Download E-books Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches PDF

A selection of ultimate dispatches by means of the famed journalist, together with the 1st translation of the paintings which may have resulted in her murder

Anna Politkovskaya gained foreign popularity for her brave reporting. Is Journalism worthy demise For? is a long-awaited choice of her ultimate writing.

Beginning with a quick creation by means of the writer approximately her pariah prestige, the booklet comprises essays that represent the self-effacing Politkovskaya extra absolutely than she allowed in her different books. From deeply own statements concerning the nature of journalism, to horrendous studies from Chechnya, to delicate items of memoir, to, eventually, the 1st translation of the sequence of investigative stories that Politkovskaya used to be engaged on on the time of her murder—pieces many think ended in her assassination.

Elsewhere, there are illuminating money owed of encounters with leaders together with Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev,  Vladimir Bukovsky. extra sections gather Politkovskaya’s non-political writing, revealing her pleasant wit, deep humanity, and willingness to interact with the surprising, in addition to her deep regrets concerning the destiny of Russia.

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Download E-books Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American & Latino Art & Culture) PDF

By Gabriela Mistral, Stephen Tapscott

The first Latin American to obtain a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean author Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is frequently characterised as a therapeutic, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of ladies, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, young children, and the agricultural bad. She is that political poet and extra: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and bold. this can be a booklet filled with surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of those prose-poems, particularly the female-erotic prose items of her first ebook, lead them to a major second within the background of literary modernism in a convention that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. it is a booklet that might be eye-opening and informative to the final reader in addition to to scholars of gender stories, cultural experiences, literary background, and poetry.

This Spanish-English bilingual quantity gathers the main well-known and consultant prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, that have now not been as available to English-only readers as her poetry. The items are grouped into 4 sections. "Fables, Elegies, and issues of the Earth" comprises fifteen of Mistral's such a lot available prose-poems. "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolación / Desolation [1922]" provides the entire prose from Mistral's first vital e-book. "Lyrical Biographies" are Mistral's poetic meditations on Saint Francis and Sor Juana de los angeles Cruz. "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages'" collects items that show Mistral's reviews on quite a lot of topics, together with the perform of training; the writers Alfonso Reyes, Alfonsina Storni, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Pablo Neruda; Mistral's personal writing practices; and her social ideals. Editor/translator Stephen Tapscott rounds out the quantity with a chronology of Mistral's existence and a quick creation to her profession and prose.

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Download E-books Collected Works, Volume 17: Marx and Engels 1859-60 PDF

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume 17 covers the interval from October 1859 to December 1860. the 1st half the amount is taken up by way of the 1st entire English version of Marx's polemic Herr Vogt. Seven of Marx's 9 declarations and letters to the editors of alternative newspapers pertaining to his polemic opposed to Vogt additionally look in English for the 1st time. the quantity comprises 35 articles written through Marx and Engels for the New-York day-by-day Tribune on key problems with ecu monetary which gave specific awareness to the increase of the Italian progressive move, the campaigns of Garibaldi and his supporters in Sicily and Southern Italy, the commercial place of england and different nations, and a critique of the Bonapartist regime in France.

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Marx/Engels gathered Works (MECW) is the biggest selection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released via Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and various unpublished manuscripts and letters. The accumulated Works, which used to be translated by means of Richard Dixon and others, comprises 50 volumes. It used to be compiled and revealed among 1975 and 2005 via development Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and foreign Publishers (New York).

