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The Journalist and the Murderer

Author : Janet Malcolm
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A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

A Study Guide for Janet Malcolm s The Journalist and the Murderer

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A Study Guide for Janet Malcolm s The Journalist and the Murderer

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A Study Guide for Janet Malcolm's "The Journalist and the Murderer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

The Spider and the Fly

Author : Claudia Rowe
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“Extraordinarily suspenseful and truly gut-wrenching. . . . A must-read.”—Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl In this superb work of literary true crime—a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense—a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us. "Well, well, Claudia. Can I call you Claudia? I’ll have to give it to you, when confronted at least you’re honest, as honest as any reporter. . . . You want to go into the depths of my mind and into my past. I want a peek into yours. It is only fair, isn’t it?"—Kendall Francois In September 1998, young reporter Claudia Rowe was working as a stringer for the New York Times in Poughkeepsie, New York, when local police discovered the bodies of eight women stashed in the attic and basement of the small colonial home that Kendall Francois, a painfully polite twenty-seven-year-old community college student, shared with his parents and sister. Growing up amid the safe, bourgeois affluence of New York City, Rowe had always been secretly fascinated by the darkness, and soon became obsessed with the story and with Francois. She was consumed with the desire to understand just how a man could abduct and strangle eight women—and how a family could live for two years, seemingly unaware, in a house with the victims’ rotting corpses. She also hoped to uncover what humanity, if any, a murderer could maintain in the wake of such monstrous evil. Reaching out after Francois was arrested, Rowe and the serial killer began a dizzying four-year conversation about cruelty, compassion, and control; an unusual and provocative relationship that would eventually lead her to the abyss, forcing her to clearly see herself and her own past—and why she was drawn to danger.

The Journalist s Handbook

Author : Kim Fletcher
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This comprehensive, informative and witty guide offers expert advice on everything you need to know about the industry. From starting up, through pitching your first story, to getting a scoop and avoiding libel, this book offers all the useful hints, advice and contacts you require to be the best. The Journalist's Handbook contains vital information on media law, privacy and ethics, and looks at market awareness and the rise of internet journalism. There is also good advice on different writing techniques for quality, middle market and popular papers, on surviving as a freelance and advancing in your career. Interspersed with anecdotes and tips from journalists on Britain's leading publications (Observer, Express, Star, The Times, Q, Glamour), the handbook is rounded off with a list of indispensable contacts and sources.

Losing the News

Author : Alex Jones
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In Losing the News, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones offers a probing look at the epochal changes sweeping the media, changes which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over government, holds the powerful accountable, and gives citizens what they need. In a tumultuous new media era, with cutthroat competition and panic over profits, the commitment of the traditional news media to serious news is fading. Indeed, as digital technology shatters the old economic model, the news media is making a painful passage that is taking a toll on journalistic values and standards. Journalistic objectivity and ethics are under assault, as is the bastion of the First Amendment. Jones characterizes himself not as a pessimist about news, but a realist. The breathtaking possibilities that the web offers are undeniable, but at what cost? Pundits and talk show hosts have persuaded Americans that the crisis in news is bias and partisanship. Not so, says Jones. The real crisis is the erosion of the iron core of news, something that hurts Republicans and Democrats alike. Losing the News depicts an unsettling situation in which the American birthright of fact-based, reported news is in danger. But it is also a call to arms to fight to keep the core of news intact. Praise for the hardcover: "Thoughtful." --New York Times Book Review "An impassioned call to action to preserve the best of traditional newspaper journalism." --The San Francisco Chronicle "Must reading for all Americans who care about our country's present and future. Analysis, commentary, scholarship and excellent writing, with a strong, easy-to-follow narrative about why you should care, makes this a candidate for one of the best books of the year." --Dan Rather

Journalism and Truth

Author : Tom Goldstein
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Looking at how journalism has changed over time, this book explores how the long-standing and untrustworthy conventions developed. It examines why reliable standards of objectivity and accuracy are critical not just to a free press but to the democratic society it informs and serves. It offers an account of how journalism and truth work.

