Profile Pieces

Journalism and the 'Human Interest' Bias

Author: Sue Joseph,Richard Lance Keeble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317383532

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 9385

This book examines the history, theory and journalistic practice of profile writing. Profiles, and the practice of writing them, are of increasing interest to scholars of journalism because conflicts between the interviewer and the subject exemplify the changing nature of journalism itself. While the subject, often through the medium of their press representative, struggles to retain control of the interview space, the journalist seeks to subvert it. This interesting and multi-layered interaction, however, has rarely been subject to critical scrutiny, partly because profiles have traditionally been regarded as public relations exercises or as ‘soft’ journalism. However, chapters in this volume reveal not only that profiling has, historically, taken many different forms, but that the idea of the interview as a contested space has applications beyond the subject of celebrated individuals. The volume looks at the profile’s historical beginnings, at the contemporary manufacture of celebrity versus the ‘ordinary’, at profiling communities, countries and movements, at profiling the destitute, at sporting personalities and finally at profiling and trauma.

Creative Scrapbook Piecing with Marina du Plessis

Author: Marina du Plessis

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1432300318

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 1288

Creative Scrapbook Piecing with Marina du Plessis is a collection of scrapbook layouts created with little other than paper. Each of the 60 full-colour layouts includes templates of the frames, letters, titles, tags, envelopes, etc., as well as the templates and easy-to-understand instructions for constructing the three-dimensional figurines featured on the layout. The elements provided may also be used separately to create your own layouts. If you prefer a simpler style, some of the elements may be replaced with additional photographs or journaling. Either way, you will find ideas and inspiration, whether you are a novice scrapper or a well-seasoned scrapping addict.

The Complete Guide to Article Writing

How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599637529

Category: Reference

Page: 298

View: 5585

Master the art of article writing! The world of journalism is changing rapidly, and the modern journalist needs more than a basic knowledge of article writing to navigate it. The Complete Guide to Article Writing provides a compass for freelancers and students of journalism looking to write successfully on a wide variety of topics and for many different markets--both in print and online. From researching and interviewing to writing features, reviews, news articles, opinion pieces, and even blog posts, this one-stop guide will illuminate the intricacies of article writing so you can produce entertaining, informative, and salable articles. Learn how to write coherently, cohesively, and concisely. Choose the proper structure for the article you want to write. Weave narrative and fact seamlessly into your pieces. Develop your freelance platform with the latest in social media outlets. Pitch your ideas like a pro. Develop a professional relationship with editors. And much more! Modern journalism can be a treacherous terrain, but with The Complete Guide to Article Writing as your companion, you'll not only survive the journey--you'll be able to write pieces that inform, entertain, inspire, delight--and sell!

Creating Literacy Communities as Pathways to Student Success

Equity and Access for Latina Students in STEM

Author: Jessica Singer Early,Christina Saidy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429815158

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4022

Creating Literacy Communities as Pathways to Student Success offers a model for using literacy as a pathway for secondary students to explore fields from which they are often systematically excluded. In particular, this volume demonstrates how access for young Latina students to STEM related fields can be bolstered through engagement with mentors in writing and reading programs. Written for pre- and in-service teachers, as well as scholars across disciplines, this book aims to re-conceptualize the ways in which writing can best serve ethnically and linguistically diverse students, especially girls.

Stagecraft for Nonprofessionals

Author: Frederick A. Buerki,Susan J. Christensen

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299093549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

View: 6984

Provides directions for constructing stage machinery and scenery for schools and little theatres


The Heart and Science of Handcrafts

Author: Carol Endler Sterbenz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628862

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 800

View: 9242

Offering an abundance of information and inspiration, Homemade is a revelatory addition to the craft world—the ultimate reference book on crafting and also a warm, engagingly written book that combines history and personal narrative with the science that makes a craft possible and the passion that inspires it. Carol Endler Sterbenz is a crafter, a teacher, a homemaker, a wife, and a mother. Raised by immigrant parents who taught her the enduring value of resourcefulness and creativity, she makes her lifetime of experience and infinite enthusiasm the foundation for Homemade. Sterbenz provides readers with not only practical information and direction but also a philosophy and methodology of crafting that build confidence and ability, making it easy to achieve truly professional results. Teeming with clear, reliable, and thorough information on everything from tools and materials to techniques, Homemade is an essential guide to seven of the most beloved crafts: beading, the flower arts, paper crafting, hand printing, decoupage, decorative embellishing, and children’s arts and crafts. Crafters—beginners and veterans alike—can turn to Homemade to learn which glues and finishes to use, how to form a perfect beaded loop, assemble a miniature robot, hollow out an egg, emboss paper, make a hand-tied bouquet, or transform a chandelier. Overflowing with hundreds of techniques; easy-to-follow step-by-step directions supported by more than eight hundred beautiful and precise hand-drawn illustrations, diagrams, and patterns; and countless insider secrets and troubleshooting tips, Homemade is an indispensable go-to reference no crafter should be without.

