Journalism

Gekaufte Journalisten: Wie Politiker, Geheimdienste und Hochfinanz Deutschlands Massenmedien lenken

By Udo Ulfkotte

Journalisten manipulieren uns im Interesse der Mächtigen Haben auch Sie das Gefühl, häufig manipuliert und von den Medien belogen zu werden? Dann geht es Ihnen wie der Mehrheit der Deutschen. Bislang galt es als »Verschwörungstheorie«, dass Leitmedien uns Bürger mit Propagandatechniken gezielt manipulieren. Jetzt enthüllt ein Insider, used to be wirklich hinter den Kulissen passiert. Der Journalist Udo Ulfkotte schämt sich heute dafür, dass er 17 Jahre für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung gearbeitet hat. Bevor der Autor die geheimen Netzwerke der Macht enthüllt, übt er konsequent Selbstkritik. Er dokumentiert hier zum ersten Mal, wie er für seine Berichterstattung in der FAZ geschmiert und die Korruption gefördert wurde. Und er enthüllt, warum Meinungsführer tendenziös berichten und wie der verlängerte Arm der NATO-Pressestelle Kriege medial vorbereitet. Wie selbstverständlich wurde auch der Autor in die Netzwerke amerikanischer Eliteorganisationen aufgenommen, erhielt im Gegenzug für optimistic Berichterstattung in den united states sogar eine Ehrenbürgerurkunde. In diesem Buch erfahren Sie, in welchen Lobbyorganisationen welche Journalisten vertreten sind. Der Autor nennt Hunderte Namen und blickt auch hinter die Kulissen jener Organisationen, welche unsere Medien propagandistisch einseitig beeinflussen, etwa: Atlantik-Brücke, Trilaterale Kommission, German Marshall Fund, American Council on Germany, American Academy, Aspen Institute und Institut für Europäische Politik. Enthüllt werden zudem die geheimdienstlichen Hintergründe zu Lobbygruppen, die Propagandatechniken und die Formulare, mit denen guy etwa bei der US-Botschaft Fördergelder für Projekte zur gezielten Beeinflussung der öffentlichen Meinung in Deutschland abrufen kann. Wenn die CIA vorgibt, used to be geschrieben wird Können Sie sich vorstellen, dass Geheimdienstmitarbeiter in Redaktionen Texte verfassen, welche dann im redaktionellen Teil unter den Namen bekannter Journalisten veröffentlicht werden? Wissen Sie, welche Journalisten welcher Medien für ihre Berichterstattung geschmiert wurden? Und haben Sie eine ungefähre Vorstellung davon, wie renommierte »Journalistenpreise« vergeben werden? Da geht es im Hintergrund zu wie bei den einstigen Ehrungen der »Helden der Arbeit« in der früheren DDR da wird Propagandaarbeit ausgezeichnet. Vom Journalisten zum Propagandisten ist es nicht weit. Wenn Sie dieses Buch gelesen haben, werden Sie unsere Zeitungen mit ganz anderen Augen sehen, den Fernseher öfter einfach abschalten und auch wissen, used to be Sie dem Radio noch glauben können: speedy nichts. Denn Ulfkotte schreibt auch penibel auf, welcher Sender welcher politischen Partei gehört und welche Journalisten wie beeinflusst werden. Sie erkennen, wie Sie manipuliert werden und Sie wissen, von wem und warum. Am Ende wird klar: Meinungsvielfalt wird jetzt nur noch simuliert. Denn unsere »Nachrichten« sind häufig reine Gehirnwäsche.

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The Breaks of the Game

By David Halberstam

Greater than 6 years after his loss of life David Halberstam is still one among this country's most dear newshounds and respected gurus on American lifestyles and historical past within the years on account that WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting at the Vietnam struggle, Halberstam wrote greater than 20 books, just about all of them bestsellers. His paintings has stood the attempt of time and has turn into the normal wherein all reporters degree themselves.

The New York occasions bestseller, now with a brand new creation! The Breaks of the Game specializes in one grim season (1979-80) within the lifetime of the invoice Walton-led Portland path Blazers, a crew that in simple terms 3 years sooner than were NBA champions.

The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's wisdom of the basketball international is unequalled. but he's writing right here approximately way over simply basketball. it is a tale a couple of position in our society the place energy, funds, and ability collide and infrequently corrupt, a spot the place either nationwide obsessions and bare greed are uncovered. it is concerning the impact of massive media, the lovers and the hype they subsist on, the conflict of ethics, the poor actual calls for of recent activities (from medicinal drugs to physique size), the artificial salaries, the conflicts of race and sophistication, and the results of recreation switched over into mass leisure and athletes reworked into superstars--all offered in a manner that places the reader within the room and at the courtroom, and The Breaks of the Game in a league of its personal.