The Saudi Foreign Minister Culprit and Murderer of Journalist Khashoggi

Author : Sam Christian
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Would you, my reader, not agree with me that an accessory to the murder is a murderer himself? In plain words, if you know about a crime in the making and you do not stop it or call crime stoppers to inform them about the crime you are an accessory to the murderer. In my opinion, the Saudi Foreign Minister, SFM, for short, is exactly one of those murderers in the case of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi Consulate in Istanbul falls under his auspices and the Consul General, Mohammad Al-Otaibi, reports to him through the Ambassador in Ankara in Turkey which is the line of reporting. My theory of the incident is that if the Consul finds himself bombarded by two plane-fulls of operatives, he surely must have reported it to his boss and his boss would follow the chain of reporting and so on. unless they were all involved in the murder of Khashoggi, this is the reasonable thing that should have happened. if this had happened, the logical thing for the MFA could have stopped the whole tragedy by a phone call to his counterpart in Turkey or to the Turkish Government itself alerting them that a tragedy was in the making. This did not happen and for the MFA to say that the operation went wrong would mean that he knew about it- A CULPRIT OR ACCESSORY TO MURDER- and was sure that a crime was taking place on the premises which he ought to be supervising through his representatives and delegates in the Consulate. I must say that as every member of the team, he has blood on his hands and so does the Consul, Al-Otaibi and other members of the team. Each of them is equally a murderer of Khashoggi and must be treated towards the same end of Khashoggi, i.e. beheading. While I was working in the Arabian Gulf countries and culminated my years of work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I used to hear by my own ears and see by my own eyes large numbers of the mistreated maids and laborers from the poor Asian countries flocking to their countries' embassies seeking refuge and repatriation to their countries as they could not take it any more in these Gulf countries as they were often humiliated, beaten, mistreated and denied payment for month and months. That is what an embassy of a country would be supposed to do to its citizens, a refuge place, not a butchery of human beings and citizens of the country as what happened for the late, Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.As you are going to be reading about this gruesome incident in the following pages, I must say that while the majority believe that the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman was behind the atrocious, unimaginable, brutal, inhuman, despicable grotesque incident that does not have a description in the books. this is because the circle around him was involved almost in its totality which would give the world a definitive opinion that MBS was the one who gave the orders on the pretext that the late Khashoggi may have been one of his critics, which for some makes his murder attributable to MBS. Perhaps, I am in a different aisle and stand in the opposite side of where the majority is and would say that, in my modest opinion, MBS was not involved, nor was he the one who ordered the killing and this is what we have to explore in this brief write-up.incidentally, I was recently reading about the Argentinian submarine which rested on the sea bed at 950 water depth a year or more ago and never came up with 44 persons on board. I said to myself that these guys must have started to eat the flesh of their colleagues when they started to lose hope of a swift recovery hoping that the survivors would eventually be rescued but this did not happen. there an exigent case that they may have started to eat their fellow colleagues' flesh when the y lost hope and reached a stage of insanity, which might have happened. there is a difference here between a premeditated murder of Journalist Khashoggi and these poor submarine sailors who could not make it up to the surface. The only similarity

NONFICTION CLASSICS FOR STUDENTS

Author : CENGAGE LEARNING. GALE
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The Ethical Journalist

