30 the collapse of the great American newspaper
Call Number: PN 4888 .O85 M33 2007
Publication Date: 2007-07-26
The era of the big-city newspaper as a dependable beacon for the American people is over. A few stalwarts, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, remain true to the mission that has defined them for more than a century, but even they are in jeopardy. And what's happened to the others? Charles Madigan's -30- is the story of the decline of an important institution, the big-city American newspaper, told in a collection of incisive pieces by practitioners of the art and craft of journalism. At heart it's an insider's story, but with serious and vast consequences in the world beyond the newsroom.
America's Best Newspaper Writing: a collection of ASNE prizewinners
Call Number: PN 4726 .A485 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-30
America's Best Newspaper Writing represents the "best-of-the-best" from 25 years of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Distinguished Writing Awards competition. With an emphasis on local reporting, new stories including more on crisis coverage, and pedagogical tools to help students become better writers, the second edition is the most useful and up-to-date anthology available for feature writing and introduction to journalism classes.
American Journalism: history, principles, practices
Call Number: PN 4853 .A48 2002
Publication Date: 2002-04-10
News consumers made cynical by sensationalist banners--AMERICA STRIKES BACK, THE TERROR OF ANTHRAX--and lurid leads might be surprised to learn that in 1690, the newspaper Publick Occurrences gossiped about the sexual indiscretions of French royalty or seasoned the story of missing children by adding that barbarous Indians were lurking about before the disappearance. Surprising, too, might be the media's steady adherence to, if continual tugging at, its philosophical and ethical moorings.These 39 essays, written and edited by the nation's leading professors of journalism, cover the theory and practice of print, radio, and TV news reporting. Politics and partisanship, press and the government, gender and the press corps, presidential coverage, war reportage, technology and news gathering, sensationalism: each subject is treated individually. Appropriate for interested lay persons, students, professors and reporters.Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
American Newspapers in the Nineteen Eighties
Call Number: PN 4867 .H9 1980
Publication Date: 1980-05-01
Coaching Writers: editors and reporters working together
Call Number: PN 4778 .C594 1992
Publication Date: 1991-11-01
Dr. Seuss Goes to War: the World War II editorial cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
Call Number: D 745.2 .G45 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents "a provocative history of wartime politics" (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s cartoons, alongside "insightful" (Booklist) commentary by the historian Richard H. Minear that places them in the context of the national climate they reflect. Pulitzer Prizewinner Art Spiegelman’s introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time.
Ethics and the Press : readings in mass media morality
Call Number: PN 4756 .E8
Publication Date: 1975-10-01
Freelancing for Newspapers writing for an overlooked market
Call Number: PN 2784 .F76 L53 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Pick up the Sunday paper and consider how many stories it takes to fill all those pages. How can any newspaper staff produce so many stories every day, every week, every month of the year and keep up with breaking news, too? They can’t. They use freelancers.This book serves as a guide to newspaper freelancing both for beginners and for more experienced writers who want to expand their markets.
Call Number: PN 4784 .H4 S39 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-13
This book treats headline writing as a craft that can be learned, a skill that can be honed and perfected.nbsp;It examines in detail the basic elements of a headline and explains the best way to assemble them in order to write an arresting one. Sunil Saxena carefully examines the different kinds of headlines and the advantages and disadvantages of each style of writing. The book instructs the reader in the functions of a headline; the ways to write a headline; the different kinds of headlines;and the do's and don'ts of headline writing. The author also focuses on writing headlines for the Internet, a skill that is essential in the age of new media and technology.nbsp;All these have been taken from the Indian media.
Joseph Pulitzer, giant of journalism
Call Number: PN 4867 .S6 S6
Publication Date: 1973
A biography of the newspaper editor who crusaded against corruption, established the Pulitzer Prize, and founded the School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Call Number: D 811 .R634 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-05
This is a Rooney's memoir of coming of age as a reporter and as a man during World War II - a story featured in The Greatest Generation - now in a hardcover gift edition. A first-hand account of one man's role in history, My War is a memoir from one of America's personalities. As a naive, young correspondent for The Stars and Stripes during World War II, Andy Rooney flew bomber missions, arrived in France during the D-Day invasion and crossed the Rhine with the Allied forces, traveled to Paris for the Liberation, and, as one of the first reporters into Buchenwald, witnessed the discovery of Hitler's concentration camps. Like so many of his generation, Rooney's life was changed forever by the war. Tom Brokaw featured Rooney's experiences in The Greatest Generation. Now, for the readers who would like to know the whole story, Rooney's own memoir, illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, is now available again in a hardcover edition.
