Fireproofing a Career in the Fourth Estate
Author: Warren Watson
Publisher: Marion Street Press
Category: Business & Economics
Journalism is in upheaval. Journalists displaced by career-shattering business changes and the rise of the Internet have resulted in tens of thousands of jobs lost. Reporters and editors are routinely laid off and fired. Many have given up. But some have thrived. Surviving Journalism examines what has happened to embattled career journalists through profiles of those affected by business trauma in recent years. It also gives practical survival tips to those displaced--and to prospective journalists as they enter a career in the fourth estate. Warren Watson lays out critical survival skills through 43 years as an award-winning journalist, working at every level in the craft, from a weekly reporter to a sports editor, to an executive at larger papers. Contending that survivors in the field must be flexible, adaptable and willing to zigzag as the digital age evolves, Watson prepares journalists to "fireproof" their careers, with an emphasis on learning varied skill sets and how to be entrepreneurial and creative.
The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center
Author: James Glanz,Eric Lipton
Publisher: Times Books
The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center, it became clear that something else was being mourned: the towers themselves. They were the biggest and brashest icons that New York, and possibly America, has ever produced--magnificent giants that became intimately familiar around the globe. Their builders were possessed of a singular determination to create wonders of capitalism as well as engineering, refusing to admit defeat before natural forces, economics, or politics. No one knows the history of the towers better than New York Times reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton. In a vivid, brilliantly researched narrative, the authors re-create David Rockefeller's ambition to rebuild lower Manhattan, the spirited opposition of local storeowners and powerful politicians, the bold structural innovations that later determined who lived and died, master builder Guy Tozzoli's last desperate view of the towers on September 11, and the charged and chaotic recovery that could have unraveled the secrets of the buildings' collapse but instead has left some enduring mysteries. City in the Sky is a riveting story of New York City itself, of architectural daring, human frailty, and a lost American icon.
The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Author: Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn
Traces the hours following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center to reveal the first-hand experiences of survivors, in a volume that draws on oral reports, e-mails, radio transcripts, and cell-phone conversations.
Author: John Michels
Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, 1st-15th meeting.
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: Literary Collections
In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.
The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body
Author: Martin Pistorius
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body. We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.
Author: Helen Fielding
Publisher: Random House India
When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones’s Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget’s life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email cc, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.
Category: Forests and forestry
The Media Cover-up of 9/11
Author: Barrie Zwicker
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Political Science
How the media are complicit in hiding the fact that 9/11 was an inside job.
Major Events, 1900-1997, as Presented in the New York Times
Author: New York Times
Publisher: Bbs Publishing Corporation
Reproductions of front pages from the "New York Times" provide a documented account of American and world crises and developments since the 1900 rebellion in China
Author: Robert G. Picard
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Business & Economics
In this updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed Economics and Financing of Media Companies, leading economist and media specialist Robert G. Picard employs business concepts and analyses to explore the operations and activities of media firms and the forces and issues affecting them.Picard has added new examples and new data, and he covers such emerging areas as the economics of digital media. Using contemporary examples from American and global media companies, the book contains a wealth of information, including useful charts and tables, important for both those who work in and study media industries. It goes beyond simplistic explanations to show how various internal and external forces direct and constrain decisions in media firms and the implications of the forces on the type of media and content offered today.
The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting
Author: Fernanda Santos
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11.
A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
Author: Amanda Berry,Gina DeJesus,Mary Jordan,Kevin Sullivan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The #1 New York Times Bestseller A bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: “We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know: we survived, we are free, we love life.” Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions, captivity, and dramatic escape On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry. . . . I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for ten years.” A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry had a daughter—Jocelyn—by their captor. Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry, Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment, and Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro’s house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls. The full story behind the headlines—including details never previously released on Castro’s life and motivations—Hope is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families. From the Hardcover edition.
The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Matthew Goodman
On August 26, 1835, a fledgling newspaper called the Sun brought to New York the first accounts of remarkable lunar discoveries. A series of six articles reported the existence of life on the moon - including unicorns, beavers that walked on their hind legs, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. In a matter of weeks it was the most broadly circulated newspaper story of the era, and the Sun, a working-class upstart, became the most widely read paper in the world. An exhilarating narrative history of a divided city on the cusp of greatness, and tale of a crew of writers, editors, and charlatans who stumbled on a new kind of journalism, The Sun and the Moon tells the surprisingly true story of the penny papers that made America a nation of newspaper readers.
Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Authorized Edition
Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.