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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

A top publication of the 12 months- The Economist & the Wall road Journal

At the center of Africa is the Congo, a rustic the dimensions of Western Europe, bordering 9 different international locations, that when you consider that 1996 has been wracked through a brutal warfare within which thousands have died. In Dancing within the Glory of Monsters, popular political activist and researcher Jason ok. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of ways Congo turned a failed country that collapsed right into a battle of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the foremost perpetrators, a lot of whom he met for my part, and highlights the character of the political approach that introduced those humans to energy, in addition to the ethical judgements with which the battle faced them. Now up to date with a brand new advent, Dancing within the Glory of Monsters tells the total tale of Africa’s nice War.

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A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

This can be the reliable textual content for the nationwide organization of technology Writers. within the 8 years because the booklet of the 1st variation of A box consultant for technology Writing, a lot concerning the global has replaced. a number of the prime concerns in brand new political industry - embryonic stem mobilephone examine, international warming, healthiness care reform, house exploration, genetic privateness, germ conflict - are educated by means of clinical rules. by no means has it been extra the most important for the lay public to be scientifically literate. that is the place technological know-how writers are available. and that is why it is time for an replace to the Field Guide, already a staple of technology writing graduate courses around the country.

The educational group has lately famous how vital it truly is for writers to develop into extra refined, an expert, and skeptical approximately what they write. greater than 50 associations now supply education in technological know-how writing. moreover mid-career fellowships for technology writers are becoming, giving newshounds the opportunity to come back to significant universities for specialised education. We applaud those advancements, and wish to be a part of them with this re-creation of the Field Guide.

In A box consultant for technological know-how Writers, 2d Edition, the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of skilled newshounds who're every piece as stellar because the staff that contributed to the 1st variation. after all, what we've are essays written by way of the superior within the technology writing career. those remarkable writers have written not just approximately sort, yet approximately content material, too. those leaders within the career describe how they paintings their approach in the course of the info glut to discover the gemstones worthy writing approximately. We even have chapters that offer the instruments each solid technology author wishes: the right way to use records, tips on how to weigh the benefits of conflicting stories in clinical literature, find out how to record approximately hazard. And, eventually, how one can write.

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Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

By A. Brad Schwartz

On the night of October 30, 1938, radio listeners around the usa heard a startling document of a meteor strike within the New Jersey nation-state. With sirens blaring within the historical past, announcers within the box defined mysterious creatures, terrifying battle machines, and thick clouds of poison gasoline relocating towards big apple urban. because the invading strength approached ny, a few listeners sat transfixed, whereas others ran to alert associates or to name the police. a few even fled their houses. however the hair-raising broadcast used to be no longer a true information bulletin-it used to be Orson Welles's version of the H. G. Wells vintage The conflict of the Worlds.
In Broadcast Hysteria, A. Brad Schwartz boldly retells the tale of Welles's famed radio play and its influence. Did it particularly spawn a "wave of mass hysteria," as The ny instances reported? Schwartz is the 1st to ascertain the loads of letters despatched to Orson Welles himself within the days after the published, and his findings problem the traditional knowledge. Few listeners believed a precise assault was once less than approach. besides, Schwartz exhibits that Welles's broadcast grew to become an incredible scandal, prompting a unique type of mass panic as americans debated the bewitching strength of the radio and the country's vulnerability in a time of drawback. while the controversy was once over, American broadcasting had replaced for sturdy, yet no longer for the better.
As Schwartz tells this tale, we detect how an environment of traditional catastrophe and imminent conflict authorised broadcasters to create shared stay nationwide stories for the 1st time. We keep on with Orson Welles's upward push to popularity and watch his manic strength and inventive genius at paintings within the play's moved quickly but leading edge construction. And we hint the present-day approval for "fake information" again to its resource in Welles's express and its many imitators. Schwartz's unique learn, talented storytelling, and considerate research make Broadcast Hysteria a groundbreaking new examine a very important yet little-understood episode in American history.

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The Scapegoat: A Novel

By Sophia Nikolaidou

An engrossing and richly panoramic novel from an important new author, in accordance with a real story...

In 1948, the physique of an American journalist is located floating within the bay off Thessaloniki. A small-time Greek journalist is attempted and convicted for the murder...but whilst he is published twelve years later, he claims his confession was once the results of torture. 

Flash ahead to modern Greece, the place a rebellious younger highschool pupil is given an task for a college undertaking: locate the reality. And as he begrudgingly takes it on, he starts to make a startling sequence of gripping discoveries--about historical past, love, or even his personal family's involvement.

Based at the actual tale of famed CBS reporter George Polk—journalism’s prestigious Polk Awards have been named after him—The Scapegoat is a sweeping saga that brings jointly the Greece of the post-World battle II period with the Greece of at the present time, a rustic dealing with risky occasions as soon as again. 

As informed by means of key avid gamers within the story—the speeding journalist’s Greek widow; the mummy and sisters of the convicted guy; the brutal Thessaloniki leader of Police; a U.S. overseas workplace investigator, and, ultimately, the modern day scholar, within the novel's so much stirring narration of all--The Scapegoat confronts questions of fact, justice, and sacrifice...and how the previous is often with us.

