Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists
Author: Mike Wallace,Beth Knobel
Publisher: Broadway Books
View: 7359In Heat & Light, a legendary journalist and a journalism professor join forces to offer a one-of-a-kind guide for our next generation of great journalists. Drawing on the authors' decades of experience at the top of the field and inspired directly by beginners’ most frequently asked questions, Heat & Light offers invaluable advice on such topics as: · balancing drama and information (‘heat’ vs. ‘light’) · generating and evaluating story ideas · the secrets to crafting good ledes · creating strong packages for the internet, tv, and radio · the specific requirements of writing for print and broadcast · the art of the interview Along the way, the authors share countless anecdotes from their own storied careers—and discuss larger questions such as the rapidly growing role of digital media and what it means for today’s aspiring journalists. Includes an extensive "reporter’s toolbox" of checklists, techniques, and resources From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Ellen van Neerven
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
View: 9939In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical, and still achingly real. Over three parts, she takes traditional storytelling and gives it a unique, contemporary twist. In "Heat," we meet several generations of the Kresinger family and the legacy left by the mysterious Pearl. In "Water," a futuristic world is imagined and the fate of a people threatened. In "Light," familial ties are challenged and characters are caught between a desire for freedom and a sense of belonging. Heat and Light presents an intriguing collection while heralding the arrival of an exciting new talent in Australian writing.
Author: Jennifer Haigh
View: 8505Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. To drill or not to drill? Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn’t count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother’s skepticism or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their frail daughter. Meanwhile his neighbors, organic dairy farmers Mack and Rena, hold out against the drilling—until a passionate environmental activist disrupts their lives. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, Heat and Light depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources. Soaring and ambitious, it zooms from drill rig to shareholders’ meeting to the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor to the ruined landscape of the “strippins,” haunting reminders of Pennsylvania’s past energy booms. This is a dispatch from a forgotten America—a work of searing moral clarity from one of the finest writers of her generation, a courageous and necessary book.
Author: J. J. Thomson,G. P. Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 8414Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940) was a British physicist who is credited with the discovery of the electron. First published in 1933, this volume is one of two books making up the third edition of a 1903 original by Thomson. The text was greatly enlarged for this edition, which resulted in its division into two parts, and incorporates numerous advances in research relating to the discharge of electricity through gases. Numerous illustrative figures are provided throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Thomson and his contribution to the development of physics.
Author: Claire O'Neal
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 4957On average, each American throws away a staggering one ton of trash every year. Most of that trash will reach a dead end in a landfill, taking up space and polluting the earth. We can all make an effort to live a life less trashy by recycling, reusing, and being smart about what we buy. But what can we do with the trash we do make? Cities all over the world are making their trash work for them by turning it into energy. In waste-to-energy power plants, trash is burned in a controlled way to generate electricity while keeping it out of the landfill. Even landfilled trash can be used to generate energy, if we harness the gas released when garbage breaks down. Turning trash into energy is a practical way to help our landfills last longer and reduce our need for polluting energy from coal and oil. Tell your parents!
Author: Joseph Gerald Branch
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
View: 4272This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Ray C. Mullin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 2669The 15th edition of this resource is completely updated to the 2005 National Electrical Code, and provides the necessary foundation for learning all aspects of house wiring that meets code. This book explains and follows the NEC using the metric system, and presents ample electrical formulas that electricians need to know to be successful and competent on-the-job.
A Quantum Leap in Health Care
Author: Charles T. McGee
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 8096This book introduces a breakthrough in healing and disease prevention. A strange mixture of do-it-yourself healing steps are involved that stimulate a synergistic response when used together. The program is the development of qigong masters and includes the use of new light therapy devices that emit energy very close to chi itself.