suppose. Idealized visions of demand-driven news face obstacles with each iteration. Furthermore, the post-professional philosophy fails to recognize how organizations mobilize interest in news and public life. Nadler argues that this civic function of news organizations has been neglected in debates on the future of journalism. Only with a critical grasp of news outlets´ role in stirring broad interest in democratic life, he says, might journalism´s digital crisis push us towards building a more robust and democratic news media. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103931/bk_acx0_103931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Priscilla Buckley is probably known for her long and admired tenure as managing editor of the conservative political journal National Review, founded in the 1950s by her brother, William F. Buckley, Jr. But in String of Pearls we meet a different Priscilla, young Pitts Buckley, just out of Smith, eager for the next step up from the college paper to ´´real´´ journalism. There she is, in her proper wool suit, her cashmere sweater, and in her string of pearls, notebook at the ready, United Press Radio News Department´s fledgling employee. The war in Europe was winding to its close. For Buckley, the atmosphere in UP´s New York offices was a heady one; the journalists worked furiously but had time to play practical jokes, stage mock battles on the newsroom floor, and treasure the funny stories that haste and tension engender. Young Priscilla fit right in; she made friends, wrote copy for the reporters to read on the air (´´Keep the sentences short!´´), and joined in the fun and frequent hilarity. It was a demanding, sometimes heartbreaking, and always vibrant period. The author was pleased a few years later to be offered a job at the Paris bureau of United Press. The young writer who has spent some of her girlhood years living in prewar France with her parents and her numerous siblings found a different Paris at war´s end: scars of the prolonged occupation were everywhere. It was a poignant time, but for Priscilla and her friends there was laughter and comic misadventures as well, and she shares them, along with varied characters gathered at United Press at the time, with us. Buckley´s stay in Paris was cut short by a summons from brother Bill: Would she be interested in working with him on the new magazine he was starting? Thus ended her UP days, and this began a new and glowing journalistic career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001122/bk_blak_001122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
EinführungIntroductionIntroductionFaksimiles / Facsimiles / FacsimilesCritical CommentaryAusgabe: Spielpartitur; UrtextausgabeHerausgeber: Back, Regina; Palme, FrederikEinband: geheftetDebussys „Suite bergamasque´´ für Klavier mit dem berühmten „Claire de la lune´´ hat eineverwickelte Entstehungsgeschichte. Die Erstausgabe erschien 1905 bei dem französischenVerlag Fromont; die Ursprünge der Suite gehen jedoch auf die frühen 1890er-Jahre zurück,als sie bei dem Verlag Choudens erscheinen sollte. Bis zum Druck vergingen also fast 15 Jahre,in denen Debussy das ursprünglich dreisätzig konzipierte Werk in ein viersätziges veränderte.Die überlieferten ersten Korrekturabzüge zur Erstausgabe zeigen eindeutig Debussys eigeneStreichungen von Dutzenden von Takten sowie zahlreiche Veränderungen des musikalischenTexts. Frühestens im Jahr 1909 erschien bei Fromont ein Neustich der Suite, worin der Verlegerallerdings – insbesondere im „Passepied´´ – viele Vorzeichen einfügte und damit die Harmonikveränderte. Dieser Neustich bildet die Grundlage für alle späteren Ausgaben, obwohl sich nichtnachweisen lässt, dass Debussy ihn und die damit verbundenen Änderungen autorisiert hat.Die Bärenreiter-Urtext-Ausgabe hingegen bietet Debussys ursprüngliche Harmonik, diespäteren Veränderungen erscheinen in Kleinstich. Die Herausgeberin Regina Back beschreibt den Werdegang der Suite und dokumentiert dieverschiedenen Nachdrucke mit ihren Veränderungen. Außerdem gibt sie Erläuterungen zurSuite und zu den einzelnen Sätzen.- Debussy im Bärenreiter Urtext- Vorwort (dt./engl./franz.) mit ausführlichen Hinweisen zu Debussys Ästhetik und seinenVorstellungen vom Einsatz der Pedale, vom Tempo, der Artikulation und der Dynamik- Mit Kritischem Kommentar (engl.) und Faksimileseiten„Die Edition bringt erstmals Klarheit…´´(NMZ 11-07)„So macht Urtext Spaß.´´(Piano News 4-07)²
Just when 17-year-old Matt thinks he can´t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more - and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down - in this wry, gritty novel from the author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died - although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad´s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt´s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. She´s got a crazy name, and she´s been through more crazy than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She´s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he´s drawn to her, and definitely why he can´t seem to shake her. Because there´s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness - and who can maybe even help take it away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008314/bk_reco_008314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four original BBC television episodes of the much-loved classic sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, and Penelope Keith. Tom, Barbara, Jerry, and Margo return in the last four episodes of the final series. In ´The Weaver´s Tale´ (1 May 1977) Barbara isn´t happy when Tom spends all their money on a second-hand loom, and Jerry bravely decides to rein in Margo´s spending - just after she´s been shopping. In ´Suit Yourself´ (8 May 1977) Tom and Barbara are making a suit for Tom using sheep´s wool and dye from stinging nettles, while Margo and Jerry have a dinner where ´Sir´ announces his retirement. But who will take over the company? In ´Sweet and Sour Charity´ (15 May 1977) Margo is outraged that the Music Society has chosen Sweet Charity for its next production. Meanwhile, Tom and Barbara plan to siphon off the oil from their neighbour´s tank.... Finally, ´Anniversary´ (22 May 1977) - here´s to the good life! In the last programme, it´s Tom´s birthday and the second anniversary since he and Barbara went self-sufficient. However, they have the only oil slick in Surbiton and receive a major shock after hearing Jerry´s good news. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, Penelope Keith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002626/rt_bbcw_002626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the worlds largest car manufacturer. Two months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms in 11 million cars. The scandal still looms large with news on additional fines and suits continuing to come through. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy. He describes VWs rise from the peoples car during the Nazi era to one of Germanys most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being green. He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate historys farthest-reaching cases of fraud - with potentially devastating consequences.
Were the government actions at Ruby Ridge and Waco ´´planned executions´´? Has the national debt been deliberately increased to give international bankers control over the country? Is there a secret organization of top political, economic, military, and religious leaders whose goal is to control the entire planet? The people who answer ´´yes´´ to such questions are not just extremists; they number in the millions, wear suits, and pay their taxes. News of conspiracies has spread broadly by the Internet, by declassified government reports, by prominent leaders who publicly favor global government, and by interpretations of Bible prophecy. But what is the truth? In this book, Paul Coughlin uncovers the facts about prevalent conspiracy theories and discusses the reasons that so many people believe them to be true. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul T. Coughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003179/bk_blak_003179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Barrett, anchorman for News Six at Five, has a problem. He´s caught his producer skewing a story to suit her own prejudices, then lying to cover her tracks. The ´´accidental´´ death of John´s father is also now in question, after the father´s controversial testimony. And a young girl has been murdered, and John is the only one who can prove it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Beierle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000312/bk_bimo_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.