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 Rationale of Market Fluctuations (1876)

Author: A City Editor,Arthur Ellis

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781104429539

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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The Bookman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

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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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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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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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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Editor and Publisher

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

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Directory of interactive products and services included as section 2 of a regular issue annually, 1995-
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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 Canadian Magazine

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 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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Fourth Estate

A Weekly Newspaper for Publishers, Advertisers, Advertising Agents and Allied Interests

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

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The Rose Man of Sing Sing

A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism

Author: James M. Morris

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823222667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

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Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World , Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly-and kept his paper in the center ring of the circus of big-city journalism. From the Harry K. Thaw trial to the sinking of the Titanic , Chapin set the pace for the evening press, the CNN of the pre-electronic world of journalism. In 1918, at the pinnacle of fame, Chapin's world collapsed. Facing financial ruin, sunk in depression, he decided to kill himself and his beloved wife Nellie. On a quiet September morning, he took not his own life, but Nellie's, shooting her as she slept. After his trial-and one hell of a story for the World's competitors-he was sentenced to life in the infamous Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. In this story of an extraordinary life set in the most thrilling epoch of American journalism, James McGrath Morris tracks Chapin's rise from legendary Chicago street reporter to celebrity powerbroker in media-mad New York. His was a human tragedy played out in the sensational stories of tabloids and broadsheets. But it's also an epic of redemption: in prison, Chapin started a newspaper to fight for prisoner rights, wrote a best-selling autobiography, had two long-distance love affairs, and tapped his prodigious talents to transform barren prison plots into world-famous rose gardens before dying peacefully in his cell in 1930. The first portrait of one of the founding figures of modern American journalism, and a vibrant chronicle of the cutthroat culture of scoops and scandals, The Rose Man of Sing Sing is also a hidden history of New York at its most colorful and passionate.James McGrath Morris is a former journalist, author of Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars , and a historian. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and teaches at West Springfield High School.
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