The accrued Works comprises fabric written by way of Marx among 1835 and his loss of life in 1883, and through Engels among 1838 and his dying in 1895. The early volumes contain juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. numerous volumes gather the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the amassed Works include recognized works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accrued Works contains thirteen volumes of correspondence via the mature Marx and Engels, protecting the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the gathered Works is the main entire selection of the paintings via Marx and Engels released so far in English, it isn't their whole works. A undertaking to put up the pair's entire works in German is predicted to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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Download E-books Selected Journalism: 1850-1870 (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

A testomony to the strength and creativity of a author and journalist with no equal

all through his writing occupation Charles Dickens used to be a highly prolific journalist. This quantity of his later paintings is chosen from items that he wrote after he based the magazine loved ones phrases in 1850, up until eventually his dying in 1870. right here topics as assorted as his nocturnal walks round London slums, prisons, theatres and resorts of courtroom, trips to the continent and his youth in Kent and London are captured in awesome items akin to 'Night Walks', 'On Strike', 'New Year's Day' and 'Lying Awake'. Aiming to trap the mind's eye of a public besieged by way of hack journalism, those writings are a unprecedented mix of private and non-private, information and recollection, truth and great description. David Pascoe's advent lines the improvement of Dickens's profession as a journalist and examines his fusion of actual occasions with flights of fancy. This variation additionally contains explanatory notes, a bibliography and a Dickens chronology.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Kingdom of New York: Knights, Knaves, Billionaires, and Beauties in the City of Big Shots PDF

The country of latest York is rollicking insider's heritage of latest big apple, as obvious throughout the lens of the city’s so much irreverent newspaper, the New York Observer. Handsomely designed with nice drawings, cartoons, and different illustrations all through and jam-packed with the paper’s distinct awareness to politics, prestige, and wealth, this specific insider’s view gains essays by means of Cynthia Ozick, homosexual Talese, Woody Allen, and Martin Scorsese, and covers such iconic long island personalities as invoice and Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Graydon Carter, Katie Couric, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, Tina Fey, J. Lo, Seinfeld, Tina Brown, and Anderson Cooper.

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Download E-books What Every Person Should Know About War PDF

By Chris Hedges

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and writer Chris Hedges bargains a severe -- and engaging -- lesson within the risky realities of our age: a stark examine the results of battle on warring parties. completely missing in rhetoric or dogma, this guide is based in its place on naked truth, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer structure. Hedges permits U.S. army documentation of the brutalizing actual and mental results of strive against to talk for itself.

Hedges poses dozens of questions that younger infantrymen could ask approximately wrestle, after which solutions them via quoting from scientific and mental reviews.
• What are my possibilities of being wounded or killed if we visit conflict?
• What does it think wish to get shot?
• What do artillery shells do to you?
• what's the such a lot painful strategy to get wounded?
• Will I be afraid?
• What may perhaps ensue to me in a nuclear assault?
• What does it think prefer to kill an individual?
• am i able to stand up to torture?
• What are the long term outcomes of strive against tension?
• what's going to occur to my physique after I die?

This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we topic our defense force stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of conflict and the concealment of its barbarity.

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Download E-books The Yellow Journalism: The Press and America's Emergence as a World Power (Medill Visions of the American Press) PDF

By David R. Spencer

Whilst a case containing dismembered human continues to be surfaced in New York's East River in June of 1897, the writer of the "New York Journal" - a tender, devil-may-care millionaire named William Randolph Hearst - made up our minds that his newspaper may "scoop" the city's police division by means of fixing this heinous crime. Pulling out the entire stops, Hearst introduced greater than a journalistic homicide research; his newspaper's energetic intervention within the city's way of life, specially its underside, marked the delivery of the Yellow Press. In a piece that reviews the increase and fall of this phenomenon, David R. Spencer records the fierce festival that characterised yellow journalism, the social realities and developments that contributed to its luck (and its final demise), its accomplishments for strong or ailing, and its long term legacy. so much extraordinary between Hearst's opponents used to be manhattan City's "The World", owned and controlled through a ecu Jewish immigrant named Joseph Pulitzer. "The Yellow Journalism" describes how those papers and others exploited the scandal, corruption, and crime one of the city's such a lot influential electorate, and its such a lot determined population - a coverage that made this "journalism of action" remarkably potent, not only as a advertisement strength, but additionally as an recommend for the city's bad and defenseless. Spencer exhibits what percentage of the recommendations first brought in this interval - from investigative reporting to using colour, leisure information, and cartoons in papers - have had a long-lasting impact on journalism; and the way media in our day displays the Yellow Press's effect, but additionally its threatened irrelevance in the broader realities of up to date society.

