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On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin

By Marie Colvin
  • ISBN Code: : 0007487975
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria. On the Front Line is an Orwell Special Prize winning journalism collection from veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, who is the subject of the movie A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan.

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  • Book Code : 1137406704
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: reporting-dangerously.pdf

Book Short Summary:

More journalists are being killed, attacked and intimidated than at any time in history. Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security examines the statistics and looks at the trends in journalist killings and intimidation around the world. It identifies what factors have led to this rise and positions these in historical and global contexts. This important study also provides case studies and first-hand accounts from journalists working in some of the most dangerous places in the world today and seeks to understand the different pressures they must confront. It also examines industry and political responses to these trends and pressures as well as the latest international initiatives aimed at challenging cultures of impunity and keeping journalists safe. Throughout, the authors argue that journalism contributes a vital if often neglected role in the formation and conduct of civil societies. This is why reporting from ‘uncivil’ places matters and this is why journalists are often positioned in harm’s way. The responsibility to report in a globalizing world of crises and human insecurity, and the responsibility to try and keep journalists safe while they do so, it is argued, belongs to us all.

Conflict Propaganda in Syria

By Oliver Boyd-Barrett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000523837
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: conflict-propaganda-in-syria.pdf

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This book investigates rival narratives about the conflict in Syria from 2011 onwards. It examines the starkly different narratives about the Syrian conflict told by mainly Western mainstream and alternative media, and contrasts these narratives with the equally polarized but more nuanced narratives of mainly western scholars and long-form journalists. Differences of narrative concerning the conflict include: what is deemed relevant context in trying to explain the war; whether the war is best seen as a civil conflict or as a proxy war fought among external powers; the degree of emphasis given to the alleged crimes of the Syrian regime as opposed to the alleged violence of Salafist militia; the accuracy of the "origin" story of the conflict in Daraa; the extent to which the initial protestors were secular campaigners calling for democracy or whether they were Muslim extremists seeking a sectarian society governed by sharia law. Several case studies of propaganda institutions are examined here, including the journalism of Marie Colvin; the role of government-funded NGOs; the controversies surrounding each of three major instances of alleged regime use of chemical weapons, and the politicization of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This book will be of much interest to students of media and communication studies, propaganda studies, Middle Eastern politics, and International Relations in general.

In Extremis

By Lindsey Hilsum
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473545382
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 219
  • Pdf File: in-extremis.pdf

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The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friends SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. She reported from the most dangerous places in the world and her anecdotes about encounters with figures like Colonel Gaddafi and Yasser Arafat were incomparable. She was much admired, and as famous for her wild parties as for the extraordinary lengths to which she went to tell the story. Fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum draws on unpublished diaries and interviews with friends, family and colleagues to produce a story of one of the most daring and inspirational women of our times. A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'A stunningly good biography' WILLIAM BOYD

Handbook of Global Media Ethics

By Stephen J.A. Ward
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 331932103X
  • Total of Pages : 1460
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-global-media-ethics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This handbook is one of the first comprehensive research and teaching tools for the developing area of global media ethics. The advent of new media that is global in reach and impact has created the need for a journalism ethics that is global in principles and aims. For many scholars, teachers and journalists, the existing journalism ethics, e.g. existing codes of ethics, is too parochial and national. It fails to provide adequate normative guidance for a media that is digital, global and practiced by professional and citizen. A global media ethics is being constructed to define what responsible public journalism means for a new global media era. Currently, scholars write texts and codes for global media, teach global media ethics, analyse how global issues should be covered, and gather together at conferences, round tables and meetings. However, the field lacks an authoritative handbook that presents the views of leading thinkers on the most important issues for global media ethics. This handbook is a milestone in the field, and a major contribution to media ethics.

Writing for Journalists

By Matt Swaine,Harriett Gilbert,Gavin Allen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000405486
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 494
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Book Short Summary:

Thoroughly revised and updated, the fourth edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the craft of journalistic writing, offering invaluable insight on how to hook readers and keep them to the end of your article. The book offers a systematic approach to news and feature writing that starts with the basics and builds to more complex and longer pieces. The authors give the reader the tools they need to deliver engaging and authoritative writing that works across print and digital. Drawing on professional insight from writers across the industry, the book guides readers through the essential elements needed to write powerful and effective news stories, from hard news pieces to features on business, science, travel and entertainment reviews. New to this edition are hands-on writing exercises accompanying each chapter to help reinforce key points; chapters on how to build a professional profile, pitch stories and get commissioned; and a section on online writing, SEO, analytics and writing for social media. This is an essential guide for all journalism students and early-career journalists. It also has much to offer established journalists looking to develop their writing and lead editorial teams.

