The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Lantana Publishing

ISBN:1913747611

Total Pages:40

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A rip-roaring poem about protecting our planet, told through the eyes of Coyote the trickster. Excitement spreads like wildfire through the jungle. Earth-goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the burning environmental issues of our times . . . and bushy-tailed, smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action. Can this infamous trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave a lasting legacy for our planet? “Quirky and inventive. The writing is beautiful. The illustrations truly shine and will be enjoyed by all. An aesthetically pleasing and stimulating work of art”—ALA Booklist “Agard’s words and Grobler’s illustrations harmoniously deliver an engaging and timely tale. Humans have indeed become blind to the fragile beauty of the Earth. This story, packed full of playful characters that fly and dance around the page as creation myths are told, asks young readers to take a different view and to love the world around them”—Andy Robert Davies, children's illustrator “The more I read this book the more I wanted to read it again because every time I looked at it again I noticed a new drawing or found something to use in my own writing. This is an important story to tell because lots of bad things are happening to our world currently and it reminds us of what we need to do to help our planet”—Lottie Kid Reviewer, Books Up North

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Silences and Soundbites

Author:Philip J. Havik

Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN:9783825877095

Total Pages:402

Viewed:1686

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"Set in the pre-colonial Guinea Bissau region, Silences and Soundbytes deals with the largely ignored roles women - and men - played as traders and brokers in Afro-Atlantic trade settlements emerged after first contact in the fifteenth century. Largely based upon unpublished archival material, the book traces the evolution of these riverine settlements and their populations until the military occupation by Portugal in the early twentieth century. It holds that the formation of settlement communities that operated the relay trade along the region's many rivers between the region's hinterland and the coast created opportunities for enterprising and well-connected women. "

Soundbite

Author:Sara Harberson

Publisher:Hachette Go

ISBN:0306874822

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1900

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Crack the code to college admissions and help students craft the ultimate statement of self-identity and get into their school of choice with this groundbreaking guide from America's College Counselor. On average, an admissions committee takes seconds to decide whether to admit a student. They must sum up the student in one sentence that will tell them if a student is going to be a good fit for their program. What is the best way to transform this admissions process from a stressful, pressure-cooker arms race into an empowering journey that paves the way to the best individual outcome? Written by a college admissions insider turned consultant, Soundbite guides parents and students through the admissions process from start to finish. Armed with her knowledge of how the system works, Sara Harberson shares tried-and-tested exercises that have helped thousands of students gain admission to their school of choice. The soundbite, her signature tool, presents an opportunity for students to take the reins to craft their ultimate statement of self-identity and formulate their own personal definition of what is best. With this soundbite in place as their foundation, students achieve maximum impact when they present themselves to colleges. In doing so, the tables are turned: the student's fate no longer rests on a soundbite composed by an admissions officer. Instead, the student employs their own soundbite to define themselves on their own terms. Soundbite shifts the way we talk about the admissions process—from "Getting You In" to "Getting the Best You In."

From Soapbox to Soundbite

Author:M. Rosenbaum

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1349253111

Total Pages:315

Viewed:1859

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Electioneering in Britain is now a highly sophisticated and professionalised activity. This is the first book to examine in detail the dramatic transformation since 1945 in the campaign techniques used by political parties. Organised according to a clear thematic structure, it analyses the development of each element of electioneering as well as overall issues such as agenda setting and negative campaigning. A comprehensive overview, this revealing and entertaining book draws on interviews with many key participants and research in party archives.

UNIVERSAL SOUNDBITES

Author:Jimmy B. Smith

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1481789104

Total Pages:74

Viewed:1851

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The concept of Universal Soundbites hinges on the rapid almost electrifying globalisation that has engulfed and continues to engulf the world; the universality of human-ness; the interplay of ideologies; similar aspirations and the solid hope all humanity seeks. It is a book of Poems that gathers voices from around the globe; far and near; foreign and homegrown. Smith's latent ability to assume a carte blanche posture here lends credence to his belief that he is a universal Poet; a humanist literati that can revel in and lucidly capture themes that are of a Universal nature.