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Download E-books Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China (Communication, Society and Politics) PDF

In such a lot liberal democracies commercialized media is taken with no consideration, yet in lots of authoritarian regimes the advent of marketplace forces within the media represents a thorough holiday from the earlier with doubtful political and social implications. In Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China, Daniela Stockmann argues that the results of media marketization rely on the institutional layout of the nation. In one-party regimes corresponding to China, market-based media advertise regime balance instead of destabilizing authoritarianism or bringing approximately democracy. via interpreting the chinese language media, Stockmann ties tendencies of industry liberalism in China to different authoritarian regimes within the center East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and the post-Soviet sector. Drawing on in-depth interviews with chinese language reporters and propaganda officers in addition to greater than 2,000 newspaper articles, experiments, and public opinion facts units, this booklet hyperlinks censorship between reporters with styles of media intake and media's results on public opinion.

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Download E-books The Forbes Model For Journalism In The Digital Age: Training A New Generation Of Entrepreneurial Journalists PDF

By Forbes

ABOUT THE BOOK

Since its founding in 1917, Forbes has been offering insights, details, and thought to make sure the luck of these who're devoted to the spirit of loose enterprise.

Its flagship guides, Forbes and Forbes Asia, succeed in a global viewers of greater than six million readers and its site, Forbes.com-the top enterprise website at the Web-attracts an viewers that averages 30 million humans per thirty days. Forbes additionally publishes ForbesLife journal and certified variants in additional than 25 international locations round the world.

Lewis DVorkin has constantly preferred the significance of readability, really in his specialist existence and within the media he consumes. while he first got here to Forbes within the mid-1990s, he thoroughly understood the logo and its voice. Then he left for AOL because the millennium became. It used to be seen the scoop cycle used to be getting swifter and electronic media used to be where to be. After that, he based a startup, True/Slant. He had a transparent concept - good, he was hoping he did - for a brand new option to produce news.

Two years in the past, he bought that corporation to Forbes, considered one of his traders. In re-joining a depended on model and folks he trusts because the leader product officer, he observed an instantaneous course for the True/Slant workforce to take its principles to an even bigger degree. it is labored out nice. Why? plenty of purposes, specially this one: the readability and power of the Forbes mission.

Journalism at Forbes is rooted within the conviction that luck effects from loose company, the entrepreneurial spirit, clever making an investment - and residing a existence past the mere accumulation of greenbacks. Forbes is set aspiration. That message has given super concentration to the duty of dramatically re-imagining our items and tradition within the period of electronic publishing and social media.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lewis DVorkin serves as leader Product Officer at Forbes Media. His lengthy trip has taken him from the hot York instances, Newsweek and The Wall highway magazine, to tabloid television, AOL-and an instrumental position in launching TMZ.com. DVorkin has lived via a newspaper strike (sounds old fashioned, right?), the recent York urban Black Out in '77, and a bout with the Cabbage Patch Dolls. He used to be the founder and CEO of True/Slant, which Forbes invested in and later acquired.

DVorkin first acquired addicted to the inside track company because the pupil editor of the day-by-day Iowan throughout the days of Vietnam, Watergate and Roe v. Wade. He can quote all of the most sensible traces from all of the President's males, and nonetheless thinks Howard Beale did it greater than the entire real-life pretenders who him. DVorkin want to convey his gratitude to James Bellows-a actually talented editor, a unprecedented person and a mentor.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Entrepreneurial Journalism ability electronic displays that come alive with person voice, real-time task and dynamic content material, now not the homogenized, useless and static information pages I see on such a lot of different information websites. whilst I spoke with Forbes employees reporter Deborah Jacobs approximately this alteration, she responded, "You be aware of what is replaced for me at Forbes? I now write for my viewers, no longer my editor."

