Bridging The Gap

Essays on Inclusive Development and Education

Author: Latha Pillai,Babu Remesh

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132119401

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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India has just celebrated sixty-four years of independence. But is our country truly free? Is the maturity of a nation measured by the number of years in existence or by the development in its society? And whose development are we talking about? Ten leading luminaries from the field of politics, literature, media, art and culture, management, defense, and public administration raise these questions and try to answer them through their own specialized domains. Organized around two broad themes—“inclusion of the excluded” and “education for the marginalized” Bridging the Gap offer an exposition to the range of inequalities and challenges in different fields of social engagement, and open up possible ways of addressing these concerns. The contributors discuss inclusiveness and marginalization in the contemporary social contexts, their diverse dimensions, and interlinkages with various sources of social inequalities including caste-, class-, and gender-related factors.

The Markets and the Media

Business News and Stock Market Movements

Author: Thomas Schuster

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739113318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 6972

In recent years there has been a great influx of sources for business and financial news, yet the hope that this financial media boom would lead to the democratization of the financial markets has not been realized. Thomas Schuster's The Markets and the Media explores why the expansion of economic communication has proven to be of only limited benefit, arguing that the financial media boom has had negative repercussions resulting in substantial costs for the individual as well as the system. The Markets and the Media stands alone in its class: It is the first comprehensive analysis focusing on the complex, intricate, and often puzzling relationship between the financial markets and the mass media. Featuring a comprehensive business bibliography, this book is a must-read for both finance experts and media scholars.

Communicator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: N.A

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The Media and Financial Crises

Comparative and Historical Perspectives

Author: Steve Schifferes,Richard Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317624513

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 1207

The Media and Financial Crises provides unique insights into the debate on the role of the media in the global financial crisis. Coverage is inter-disciplinary, with contributions from media studies, political economy and journalists themselves. It features a wide range of countries, including the USA, UK, Ireland, Greece, Spain and Australia, and a completely new history of financial crises in the British press over 150 years. Editors Steve Schifferes and Richard Roberts have assembled an expert set of contributors, including Joseph E Stiglitz and Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. The role of the media has been central in shaping our response to the financial crisis. Examining its performance in comparative and historical perspectives is crucial to ensuring that the media does a better job next time. The book has five distinct parts: The Banking Crisis and the Media The Euro-Crisis and the Media Challenges for the Media The Lessons of History Media Messengers Under Interrogation The Media and Financial Crises offers broad and coherent coverage, making it ideal for both students and scholars of financial journalism, journalism studies, media studies, and media and economic history.

Business Journalism

How to Report on Business and Economics

Author: Keith Hayes

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430263504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9677

Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics is a basic guide for journalists working in countries moving to open-market economies, students in journalism courses, journalists changing direction from general news reporting to business and economic reporting, and bloggers. It also explains the differences in technique required for general reporters to deliver business news for text, TV, or radio. Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has worked for such organizations as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, provides a quick reference to journalistic practice that covers everything from how to meet a deadline to getting answers from company or government officials who would rather not talk. It also provides background on specific knowledge that journalists should have to report on the business and the economy accurately and with insight. That includes understanding the major markets and how they work, learning to read a balance sheet, and getting the story even when a company or government sets up roadblocks. As Hayes demonstrates, effective journalists are story tellers who need to tell the story well while making certain they are providing the facts as they find them and understand them. Among other things, readers will also learn: How to write a business news story How to report business news on television How to report in a globalized business world How to get usable information from press conferences and briefings The basics of macroeconomics, the financial markets, and company-specific financial data How to dig for facts and get the story This book covers comprehensively the basics of business and economic reporting. With its insights and tips from Hayes and other veteran journalists, it’s a book that will remain on your shelf for years to come and help you acquire and cement career-enhancing skills. It will also help you hone your craft as you begin to write more sophisticated stories and take jobs of increasing responsibility.

Business Journalism

A Critical Political Economy Approach

Author: Ibrahim Seaga Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646460

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8449

Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach critically explores the failures of business journalists in striking the balance between the bottom line business model and their role in defending the public interest. Drawing on historical and political economic perspectives and analysing these in relation to critical political economic theory, the book explores failures of business journalism through the dwindling of social responsibility in the business journalist’s role in holding political and corporate power to account. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw draws on a diverse range of case studies, including: investigative journalism in The Standard Oil and Enron Scandals corporate propaganda in relation to business reporting financial Journalism and the global financial crises of the late-90s and 2008 public business journalism and subprime mortgage loans, horsemeat and bent iPhone 6 scandals ethical challenges of business and journalism from developed to emerging BRICS economies business or financial journalism? Modernity vs postmodernity, macroeconomics vs microeconomics challenges of business journalism in the digital age. Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach is essential reading for students and scholars interested in understanding the historical failings and potential futures for business journalism and those wishing to develop specialist financial, economic and business reporting in today’s globalised media landscape.