Mentoring in the Early Years

Author: Alison Robins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446232824

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4821

`This book gives a thorough, detailed account of mentoring, with accompanying case studies which will be invaluable to anyone undertaking the role...this book will encourage readers to develop reflective practice in their settings and that this will help to improve quality' - Nursery World `A valuable and timely contribution to the Early Years field. This will be essential reading for all Early Years practitioners engaged in practice-based learning and will provide valuable guidance for all mentors in the field' - Dr Rose Drury, Lecturer in Early Years, The Open University Mentoring is an important part of good, professional practice. It provides a framework of support for continuous personal and professional development and is integral to the development of quality provision within early years. This book is designed as a guide for all those involved in the mentoring process. The roles of the mentor and practitioners are carefully examined and chapters cover the following: o The role of the mentor o The characteristics of a good mentor o How mentoring supports personal and professional development o The diversity of early years settings and professional roles o Case studies of mentoring in practice Chapters include a mixture of relevant theory, practical suggestions, case studies, questions for discussion, activities for personal and professional development and suggestions for further reading. There are suggestions and examples of materials that may be used, and a glossary of key terms.

Facebook For Dummies

Author: Carolyn Abram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118178289

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3788


Architectural Trim

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616735043

Category: Dwellings

Page: 160

View: 5883



Author: Jake Highton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 3284


Man in Profile

Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker

Author: Thomas Kunkel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812997522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4778

WINNER OF THE SPERBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer—author of Joe Gould’s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel—and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history’s greatest disappearing acts. Born and raised in North Carolina, Joseph Mitchell was Southern to the core. But from the 1930s to the 1960s, he was the voice of New York City. Readers of The New Yorker cherished his intimate sketches of the people who made the city tick—from Mohawk steelworkers to Staten Island oystermen, from homeless intellectual Joe Gould to Old John McSorley, founder of the city’s most famous saloon. Mitchell’s literary sensibility combined with a journalistic eye for detail produced a writing style that would inspire New Journalism luminaries such as Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Joan Didion. Then, all of a sudden, his stories stopped appearing. For thirty years, Mitchell showed up for work at The New Yorker, but he produced . . . nothing. Did he have something new and exciting in store? Was he working on a major project? Or was he bedeviled by an epic case of writer’s block? The first full-length biography of Joseph Mitchell, based on the thousands of archival pages he left behind and dozens of interviews, Man in Profile pieces together the life of this beloved and enigmatic literary legend and answers the question that has plagued readers and critics for decades: What was Joe Mitchell doing all those years? By the time of his death in 1996, Mitchell was less well known for his elegant writing than for his J. D. Salinger–like retreat from the public eye. For thirty years, Mitchell had wandered the streets of New York, chronicling the lives of everyday people and publishing them in the most prestigious publication in town. But by the 1970s, crime, homelessness, and a crumbling infrastructure had transformed the city Mitchell understood so well and spoke for so articulately. He could barely recognize it. As he said to a friend late in life, “I’m living in a state of confusion.” Fifty years after his last story appeared, and almost two decades after his death, Joseph Mitchell still has legions of fans, and his story—especially the mystery of his “disappearance”—continues to fascinate. With a colorful cast of characters that includes Harold Ross, A. J. Liebling, Tina Brown, James Thurber, and William Shawn, Man in Profile goes a long way to solving that mystery—and bringing this lion of American journalism out of the shadows that once threatened to swallow him. Praise for Man in Profile “[An] authoritative new biography [about] our greatest literary journalist . . . Kunkel is the ideal biographer of Joseph Mitchell: As . . . a writer and craftsman worthy of his subject.”—Blake Bailey, The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “A richly persuasive portrait of a man who cared about everybody and everything.”—London Review of Books “Mitchell’s life and achievements are brought vividly alive in [this] splendid book.”—Chicago Tribune “A thoughtful and sympathetic new biography.”—Ruth Franklin, The Atlantic “Excellent . . . A first-rate Mitchell biography was very much in order.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Branding Miss G

Third Wave Feminists and the Media

Author: Michelle Miller

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1894549724

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 9716

Many feminist organizations know just how hard it is to gain media attention for their cause. This was not a surprise to members of the Miss G___ Project for Equity in Education when they began to lobby the provincial government to include women's studies in Ontario high schools. To overcome this obstacle, the Miss G___ Project has used creative, eye-catching images to brand its members as third wave activists who are "approachable," more ironically feminine than feminist, catching the attention of a number of mainstream newspapers and magazines. Yet is this the best approach for a feminist organization to take? In this original and important case study, Michelle Miller takes a critical look at the pros and cons of Miss G___'s media strategies. She lauds the overall success of the group, but argues that it is time for Miss G___ to rebrand its image and build its own media networks by using the alternative press and popular technology. In doing so, the Project can achieve its goal while aligning its vision with its politics.

Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Volume 1

Author: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362030

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 8180

Ten essays examine a variety of objects ranging from jewelry and terracotta objects to architectural and sculpture fragments, in the antiquities collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The contributors undertake comparative analyses with similar objects found in the holdings of other museums, and make extensive use of illustrations and drawings to documents their arguments. The articles are in English, German, and Italian.