Tabloid Television:Popular Journalism and the ´Other News´ John Langer
Tabloid Valley:Supermarket News and American Culture Paula E Morton
Now a major motion picture: The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman.An NPR Best Book of the Year.In May 1987, Colorado Senator Gary Hart - a dashing, reform-minded Democrat - seemed a lock for the party’s presidential nomination and led George H. W. Bush by double digits in the polls. Then, in one tumultuous week, rumors of marital infidelity and a newspaper’s stakeout of Hart’s home resulted in a media frenzy the likes of which had never been seen before.Through the spellbindingly reported story of the senator’s fall from grace, Matt Bai, Yahoo News columnist and former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, reveals the Hart affair to be far more than one man’s tragedy: Rather, it marked a crucial turning point in the ethos of political media and the new norms of life in the public eye. All the Truth Is Out is a tour de force portrait of the American way of politics at the highest level, one that changes our understanding of how we elect our presidents and how the bedrock of American values has shifted under our feet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003975/bk_rand_003975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Section 2 of this guide teaches you how to become an active reader that knows how to read efficiently and how to get the most out of each news article. You will learn common news terms and phrases that are used in formal interviews, newspapers and even the tabloids. The terminology in this guide comes with detailed explanations, examples and tips for English learners. You will also learn new vocabulary not related to the news along the way. At the end of the guide, you are able to interactively practice your new knowledge with exercises. The answers are given at the end of each exercise, allowing you to study on your own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Wynn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007225/bk_acx0_007225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the age of 82, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But is this the end of the Murdoch dynasty? Lachlan doesn´t want to succeed him. James is in disgrace. And Elisabeth is not a serious contender. His grip on the group has also been weakened by scandal. His British tabloids have been caught hacking phones and bribing officials on an industrial scale. At least twenty journalists will soon face trial for hacking and corruption and could be jailed. But Rupert thrives on crisis. He has recently split News Corp in two, doubled his fortune to US$9 billion, and is bouncing around like a man in his prime. So can he win this one last battle and keep it all in the family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Meldrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002060/bk_boli_002060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.