Visual Guide to Financial Markets

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9348

A highly visual look at major investment opportunities from theminds at Bloomberg The essential guide for anyone trying to get a handle on thefundamentals of investing, the Bloomberg Visual Guide toFinancial Markets distills 30 years of Bloomberg expertise intoone straightforward, easy-to-read volume. The book teaches readersabout three basic investment options—governments, companies,and real assets, including gold and other commodities—andoffers valuable insights into money-market securities, bonds,stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, andalternatives. Designed to help financial professionals, students of finance,and individual investors understand the markets in which they'reinvesting, the book begins with simple investments before moving onto more complex choices. Explains bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds,exchange-traded funds, and alternatives such as hedge funds Explores the three Rs of returns, risks, and relative valuethat are associated with each type of investment Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis ongraphics and professional applications The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets gives thereader a clear picture of what underlies market structure,instruments, and dynamics and how to capitalize on theseelements.

The Beginnings of Scholarly Economic Journalism

The Austrian Economist and The German Economist

Author: Jürgen Backhaus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461400790

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 302

The twin journals, Der Österreichische Volkswirt (The Austrian Economist) and Der Deutsche Volkswirt (The German Economist) were created by Gustav Stolper, godfather of Joseph Schumpeter, first in Vienna and then after the First World War, in Berlin. Schumpeter was to become a frequent contributor of the Berlin-based journal, which combined a successful blend of economic analysis and political and business insider knowledge which Stolper gained with his famous and sought after parties at his Wannsee villa. The two publications offer a kaleidoscope of many different ideas and concepts, some of which are addressed in this book, including philosophy, demography, monetary aspects, foreign developments, employment policy, and politics. The personal and professional contributions of Gustav Stolper and his secretary, Lilo Linke, are also discussed. Very little has been published on these early ventures into economic journalism, and this book will appeal to anyone studying economic journalism or the economic history of early twentieth century Europe.

Finance at Work

Author: Valérie Boussard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315470284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 2504

In the collective psyche, a financier is a capitalist. In managerial capitalism, the notion of the ‘manager’ emerged, and the role of the manager was distinct from the role of the ‘owner’. Financial capitalism is similarly underpinned by financiers who are not the holders of the financial assets they buy, sell, trade or advise upon. Finance at Work explores the world of financiers, be they finance-oriented CEOs, CFOs, financial journalists, mergers and acquisitions’ advisors or wealth managers. Part I investigates the professional trajectories of members of corporate boards and financialisation as the dissemination of financial logic outside its primary ‘iron cage’; Part II responds by studying financiers at work within financial occupations or financial operations involving external actors; while Part III pursues the issue of financial boundaries by seeking out the way financial logic crosses these boundaries. Part IV takes back the hypothesis of differentiations within finance presented in Part I, and analyses the internal boundaries of asset management, wealth management and leveraged buyout (LBO) acquisitions. This book is essential reading for researchers and academics within the field of finance who aim to understand the ‘spread of finance’ in contemporary societies.

Journalism and New Media

Author: John V. Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8235

Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.

Victorian Investments

New Perspectives on Finance and Culture

Author: Nancy Henry,Cannon Schmitt

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003431

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8240

Victorian Investments explores the relationship between the financial system in Great Britain and other aspects of Victorian society and culture. Building on the special journal issue of Victorian Studies devoted to Victorian investments, this volume is the first to define an interdisciplinary field of study emerging in the space between Marxist critiques of capitalism and traditional histories of business and economics. The contributors demonstrate how phenomena such as the expansion of colonial and foreign markets, the broadening of the investor base through the advent of limited liability, and the rise of financial journalism gave rise to a "culture of investment" that affected Victorian Britons at every level of society and influenced every kind of cultural production. Drawing together work by prominent historians as well as literary and cultural critics, Victorian Investments both defines the methodologies and perspectives that characterize an existing body of scholarship and pushes that scholarship in new directions, demonstrating the signal role of economic developments in Victorian culture and society.

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing

Fifth Edition

Author: Jason Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8045

The essential stock market guide, now updated with even more timely and necessary information Now in its fifth edition, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing has established itself as a clear, concise, and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Rooted in the principles that made it invaluable from the start, this completely revised and updated edition of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing shares a wealth of information, including: •What has changed and what remains timeless as the economy recovers from the subprime crash •All-new insights from deep historical research showing which measurements best identify winning stocks •A rock-solid value averaging plan that grows 3 percent per quarter, regardless of the economic climate •An exclusive conversation with legendary Legg Mason portfolio manager Bill Miller, revealing what he learned from the crash and recovery •Thoroughly updated resources emphasizing online tools, the latest stock screeners, and analytical sites that best navigated recent trends Accessible and intelligent, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing is what every investor needs to keep pace in the current market.