Coyote's Soundbite

Author:John Agard

Publisher:Lantana Publishing

ISBN:1913747611

Total Pages:40

Viewed:1512

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A rip-roaring poem about protecting our planet, told through the eyes of Coyote the trickster. Excitement spreads like wildfire through the jungle. Earth-goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the burning environmental issues of our times . . . and bushy-tailed, smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action. Can this infamous trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave a lasting legacy for our planet? “Quirky and inventive. The writing is beautiful. The illustrations truly shine and will be enjoyed by all. An aesthetically pleasing and stimulating work of art”—ALA Booklist “Agard’s words and Grobler’s illustrations harmoniously deliver an engaging and timely tale. Humans have indeed become blind to the fragile beauty of the Earth. This story, packed full of playful characters that fly and dance around the page as creation myths are told, asks young readers to take a different view and to love the world around them”—Andy Robert Davies, children's illustrator “The more I read this book the more I wanted to read it again because every time I looked at it again I noticed a new drawing or found something to use in my own writing. This is an important story to tell because lots of bad things are happening to our world currently and it reminds us of what we need to do to help our planet”—Lottie Kid Reviewer, Books Up North

America & Islam

Author:Lawrence Pintak

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1788315588

Total Pages:288

Viewed:564

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Donald Trump's first term as the 45th President of the United States of America has shocked the world. His attitudes towards Islam became a key point of contention on the campaign trail, and in power Trump has continued his war of divisive words and deeds. Here, acclaimed journalist Lawrence Pintak scrutinizes America's relationship with Islam since its foundation. Casting Donald Trump as a symptom of decades of misunderstanding and demonization of the Islamic world, as well as a cause of future tensions, Pintak shows how and why America's relationship with the world's largest religion has been so fractious, damaging and self-defeating. Featuring unique interviews with victims and perpetrators of Trump's policies, as well as analysis of the media's role in inflaming debate, America & Islam seeks to provide a complete guide to the twin challenges of terrorism and the polarizing rhetoric that fuels it, and sketches out a future based on co-operation and the reassertion of democratic values.

Glory Days

Author:L. Jon Wertheim

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:1328637905

Total Pages:336

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A rollicking guided tour of one extraordinary summer, when some of the most pivotal and freakishly coincidental stories all collided and changed the way we think about modern sports The summer of 1984 was a watershed moment in the birth of modern sports when the nation watched Michael Jordan grow from college basketball player to professional athlete and star. That summer also saw ESPN’s rise to media dominance as the country’s premier sports network and the first modern, commercialized, profitable Olympics. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird’s rivalry raged, Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe reigned in tennis, and Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon made pro wrestling a business, while Donald Trump pierced the national consciousness as a pro football team owner. It was an awakening in the sports world, a moment when sports began to morph into the market-savvy, sensationalized, moneyed, controversial, and wildly popular arena we know today. In the tradition of Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America, 1927, L. Jon Wertheim captures these 90 seminal days against the backdrop of the nostalgia-soaked 1980s, to show that this was the year we collectively traded in our ratty Converses for a pair of sleek, heavily branded, ingeniously marketed Nikes. This was the year that sports went big-time.

The Value Proposition: Sionna's Common Sense Path to Investment Success

Author:Kim Shannon

Publisher:Sionna Investment Managers Inc.

ISBN:0991836618

Total Pages:209

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If you're looking for advice on how to make a fast buck and get an adrenalin high from investing, this book is not for you. If you're looking to build wealth over time, Kim Shannon covers a common sense approach that Sionna Investment Managers uses to manage money on behalf of its clients. Shannon and her investment team follow a path well-established by the most successful value investors: Benjamin Graham, David L. Dodd, Sir John Templeton, Peter Lynch and the "world's greatest investor," Warren Buffett. However, Sionna has a unique take on value — one that addresses the idiosyncrasies of concentrated markets — like those within Canada. Despite proven success, value investing struggles for respect, particularly during bubbles and declines when investors take cues from headlines instead of reason and experience. Shannon discusses the psychological impulses underlying mispriced stocks that become unmoored from their intrinsic value. Citing examples, she endorses understanding investment psychology and using relative value to buy illogically discounted shares. Suited for investors at all levels, The Value Proposition reveals Sionna's quantitative and qualitative processes and a "Sherlock Holmes" orientation to reading financial statements and assessing a company's management. After 30 successful years in the hard knocks investment world, Shannon views herself fortunate to have found her calling managing money for institutions and individuals. She describes the unlikely journey that led to an industry that has only recently attracted women. Her account of influential mentors, the merits of staying independent and her creation of a strong Sionna culture make for an engaging and informative read.

Automation and Autonomy

Author:James Steinhoff

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:3030716899

Total Pages:245

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This book argues that Marxist theory is essential for understanding the contemporary industrialization of the form of artificial intelligence (AI) called machine learning. It includes a political economic history of AI, tracking how it went from a fringe research interest for a handful of scientists in the 1950s to a centerpiece of cybernetic capital fifty years later. It also includes a political economic study of the scale, scope and dynamics of the contemporary AI industry as well as a labour process analysis of commercial machine learning software production, based on interviews with workers and management in AI companies around the world, ranging from tiny startups to giant technology firms. On the basis of this study, Steinhoff develops a Marxist analysis to argue that the popular theory of immaterial labour, which holds that information technologies increase the autonomy of workers from capital, tending towards a post-capitalist economy, does not adequately describe the situation of high-tech digital labour today. In the AI industry, digital labour remains firmly under the control of capital. Steinhoff argues that theories discerning therein an emergent autonomy of labour are in fact witnessing labour’s increasing automation.

