Under Fire

Under Fire

She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel appointments, and what it is like when she, as a reporter asking difficult questions, finds herself in the spotlight, becoming part of the story.

Author: April Ryan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538113370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Siege

Siege

Just one year into Donald Trump’s term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries.

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250253811

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege. Just one year into Donald Trump’s term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries. Fire and Fury, an instant sensation, defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, Wolff has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. At the outset of Trump’s second year as president, his situation is profoundly different. No longer tempered by experienced advisers, he is more impulsive and volatile than ever. But the wheels of justice are inexorably turning: Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” haunts Trump every day, and other federal prosecutors are taking a deep dive into his business affairs. Many in the political establishment—even some members of his own administration—have turned on him and are dedicated to bringing him down. The Democrats see victory at the polls, and perhaps impeachment, in front of them. Trump, meanwhile, is certain he is invincible, making him all the more exposed and vulnerable. Week by week, as Trump becomes increasingly erratic, the question that lies at the heart of his tenure becomes ever more urgent: Will this most abnormal of presidencies at last reach the breaking point and implode? Both a riveting narrative and a brilliant front-lines report, Siege provides an alarming and indelible portrait of a president like no other. Surrounded by enemies and blind to his peril, Trump is a raging, self-destructive inferno—and the most divisive leader in American history.
Categories: Political Science

The Crisis of the Institutional Press

The Crisis of the Institutional Press

(especially in its symbiotic relationship with Trump). A similar book was published about the same time by one of the most senior White House reporters, April Ryan, entitled Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White ...

Author: Stephen D. Reese

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509538041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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As polarized factions in society pull apart from economic dislocation, tribalism, and fear, and as strident attacks on the press make its survival more precarious, the need for an institutionally organized forum in civic life has become increasingly important. Populist challenges amplified by a counter-institutional media system have contributed to the long-term decline in journalistic authority, exploiting a post-truth mentality that strikes at its very core. In this timely book, Stephen Reese considers these threats through a new conception of the ‘hybrid institution’: an idea that extends beyond the traditional newsroom, and distributes across multiple platforms, national boundaries, and social actors. What is it about the institutional press that we value, and around what normative standards could a hybrid institution emerge? Addressing these questions, Reese highlights how this is no time to be passive but rather to articulate and defend greater aspirations. The institutional press matters more than ever: a reality that must be communicated to a public that depends on it. The Crisis of the Institutional Press is an essential resource for students and scholars of journalism, media and communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

New York, NY: Penguin Random House, 2018. Robert A. Caro. Working. ... Journalism Under Fire: Protecting the Future of Investigative Reporting. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. ... Front Lines of the Trump White House.

Author: Andrew Karpan

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534506190

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

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The rights protecting journalists and the press in the United States are a defining aspect of the nation's democratic nature. What tends to be discussed less frequently is how today's media environment enables or hinders a free press. Has the internet made the press freer or restricted it in new ways? How do issues like funding, the role of media conglomerates, and legal actions against journalists and publications fit into a free media landscape? These questions will be explored from varying perspectives in this timely volume.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Reducing School Shootings

Reducing School Shootings

Under fire: Reporting from the front lines of the Trump White House. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. *Ryan, E. M. (1964). A comparative study of the reading achievement of second grade pupils in programs characterized by a contrasting ...

Author: William H. Jeynes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030665494

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 211

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The number of school shootings has skyrocketed recently not only in the United States but also in many other countries. This was one of the reasons why William Jeynes set out to write this illuminating book, in which he provides policy makers, school leaders, teachers and other interested individuals with valuable insights, research data and facts to reflect upon. It is to the great merit of William Jeynes that he proofed character education as well as parental engagement to be highly effective tools to improve schools in the 21st century. Schools need to focus more on character and parental engagement and less on testing. This book is an incredibly valuable contribution and deserves to be taken very seriously. Roland Bernhard, Professor of History and Civics Education, University of Vienna School shootings have arguably become one of the most pressing concerns facing the American education system. While officials have proposed different solutions to the problem, few have attempted to address the multiple factors contributing to school shootings. In Reducing School Shootings, William Jeynes offers a much-needed comprehensive approach to addressing the problem that is grounded in many years of scholarly analysis and evidence. Scholars and policymakers interested in substantive solutions that go beyond single policy prescriptions for alleviating school shootings will learn a great deal from this book. Daniel Hamlin, Professor of Education Policy, University of Oklahoma Dr. Jeynes bravely uncovers the complex psycho-social dynamics that have long contributed to the global-wide incidence of school Shootings. The evidence is presented objectively and pinpoints the contributions of family dysfunction, mental illness, addiction, and the overall desensitization of violence wrought in the vacuum of postmodern culture. The commonalities and context for school shootings were delivered succinctly but Dr. Jeynes warns against an oversimplification of the problem and provides comprehensive strategies for preventative and legislative change that will lead to a more hopeful future. Dr. Robert Grand, Executive Director, The Family Afterward Resource Center, Metro Los Angeles, California.
Categories: Crime prevention

We Speak for Ourselves

We Speak for Ourselves

—April Ryan, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House “We Speak for Ourselves is an ode to those black 3P_Watkins_WeSpeakForOurselves_CV_YT.indd 2 11/26/19 4:29 PM.