100 Minds That Made the Market

Author: Kenneth L. Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470175443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 4028

Introducing the new Fisher Investment Series, comprised of engaging and informative titles written by renowned money manager and bestselling author Ken Fisher. This series offers essential insights into the worlds of investing and finance. Over the course of nearly two centuries, the innovations, mistakes, and scandals of different market participants have played an important role in shaping today's financial markets. Now, in 100 Minds That Made the Market, Ken Fisher delivers cameo biographies of these pioneers of American financial history. From Joe Kennedy's "sexcapades" to Jesse Livermore's suicide, this book details the drama, the dirt, and the financial principles of an amazingly inventive group of financial minds. Fisher digs deep to uncover the careers, personal lives, and contributions of these individuals, and leads you through the lessons that can be learned from each one. Here you have 100 of the best teachers -- some you already know, some you will feel you know, and some you may not have previously discovered -- whose experiences will undoubtedly enhance your understanding of the markets. With a few pages dedicated to each person, 100 Minds That Made the Market quickly captures the essence of the people and ideas that have influenced the evolution of the financial industry.

The Beginnings of Commercial and Financial Journalism

The Commodity Price Currents, Exchange Rate Currents, and Money Currents of Early Modern Europe

Author: John J. McCusker,Cora Gravesteijn

Publisher: Aksant Academic Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 515

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Public Journalism and Public Life

Why Telling the News Is Not Enough

Author: Davis "Buzz" Merritt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136684824

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 5220

The original edition of Public Journalism and Public Life, published in 1995, was the first comprehensive argument in favor of public journalism. Designed to focus the discussion about public journalism both within and outside the profession, the book has accomplished its purpose. In the ensuing years, the debate has continued; dozens of newspapers and thousands of journalists have been experimenting with the philosophy, while others still dispute its legitimacy. This larger second edition further develops the philosophy, responds to the arguments against it, outlines how specific principles can be applied, and explains the importance of public deliberation and the role of values in public journalism. Divided into three sections, it can be used as a supplement to the first edition or as a starting point for those being newly introduced to the ideas that have been the subject of debate within the profession and among those interested and involved in civic life at all levels. Section 1 summarizes two major arguments -- why journalism and public life are inseparably bound in success or failure and why the way journalism operates in the current environment fosters failure more often than success. Section 2 looks at the evolution of the profession's culture, its impact on the author's extensive career, and how he grew to believe that substantive change is needed in journalism. Section 3 deals with the implications of public journalism philosophy -- how it requires the application of additional values to daily work, its evolution in the early years and where its current focus should be, plus various questions about the future of cyberspace.

Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading

Author: Michael C. Thomsett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470937143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1647

An up-to-date guide to the complex world of equities Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks investors and traders through the essential information they need to know before they decide what kind of participant they want to be in equities. The book is filled with the key strategies and tools and offers a comprehensive guide for those entering this marketplace. The author does not argue that one method is better or more appropriate than another. Rather, he reveals the various methods and lets investors decide for themselves. The book covers investment risks, value investing, market strategies, trading methods such as day and swing trading, technical indicators, and diversifying your portfolio, and Offers a thorough overview of strategies and tools that investors need to profit from the volatile equities markets Provides examples, charts, and timely additions that reflect recent changes in the equities markets Other titles by Thomsett: Getting Started in Bonds and eight editions of Getting Started in Options. This book is another title in The Getting Started series, which makes complex issues easy to understand.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Author: Edwin Lefèvre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118422031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4043

Unknown to most modern-day investors and traders who cherishReminiscences of a Stock Operator as one of the mostimportant investment books ever written, the material firstappeared in the 1920s as a series of articles and illustrations inthe Saturday Evening Post. Now, for the first time ever, thisbeloved classic is being made available in its original,illustrated format. You'll track the exploits of Jesse Livermore as he won and losttens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commoditiesmarkets during the early 1900s. At one point, he made the thenastronomical sum of 10 million dollars in just one month oftrading! Originally published as a fictionalized account, theIllustrated Edition combines the Saturday Evening Post'smemorable illustrations with Edwin LeFevre's timeless investmentadvice, recreating the look, feel, and message that was firstpublished more than 80 years ago. Among the most compelling andenduring pieces ever written on trading, the new IllustratedEdition brings this story to life like never before. Order yourcopy today.

The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark

The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

Author: Dean Starkman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6781

In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

Terminology, LSP, and Translation

Studies in Language Engineering in Honour of Juan C. Sager

Author: H. L. Somers

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027216193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 5392

A state-of-the-art volume highlighting the links between lexicography, terminology, language for special purposes (LSP) and translation and Machine Translation, that constitute the domain of Language Engineering.Part I: Terminology and Lexicography. Takes us through terminological problems and solutions in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Egypt.Part II focuses on LSP for second language learners and lexical analysis.Part III treats translator training in a historical context, as well as new methods from cognitive and corpus linguistics.Part IV is about the application of language engineering in Machine Translation, corpus linguistics and multilingual text generation.