Journalism in the Digital Age

Author:John Herbert

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:113602994X

Total Pages:349

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Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media. This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting.

News and Politics

Author:Stephen Cushion

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317540549

Total Pages:182

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News and Politics critically examines television news bulletins – still the primary source of information for most people – and asks whether the wider pace and immediacy of 24-hour news culture has influenced their format and style over time. Drawing on the concepts of mediatization and journalistic interventionism, Stephen Cushion empirically traces the shift from edited to live reporting from a cross-national perspective, focussing on the two-way convention in political coverage and the more interpretive approach to journalism it promotes. Challenging prevailing academic wisdom, Cushion argues that the mediatization of news does not necessarily reflect a commercial logic or a lowering of journalism standards. In particular, the rise of live two-ways can potentially enhance viewers’ understanding of public affairs – moving reporters beyond their visual backdrops and reliance on political soundbites – by asking journalists to scrutinize the actions of political elites, interpret competing source claims and to explain the broader context to everyday stories. Considering the future of 24-hour news, a final discussion asks whether new content and social media platforms – including Twitter and Buzzfeed – enhance or weaken democratic culture. This timely analysis of News and Politics is ideal for students of political communication and journalism studies, as well as communication studies, media studies, and political science.

Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Author:Vincent F. Filak

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000735397

Total Pages:192

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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is the pioneering textbook on practicing journalism in the 21st century, now in its third edition, offering chapters by industry experts covering key components for today’s convergenced media landscape. Each chapter of this book is written by an expert in the field, offering practical and key skills for the different aspects that make up the practice of journalism today. This new edition, written from the ground up, shifts the discussion toward a model of responsible and audience-centric journalism and demonstrates the ways journalists can use new media tools as both senders and receivers. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, and audience engagement. This book offers readers: • A number of pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more • Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media • Individual chapters written by subject experts, giving readers the necessary know-how for converged media by proven leaders in the field Students looking for the practical skills and ethical background necessary for producing journalism in the contemporary media landscape will find this book an invaluable resource. It is perfect for students in courses such as Convergent Journalism, Digital Media, Online Journalism, and Multimedia Journalism.

Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production

Author:Andrea Pejrolo

Publisher:Taylor & Francis

ISBN:113611405X

Total Pages:331

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An inspirational guide for all levels of expertise, Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production shows you how to get the most out of the four leading audio sequencers, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, and Cubase. Using real-life examples, Andrea Pejrolo demonstrates a wide range of technical and creative techniques, giving you tips and new ideas to help you take your work to the next level. If you are producing music and looking to build your skills in orchestration, composition, and mixing you will find all the techniques and practical advice you need in this book. Featuring essential tools, that are now part of the everyday creative process in a digital production environment, to give you the most recent and cutting edge techniques- including swipe-comping, time-stretching, pitch correction, elastic-time, advanced-freezing, and new software synthesizers. The material on the website contains loops, templates, audio examples, and end of chapter exercises to practice new skills, this illustrated practical guide provides all the tools you will need to give your music the vital edge. Whether you are a student or amateur aspiring to more professional results, or a professional wanting to master new skills, this book will help you to improve and take the quality of your work to the next level. *Covers all key sequencing topics such as recording and editing techniques and automation groove quantization, converters, sounds layering, tap tempo, creative meter, tempo changes, and synchronization *Teaches mixing techniques that takes advantage of plug-in technology, maximizing the use of effects such as reverb, compressor, limiter, equalizer, and much more *A website loaded with more than 90 examples of arrangements and techniques, giving you advice on how to troubleshoot those common mistakes and perfect your music production.

PR for Humans

Author:Mike Sergeant

Publisher:Practical Inspiration Publishing

ISBN:1788600568

Total Pages:192

Viewed:1974

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*SHORT-LISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2020!* “There is no strategy without a story. There is no story without the main character. The main character is you.” PR for Humans is for pure-of-heart storytellers who want to cut through the noise and the nonsense. It brings together the essential and timeless principles of effective leadership communication. Belief. Clarity. Opinion. Energy. Context. Time. Humility. Imagery. Why are these things so important? Why do most people in PR and ‘communications’ not even talk about them? Why is PR for Humans even more important in the age of A.I.? In this fresh and energetic guide, former BBC correspondent Mike Sergeant draws on twenty years of frontline experience to reveal the secrets that every CEO, partner, board member, PR director and business leader needs to know. The principles and techniques he sets out in this book will help you deliver more powerful speeches, presentations, media interviews, videos, podcasts and blogs. They are the rocket fuel for your business and your career.