Profile Pieces

By Sue Joseph,Richard Lance Keeble
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317383540
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 300
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Book Short Summary:

This book examines the history, theory and journalistic practice of profile writing. Profiles, and the practice of writing them, are of increasing interest to scholars of journalism because conflicts between the interviewer and the subject exemplify the changing nature of journalism itself. While the subject, often through the medium of their press representative, struggles to retain control of the interview space, the journalist seeks to subvert it. This interesting and multi-layered interaction, however, has rarely been subject to critical scrutiny, partly because profiles have traditionally been regarded as public relations exercises or as ‘soft’ journalism. However, chapters in this volume reveal not only that profiling has, historically, taken many different forms, but that the idea of the interview as a contested space has applications beyond the subject of celebrated individuals. The volume looks at the profile’s historical beginnings, at the contemporary manufacture of celebrity versus the ‘ordinary’, at profiling communities, countries and movements, at profiling the destitute, at sporting personalities and finally at profiling and trauma.

The Correspondents

By Judith Mackrell
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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Book Code : 0385547692
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 243
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Book Short Summary:

The riveting, untold history of a group of heroic women reporters who revolutionized the narrative of World War II—from Martha Gellhorn, who out-scooped her husband, Ernest Hemingway, to Lee Miller, a Vogue cover model turned war correspondent. "Thrilling from the first page to the last." —Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women "Just as women are so often written out of war, so it seems are the female correspondents. Mackrell corrects this omission admirably with stories of six of the best…Mackrell has done us all a great service by assembling their own fascinating stories." —New York Times Book Review On the front lines of the Second World War, a contingent of female journalists were bravely waging their own battle. Barred from combat zones and faced with entrenched prejudice and bureaucratic restrictions, these women were forced to fight for the right to work on equal terms with men. The Correspondents follows six remarkable women as their lives and careers intertwined: Martha Gellhorn, who got the scoop on Ernest Hemingway on D-Day by traveling to Normandy as a stowaway on a Red Cross ship; Lee Miller, who went from being a Vogue cover model to the magazine’s official war correspondent; Sigrid Schultz, who hid her Jewish identity and risked her life by reporting on the Nazi regime; Virginia Cowles, a “society girl columnist” turned combat reporter; Clare Hollingworth, the first English journalist to break the news of World War II; and Helen Kirkpatrick, the first woman to report from an Allied war zone with equal privileges to men. From chasing down sources and narrowly dodging gunfire to conducting tumultuous love affairs and socializing with luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt, Picasso, and Man Ray, these six women are captured in all their complexity. With her gripping, intimate, and nuanced portrait, Judith Mackrell celebrates these courageous reporters who risked their lives for the scoop.

Kriegsberichterstattung und Konfliktsensitivität

By Mathias Alexander Wolff
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  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3658220899
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 339
  • Pdf File: kriegsberichterstattung-und-konfliktsensitivität.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mathias Alexander Wolff untersucht, wie konfliktsensitiv die deutsche Qualitätspresse über Kriege berichtet. Die empirische Antwort auf diese Frage ist für die mediale Glaubwürdigkeit elementar – und sie fällt ernüchternd aus. In zentralen Qualitätsdimensionen ist die Kriegsberichterstattung defizitär, was vor allem bedeutet: tendenziös. Exemplarisch deutlich wird dies an der journalistischen Wortwahl, einem bislang vernachlässigten Qualitätsindikator, für den ein spezifischer Analyseansatz entwickelt wurde. Die Ergebnisse der Inhaltsanalyse verstehen sich als Argumente einer konstruktiven Medienkritik und bieten darüber hinaus konkrete Ansatzpunkte für Qualitätsverbesserungen und Prüfroutinen in der redaktionellen Praxis.