News for All: America's coming-of-age with the press
Call Number: PN 4855 .L46 1995
Publication Date: 1995-11-09
"The American," wrote Victorian journalist Edward Dicey, "might be defined as a newspaper reading animal." Nineteenth-century taverns boasted of their newspapers as much as their drinks. Indeed, Americans' news-consumption habits were so obvious that Omaha Indians, on visits to St. Louis,mimicked newspaper reading as a courtesy when in the company of white men. But today, countless papers have closed or consolidated, and magazines built on mass readership seek to limit (or "target") their subscriber base. Now Thomas C. Leonard captures this sea change in American history, exploringthe reality and critical importance of print journalism in daily life. In News for All, Leonard provides a fascinating account of the love-hate relationship we have always had with the news, from the early nineteenth century to the present. Reading the news was once a central social function, as citizens eagerly gathered in taverns, inns, post offices, and elsewhereto hear the latest reports. During an era when travel was slow and when geography, religion, class, race, and language divided the nation, all shared the universal habit of taking a favorite paper. Readers formed an alliance with publishers, declaring their politics by what they read in an age ofhighly partisan editorial policies: there were papers for the women's movement, antislavery, temperance reform, political parties large and small. Men and women courted by exchanging their beloved papers. Other hot-blooded readers protested items that offended them politically, even forming mobsafter publication of unfriendly news. The press prospered with the democratization of news: they welcomed the pennies of succeeding waves of immigrants, and engaged in devastating circulation wars that slashed the price of the daily paper. Press barons learned to adjust to the desires of readers(the young William Randolph Hearst, for example, learned that what his subscribers wanted was more advertising). The end of the twentieth century, however, has seen journalists pull back from readers. Magazines seek to limit their readers in order to the affluent public to attract advertisingdollars; publishers market subscribers' names ruthlessly, often cooperating with big advertisers. And the development of other major media threatens the role of the printed page as the ultimate word. The idea of news for all, it seems, is a faded dream. America's insatiable appetite for news played a critical role in the growth of democracy, but never before have the readers, rather than the periodicals, been examined in detail. News for All bridges this critical gap, bringing to life the nation's cantankerous love affair with the press.
Call Number: Z 473 .G7 A3 1997
Publication Date: 1998-02-24
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a book composed of both personal memoir and history. It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post, and the formidable, self-absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work, and her passionate friendships with men like Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson, than in her children. It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed -- a fascinating and instructive business history as told from the inside (the paper has been run by Graham herself, her father, her husband, and now her son). It is the story of Phil Graham -- Kay's brilliant, charismatic husband (he clerked for two Supreme Court justices) -- whose plunge into manic-depression, betrayal, and eventual suicide is movingly and charitably recounted. Best of all, it is the story of Kay Graham herself. She was brought up in a family of great wealth, yet she learned and understood nothing about money. She is half-Jewish, yet -- incredibly -- remained unaware of it for many years.She describes herself as having been naive and awkward, yet intelligent and energetic. She married a man she worshipped, and he fascinated and educated her, and then, in his illness, turned from her and abused her. This destruction of her confidence and happiness is a drama in itself, followed by the even more intense drama of her new life as the head of a great newspaper and a great company, a famous (and even feared) woman in her own right. Hers is a life that came into its own with a vengeance -- a success story on every level. Graham's book is populated with a cast of fascinating characters, from fifty years of presidents (and their wives), to Steichen, Brancusi, Felix Frankfurter, Warren Buffett (her great advisor and protector), Robert McNamara, George Schultz (her regular tennis partner), and, of course, the great names from the Post: Woodward, Bernstein, and Graham's editorpartner, Ben Bradlee. She writes of them, and of the most dramatic moments of her stewardship of the Post (including the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the pressmen's strike), with acuity, humor, and good judgment. Her book is about learning by doing, about growing and growing up, about Washington, and about a woman liberated by both circumstance and her own great strengths.
Pulitzer : a life
Call Number: PN 4874 .P8 B75 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
Acclaim for Denis Brian's Einstein: A Life "The best account.... Superb insight." --The Times (London) "Denis Brian's convincing picture...only makes our wonder grow at Einstein's sublime achievements." --The Washington Post "Does much to reveal the man behind the image.... Brian's intimate work proves that in literature, as in science, taking a careful look can be a rewarding endeavor." --Detroit Free Press "A fascinating, vastly enjoyable, deeply researched and fair account of Einstein the man." --Physics World "Exhaustively researched, almost obsessively detailed, written with unobtrusive informality, the book is exemplary as a record of Einstein's personal and professional life." --The Spectator (u.k.) "An utterly fascinating life of a great scientist, full of new insights and very readable." --Ashley Montagu "A fascinating read with more interesting material about Einstein as a human being than I have ever seen before.... Once I started it, I couldn't put it down." --Robert Jastrow, astrophysicist and bestselling author
More Newspapers Books
The Tampa Tribune: a century of Florida journalism
Call Number: qPN 4899 .T35 O77 1998
Publication Date: 1998-03-01
Red Blood and Black Ink: journalism in the Old West
Call Number: PN 4894 .D37 1998
Publication Date: 1998-03-10
For the first time, the long, exciting, often surprising story of journalism in the Old West--from the freewheeling days of the early 1800s when all the news was an expression of the editor's opinion, to the more balanced reporting of the classic small-town weeklies and busy city newsrooms of the 1920s. Here are the printers who founded the first papers, arriving in town with a shirttail of type and a secondhand press, setting up shop under trees, in tents, in barns or storefronts, moving on when the town failed, or into larger quarters if it flourished. Using many excerpts from the early papers themselves, Dary shows us the amazing ways the early editors stretched the language, often inventing new words to describe unusual events or to lambaste their targets--and how they sometimes had to defend their right of free speech with fists or guns. We see women working in partnership with their husbands or out on their own, and tramp printers who moved from place to place as need for their services rose and fell. Here, too, are Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Horace Greeley--and William Allen White writing on the death of his young daughter. Here is the Telegraph and Texas Register article that launched the legend of the Alamo, and dozens of tongue-in-cheek, brilliant, or moving reports of national events and local doings, including holdups, train robberies, wars, elections, shouting matches, hyperbolic vegetable-growing contests, weddings, funerals, births, and much, much more. In Red Blood & Black Ink David Dary makes a strong case for the importance of the press in settling the West and helping to knit the nation together, making us into the country we are today. A fascinating look at a neglected part of our history.
