By Glenn Greenwald
No position to conceal is a groundbreaking examine the NSA surveillance scandal, from the reporter who broke the story.
Investigative reporter for The dad or mum and bestselling writer Glenn Greenwald, presents an in-depth inspect the NSA scandal that has caused a countrywide debate over nationwide defense and data privateness. With extra revelations from files entrusted to Glenn Greenwald through Edward Snowden himself, this e-book explores the extreme cooperation among deepest and the NSA, and the far-reaching results of the government’s surveillance application, either regionally and overseas.
By Arnold Kemp
From the Foreword through Professor Tom Devine: Arnold Kemp, one of many maximum of Scottish newshounds and editors of the 20 th century, died in advance on the age of sixty three in 2002. He edited The bring in with memorable elan and panache among 1981 and 1994 and his prolific writings additionally usually graced the pages of the Scotsman, the parent and the Observer in a occupation which spanned greater than 4 many years from the 12 months he started his first task in journalism in 1959 as a sub-editor at the Scotsman, clean out of Edinburgh college. Kemp left in the back of him a wealthy own yet un-catalogued archive of newspaper articles, chapters in books and opinion pieces.These have now been expertly harvested and chosen by means of his daughter, Jackie. analyzing them, it truly is transparent that her father was once a grasp of his alternate, and that his released paintings presents a perceptive and illuminating consultant to the foremost historic occasions of his lifetime in Scotland.This ebook encompasses the arly upward thrust of nationalism, the hectic de-industrialisation after which transformation of the economic climate within the Nineteen Eighties, the effect of the Thatcher governments on Scotland, the halting growth towards devolution after which the winning institution of the Scottish Parliament within the final decade of the century. those occasions and others are all recorded the following, no longer within the arid descriptive prose of the chronicler, yet with the eloquence, punch and perception for which Kemp used to be famous. for this reason the new Scottish previous is introduced alive in an enticing and hugely readable model. The immediacy of the reportage, the experience of a author who, as a result of his journalistic and editorial eminence knew the entire primary actors concerned and used to be as regards to the unfolding of serious occasions, are all evidently glaring to the reader. yet Kemp additionally scorns mediocrity, incompetence, humbug and hypocrisy within the political and cultural lifetime of the country and a number of other of the excerpts also are reasonable and balanced decisions, possibly so much particularly within the evaluate of the impression of Margaret Thatcher on Scotland. there's a liveliness and breadth within the writing, redolent of Kemp's personal own vast overseas horizons, his travels in the USA and Europe, love of conviviality and the craic. the eagerness for all times shines via. this is often a massive textual content for somebody wishing to come back to a fuller realizing of the way Scotland constructed from the darkish days of the second one international struggle to the present debates over independence. it's also a highly relaxing learn which many will relish with curiosity and satisfaction for its personal sake.
"Committed, eloquent writings that plumb teh mental and political complexities of mass-mediated experience." --San Francisco Chronicle
"An crucial text." --Utne Reader
"More than supporting to discover bias, "Unreliable assets" tells the tales in the back of the tales known as information. it's going to support construct a countrywide constituency for freeing media from all significant constraints-- company in addition to governmental." --George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Communications, The Annenberg college for Communications
"You gotta love those men. not just have Lee and Solomon written a well timed patron primer on conservative bias in reporting, they have performed it with humor." --Washington Journalism overview
A very important instruction manual for interpreting common media bias. "Unreliable resources" dissects information insurance of quite a lot of issues-- taxes, the Persian Gulf, social protection, abortion, medicinal drugs, environmental pollutants, U.S.-Soviet kin, terrorism, the 3rd World-- and exposes the foremost tales which were censored or glossed over through significant media.
By Kenneth Kobre
Videojournalism is a brand new box that has grown out of conventional print photojournalism, slideshows that mix sound and images, public radio, documentary filmmaking and the easiest of tv information good points. This amalgam of traditions has emerged to serve the Internet's voracious urge for food for video stories.
Videojournalism is written for the recent iteration of "backpack" newshounds. The solo videojournalist needs to discover a riveting tale; achieve entry to charismatic characters who can inform their very own stories; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the avid gamers; checklist transparent, fresh sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, ultimately, edit the fabric right into a piece valuable of 5 mins of a viewer's consciousness. Videojournalism addresses all of those demanding situations, and extra - by no means wasting sight of the most element: telling a good story.
This e-book, in response to large interviews with pros within the box, is for an individual studying easy methods to grasp the paintings and craft of telling actual short-form tales with phrases, sound and photographs for the internet or tv. the hole chapters hide the principles of multimedia storytelling, and the ebook progresses to the recommendations required to shoot specialist video, and list top of the range sound and marketplace the ensuing product.
Videojournalism additionally has its personal web site - visit only one URL --http://kobreguide.com/content/videojournalism --and locate all of the tales pointed out within the booklet. you furthermore mght will locate a variety of "how-to" video clips at the website. to take care of with the most recent alterations within the box comparable to new cameras, new books, new tales or enhancing software program, cost the positioning usually and "like" www.facebook.com/KobreGuide.
Starting with the Creel fee, the Woodrow Wilson-appointed committee that grew to become isolationist the US right into a war-hungry computer, grasp political analyst Noam Chomsky strains the historical past of yank propaganda. a part of the Open Media Pamphlet sequence.
Ahead of her homicide in 2006, Anna Politkovskaya gained foreign repute for her reporting. Nothing however the Truth is a suite of her top writing.
