Writers' Rights

Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Author: Nicole S. Cohen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773599770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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As media industries undergo rapid change, the conditions of media work are shifting just as quickly, with an explosion in the number of journalists working as freelancers. Although commentary frequently lauds freelancers as ideal workers for the information age – adaptable, multi-skilled, and entrepreneurial – Nicole Cohen argues that freelance media work is increasingly precarious, marked by declining incomes, loss of control over one’s work, intense workloads, long hours, and limited access to labour and social protections. Writers’ Rights provides context for freelancers’ struggles and identifies the points of contention between journalists and big business. Through interviews and a survey of freelancers, Cohen highlights the paradoxes of freelancing, which can be simultaneously precarious and satisfying, risky and rewarding. She documents the transformation of freelancing from a way for journalists to resist salaried labour in pursuit of autonomy into a strategy for media firms to intensify exploitation of freelance writers’ labour power, and presents case studies of freelancers’ efforts to collectively transform their conditions. A groundbreaking and timely intervention into debates about the future of journalism, organizing precariously employed workers, and the transformation of media work in a digital age, Writers’ Rights makes clear what is at stake for journalism’s democratic role when the costs and risks of its production are offloaded onto individuals.
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Writers' Rights

Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Author: Nicole S. Cohen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773599762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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A timely study of freelance journalists’ working conditions and what is at stake for the future of journalism in precarious times.
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Author Law A to Z

A Desktop Guide to Writers' Rights and Responsibilities

Author: Sallie G. Randolph

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868266

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 602

Complemented by charts, lists, and sample forms, this comprehensive legal guide to publishing law helps everyone from authors and editors to literary agents and journalists effectively negotiate the legal complexities of their field, offering a series of alphabetical entries, along with cross-references, case summaries, sample letters, checklists, and other useful material. Original.
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Writing Human Rights

The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Author: Crystal Parikh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816697069

Category: American literature

Page: 326

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The legal texts and aspirational ideals of human rights are usually understood and applied in a global context with little bearing on the legal discourse, domestic political struggles, or social justice concerns within the United States. In Writing Human Rights, Crystal Parikh uses the international human rights regime to read works by contemporary American writers of color--Toni Morrison, Chang-rae Lee, Ana Castillo, Aimee Phan, and others--to explore the conditions under which new norms, more capacious formulations of rights, and alternative kinds of political communities emerge. Parikh contends that unlike humanitarianism, which views its objects as victims, human rights provide avenues for the creation of political subjects. Pairing the ethical deliberations in such works as Beloved and A Gesture Life with human rights texts like the United Nations Convention Against Torture, she considers why principles articulated as rights in international conventions and treaties--such as the right to self-determination or the right to family--are too often disregarded at home. Human rights concepts instead provide writers of color with a deeply meaningful method for political and moral imagining in their literature. Affiliating transnational works of American literature with decolonization, socialist, and other political struggles in the global south, this book illuminates a human rights critique of idealized American rights and freedoms that have been globalized in the twenty-first century. In the absence of domestic human rights enforcement, these literatures provide a considerable repository for those ways of life and subjects of rights made otherwise impossible in the present antidemocratic moment.
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The Writer's Legal Guide

An Authors Guild Desk Reference

Author: Tad Crawford,Kay Murray

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781581152302

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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"Sooner or later, any writer who publishes will encounter a legal question. The answer is probably this book. The Writer's Legal Guide is sensible, concise, and clear. It belongs on every writer's bookshelf." —Scott Turow, author of The Burden of Proof and Presumed Innocent.
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The Freedom Writers Diary (Movie Tie-in Edition)

How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

Author: The Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767928335

Category: Education

Page: 320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students–whose ranks included substance abusers, gang members, the homeless, and victims of abuse–Gruwell was the first person to treat them with dignity, to believe in their potential and help them see it themselves. Soon, their loyalty towards their teacher and burning enthusiasm to help end violence and intolerance became a force of its own. Inspired by reading The Diary of Anne Frank and meeting Zlata Filipovic (the eleven-year old girl who wrote of her life in Sarajevo during the civil war), the students began a joint diary of their inner-city upbringings. Told through anonymous entries to protect their identities and allow for complete candor, The Freedom Writers Diary is filled with astounding vignettes from 150 students who, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, heard society tell them where to go–and refused to listen. Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers
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The 9 Rights of Every Writer