Author: D. Watkins

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501187834

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, the New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society. Honest and eye-opening, the pages of We Speak for Ourselves “are abundant with wisdom and wit; integrity and love, not to mention enough laughs for a stand-up comedy routine” (Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math). Watkins introduces you to Down Bottom, the storied community of East Baltimore that holds a mirror to America’s poor black neighborhoods—“hoods” that could just as easily be in Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, or Atlanta. As Watkins sees it, the perspective of people who live in economically disadvantaged black communities is largely absent from the commentary of many top intellectuals who speak and write about race. Unapologetic and sharp-witted, D. Watkins is here to tell the truth as he has seen it. We Speak for Ourselves offers an in-depth analysis of inner-city hurdles and honors the stories therein. We sit in underfunded schools, walk the blocks burdened with police corruption, stand within an audience of Make America Great Again hats, journey from trap house to university lecture, and rally in neglected streets. And we listen. “Watkins has come to remind us, everyone deserves the opportunity to speak for themselves” (Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author) and serves hope to fellow Americans who are too often ignored and calling on others to examine what it means to be a model activist in today’s world. We Speak for Ourselves is a must-read for all who are committed to social change.
Categories: Social Science

Media Law and Ethics

Media Law and Ethics

Editors were initially told to avoid calling rioters “ Trump supporters ” in web headlines . ... April Ryan , Under Fire : Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House ( Rowman & Littlefield , 2018 ) . 3.

Author: Roy L. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000439830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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This comprehensive textbook provides a thoughtful introduction to both the legal and ethical considerations relevant to students pursuing careers in communication and media. The fully revised, sixth edition continues to integrate fundamental legal and ethical principles with cases and examples from both landmark moments and recent history. It expands upon the previous edition's exploration of international and non-U.S. law, introduces a new chapter on digital and social media, and incorporates discussion of new technologies and media throughout its coverage of core topics such as privacy, intellectual property, defamation and commercial speech. Coverage of recent court cases and congressional hearings brings readers up to date on the evolving discussion surrounding Facebook, Twitter and today’s other major online players. This hybrid textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in media and communication that combine law and ethics. Online resources including chapter PowerPoint slides, study guides and sample teaching materials are available at www.routledge.com/cw/moore
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Ethics of Political Communication

An Ethics of Political Communication

O'Connor, E. (2016) 'Trump Walks Back McCain Comments After Question From Father of POW', BuzzFeed, 13 March. ... Ryan, A. (2018) Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House. Lanham, MA: Rowman and Littlefield ...

Author: Alexander Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000441222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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Working in the tradition of analytic philosophy, Alexander Brown argues that many different forms of political communication (or anti-communication) that often infuriate the public can also be ethically or morally objectionable. These forms include question dodging, offering scripted answers, stonewalling, not listening, disseminating propaganda, pandering, being insincere, giving false denials, issuing revisionist interpretations, refusing to take responsibility, never apologising, boasting, and gaslighting. Brown invokes a host of normative reasons including those having to do with epistemic arrogance, interference in autonomy, and violating the right to be heard. This is not to say that, all things considered, politicians should never engage in dubious political communication. Sometimes these are necessary evils. Brown argues, however, that further moral inquiry is needed to show why they are evils, and to determine when the use of these rhetorical tactics can be excessive, unreasonable, or out of place. Key Features: • Identifies and conceptualises forms of dubious political communication • Develops an ethical evaluation of political communication • Considers possible justifications for the use of dubious political communication • Makes practical recommendations on how to regulate unethical political communication
Categories: Philosophy

Firebrand

Firebrand

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution Congressman Matt Gaetz. September 25, 2019 The White House. Roosevelt Room. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL HAD EXPLOSIVE REPORTING . PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD , on eight occasions, directly and ...

Author: Congressman Matt Gaetz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781642937657

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In a scathingly funny account of his time in the Washington swamp, Florida firebrand Matt Gaetz, one of President Trump’s key supporters in Congress, gleefully skewers the enemies of the MAGA revolution and lays out his own vision for the future of the populist movement. “This book is your invitation to the front lines of our fight. Join me with ideas, energy, images, and stories. This is not my chronological diary. You can watch me on television for that. This is how we prevail with joy—and exactly how an exciting president is leading the way against all odds.” —Congressman Matt Gaetz
Categories: Political Science

Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic

Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic

Quoted in Sanya Mansoor, “Former White House Chief. 2019, 8:30 AM, Twitter, https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1197507542726909952. 12. Spencer, “I Was Fired as Navy Secretary.” 13. Cooper, Haberman, and Philipps, “Esper Demands ...

Author: Stephen Skowronek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197543108

Category: Political Science

Page:

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A powerful dissection of one of the fundamental problems in American governance today: the clash between presidents determined to redirect the nation through ever-tighter control of administration and an executive branch still organized to promote shared interests in steady hands, due deliberation, and expertise. As the nation's chief executive, Donald Trump pitted himself repeatedly against the institutions and personnel of the executive branch. In the process, two once-obscure concepts came center stage in an eerie faceoff. On one side was the specter of a "Deep State" conspiracy-administrators threatening to thwart the will of the people and undercut the constitutional authority of the president they elected to lead them. On the other side was a raw personalization of presidential power, one that a theory of "the unitary executive" gussied up and allowed to run roughshod over reason and the rule of law. The Deep State and the unitary executive framed every major contest of the Trump presidency. Like phantom twins, they drew each other out and wrestled to light basic issues of governance long suppressed. Though this conflict reached a fever pitch during the Trump presidency, it is not new. Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn, and Desmond King trace the tensions between presidential power and the depth of the American state back through the decades and forward through the various settlements arrived at in previous eras. Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic is about the breakdown of settlements and the abiding vulnerabilities of a Constitution that gave scant attention to administrative power. Rather than simply dump on Trump, the authors provide a richly historical perspective on the conflicts that rocked his presidency, and they explain why, if left untamed, the phantom twins will continue to pull the American government apart.
Categories: Political Science