深入絕境

By 琳賽.希爾遜
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  • Publisher : 讀書共和國╱衛城出版
  • Book Code : 9860651892
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 283
  • Pdf File: 深入絕境.pdf

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曾有一個時代,記者願意捨命,只因深信「真相」能改變世界 她是英勇的傳奇,戰爭的見證者,也是堅毅而無畏的女性 戰地記者瑪麗‧柯爾文 唯一中文傳記 ◆電影《私人戰爭》主角的實際人生 ◆身經百戰,只為見證真實,傳遞真相 瑪麗‧柯爾文,是歐美家喻戶曉的偉大戰地記者。她曾隻身訪問利比亞狂人「瘋狗」格達費,也在以巴衝突的硝煙中與阿拉法特會面,還獲贈珍珠。她走訪戰地,無懼砲火,關注殘破世界裡珍貴的一絲人性。即使她在轟炸中瞎了左眼、左耳失聰,但仍止不住她凝視真實、報導真相的熱情,之後更以「獨眼」的女俠形象深深烙印在世人的記憶當中。二○一二年,她不幸死於敘利亞的戰火,將畢生都奉獻給了戰地記者這份職業。 在《深入絕境:戰地記者瑪麗‧柯爾文的生與死》中,瑪麗的同事琳賽・希爾遜細膩地梳理了她近乎傳奇般的經歷。她獲得獨家授權,透過研究瑪麗從十三歲起就寫下的私密日記,以及對許多親友的深度訪談,經過多方深度調查,才寫成這本動人心弦的傳記。在世人眼中,她是勇者,是英雄,是戰爭的證人,是一位堅毅而反叛的女性;在這本傳記中,讀者更能看到,她也是有血有肉、時而脆弱、時而迷惘的個人。她因為性別而受到不同的眼光和待遇,也和所有人一樣,會恐懼、會掙扎,僅有平凡的肉身,但她不曾因此卻步,直到死亡都仍體現人性與人道的精神。 本書不僅是一位非凡女性的傳記,也是二十世紀末一系列重要的國際爭端、人道危機的回顧,更可以讓我們看見:敢於深入絕境的戰地記者,曾經在國際大事現場扮演的重要傳真角色,與他們為接近真相而做的人生選擇。書中充滿了故事,也令我們重新思考新聞行業的理想、真相的價值,在今天這個資訊混亂的時代看來更令人動容。透過瑪麗‧柯爾文的一生,或能喚起「我們需要什麼樣的新聞」的省思。 本書特色 1.中文世界唯一一本關於傳奇戰地記者瑪麗‧柯爾文的傳記。她畢生追求真相,將世界最危險之地的實況傳遞給所有人;她更是勇於突破性別限制的先行者,打破過往幾乎由男性壟斷的記者行業。她的傳奇人生,值得我們認識。 2.本書也回顧了二十世紀末,共產瓦解、中東衝突、世界正步入後冷戰時代時的一段歷史,與當時在前線上的國際新聞記者所扮演的傳真角色。當時新聞記者置身衝突現場,做足功課,為無聲者發聲,甚至與權力者當面對質真相,在今天這個資訊混亂的時代看來更令人動容。尤其在台灣主流媒體公信力長期低迷的情況,或能喚起「我們需要什麼樣的新聞」的話題性探討。 3.書中收錄瑪麗‧柯爾文生平日常相片,生動表現出她的形象,也讓讀者能更深刻記得這位不平凡的女性。 作者簡介 琳賽・希爾遜(Lindsey Hilsum) 琳賽・希爾遜是英國第四台新聞的國際編輯。她曾報導過去二十五年來眾多重大衝突和國際事件,包括在敘利亞、烏克蘭、伊拉克和科索沃的戰爭;阿拉伯之春;和盧安達的大屠殺。她的作品散見《紐約書評》(The New York Review of Books)、《衛報》和《格蘭塔》(Granta)。她的第一本著作《沙塵暴:革命時代的利比亞》(Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution)曾進入二○一二年衛報首作獎(Guardian First Book Award)的決選名單。 譯者簡介 黃楷君 政大阿拉伯語文學系、廣播電視學系畢業,曾任出版社編輯,現為書籍譯者。譯有《手寫時代》、《穆罕默德:宣揚謙卑、寬容與和平的先知》、《時光出土:考古學的故事》、《原始富足》、《漁的大歷史》等書,並曾合著《吹過島嶼的歌》。 [email protected]