Son of the Rough South: an uncivil memoir
Call Number: E 185.98 .F55 A3 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
A remarkable and moving memoir of growing up poor in a tough place and covering the most brutal - though often inspiring - aspects of the civil rights revolution Legendary civil rights reporter Karl Fleming was born in North Carolina's flattest, bleakest tobacco landscape. Raised in a Methodist orphanage during the Great Depression, he was isolated from much of the world around him until an early newspaper job introduced him to the era's brutal racial politics and a subsequent posting as Newsweek's lead civil rights reporter took him to the South's hotspots throughout the 1960's: James Meredith's enrolment at the University of Mississippi, the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, the assassination of Medgar Evers, the murders of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi and more. On May 17th 1966, Fleming was beaten by black rioters on the street of Los Angeles. Newsweek covered the incident in their next issue, and here's what they wrote: That he was beaten by Negroes in the streets of Watts was a cruel irony. Georgia to Oxford, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama, and numberless way stations whose names are now all but forgotten. No journalist was more closely tuned into the Movement; once when a Newsweek Washington correspondent asked the Justice Department to name some Dixie hot spots, the Justice man replied, Ask Fleming. That's what we do. In Son of the Rough South, Fleming has delivered a stunning, revealing memoir of all the worlds he knew, black, white, violent and cloistered - and a deeply moving read for anyone interested in the rough South.
The Best of Photojournalism 23 : newspaper and magazine pictures of the year
Call Number: qTR 800 .P4686 1998
Publication Date: 1998-08-01
A retrospective of 1997, from world events to hometown happenings, chronicled in a collection of photographs selected by a panel of judges from the National Press Photographers' Association and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The photographs come from newspapers and magazines from across the United States.
The News and Its Future
Call Number: PN 4784 .C615 N49 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
This work for students collects articles from newspapers, popular magazines, and scholarly and professional journals. Selections consider the current state of the news media and the factors that are shaping its future. A central theme is the comparison between new and old journalistic models. Section I presents readings on the democratization of the news with the Internet and the rise of citizen journalism. In Section II, readings explore the recent crisis of the newspaper industry and whether there is promise for recovery. Articles in Section III consider whether the news media has a political agenda and look at the consequences of the public's perception of media bias. Section IV investigates the 24-hour news cycle instigated by cable news. The book concludes with a list of books, web sites, and abstracts of additional periodical articles. McCaffrey has written or edited other reference titles. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Newspaper Designer's Handbook
Call Number: qZ 253.5 .H27 2008
Publication Date: 2007-07-12
The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook is a step by step guide to every aspect of newspaper design, from basic page layout to complex infographics. The new edition features dozens of new page-design examples, as well as an expanded section on web design and increased emphasis on digital photography. This textbook is for journalism students and professionals alike. It is loaded with examples, advice, design ideas, and exercises that teach students how to manipulate the basic elements of design (photos, headlines, and text); create charts, maps, and diagrams; design attractive photo spreads; add effective, appealing sidebars to complex stories; create lively, engaging feature page designs; work with color; and redesign a newspaper.
The press and the gospel; the story of a Japanese experiment
Call Number: BV 3445 .W35
Publication Date: 1932
The Tampa tribune and the tampa times: Historical front pages
Call Number: qF 443 .H673
They were only Diggers : a collection of articles from California newspapers, 1851-1866, on Indian and White relations
Call Number: qE 78 .C15 H45
Publication Date: 1974
Witness to the Civil War
Call Number: qE 464 .W58 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
For four bloody years, the Civil War ravaged America. Those at home could only imagine the sights and events overtaking their husbands and sons, fathers and brothers who were under arms. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper was a primary source of information during those dark days. The reporters and artists who traveled with the armies were eyewitnesses to events, great and small, for their captivated readers. Sometimes the news was sensational. At other times it was tragic. But it was always eagerly sought after. Here are the accounts, in pictures and stories, of those first wartime journalists. Here are their reports from the front lines. Here is the Civil War's news as originally presented to loved ones at home. Here you will find images of the battles, the leaders, the camp life, and of the soldiers who gave their all for North and South. In your hands you hold the testimony of those who were Witness to the Civil War.