That's what our new version is set - listening and interesting with information shoppers. Then we belief our full-time newshounds and an expert participants to reply through generating content material that meets their wishes. and many it! electronic audiences can not seem to get sufficient details, so it really is our task to provide it. Our detailed version enabled us to supply them with caliber, volume and diversity throughout 8 key verticals, or topic components. Our separately branded content material creators, no longer stressed by means of superseded bureaucratic journalistic layers, use the publishing instruments we equipped for them to show out millions of posts - approximately 100,000 in 2011. It used to be all approximately placing enterprise subject matters (like this submit on most sensible purchase) and cultural occasions (like this one on Snooki) in the course of the Forbes prism of unfastened company, entrepreneurial capitalism

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Download E-books The Silence of the Rational Center: Why American Foreign Policy is Failing PDF

By Stefan Halper, Jonathan Clarke

What has occurred to American international coverage? Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue that the participants of what was referred to as the overseas coverage institution aren't any longer doing the task of preserving our overseas coverage proficient and rational. as a substitute, hungry to coin the subsequent huge proposal, they're within the company of advancing simplistic, glib mythologies. the result's that american citizens are usually provided with a myth global of nightmare eventualities instead of with causes that result in rational offerings. Taking to activity such famous figures as Samuel Huntington, Noam Chomsky, and Jeffrey Sachs, Halper and Clarke argue for a revival of integrity inside of our overseas coverage elite in order that America's status on the planet should be restored. A ebook that draws no punches, The Silence of the Rational middle is either a penetrating prognosis and a stirring name to reform in what's most likely crucial region of yankee political life.

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From Publishers Weekly
The specialists we belief to supply advice to our elected officers have failed us, seduced through the entice of cable tv reputation and well known booklet revenues, argue Halper and Clarke (coauthors of the US by myself: The Neoconservatives and the worldwide Order). forsaking scholarship, too many have as a substitute trigger looking for the subsequent colossal inspiration in international coverage that purports to provide an explanation for the area in 5 phrases or much less. This phenomenon isn't new—the authors establish giant principles from show up future throughout the domino thought to the conflict of civilizations—but the tendency to simplify a fancy fact has turn into in particular pernicious within the Iraq battle debate. discovering ambitions at the correct and left, the authors excoriate the history origin up to Noam Chomsky for decreasing the extent of public discourse. notwithstanding occasionally overblown (e.g., calling a public intellectual's choice to pen a customary op-ed column for a massive day-by-day newspaper a “Faustian association with the media”), they paint an image customary to somebody who follows politics. satirically, for a piece that praises dispassionate, in-depth research, this publication might were higher as a brief essay.

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From Booklist
These conservative foreign-policy specialists are annoyed with the failure of skilled foreign-policy specialists (i.e., their friends) to stay pragmatic, calm, and successfully influential within the face of novel and complex foreign-policy demanding situations. They blame this failure on a dysfunctional dating among the choice makers, the specialists, and the media during periods of nationwide pressure, resembling the Vietnam conflict and the current day. in response to them, Americans' distinctive susceptibility to special concept mythologies of nationwide objective combines with the 24/7 media's desire for hugely opinionated, quotable specialists, making a poisonous symbiosis within which the uninformed allure extra cognizance than they deserve and rational specialists are both seduced into jingoism or drowned out. A extra rational international coverage, they argue, will be much less ideologically stimulated and more advantageous in facing coming near near demanding situations, specifically, an more and more powerful China. aimed toward fellow think-tankers in addition to their enablers, most people, this account is a follow-up to the authors' fresh the US by myself: The Neo-Conservatives and the worldwide Order (2004), which ventilated an identical set of frustrations approximately failed nationwide conversations.

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