Journalism

LIFE Story

The Education of an American Journalist
By Gerald Moore

In LIFE Story Gerald Moore—a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete—recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE’s fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news.

Subjects: MemoirJournalism

El Paso's Muckraker

The Life of Owen Payne White
By Garna L. Christian

This long-overdue biography restores this overlooked writer to the forefront of western history and journalism.

Dispatches from the Drownings

Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction
By B. J. Hollars

In homage to Michael Lesy’s cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip, Hollars pairs reports from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century journalists with fictional versions, creating a hybrid text complete with facts, lies, and a wide range of blurring in between.

Cables, Crises, and the Press

The Geopolitics of the New International Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903
By John A. Britton

In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new communications system based on advances in submarine cable technology and newspaper printing brought information to an excitable mass audience.

Media Management in the Age of Giants

Business Dynamics of Journalism
Second Edition
By Dennis Herrick

This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age?

Subjects: Journalism

Nicaragua Before Now

Factory Work, Farming, and Fishing in a Low-wage Global Economy
By Nell Farrell

Farrell weaves together interviews, photographs, and her own observations to illustrate the relationship between Nicaraguan laborers, international politics, and global markets.

Country of Bullets

Chronicles of War
By Juanita León
Translated by Guillermo Bleichmar

A respected journalist in Colombia chronicles the human stories of survival in the midst of the country's political and military violence.

Darfur

By Lucian Niemeyer

Niemeyer's travels in the Sudan are illustrated by his stunning color photographs of the people caught in the wrenching violence.

Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream

True Tales of Mexican Migration
By Sam Quinones

These stories of real people who have immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico show how they have changed their new country and how they are changed by it.

True Tales from Another Mexico

The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, and the Bronx
By Sam Quinones

Keen observation and astute interviews lead journalist Sam Quinones on the quest to find the authentic modern Mexico--both in Mexico and East L.A., and other parts of the U.S.

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