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The News Man

Author : Mal Walden
ISBN : 9781925367836
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'You'll never be a journalist's bootlace!' This is the story behind the stories we think we know. 'The News Man' is a very personal look at the public face of news by one of Australia's most well-loved and respected news presenters of our time. Mal Walden was seventeen when he applied for his first job in media. Starting out as a country radio announcer, he went on to work in Launceston and Melbourne before making the shift to television as a news anchor for channels Seven and Ten. At age seventy he gracefully crossed the finishing line to be recognised as the longest-serving newsman on Australian television. Each year Mal maintained a journal in which he recorded his many serendipitous and life-changing moments. These memories form a record of not only his life as a newsman, but of the evolution of television news.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Owns The News

Author : Michael Wolff
ISBN : 9781409086796
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the author of the Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Rupert Murdoch is one of the greatest deal-makers alive. His companies possess extraordinary political and cultural power. Whether it is the Sun and the rise of Thatcher, BSkyB and the transformation of football, or Fox News and the war on terror, we have been living in the age of Murdoch since the late seventies. But who is he? What drives him? With unprecedented access to Murdoch and his inner circle, Michael Wolff chronicles the astonishing growth of the mogul’s giant media kingdom. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews he offers us a portrait of a Machiavellian titan; overbearing, but loving, father; love-struck husband; and a cynical and brilliant newsman. The resulting book is unrivalled in its intimacy and candour and tells a tale of business that is both the story of a man’s life, and the story of our times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Aren T You That News Man

Author : Gary Stromberg
ISBN : 9781440101601
Genre : Humor
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Aren't You That News Man? is a journey through the fascinating career of television reporter Gary Stromberg. Gary takes us behind the scenes and introduces us to a wacky group of characters who somehow managed to get newscasts on the air every night. He writes about the famous people he has met including Martin Sheen, Red Skelton, Steve Allen, James Ingram, and Paul Lynde. He also focuses in on the inspiring stories of regular folks who have stood up to the unexpected challenges that came their way. Gary explains how legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel offered him a chance to join the New York Mets. He reveals why he is grateful to the Beatles for helping him get into Northwestern. And, for the first time ever, he explains why Channel 8 workers pulled the pants off of a producer, and ran them up the flagpole in front of the station. He pays tribute to his boss Virgil Dominic, who assembled award-winning news departments in Atlanta and Cleveland. He spells out how has TV news has changed through the years. Gary takes a humorous look at the transformation. You will never look at the news the same way again.
Category: Humor

The Newsman

Author : Dick McMichael
ISBN : 9781413468960
Genre : Fiction
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This is the story of a small town Southern boy who grows up to be a local television icon. Following Dick McMichael's life from the early years of radio to today's television, we experience the great changes in the industry and the country. We also learn how he grew up in the segregated South and ended up working with a black female co-anchor who owes her first break in TV news to him. It is an inside look at the stresses and pressures that shape the broadcast newsrooms of America. It begins shortly after radio broadcasting began in the United States. "You could say that broadcasting and I grew up together. Radio broadcasting was born in Columbus in 1928 in a dressing room of the brand-new Royal Theater when WRBL went on the air. I was born two years later." We move with young Dick through the tough years of the Great Depression when his family's small home was crowded with relatives who needed some place to stay until work could be found again, through World War Two when he saw his big brother, brother-in-law and first cousin head overseas with the U.S. Army, while he, as a Boy Scout, collected old newspapers for the war effort. All of this is paralleled by changes in the world of broadcasting. We follow his career from the time he was a seventeen-year-old radio announcer, to the height of his radio career at WSB in Atlanta, and to his television days in Columbus, Atlanta and Columbia, South Carolina. We see him get into hot water and almost fired as a result of his investigative reporting at one station. We get a firsthand look at what goes on inside the walls of broadcast newsrooms, and how economics affects the way news is covered and reported. We see both sides of the organized labor movement as he, on one hand, represents his fellow members in a union contract negotiation with one station, and, on the other hand, when he is on the other side of the fence as a vice president of news when a union tries to organize the staff at another station. Dick McMichael has seen the way broadcast news has changed from its inception until right now. He has seen entertainment and commercial considerations triumph over serious journalism. He has also suffered personal tragedies, losing his dear wife to a chronic disease, but he has also has children and grandchildren to enjoy. His story is important because television news affects every one of us everyday. Not just network television news, but the hundreds of local television news operations that reach and affect just as many or even more people. He was honored by the Georgia Association of Broadcaster's with the 2004 "GAB Broadcaster of the Year" Gabby Award.
Category: Fiction