Beginning with a short advent via the writer approximately her pariah prestige, Nothing however the Truth comprises fabric which characterizes the self-effacing Politkovskaya extra absolutely than she allowed in her different books. the gathering during this booklet offers an excellent assessment of her hugely specialist reportage, and also will stand as a tribute to her matter-of-fact own braveness, disclosing info Anna glosses over, or passed over thoroughly, in regards to the risks she confronted and the threats she obtained during her work.
Elsewhere, there are illuminating money owed of interviews and encounters with Western leaders together with Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev and Vladimir Bukovsky. extra sections include her non-political writing, revealing her pleasant character, in addition to detailing foreign reactions to her murder.
Nothing however the Truth serves as a wide-ranging and lasting number of writing by way of essentially the most awesome and brave experiences of our era.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Fariba Nawa
When veteran reporter Fariba Nawa again domestic to Afghanistan—the state she had fled as a toddler together with her kinfolk throughout the Soviet invasion approximately 20 years earlier—she came across a fractured state reworked by way of a multibillion-dollar drug alternate. In Opium Nation, Nawa deftly illuminates the alterations that experience overtaken Afghanistan after a long time of unbroken struggle. Sharing striking tales of poppy farmers, corrupt officers, expats, drug lords, and addicts, together with her haunting stumble upon with a twelve-year-old baby bride who used to be bartered to repay her father’s opium accounts, Nawa bargains a revealing and provocative narrative of a homecoming tougher than she ever imagined as she courageously explores her personal Afghan American id and unveils a startling portrait of a land in turmoil.
By Stefan Halper, Jonathan Clarke
What has occurred to American overseas coverage? Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue that the contributors of what was referred to as the international coverage institution are not any longer doing the activity of protecting our overseas coverage knowledgeable and rational. as an alternative, hungry to coin the following huge proposal, they're within the enterprise of advancing simplistic, glib mythologies. the result's that american citizens are usually awarded with a delusion global of nightmare eventualities instead of with motives that bring about rational offerings. Taking to activity such famous figures as Samuel Huntington, Noam Chomsky, and Jeffrey Sachs, Halper and Clarke argue for a revival of integrity inside of our overseas coverage elite in order that America's status on this planet will be restored. A publication that attracts no punches, The Silence of the Rational heart is either a penetrating prognosis and a stirring name to reform in what's in all probability crucial zone of yank political life.
From Publishers Weekly
The specialists we belief to supply counsel to our elected officers have failed us, seduced by means of the entice of cable tv repute and renowned ebook revenues, argue Halper and Clarke (coauthors of the US by myself: The Neoconservatives and the worldwide Order). forsaking scholarship, too many have as a substitute trigger looking for the subsequent tremendous thought in international coverage that purports to give an explanation for the area in 5 phrases or much less. This phenomenon isn't really new—the authors determine large principles from take place future in the course of the domino idea to the conflict of civilizations—but the tendency to simplify a fancy fact has develop into particularly pernicious within the Iraq struggle debate. discovering goals at the correct and left, the authors excoriate the background origin up to Noam Chomsky for decreasing the extent of public discourse. notwithstanding occasionally overblown (e.g., calling a public intellectual's determination to pen a standard op-ed column for a tremendous day-by-day newspaper a â€œFaustian association with the mediaâ€), they paint an image frequent to someone who follows politics. paradoxically, for a piece that praises dispassionate, in-depth research, this publication might were greater as a brief essay.
These conservative foreign-policy specialists are annoyed with the failure of skilled foreign-policy specialists (i.e., their friends) to stay pragmatic, calm, and successfully influential within the face of novel and complex foreign-policy demanding situations. They blame this failure on a dysfunctional courting among the choice makers, the specialists, and the media in periods of nationwide pressure, akin to the Vietnam conflict and the current day. in keeping with them, Americans' distinct susceptibility to important concept mythologies of nationwide function combines with the 24/7 media's desire for hugely opinionated, quotable specialists, making a poisonous symbiosis within which the uninformed allure extra consciousness than they deserve and rational specialists are both seduced into jingoism or drowned out. A extra rational overseas coverage, they argue, will be much less ideologically prompted and more desirable in facing imminent demanding situations, specifically, an more and more robust China. geared toward fellow think-tankers in addition to their enablers, most of the people, this account is a follow-up to the authors' contemporary the USA on my own: The Neo-Conservatives and the worldwide Order (2004), which ventilated an identical set of frustrations approximately failed nationwide conversations.
By Sebastian Junger
A riveting selection of literary journalism via the bestselling writer of The ideal Storm, capped off brilliantly via a brand new Afterword and a well timed essay approximately war-torn Afghanistan -- an exceptional eyewitness file concerning the Taliban's defeat in Kabul -- new to e-book form.
Sebastian Junger has made a strong point of bringing to lifestyles the drama of nature and human nature. Few writers were to such a lot of disparate and determined corners of the globe. Fewer nonetheless have met the normal of significant journalism extra continually. None has supplied extra starkly memorable evocations of utmost occasions. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond alternate in Sierra Leone, to an inferno woodland hearth burning uncontrolled within the steep canyons of Idaho, to the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this selection of Junger's reporting will take readers to areas they should find out about yet would not dream of happening their very own. In his corporation we trip to those locations, go through scary checkpoints, genuine and mental, and are available face-to-face with the truth.