Download E-books Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press) PDF

In an age of proliferating media and information resources, who has the facility to outline truth? whilst the dominant media declared the lifestyles of WMDs in Iraq, did that make it a truth? at the present time, the "Social internet" (sometimes referred to as internet 2.0, groupware, or the participatory internet) -- epitomized by means of blogs, viral movies, and YouTube -- creates new pathways for truths to emerge and makes attainable new strategies for media activism. In Digital Media and Democracy, prime students in media and communique reviews, media activists, newshounds, and artists discover the contradiction on the center of the connection among fact and gear this present day: the truth that the unconventional democratization of data and multiplication of assets and voices made attainable via electronic media coexists with the blatant falsification of knowledge via political and company powers. The publication maps a brand new electronic media panorama that includes citizen journalism, The day-by-day express, running a blog, and substitute media. The participants talk about huge questions of media and politics, supply nuanced analyses of swap in journalism, and adopt specified examinations of using web-based media in shaping political and social routine. The chapters contain not just essays via famous media students but additionally interviews with such newshounds and media activists as Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Media issues host Robert McChesney, and Hassan Ibrahim of Al Jazeera.

Contributors and intervieweesShaina Anand, Chris Atton, Megan Boler, Axel Bruns, Jodi Dean, Ron Deibert, Deepa Fernandes, Amy Goodman, Brian Holmes, Hassan Ibrahim, Geert Lovink, Nathalie Magnan, Robert McChesney, Graham Meikle, Susan Moeller, Alessandra Renzi, Ricardo Rosas, Trebor Scholz, D. Travers Scott, Rebecca Statzel.

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Download E-books Selected Crônicas PDF

By Clarice Lispector

"In 1967, Brazil's prime newspaper requested the avant-garde author Lispector to jot down a weekly column on any subject she needed. for nearly seven years, Lispector confirmed Brazilian readers simply how gigantic and passionate her pursuits have been. This fantastically translated choice of chosen columns, or crônicas, is simply as instantly stimulating this present day and ably reinforces her recognition as one in all Brazil's maximum writers. certainly, those columns may still identify her as being one of the era's so much extraordinary essayists. She is masterful, even equivalent to Montaigne, in her skill to spin the mundane occasions of existence into moments of readability that display higher truths."—Publishers Weekly

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Download E-books Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide PDF

By Andy Bull

Multimedia Journalism: a realistic consultant, moment edition builds at the first edition’s professional suggestions on operating throughout a number of media systems, and keeps to discover getting all started, development talent and constructing expert criteria in multimedia journalism.

The moment version beneficial properties new chapters including:

  • getting began with social media
  • live reporting
  • building talent with WordPress
  • building apps for smartphones and tablets
  • building a private model and constructing a specialism
  • long-form video journalism, audio and video information announcements and journal programmes.

The new version additionally comprises an in depth diversity of latest and up to date fabrics crucial for all elements multimedia journalism this day. New components explored contain enhancing video and slideshows for cellular and capsule units, the complicated use of cellular units for reporting, location-specific content material production and supply, using video and audio slideshows, and stay running a blog. different updates comprise extra fabric on photojournalism as a storytelling procedure, utilizing and shifting electronic photos and sound, using Google Analytics, and sensible publications to storytelling via infographics, timelines, interactive portraits and maps.

The ebook totally engages with multimedia journalism when it comes to diversity of social media and net publishing structures, together with WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, fb, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, AudioBoom and iTunes.

The ebook can be be supported by means of absolutely up to date on-line masterclasses at www.multimedia-journalism.co.uk.

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Download E-books No Place to Hide - Sotto controllo_ Edward Snowden e la sorveglianza di massa PDF

By Glenn Greenwald

Libro inchiesta di Glenn Greenwald sul caso Snowden e l. a. sorveglianza elettronica di massa da parte del governo americano: No position to conceal, sotto controllo, un libro importante che ha vinto il premio Pulitzer 2014 e che sembra un romanzo di spionaggio con tutta l’intensità di un thriller.

Il libro prende le mosse dall’inchiesta di Greenwald, giornalista di punta del parent contattato da Snowden alla tremendous del 2012, e ripercorre tappe, polemiche e retroscena del Datagate, il caso scoppiato in seguito alla pubblicazione di informazioni riservate che hanno sconvolto los angeles politica americana.

Edward Snowden è il giovane informatico che dopo aver lavorato in keeping with los angeles CIA e l’NSA, l’onnipotente Agenzia according to los angeles Sicurezza Nazionale americana, an outstanding 2012 sceglie di denunciare il gigantesco programma di sorveglianza di massa che l’NSA ha messo in piedi, “obbligando le società telefoniche a fornire i tabulati di tutte le comunicazioni tra cittadini americani e con l’estero, acquisendo dati dai server dei giganti dell’informatica e di web, spiando chief politici o funzionari europei o aziende concorrenti di società americane, accedendo ai testi di miliardi di e mail, entrando in cellulari e machine in tutto il mondo…”, un programma che annulla il concetto di privateness e che dà libero accesso a tutti i dati personali a livello internazionale.

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Download E-books The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster PDF

By Jonathan M. Katz

WITH a brand new AFTERWORD by means of THE AUTHOR
Winner, out of the country Press membership of the USA Cornelius Ryan Award
Winner, Washington workplace on Latin America/Duke Human Rights e-book Award
Winner, J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Finalist, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Finalist, J. Anthony Lukas publication Prize
Finalist, manhattan Public Library Helen Bernstein publication Award for Excellence in Journalism
One of the simplest books of the 12 months in keeping with Amazon, Slate, The Christian technological know-how visual display unit & Kirkus reports, and a Barnes & Noble 'Discover nice New Writers' Book

Published to gleaming experiences and awards, The vast Truck That Went By is a vital, well timed examine a sign failure of overseas aid. 

Jonathan M. Katz was once the single full-time American information correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, while the deadliest earthquake within the background of the Western Hemisphere struck the island country. during this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers contained in the terror of that day, the devastation visited on usual Haitians, and during the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue attempt that followed. 

More than half American adults gave funds for Haiti, a part of a world reaction totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. yet 4 years later the trouble has foundered. Its most vital promises-to rebuild more secure towns, alleviate critical poverty, and increase Haiti to stand destiny disasters-remain unfulfilled. How did lots generosity quantity to so little? What went unsuitable? In what a Miami Herald Op-Ed referred to as "the most vital written paintings to emerge from the rubble," Katz follows the money to discover startling truths approximately how sturdy intentions get it wrong, and what might be performed to make relief "smarter." Reporting along invoice Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti's leaders and other people, Katz creates a fancy, darkly humorous, and unforeseen portrait of 1 of the world's so much attention-grabbing international locations. The enormous Truck That glided by is not just a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, yet of the area we are living in today.

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Download E-books The Silent Revolution: How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise PDF

By Mercedes Bunz

How is digitalization altering journalism and our public sphere? What function does the specialist play now that wisdom may be downloaded? what's it to imagine and paintings in a global within which know-how has turn into our moment nature? in view that Google has develop into an important option to assemble info, the position of information in our societies has essentially replaced. Exploring the position of electronic systems equivalent to Google, Twitter and fb, this enticing publication maps out the data panorama of this day, supplying an summary of an important debates and evaluating the discussions of the electronic period with those of our commercial prior. Calling for a extra lively function of the human in the direction of expertise, it additionally serves as a philosophically trained advent to educational debates, and grants an inspiring interpreting of the newly came upon French thinker Gilbert Simondon. attractive with the social forces that spread with digitalization, this booklet reveals a silent revolution.

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Download E-books ZeroZeroZero: Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World. (Penguin History American Life) PDF

By Roberto Saviano

An electrifying, the world over bestselling research of the worldwide cocaine exchange, from the writer of the number 1 foreign bestseller Gomorrah
 
“Zero 0 0” flour is the best, whitest on hand. it's also the nickname between narcotraffickers for the purest cocaine out there. And it's the identify of Roberto Saviano’s unforgettable exploration of the interior workings of the worldwide cocaine trade—its ideas and armies, and the real intensity of its succeed in into the realm economy.
 
Saviano’s Gomorrah, his explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, used to be a world sensation. It struck this type of nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has lived with twenty-four-hour police safeguard for greater than 8 years. in this time he has come to grasp legislation enforcement enterprises and officers worldwide. With their cooperation, Savaiano has broadened his viewpoint to soak up the total international “corporate” entity that's the drug alternate and the complicated money-laundering operations that permit it to operate, usually with the aid of the world’s largest banks.
 
the result's a harrowing and groundbreaking synthesis of literary narrative and geopolitical research exploring probably the most robust darkish forces in our financial system. Saviano tracks the shift within the cocaine trade’s axis of energy, from Colombia to Mexico, and relates how the Latin American cartels and gangs have solid alliances with crime syndicates around the globe. He charts the expanding sophistication of those felony entities as they diversify into different items and markets. He additionally finds the dazzling raise within the severity of violence as they've got fought to guard and expand their power.
 
Saviano is a author and journalist of infrequent braveness and a philosopher of amazing highbrow intensity, capable of see connections among far-flung phenomena and bind them right into a unmarried epic tale. so much drug-war narratives suppose thoroughly faraway from our personal lives; Saviano deals no such convenience. either heart-racing and eye-opening, ZeroZeroZero is an investigative tale like none other.
 
Praise for ZerZeroZero:
 
“[Saviano] has built a literary variety that switches from bright descriptions of human depravity to a philosophical attention of the which means of violence within the smooth international. . . . most crucial of all is the wish Saviano supplies to numerous sufferers of felony violence via status as much as its perpetrators.” —Financial Times

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Download E-books Revolution and War (Penguin Great Ideas) PDF

By Karl Marx

For the genuine bibliophile and design-savvy publication lover, here's the subsequent set of Penguin's celebrated nice principles sequence by means of a few of history's such a lot cutting edge thinkers. Acclaimed for his or her outstanding and chic package deal, every one quantity encompasses a special type-driven layout that highlights the bookmaker's artwork. supplying nice literature and nice layout at nice costs, this sequence is perfect for readers who are looking to discover and relish the nice rules that experience formed our global.

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Download E-books Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb PDF

By Nick Schou

Soon to be an important movie starring Jeremy Renner

Kill the Messenger tells the tale of the tragic demise of Gary Webb, the debatable newspaper reporter who devoted suicide in December 2004. Webb is the previous San Jose Mercury information reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" sequence at the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and ended in his resignation from the paper amid escalating assaults on his paintings by way of the mainstream media. writer and investigative journalist Nick Schou released various articles at the controversy and used to be the one reporter to noticeably increase Webb's stories.

Drawing on exhaustive study and hugely own interviews with Webb's kin, colleagues, supporters and critics, this booklet argues convincingly that Webb's editors betrayed him, regardless of mounting facts that his tales have been right. Kill the Messenger examines the "Dark Alliance" controversy, what it says concerning the present country of journalism in the United States, and the way it led Webb to finally take his personal life.

Webb's widow, Sue Bell Stokes, is still an ardent defender of her ex-husband. by way of combining her tale with a probing exam of the only of crucial media scandals in fresh reminiscence, this booklet presents a gripping view of 1 of the best tragedies within the annals of investigative journalism.

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Download E-books The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 (The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1) PDF

By Hunter S. Thompson

The following, for the 1st time, is the personal and so much intimate correspondence of 1 of America's so much influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a who is Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to say his mom, the NRA, and a series of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the days in Sixties the United States and channels all of it via his personal razor-sharp point of view. Passionate of their admiration, cruel of their scorn, and not whatever below interesting, the dispatches of The Proud street provide an unheard of and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the main outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to attack a typewriter.

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