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Grades K-12 In The 9 Rights of Every Writer Spandel invites nine published authors into a discussion of what makes writing work. Well-known novelists, researchers, science writers, and teacher-writers join this dynamic conversation, and together they draw vital conclusions about teaching strategies that both lead to growth in craft and allow good teaching to flourish. As you will discover, The 9 Rights of Every Writer weaves the philosophical into the practical, offering powerful, ready-to-use lessons that jumpstart the progress of the writers in your classroom and help them reach writing standards.
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Engaged Journalism

Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences

Author: Jake Batsell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Engaged Journalism explores the changing relationship between news producers and audiences and the methods journalists can use to secure the attention of news consumers. Based on Jake Batsell's extensive experience and interaction with more than twenty innovative newsrooms, this book shows that, even as news organizations are losing their agenda-setting power, journalists can still thrive by connecting with audiences through online technology and personal interaction. Batsell conducts interviews with and observes more than two dozen traditional and startup newsrooms across the United States and the United Kingdom. Traveling to Seattle, London, New York City, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, among other locales, he attends newsroom meetings, combs through internal documents, and talks with loyal readers and online users to document the successes and failures of the industry's experiments with paywalls, subscriptions, nonprofit news, live events, and digital tools including social media, data-driven interactives, news games, and comment forums. He ultimately concludes that, for news providers to survive, they must constantly listen to, interact with, and fulfill the specific needs of their audiences, whose attention can no longer be taken for granted. Toward that end, Batsell proposes a set of best practices based on effective, sustainable journalistic engagement.
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The Displaced

Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352076

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. But the refugee caps remained. In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 287

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Kirsch's Guide to the Book Contract

For Authors, Publishers, Editors, and Agents

Author: Jonathan Kirsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780918226358

Category: Law

Page: 281

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Kirsch's Guide to the Book Contract is a comprehensive clause by clause guide to the standard (and not so standard) book contract. Award winning attorney and author Jonathan Kirsch sweeps away the confusing verbiage and cuts to the key points. Kirsch's guide is an indispensable tool for every writer, publisher, editor and agent, whether novice or vet.
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America's Battle for Media Democracy

The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform

Author: Victor Pickard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038332

Category: History

Page: 260

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Drawing from extensive archival research, the book uncovers the American media system's historical roots and normative foundations. It charts the rise and fall of a forgotten media-reform movement to recover alternatives and paths not taken.
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Bad Dogs Have More Fun

Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from the Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: John Grogan

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458779890

Category: Humor

Page: 338

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Collects more than seventy-five "Philadelphia Inquirer" columns by John Grogan that cover such topics as families, animals, and life in modern America.
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Writers' and Artists' Rights

Basic Benefits and Protections to Authors, Artists, Composers, Sculptors, Photographers, Choreographers, and Movie-makers Under the New American Copyright Law

Author: Donald Glassman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 104

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"This book aims to inform an ever-widening circle of authors, artists, composers, editors, officials and others who, directly or indirectly are affected by the amended and revitalized United States Copyright Law (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) with took effect on January 1, 1978, the first major revision since 1909"--Preface.
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Stage Writers Handbook

A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettists

Author: Dana Singer

Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou

ISBN: 9781559361163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 7798

The first comprehensive guide to the business of writing for today's stage.
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Towelhead

A Novel

Author: Alicia Erian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416589309

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Sent to live with her strict Lebanese father in Texas upon the outbreak of the Gulf War, Arab-American teen Jasira endures racial taunts from her new classmates and enters into a dangerously exploitative relationship with a bigoted Army reservist. Reissue. 75,000 first printing. (A Warner Independent film, directed by Alan Ball, releasing August 2008, starring Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, & Maria Bello) (General Fiction)
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Writing.com

Creative Internet Strategies to Advance Your Writing Career

Author: N.A

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9781581150292

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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Shows how to take advantage of the information and opportunities found on the Internet, and covers online research, electronic rights, online learning, Web site construction, promotion, and online publishing
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A Writer's Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

Author: Dianne DeSpain

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614171661

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 8157

The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History

The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Author: Jeanne Theoharis

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807075876

Category: HISTORY

Page: 288

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The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as a bus lady but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King, Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Northern liberals, too; and Coretta Scott King not only as a "helpmate" but a lifelong economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions. Moving from "the histories we get" to "the histories we need," Theoharis challenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and "polite racism" in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice - which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred.
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