Confession of an American Media Man

What You Find Out After Journalism School

Author: Tom Plate

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814346713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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For better or for worse, the news media in the United States has huge worldwide influence. And yet little is actually known about its real inner workings, inherent logic and deeply embedded customs.

Pigskin Nation

How the NFL Remade American Politics

Author: Jesse Berrett

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252050371

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8620

Cast as the ultimate hardhats, football players of the 1960s seemed to personify a crewcut traditional manhood that channeled the Puritan work ethic. Yet, despite a social upheaval against such virtues, the National Football League won over all of America—and became a cultural force that recast politics in its own smashmouth image. Jesse Berrett explores pro football's new place in the zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s. The NFL's brilliant harnessing of the sports-media complex, combined with a nimble curation of its official line, brought different visions of the same game to both Main Street and the ivory tower. Politicians, meanwhile, spouted gridiron jargon as their handlers co-opted the NFL's gift for spectacle and mythmaking to shape a potent new politics that in essence became pro football. Governing, entertainment, news, elections, celebrity--all put aside old loyalties to pursue the mass audience captured by the NFL's alchemy of presentation, television, and high-stepping style. An invigorating appraisal of a dynamic era, Pigskin Nation reveals how pro football created the template for a future that became our present.

Mass Media

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mass media

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Mass Media

Author: Joan Gorham,McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780072506563

Category: Reference

Page: 225

View: 4811

Trouble in Mind

An Autobiography

Author: Bernard O'Mahoney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5622

Trouble in Mind is bernard o'mahoney's unblinkingly honest account of his eventful life so far. Growing up in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, O'Mahoney regularly bore the brunt of his father's psychotic violence. After a spell in the army, he served two prison sentences for wounding, before moving to Basildon and forming the Essex Boys firm, one of the most successful and violent criminal gangs in British history. When O'Mahoney quit the firm, he received death threats from his partners, who were murdered less than a fortnight later. He was arrested in the aftermath of the triple murder but was never charged. As he began to distance himself from his shady past, tragedy struck when his young wife died suddenly and, grieving, he spiralled out of control and ended up serving another spell in prison. The Essex Boys firm has been the subject of three films and numerous books, but the gang's infamous activities are only one remarkable aspect of O'Mahoney's extraordinary life story, which he candidly recounts in this gripping memoir.

The New Republic

Author: Herbert David Croly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Hunting People

Thirty Years of Interviews with the Famous

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780570090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 397

Hunter Davies's first major interview was with John Masefield for The Sunday Times in 1963. In the years since, he has interviewed many of the most famous people that the late twentieth century has to offer, from James Baldwin and Orson Welles to Jack Nicholson and Salman Rushdie. in an eclectic and highly readable selection, we learn that Noel Coward enjoyed watching operations and considered himself 'about as decadent as a suet pudding', David Hockney dyed his hair because 'blonds have more fun', and Anthony Burgess had yet to touch the body of an Englishwoman. Christy Brown concedes 'I'm just a run-of-the-mill genius', while Alan Sugar admits 'I'm a miserable sod'. The book opens with a specially written introduction in which Hunter Davies explores the art of the Celebrity Interview, and turns the tables to interview fellow practitioners, such as Lynn Barber and Angela Lambert.

Elle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fashion

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Editor & Publisher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

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Directory of interactive products and services included as section 2 of a regular issue annually, 1995-

Broadcasting

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: N.A

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The American Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 8405

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Annual Editions

State and Local Government

Author: Bruce Stinebrickner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073012575

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 6989

Provides access to articles selected from the best of the public press. This work's organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; an index; and an instructor's resource guide with testing materials.

Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743707454

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 3002

Thomas De Quincey: Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Erstdruck: 1821 in zwei Teilen im »London Magazine«, 1822 in Buchform. Hier in der Übersetzung von Leopold Heinemann, Berlin, Weltgeist-Bücher Verl.-Ges., 1927. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Sir John Watson-Gordon, Porträt des Thomas De Quincey, undatiert.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.