Author : Tony Harcup
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"As one of the main scriptwriters of the two internal BBC training sessions which were produced following the Hutton inquiry, I can heartily recommend this book." - Peter Stewart, BBC Training Department "Packed with illustrations of journalistic heroism and skulduggery... This is an engaging and useful reference book and should become essential reading for serious students of journalism and for those who practise it." - Times Higher Education Supplement "A must-read for all journalists - be they reporters, editors or bloggers. It is both a straightforward explanation of ethical dilemmas using real-life examples and a subtle commentary on the state of British journalism." - British Journalism Review "This engaging nd accessible book cannot fail to inspire those who want to be good journalists in every sense of the word." - Journalism Practice Everything that journalists do has ethical implications, and in this book Tony Harcup explores the range of issues likely to confront those studying journalism or training to become journalists. The starting point for this engaging and innovative book is that ethical journalism is good journalism. Building on the reflective and questioning approach of the author's acclaimed Journalism: Principles and Practice, this book discusses journalists' personal anecdotes alongside relevant critical studies by academics. Original interviews include Andrew Gilligan on his meeting with weapons expert Dr David Kelly and Ryan Parry on being an undercover reporter in Buckingham Palace. Informed by new research and the author's own experience within mainstream and alternative journalism, The Ethical Journalist addresses topics such as trust, the public interest, deception, news values, source relationships, crime reporting, regulation and the Hutton inquiry. This exciting new title discusses ethics as fundamental rather than as a set of problems or an added extra, and it should become essential reading for everyone interested in journalism.

Public Affairs Reporting Now

Author : George Michael Killenberg
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Everyday life, no whether the issues or events arise next-door or a continent away, raises questions and concerns that the public counts on journalists to answer and, more important, confront. More than ever before, we all rely on the news media for warnings, explanations and insights. The profession - and society - cannot afford lazy, inept, uncommitted journalists. Today's reporters must learn how to cover public affairs intelligently and thoroughly. First you must learn about the institutions and people who influence the news; understanding how a legislative conference committee functions or how a trial is conducted remain important pre-requisites. But it is not enough merely to know how to report. Journalists must also understand how they see, define and influence the news. Don't be fooled by the daily dose of fluffy stories about fads, fashions or fetishes. People love to revel in celebrity gossip or fantasize about extreme makeovers. But Donald Trump's love life or the South Beach Diet don't satisfy when people worry about a home invasion in their neighborhood or a rezoning proposal to bring a Wal-Mart super center to town or a Department of Education report that their child's school scored bottom-most in reading achievement. Public Affairs Reporting Now is intended to teach you the best practices and give you the best advice for covering what's generically known as "public affairs reporting. It's a term that's neither inspiring nor precise, but it's long been a convenient way of describing the kind of news coverage that keeps people informed as citizens and keeps our institutions, public and private, focused on the public good.

The Michigan Alumnus

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The Rise of True Crime 20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture

Author : Jean Murley
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During the 1950s and 1960s True Detective magazine developed a new way of narrating and understanding murder. It was more sensitive to context, gave more psychologically sophisticated accounts, and was more willing to make conjectures about the unknown thoughts and motivations of killers than others had been before. This turned out to be the start of a revolution, and, after a century of escalating accounts, we have now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. The Rise of True Crime examines the various genres of true crime using the most popular and well-known examples. And despite its examination of some of the potentially negative effects of the genre, it is written for people who read and enjoy true crime, and wish to learn more about it. With skyrocketing crime rates and the appearance of a frightening trend toward social chaos in the 1970s, books, documentaries, and fiction films in the true crime genre tried to make sense of the Charles Manson crimes and the Gary Gilmore execution events. And in the 1980s and 1990s, true crime taught pop culture consumers about forensics, profiling, and highly technical aspects of criminology. We have thus now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. Through the suggestion that certain kinds of killers are monstrous or outside the realm of human morality, and through the perpetuation of the stranger-danger idea, the true crime aesthetic has both responded to and fostered our culture's fears. True crime is also the site of a dramatic confrontation with the concept of evil, and one of the few places in American public discourse where moral terms are used without any irony, and notions and definitions of evil are presented without ambiguity. When seen within its historical context, true crime emerges as a vibrant and meaningful strand of popular culture, one that is unfortunately devalued as lurid and meaningless pulp.

