City Editor

Author: Stanley Walker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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New York City in the 1920s and 1930s was a great newspaper town, and few people knew the exciting world of breaking stories and five-star finals as intimately as Stanley Walker. Walker earned a reputation as one of the city's most resourceful and astute newspaper men during the seven years he spent as city editor of the Herald Tribune. In City Editor, Walker distills his experiences into a robust insider's account of the journalism of his day, bringing to life the era's famous reporters and editors and offering hard-won and valuable insights into the practices and ideals of his profession. He takes on the difficult issues confronting the journalists of both his own day and ours: journalistic ethics, the value of journalism schools, freedom of the press and corporate influence on editorial content, and the impact of new media (in Walker's day, news magazines and radio) on newspaper circulation. In marvelously concise and vibrant prose, Walker describes the challenges and pleasures of covering New York City ("It affords the newspaper man an ever-changing spectacle"), balances the threat of libel with the need to get a good story ("A paper which doesn't take chances is a dead paper"), and offers candid advice on good newspaper writing ("Pick adjectives as you would a diamond or a mistress... too many are dangerous"). He laments about the young reporters ruined by alcohol or marriage and looks at the demands of other newspaper jobs, from copyreaders and photographers to sports writers and press agents. He analyzes why some newspapers succeed while others fail and discusses the future of women in journalism, concluding with profiles of twelve of New York's best reporters (including Beverly Smith, Walter Davenport, and Alva Johnston) and a characteristic story by each. Sixty-five years after its first publication, City Editor remains a lively, entertaining, and valuable record of the golden age of American journalism.
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For the Life of Me

Memoirs of a City Editor

Author: James Hugh Richardson

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781258182335

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Page: 318

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City Editor

Author: Larry Peterson

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781413707830

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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Mike Donahue is an old-fashioned South Carolina editor who thinks his newspaper should help people make sense of their world and, when necessary, kick ass and take names. But, day by day, his week goes to hell. On Monday, his paper publishes a fatal stabbing story that confuses the victim with the assailant. On Tuesday, a veteran reporter quits. On Wednesday, Donahue saves his political writer's job from the wrath of a local congresswoman. On Friday, he fires a reporter who has made up a story. Meanwhile, Donahue's staff chases a big story: The state may build a local lockup for repeat sexual offenders. The governor denies it, but a leaked memo proves otherwise. Inexplicably, the newspaper's top editor interferes with his own staff's investigation of the issue. Tension mounts as Donahue and his reporters scramble to find the truth. Ahead lie intrigue, a late-night brawl and a mysterious death.
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The Bookman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular culture

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Kansas City, Missouri

Its History and Its People 1808-1908

Author: Carrie Westlake Whitney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kansas City (Mo.)

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Editing for Today's Newsroom

A Guide for Success in a Changing Profession

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135593973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Editing for Today's Newsroom provides training, support and advice for prospective news editors. Through history, analyses, and anecdotes, this book offers a solid grounding to prepare potential editors for the full range of their responsibilities in today's newsrooms: developing ideas; evaluating and editing copy; working with writers; determining what is news; understanding presentation and design; directing news coverage; managing people; making decisions under pressure; and coping with a variety of ethical, legal, and professional considerations, all while operating in today’s multimedia, multiplatform news arena. Author Carl Sessions Stepp focuses on editors as newsroom decision makers and quality controllers; accordingly, the book features strategies and techniques for coping with a broad spectrum of editing duties. Covering basic and advanced copyediting skills, it also provides intellectual context to the editor's role, critically examining the history of editing and the changing job of the contemporary editor.
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The Independent

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Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry 'born-Free'

