Daily News, Eternal Stories

The Mythological Role of Journalism

Author: Jack Lule

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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This compelling, often surprising book demonstrates the ways news articles of today draw from age-old tales that have chastened, challenged, entertained, and entranced people since the beginning of time. Through an insightful exploration of hundreds of New York Times articles, award-winning professor and former journalist Jack Lule reveals mythical themes in reporting on topics from terrorist hijackings to Huey Newton, from Mother Teresa to Mike Tyson. Beneath the fresh facade of current events, Lule identifies such enduring archetypes as the innocent victim, the good mother, the hero, and the trickster. In doing so, he sheds light on how media coverage shapes our thinking about many of the confounding issues of our day, including foreign policy, terrorism, race relations, and political dissent.

Journalism and the Political

Discursive Tensions in News Coverage of Russia

Author: Felicitas Macgilchrist

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027206317

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Journalism is often thought of as the fourth estate of democracy. This book suggests that journalism plays a more radical role in politics, and explores new ways of thinking about news media discourse. It develops an approach to investigating both hegemonic discourse and discursive fissures, inconsistencies and tensions. By analysing international news coverage of post-Soviet Russia, including the Beslan hostage-taking, Gazprom, Litvinenko and human rights issues, it demonstrates the (re)production of the common-sense social order in which one particular area of the world is more developed, civilized and democratic than other areas. However, drawing on Laclau, Mouffe and other post-foundational thinkers, it also suggests that journalism is precisely the site where the instability of this global social order becomes visible. The book should be of interest to scholars of discourse analysis, journalism and communication studies, cultural studies and political science, and to anyone interested in positive discourse analysis and practical counter-discursive strategies."

Radical Theatrics

Put-Ons, Politics, and the Sixties

Author: Craig J. Peariso

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805579

Category: History

Page: 245

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From burning draft cards to staging nude protests, much left-wing political activism in 1960s America was distinguished by deliberate outrageousness. This theatrical activism, aimed at the mass media and practiced by Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, the Black Panthers, and the Gay Activists Alliance, among others, is often dismissed as naive and out of touch, or criticized for tactics condemned as silly and off-putting to the general public. In Radical Theatrics, however, Craig Peariso argues that these over-the-top antics were far more than just the spontaneous actions of a self-indulgent radical impulse. Instead, he shows, they were well-considered aesthetic and political responses to a jaded cultural climate in which an unreflective �tolerance� masked an unwillingness to engage with challenging ideas. Through innovative analysis that links political protest to the art of contemporaries such as Andy Warhol, Peariso reveals how the �put-on� � the signature activist performance of the radical left � ended up becoming a valuable American political practice, one that continues to influence contemporary radical movements such as Occupy Wall Street.

Journalism in the Movies

Author: Matthew C. Ehrlich

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252029349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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Matthew C. Ehrlich's Journalism in the Movies is the story of Hollywood's depiction of American journalism from the start of the sound era to the present. Ehrlich argues that films have relentlessly played off the image of the journalist as someone who sees through lies and hypocrisy, sticks up for the little guy, and serves democracy. Focusing on films about key figures and events in journalism, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, All the President's Men, and The Insider, Journalism in the Movies presents a unique opportunity to reflect on how movies relate not only to journalism but also American life and democracy.

The American Rhetorical Construction of the Iranian Nuclear Threat

Author: Jason Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441119523

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Jason Jones analyzes the rhetorical construction of the Iranian nuclear threat during the Bush presidency, and US/Iran relations more generally.

Communications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4733

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Global Media Go to War

Role of News and Entertainment Media During the 2003 Iraq War

Author: Ralph D. Berenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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This book contains 45 essays from more than 60 mass media scholars around the world. It is the most comprehensive analysis available of the media's role in the 2003 Iraq war. The book is ideal for use in communication, political science and sociological courses on media and politics.

Das Evangelium des Blutes

Thriller

Author: James Rollins,Rebecca Cantrell

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641125642

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 5603

Ein uraltes Buch erschüttert den Vatikan in seinen Grundfesten ... Ein Erdbeben in Israel fordert Hunderte von Menschenleben – und ermöglicht den Zugang zu einem bislang unbekannten unterirdischen Tempel, der den mumifizierten Körper eines gekreuzigten Mädchens enthält. Im Sarkophag der Toten macht Archäologin Erin Granger eine brisante Entdeckung: ein Buch, geschrieben von Jesus eigener Hand, das ungeahnte Gefahren birgt und alles infrage stellt, was die Menschheit zu wissen glaubte. Erins Feinde schrecken vor nichts zurück, und eine gnadenlose Jagd nach dem Manuskript beginnt ...

Pages from the Past

History and Memory in American Magazines

Author: Carolyn L. Kitch

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807829677

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5458

Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Spectra

A Bi-monthly Publication of the Speech Association of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Speech

Page: N.A

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The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives

Author: S. Elizabeth Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 3845

This title explores the role of news and journalism in contemporary culture from an anthropological perspective. Essays by leading scholars look at communities of professional and nonprofessional journalists.

Journalism in a Culture of Grief

Author: Carolyn L. Kitch,Janice Hume

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415980104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 9999

This book considers the cultural meanings of death in American journalism and the role of journalism in interpretations and enactments of public grief, which has returned to an almost Victorian level. A number of researchers have begun to address this growing collective preoccupation with death in modern life; few scholars, however, have studied the central forum for the conveyance and construction of public grief today: news media. News reports about death have a powerful impact and cultural authority because they bring emotional immediacy to matters of fact, telling stories of real people who die in real circumstances and real people who mourn them. Moreover, through news media, a broader audience mourns along with the central characters in those stories, and, in turn, news media cover the extended rituals. Journalism in a Culture of Grief examines this process through a range of types of death and types of news media. It discusses the reporting of horrific events such as September 11 and Hurricane Katrina; it considers the cultural role of obituaries and the instructive work of coverage of teens killed due to their own risky behaviors; and it assesses the role of news media in conducting national, patriotic memorial rituals.

American Journalism

The Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Everyman News

The Changing American Front Page

Author: Michele Weldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 3993

"Examines how newspapers have changed over the past few years, becoming story papers. Comparing 850 stories, story approaches, and unofficial sourcing in twenty American newspapers from 2001 and 2004, Weldon reveals a shift toward features over hard news, along with an increase in anecdotal or humanistic approaches to all stories"--Provided by publisher.