Sharp

Author : Michelle Dean
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The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work. These ten women—Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm—are united by what Dean calls “sharpness,” the ability to cut to the quick with precision of thought and wit. Sharp is a vibrant depiction of the intellectual beau monde of twentieth-century New York, where gossip-filled parties at night gave out to literary slugging-matches in the pages of the Partisan Review or the New York Review of Books. It is also a passionate portrayal of how these women asserted themselves through their writing in a climate where women were treated with extreme condescension by the male-dominated cultural establishment. Mixing biography, literary criticism, and cultural history, Sharp is a celebration of this group of extraordinary women, an engaging introduction to their works, and a testament to how anyone who feels powerless can claim the mantle of writer, and, perhaps, change the world.

The Game

Author : Sean Kelly
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What happens when the prime minister views politics only as a game? Australia wanted Scott Morrison. In a time of uncertainty, the country chose in 2019 to turn to a man with no obvious beliefs, no clear purpose and no famous talents. That we wanted Scott Morrison was the secret we did not know about ourselves. What precisely that secret is forms the subject of this book. In The Game, Sean Kelly gives us a portrait of a man, the shallow political culture that allowed him to succeed and the country that crowned him. Morrison understands – in a way that no other recent politician has – how politics has become a game. He also understands something essential about Australia – something many of us are unwilling to admit, even to ourselves. But there are things Scott Morrison does not understand. This is the story of those failures, too – and the way that, as his prime ministership continues, Morrison’s failure to think about politics as anything other than a game has become a dangerous liability, both to him and to us.

The Unreality of Memory

Author : Elisa Gabbert
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'A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery' Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less 'Masterly... Her essays have a clarity and prescience that imply a sort of distant, retrospective view, like postcards sent from the near future' New York Times We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten. Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pasttime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous. Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world. 'One of those joyful books that send you to your notebook every page or so, desperate not to lose either the thought the author has deftly placed in your mind or the title of a work she has now compelled you to read.' Paris Review

The Journalist s Companion

Author : Christopher B. Daly
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The Journalist’s Companion is the book for every journalist and journalism student’s coat pocket or backpack. Anchored by an annotated copy of the U.S. Constitution, this slim and portable volume provides guidance, inspiration, and practical advice for being a journalist today. A veteran front-line news reporter and professor of journalism for another twenty years, Christopher B. Daly has seen the attempts to silence and intimidate journalists. The Journalist’s Companion gives reporters, editors, and students the inspiration to stand tall along with advice to do their work well, accurately, and fearlessly. This book also includes a brief guide on how to file a Freedom of Information Act demand, a checklist for reporters and editors designed to increase the level of accuracy in their work, a primer on copyright and professional courtesy, and a quick guide to staying safe while on assignment.

Black White and Grey

Author : Franz Kruger
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In South Africa, the debate about journalism ethics has taken particular turns in contemporary times. Issues of transformation and race have sparked heated debates in the profession. This book grew out of these discussions. It attempts to measure the traditional standards of journalism against the demands of a changing society.

The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative

Author : Phyllis Frus
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The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative investigates the textuality of all discourse, arguing that the ideologically charged distinction between 'journalism' and 'fiction' is socially constructed rather than natural. Phyllis Frus separates literariness from aesthetic definitions, regarding it as a way of reading a text through its style to discover how it 'makes' reality.

Trauma Media Art

Author : Mick Broderick
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During the past one hundred years or so, the depiction of traumatic historical events and experiences has been a recurrent theme in the work of artists and media professionals—including those in literature, theatre, visual art, architecture, cinema, and television—among other forms of cultural expression and social communication. The essays collected in this book follow a contemporary critical trend in the field of trauma studies that reflects comparatively on artistic and media representations of traumatic histories and experiences from countries around the world. Focusing on a diversity of art and media forms—including memorials, literature, visual and installation art, music, video, film, and journalism—they both apply dominant theories of trauma and explore the former’s limitations while bearing in mind other possible methodologies. Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives contributes to a critical trauma studies, a field that reinvigorates itself in the twenty-first century through its constant reassessment of the relationship between theory, representation, and global histories of violence and suffering.