Author: Clinton Chauke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781868428762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Just like in the squatter camp in Atteridgeville, there was no electricity in our new home. But here it was very different: it was safe. Only years later I figured out why the crime rate was so low in our village: there was nothing to steal. Born in Chains is a fist-hand account of living in abject poverty in South Africa. Clinton Chauke was born in 1994 into a Vatsonga household and has faced all the challenges of growing up at the edges of society: first in rural Limpopo, then in a village bordering the Kruger National Park, and finally in a squatter camp near Pretoria. Navigating a world of racism and tribalism and confronting urban life as a country 'bumpkin', the author depicts the lifelines and pitfalls of a young life: going to school, coming to terms with tradition, religion and politics, becoming a man and - ultimately - finding his identity as a young black person in South Africa. Uncompromising, honest and witty, Chauke's memoir is a story of hope and perseverance and of succeeding against all the odds.
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Editor and Publisher

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

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Special features, such as syndicate directories, annual newspaper linage tabulations, etc., appear as separately paged sections of regular issues.
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City Room

Author: Arthur Gelb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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A New York Times Notable Book Arthur Gelb was hired by The New York Times in 1944 as a night copyboy—the paper’s lowliest position. Forty-five years later, he retired as its managing editor. Along the way, he exposed crooked cops and politicians, mentored a generation of our most-talented journalists, was the first to praise the as-yet-undiscovered Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand, and brought Joe Papp instant recognition. From D-Day to the liberation of the concentration camps, from the agony of Vietnam to the resignation of a President, from the fall of Joe McCarthy to the rise of the “Woodstock Nation,” Gelb gives an insider’s take on the great events of this nation's history—what he calls “the happiest days of my life.”
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For the Record

An Oral History of Rochester, New York, Newsworkers

Author: Bonnie Brennen

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823221370

Category: History

Page: 181

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For the Record focuses on the experiences of journalists, primarily in their own words, who worked in Rochester, New York, on the Gannett owned Democrat and Chronicle and the Times Union. While there are occasional glimpses back to the beginning of the twentieth century and conversations regarding current newsroom policies by those who are still involved in the business, most of the material in this study centers on Gannett during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s - a period that may be seenas pivotal to the development of the Gannett Company. Although there is an enormous wealth of material available on the lives of editors, publishers, and owners of newspapers, the history of newsworkers remains quite limited. Brennen's primary intention for this project is to give voice to these newsworkers, investigating their work environment, routines, and expectations. Journalists shared their favorite stories, best interviews, greatest challenges, and most frustrating experiences withBrennen. In giving voice to those previously marginalized, this oral history project may help us to reach a deeper understanding of the challenges and realities newsworkers face in the United States.
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The Book of Tokyo

A City in Short Fiction

Author: Hideo Furukawa,Kaori Ekuni,Mitsuyo Kakuta,Banana Yoshimoto,Toshiyuki Horie,Nao-Cola Yamazaki,Hitomi Kanehara,Osamu Hashimoto,Hiromi Kawakami,Shuichi Yoshida

Publisher: Comma Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to embark on an unstoppable rampage through the city’s train network… A young woman is accompanied home one night by a reclusive student, and finds herself lured into a flat full of eerie Egyptian artefacts… A man suspects his young wife’s obsession with picnicking every weekend in the city’s parks hides a darker motive… At first, Tokyo appears in these stories as it does to many outsiders: a city of bewildering scale, awe-inspiring modernity, peculiar rules, unknowable secrets and, to some extent, danger. Characters observe their fellow citizens from afar, hesitant to stray from their daily routines to engage with them. But Tokyo being the city it is, random encounters inevitably take place – a naïve book collector, mistaken for a French speaker, is drawn into a world he never knew existed; a woman seeking psychiatric help finds herself in a taxi with an older man wanting to share his own peculiar revelations; a depressed divorcee accepts an unexpected lunch invitation to try Thai food for the very first time… The result in each story is a small but crucial change in perspective, a sampling of the unexpected yet simple pleasure of other people’s company. As one character puts it, ‘The world is full of delicious things, you know.’
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The Canadian Magazine

Author: J. Gordon Mowat,John Alexander Cooper,Newton MacTavish

Publisher: N.A

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Everybody's Magazine

Author: Frank Norris,O. Henry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

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