In "News Junkie, " the cutthroat worlds of journalism, politics, and high finance are laid bare by Jason Leopold, whose addictive tendencies led him from a life of drug abuse and petty crime to become an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed some of the biggest corporate and political scandals in recent American history. Leopold broke key stories about the California energy crisis and Enron Corporation''s infamous phony trading floor as a reporter for the Dow Jones Newswires. While he exposed high-rolling hucksters and double-dealing politicians, Leopold hid the secrets of his own felonious past, terrified that he would be discovered. When the news junkie closed in on his biggest story u one that implicated a Bush administration member u he found himself pilloried by angry colleagues and the presidentOCOs press secretary, all attempting to destroy his career. Introducing an unforgettable array of characters u from weepy editors and love-starved politicos to steroid-pumped mobsters who intimidate the author into selling drugs and stolen goods u "News Junkie" shows how a man once fueled by raging fear and self-hatred transforms his life, regenerated by love, sobriety, and a new, harmonious career with the independent media."
A comprehensive listings guide to the best news sources on the World Wide Web reveals an extensive international array of sites that encompass a wide range of interests for both home- and business-oriented readers. Original. (All Users).
Architecture, Cities, and Capitalist Globalization
Author: Leslie Sklair
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
In the last quarter century, a new form of iconic architecture has appeared throughout the world's major cities. Typically designed by globe-trotting "starchitects" or by a few large transnational architectural firms, these projects are almost always funded by the private sector in the service of private interests. Whereas in the past monumental architecture often had a strong public component, the urban ziggurats of today are emblems and conduits of capitalist globalization. In The Icon Project, Leslie Sklair focuses on ways in which capitalist globalization is produced and represented all over the world, especially in globalizing cities. Sklair traces how the iconic buildings of our era-elaborate shopping malls, spectacular museums, and vast urban megaprojects--constitute the triumphal "Icon Project" of contemporary global capitalism, promoting increasing inequality and hyperconsumerism. Two of the most significant strains of iconic architecture--unique icons recognized as works of art, designed by the likes of Gehry, Foster, Koolhaas, and Hadid, as well as successful, derivative icons that copy elements of the starchitects' work--speak to the centrality of hyperconsumerism within contemporary capitalism. Along with explaining how the architecture industry organizes the social production and marketing of iconic structures, he also shows how corporations increasingly dominate the built environment and promote the trend towards globalizing, consumerist cities. The Icon Project, Sklair argues, is a weapon in the struggle to solidify capitalist hegemony as well as reinforce transnational capitalist control of where we live, what we consume, and how we think.
Fake News Junkie Anti Trump Journalism Black Lined Notebook Writing Diary - 120 Pages 6 X 9
Author: Ingenius Publications
Pubpsher: Independently Published
In this day and age of the internet, fact checking is so easy to do now, guys ! But if you insist on having your daily dose of hoaxes and unreliable news, here's the perfect for you a Fake News Junkie 120 College Ruled White Pages 6"x9" Glossy Cover Great for writing projects, as a personal diary or a composition book Professional Quality Smooth paper for writingA perfect gift for adults, children, teens & tweens
Presents the author's impressions of two years spent living in Oaxaca, Mexico in the form of annotated sketches, drawings, comic strips, and diary entries that chronicle, among other things, the violent suppression of a local teacher's strike.
In recent years, the Australian media have come under fire for their reporting of politics and election campaigns. Political reporting is said to be too influenced by commercial concerns, too obsessed with gossip and scandal, and too focused on trivia and 'sound bites' at the expense of serious issues. There are accusations of bias, sensationalism, 'lazy' journalism and 'horse-race' reporting that is obsessed with opinion polls. How Australia Decides is the first book to put these allegations to the test. Based on a four-year empirical study, Sally Young reports the results of the only systematic, historical and in-depth analysis of Australian election reporting. This groundbreaking book shows how election reporting has changed over time, and how political news audiences, news production and shifts in political campaigning are influencing media content – with profound implications for Australian democracy.
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Reflections on Being Religious in the Public Square
Author: Mark Douglas
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
On one hand, this is a collection of Mark Douglas's newspaper columns, on the other it is a series of meditations, which connect the columns, on what he was trying to do in the columns, and how he thought he did. Combining theological depth, political and culturaacumen, and a vivid and sharp writing style, the book is both an education in Douglas' wise and persuasive understanding of religion's role in public life, and an education about how to communicate that understanding to others. His goal in writing about politics is to express a way of thinking about politics that reaffirms the idea that the deeply Christian virtues of faith, hope, and love not only could shape political vision, but actually are shaping it.