Man Who Owns The News Epub

Author : Michael Wolff
ISBN : 9781741669121
Genre : Mass media
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"If Rupert Murdoch isn t making headlines, he s busy buying the media outlets that generate them. Murdoch's News Corp holdings - from The New York Post, Fox News, The Australian, and most recently The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few - are vast, and his power is unrivalled. So what makes a man like this tick? Michael Wolff gives us the definitive answer in The Man Who Owns The News. With unprecedented access to Murdoch himself, his associates, and family, Wolff chronicles the astonishing growth of the $70 billion media kingdom. In intimate detail he probes the Murdoch family dynasty, from the battles that have threatened to destroy it to the reconciliations that seem to only make it stronger. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews, he offers accounts of the Dow Jones takeover as well as plays for Yahoo! and Newsday as they've never been revealed before. But Murdoch is more than a predatory and merciless deal-maker. His company does not only generate dizzying profits and growth rates. His company generates the information that forms our understanding of the world. He presides over what we read, what we watch, what we come to believe about ourselves, to a
Category: Mass media

The Man Who Sold America

Author : Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
ISBN : 9781422161777
Genre : Business & Economics
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We live in an age of persuasion. Leaders and institutions of every kind--public and private, large and small--must compete in the marketplace of images and messages. This has been true since the advent of mass media, from broad circulation magazines and radio through the age of television and the internet. Yet there have been very few true geniuses at the art of mass persuasion in the last century. In public relations, Edward Bernays comes to mind. In advertising, most Hall-of-Famers--J. Walter Thomson, David Ogilvy, Bill Bernbach, Bruce Barton, Ray Rubicam, and others--point to one individual as the "father" of modern advertising: Albert D. Lasker. And yet Lasker--unlike Bernays, Thomson, Ogilvy, and the others--remains an enigma. Now, Jeffrey Cruikshank and Arthur Schultz, having uncovered a treasure trove of Lasker's papers, have written a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the 20th century's most powerful, intriguing, and instructive figures. It is no exaggeration to say that Lasker created modern advertising. He was the first influential proponent of "reason why" advertising, a consumer-centered approach that skillfully melded form and content and a precursor to the "unique selling proposition" approach that today dominates the industry. More than that, he was a prominent political figure, champion of civil rights, man of extreme wealth and hobnobber with kings and maharajahs, as well as with the likes of Albert Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt. He was also a deeply troubled man, who suffered mental collapses throughout his adult life, though was able fight through and continue his amazing creative and productive activities into later life. This is the story of a man who shaped an industry, and in many ways, shaped a century.
Category: Business & Economics

The News Sorority

Author : Sheila Weller
ISBN : 9780698170032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists.” --Vanity Fair For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women—Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour—broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” These women were not simply pathbreakers, but wildly gifted journalists whose unique talents enabled them to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and transform the way Americans received their news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, The News Sorority crafts a lively and exhilarating narrative that reveals the hard struggles and inner strengths that shaped these women and powered their success. Life outside the newsroom—love, loss, child rearing—would mark them all, complicating their lives even as it deepened their convictions and instincts. Life inside the newsroom would include many nervy decisions and back room power plays previously uncaptured in any media account. Taken together, Sawyer’s, Couric’s, and Amanpour’s lives as women are here revealed not as impediments but as keys to their success. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Diane Sawyer was a young woman steering her own unique political course in a time of societal upheaval. Her fierce intellect, almost insuperable work ethic, and sophisticated emotional intelligence would catapult Sawyer from being the first female on-air correspondent for 60 Minutes, to presenting anchoring the network flagship ABC World News. From her first breaks as a reporter all the way through her departure in 2014, Sawyer’s charisma and drive would carry her through countless personal and professional changes. Katie Couric, always conveniently underestimated because of her “girl-next-door” demeanor, brazened her way through a succession of regional TV news jobs until she finally hit it big. In 1991, Couric became the cohost of Today, where, over the next fifteen years, she transformed the “female” slot from secondary to preeminent while shouldering devastating personal loss. Couric’s greatest triumph—and most bedeviling challenge—was at CBS Evening News, as the first woman to solo-anchor a nighttime network news program. Her contradictions—seriously feminist while proudly sorority-girlish—made her beyond easy typecasting, and as original as she is relatable. A glamorous, unorthodox cosmopolite—raised in pre-revolution Iran amid royalty and educated in England—Christiane Amanpour would never have been picked out of a lineup as a future war reporter, until her character flourished on catastrophic soil: her family’s exile during the Iranian Revolution. Once she knew her calling, Amanpour shrewdly made a virtue of her outsider status, joining the fledgling CNN on the bottom rung and then becoming its “face,” catalyzing its rise to global prominence. Amanpour’s fearlessness in war zones would make her the world’s witness to some of its most acute crises and television’s chief advocate for international justice. Revealing the tremendous combination of ambition, empathy, and skill that empowered Sawyer, Couric, and Amanpour to reach stardom, The News Sorority is a detailed story of three very particular lives and a testament to the extraordinary character of women everywhere.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Audience In The News

Author : Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer
ISBN : 9781136686702
Genre : Social Science
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In recent years, communication scholars have taken a renewed interest in analyzing the audience and its impact on the communication process. Similarly, news editors and producers have often turned toward a marketing orientation which seeks to give new readers and viewers what they want, or at least what they say they want. Yet, there has still been little written about just how the audience factors into the news which is produced. Seeking to fill that niche, this book argues that audience images are quite important in the construction of news, but not easily detected. That is because journalists are not principally interested in their audience; they are interested in the news. USE THIS PARAGRAPH ONLY FOR GENERAL CATALOGS... This volume argues that although journalistic images of the audience may be "incomplete," they do exist and powerfully help shape the work of journalists in producing journalistic texts. Using a case study of news workers and news texts at two Chicago newsgathering organizations, the Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV, this book: * examines notions of audience and how they have been treated by academicians, * presents a detailed description of the ways in which audience is embedded within the news construction process, * presents a very representative set of journalistic news values, * presents differing ideas of audience at three key levels of the news organizations -- reporters and news gatherers, editors and producers, and senior editors, producers, and news directors, and * seeks to summarize and position this study within the larger body of mass communication research.
Category: Social Science

The Forgotten Man

Author : Robert Crais
ISBN : 9781409134527
Genre : Fiction
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The minefield of Elvis Cole's past is coming back to haunt him - with a vengeance... Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's ten-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - when he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles alley. The only clue the cops have is a packet of newspaper articles about the past exploits of Elvis Cole - and the fact that before the man died, he said he was Elvis's father... Joe Pike is the only person who can help Elvis navigate his past. As they investigate, Elvis is haunted by the fact that, at last, he might have found his father. But with each clue they uncover, a troubling picture emerges about the dead man. And as Elvis and Joe approach his true identity, they unwittingly walk straight into a hornet's nest.
Category: Fiction

The Good News Reporter

Author : Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
ISBN : 9780143330721
Genre : Mass media
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Pretty, dainty Sonal, Chitrangana's best friend and owner of Cuddles, the cutest cocker spaniel ever, knows what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She's going to be a television journalist. And not just any old reporter, but a good news reporter. After all, the media influences the way everyone thinks and behaves, so the more good people see happening around them, the happier and better people they are going to be. When her father's boss, the owner of Spark news channel, commissions her to produce five-minute children's specials for the channel, she straps Funky, the cool monkey with a hidden camera, around her waist and plunges into the mad, bad world of television reporting. There she finds herself battling Vimal, a nasty, ambitious executive out to hook her talons into her father; plunging TRPs; and neighbours disgruntled at the way they are being portrayed on TV. Then one day she stumbles on the story of Raju and his friends from the Gareeb Nagar slum. Can she, as a journalist, use the media to change their lives? Can she take on the city's powerful builder lobby and the villainous Sandy Khan and stop them from demolishing the children's home? And will Swapnalok Society bury its differences and stand with her in her hour of need?
Category: Mass media

The Man From 3015

Author : Luke Hill
ISBN : 9781500896362
Genre : Fiction
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When ambitious young reporter Serena Adonyi has a chance meeting with a man claiming to be from the future, she doesn’t believe him – but she does think his story has all the makings of a hit news piece. She didn’t expect the network to refuse to air it. She didn’t expect her coworker to turn up dead the next day, and she certainly didn’t expect she and her new young acquaintance would be framed for his murder. The young man’s story, true or not, has definitely ruffled some very powerful feathers, and Serena soon finds that her association with this mysterious stranger has put her entire existence in jeopardy. Will she believe his story and help him on his unlikely quest, or feed him to the wolves in order to save herself? The Man From 3015, a sci-fi thriller, is a story of hope, redemption and the David-and-Goliath struggle between one of the ‘little people’ and a run amok corporate juggernaut that asks: Can one person really make a difference?
Category: Fiction

The Slaughter Man

Author : Tony Parsons
ISBN : 9781448185733
Genre : Fiction
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'This is brilliant stuff!' Peter James A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. DC Max Wolfe hunts a pitiless killer through the streets of London. By the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of The Murder Bag. On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon – a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered – leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game? And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer – or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? All Max knows is that he needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family – or finds his way to his own front door ... Even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for...
Category: Fiction

The Wrong Man

Author : James Neff
ISBN : 9781504006798
Genre : True Crime
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This Edgar Award finalist—one of Ann Rule’s top five true-crime picks—is a “gripping” definitive account of the Dr. Sam Sheppard murder case (The New York Times Book Review). “My God . . . I think they’ve killed Marilyn!” At 5:40 a.m. on July 4, 1954, the mayor of Bay Village, a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, received a frantic phone call from his neighbor Dr. Sam Sheppard. The news was too terrible to comprehend: Marilyn, Sam’s lovely wife, was dead, her face and torso beaten beyond recognition by an unknown assailant who had knocked Sam unconscious and escaped just before dawn. In the adjacent bedroom, Chip, the Sheppards’ seven-year-old son, had slept through the entire ordeal. Almost immediately, the police began to suspect Sam Sheppard. The local press rushed to cast judgment on the handsome, prosperous doctor. After a misguided investigation, Sheppard was arrested and charged with murder. Sentenced to life in prison, he served for nearly a decade before he was acquitted in a retrial. Until his death, he maintained his innocence. Culled from DNA evidence, testimony that was never heard in court, prison diaries, and interviews with the Sheppard family and other key players, The Wrong Man makes a convincing case for Sheppard’s innocence and reveals the identity of the real killer. This ebook contains ten photographs not included in previous editions.
Category: True Crime