John Clare's Guide to Media Handling

Author:John Clare

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351752545

Total Pages:160

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This title was first published in 2003. The media is an important influence on how a company or organization is perceived. This is an insider's guide to media handling, showing readers what needs to be done to achieve media success and offering them the tools to do it. John Clare is a former ITN and "Daily Mail" journalist who is now a media and crisis consultant, and here he shares his experience. He offers an in-depth examination of the different media sectors - TV, radio and print - and how to make your stories relevant to them. There is a detailed explanation of how a newsroom works, based on different desks and deadlines and how to take advantage of these. The different types of editorial pieces - news and features - are analyzed, along with the circumstances in which you should target each. The book includes coverage of the use of the Internet as a vehicle for news.

On Freedom

Author:Maggie Nelson

Publisher:McClelland & Stewart

ISBN:0771051247

Total Pages:288

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So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. Does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom's long star turn coming to a close? Does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or reflect a deepening nihilism (or both)? On Freedom examines such questions by tracing the concept's complexities in four distinct realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate. Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture to the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, Nelson explores how we might think, experience, or talk about freedom in ways responsive to the conditions of our day. Her abiding interest lies in ongoing "practices of freedom" by which we negotiate our interrelation with--indeed, our inseparability from--others, with all the care and constraint that relation entails, while accepting difference and conflict as integral to our communion. For Nelson, thinking publicly through the knots in our culture--from recent art world debates to the turbulent legacies of sexual liberation, from the painful paradoxes of addiction to the lure of despair in the face of the climate crisis--is itself a practice of freedom, a means of forging fortitude, courage, and company. On Freedom is an invigorating, essential book for challenging times.

Image Bite Politics

Author:Maria Elizabeth Grabe,Erik Page Bucy

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:019045167X

Total Pages:344

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Image Bite Politics is the first book to systematically assess the visual presentation of presidential candidates in network news coverage of elections and to connect these visual images with shifts in public opinion. Presenting the results of a comprehensive visual analysis of general election news from 1992-2004, encompassing four presidential campaigns, the authors highlight the remarkably potent influence of television images when it comes to evaluating leaders. The book draws from a variety of disciplines, including political science, behavioral biology, cognitive neuroscience, and media studies, to investigate the visual framing of elections in an incisive, fresh, and interdisciplinary fashion. Moreover, the book presents findings that are counterintuitive and challenge widely held assumptions--yet are supported by systematic data. For example, Republicans receive consistently more favorable visual treatment than Democrats, countering the conventional wisdom of a "liberal media bias"; and image bites are more prevalent, and in some elections more potent, in shaping voter opinions of candidates than sound bites. Finally, the authors provide a foundation for promoting visual literacy among news audiences and bring the importance of visual analysis to the forefront of research.

Dynamics of Media Writing

Author:Vincent F. Filak

Publisher:CQ Press

ISBN:1506381456

Total Pages:296

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This fully updated Second Edition of Dynamics of Media Writing helps students learn transferable skills that can be applied across all media platforms—from traditional mass media formats like news, public relations and advertising, to digital and social media platforms. Whether writing a story, press release or a tweet, today’s media writers must adapt their message to each specific media format in order to successfully connect with their audience. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on social media discusses the latest developments in this rapidly changing area. New Helpful Hints boxes help students hone their media writing skills. New and updated information on interviewing, dictionary usage, lead structure and more bring the book fully up-to-date. Themes from the former Chapter 14 are now woven through the book to stress the importance of clarity and accuracy, lifelong learning and transferable skills. Fake news is now covered in multiple sections to help students both understand and spot it when reviewing the news. Additional photos and graphics illustrate the various elements of storytelling to make the information easier for students to apply. New "Give It a Try" features at the end of the Adapt and Connect boxes allow students to try out the skills outlined. Bundle the new edition with the student workbook and save! Your students save when you bundle this text with a corresponding student workbook. Order using bundle ISBN 9781544361970. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/filakmedia2e.

The Book of Delights

Author:Ross Gay

Publisher:Algonquin Books

ISBN:1616208902

Total Pages:288

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Heard on NPR's This American Life “Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. In The Book of Delights, one of today’s most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay’s funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend’s unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling aboard an airplane, the silent nod of acknowledgment between the only two black people in a room. But Gay never dismisses the complexities, even the terrors, of living in America as a black man or the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture or the loss of those he loves. More than anything other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world--his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis. The Book of Delights is about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. These remarkable pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight.