Language Arts & Disciplines

Community Journalism

Author: Jock Lauterer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting than the detached, impersonal approach expected of major international publications. As the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and practice of local journalism and newspaper publishing in the United States, Community Journalism addresses the issues a small-town newspaper writer or publisher is likely to face. Jock Lauterer covers topics ranging from why community journalism is important and distinctive; to hints for reporting and writing with a "community spin"; to design, production, photojournalism, and staff management. This third edition introduces new chapters on adjusting to changing demographics in the community and "best practices" for community papers. Updated with fresh examples throughout and considering the newest technologies in editing and photography, this edition of Community Journalism provides the very latest of what every person working at a small newspaper needs to know.
Political Science

American Liberalism

Author: John McGowan

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Americans live in a liberal democracy. Yet, although democracy is widely touted today, liberalism is scorned by both the right and the left. The United States stands poised between its liberal democratic tradition and the illiberal alternatives of liberalism's critics. John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism that guided American politics from James Madison to the New Deal and the Great Society. In an engaging and informative discussion, McGowan offers a ringing endorsement of American liberalism's basic principles, values, and commitments. He identifies five tenets of liberalism: a commitment to liberty and equality, trust in a constitutionally established rule of law, a conviction that modern societies are irreducibly plural, the promotion of a diverse civil society, and a reliance on public debate and deliberation to influence others' opinions and actions. McGowan explains how America's founders rejected the simplistic notion that government or society is necessarily oppressive. They were, however, acutely aware of the danger of tyranny. The liberalism of the founders distributed power widely in order to limit the power any one entity could exercise over others. Their aim was to provide for all an effective freedom that combined the right to self-determination with the ability to achieve one's self-chosen goals. In tracing this history, McGowan offers a clear vision of liberalism's foundational values as America's best guarantee today of liberty and the peace in which to exercise it.
History

Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power

Author: Colin A. Palmer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: History

Page: 363

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Informed by the first use of many British, U.S., and Guyanese archival sources, Palmer's work details Jagan's rise and fall, from his initial electoral victory in the spring of 1953 to the aftermath of the British-orchestrated coup d'etat that led to the suspension of the constitution and the removal of Jagan's independence-minded administration.
Health & Fitness

Citizen Patient

Author: Nortin M. Hadler

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 245

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Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price-fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an ov

Teresa Batista

Author: Jorge Amado

Publisher: ناشرون الدار العربية للعلوم

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Category:

Page: 471

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Drug abuse

رواية مع كوكايين

Author: M. Agi︠e︡ev

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Category: Drug abuse

Page: 223

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Struggling with the confusion and insecurities that adolescence brings, Vadim seeks an outlet for his frustration. Following unfulfilling attempts at classroom rebellion, filial disobedience, and teenage sex, he is drawn further and further into the world of illicit drugs. As his desire to experiment with narcotics grows stronger, so too do his feelings of worthlessness and isolation; and his ultimate physical surrender to cocaine mirrors his nation's psychological capitulation to a world where morals no longer apply.
Interpersonal relations

تلك العتمة الباهرة

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Publisher:

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Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 223

View: 351

I 1973 bliver 58 unge marokkanske mænd levende begravet i to underjordiske betonrum, Tazmamart; 18 år efter fortæller Aziz, een af de få overlevende, sin historie til forfatteren