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Thief-Taker Hangings: How Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard Captivated London and Created the Celebrity Criminal

By Aaron Skirboll

After the fantastic Revolution, a no longer so excellent age of lawlessness took place England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes governed the land. Execution by means of striking frequently punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring tales of fearless criminals proliferated, giving delivery to a brand new medium: the newspaper. In 1724, housebreaker Jack Sheppard—a “pocket Hercules,” his small body jam-packed with muscle—finally met the hangman. road singers sang ballads concerning the Cockney burglar simply because no criminal may well carry him. each one extra striking than the final, his ultimate jailbreak took him via six successive locked rooms, and then he shimmied down blankets from the felony roof to the road less than. ahead of Sheppard swung, he gave an account of his lifestyles to a author within the crowd. Daniel Defoe stood within the shadow of the day’s literati—Swift, Pope, Gay—and had performed demanding time himself for sedition and financial disaster. He observed how felony corrupted the bad. They got here out thieves, yet he got here out a journalist. Six months later, the writer of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders lined one other loss of life on the placing tree. Jonathan Wild regarded every piece the brute—body lined in scars from dagger, sword, and gun, bald head patched with silver plates from a fractured skull—and he had all yet invented the double-cross. He cultivated younger thieves, profited from their paintings, then became them in for his reward—and their execution. yet one guy refused to play his online game. Sheppard didn’t take orders from this self-proclaimed “thief-taker general,” nor might he hawk his loot via Wild’s fences. The two-faced bounty hunter took it individually and helped deliver the younger burglar’s lifestyles to an finish. but if Wild’s charade got here to gentle, he speedy grew to become the main despised guy within the land. while he was once hanged for his personal crimes, the mob wasn’t rooting for Wild because it had for Sheppard. as an alternative, they hurled stones, rotten meals, or even lifeless animals at him. Defoe once more obtained the inside track, and tabloid journalism as we all know it had all started.

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Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media

By David Edwards

"Guardians of energy must be required examining in each media university. it's the most vital e-book approximately journalism i will remember." John Pilger "Regular severe research of the media, filling the most important gaps and correcting the distortions of ideological prisms, hasn't ever been extra vital. Media Lens has played a big public carrier by means of undertaking this activity with power, perception, and care." Noam Chomsky "Media Lens is doing a great task of urgent the mainstream media to a minimum of persist with their very own acknowledged rules and meet their public carrier duties. [This is] enjoyable in addition to enlightening." Edward S. Herman Can a company media approach be anticipated to inform the reality a few global ruled by means of enterprises? Can newspapers, together with the 'liberal' parent and the self reliant, inform the reality approximately catastrophic weather swap -- approximately its roots in mass consumerism and company obstructionism -- once they are themselves profit-oriented companies depending on advertisers for seventy five% in their sales? Can the BBC inform the reality approximately united kingdom executive crimes in Iraq whilst its senior managers are appointed through the govt? Has whatever essentially replaced because BBC founder Lord Reith wrote of the institution: "They comprehend they could belief us to not be quite impartial"? Why did the British and American mass media fail to problem even the obvious govt lies on Iraqi guns of mass destruction ahead of the invasion in March 2003? Why did the media forget about the claims of UN guns inspectors that Iraq were 90-95% "fundamentally disarmed" as early as 1998? This ebook solutions those questions, and extra. considering the fact that July 2001, Media Lens has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to electronic mail senior editors and reporters, demanding them to account for his or her distorted reporting on Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Haiti, East Timor, weather swap, Western crimes in crucial the US, and lots more and plenty extra. The responses

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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

By Anderson Cooper

Few humans have witnessed extra scenes of chaos and clash all over the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking assurance on CNN has replaced the best way we watch the inside track. during this gripping, candid, and remarkably strong memoir, he deals an unstinting, up-close view of the main harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impression they've got had on his life.

After becoming up on Manhattan's higher East facet, Cooper felt a magnetic pull towards the unknown, an charm to the a long way corners of the earth. If he might preserve relocating, and maintain exploring, he felt he may possibly remain one step sooner than his earlier, together with the celebrity surrounding his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, and the tragic early deaths of his father and older brother. As a reporter, the frenetic speed of submitting dispatches from war-torn nations, and the risk that got here with it, helped him steer clear of having to seem too heavily on the soreness and loss that was once correct in entrance of him.

But lately, in the course of the process one amazing, tumultuous 12 months, it turned very unlikely for him to proceed to split his paintings from his existence, his family's stricken historical past from the agony humans he met worldwide. From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the warfare in Iraq to the hunger in Niger and eventually to storm Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, Cooper provides us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that happens, either bodily and emotionally, whilst the conventional order of items is violently ruptured on the sort of substantial scale. Cooper have been in his proportion of life-threatening events earlier than -- ducking hearth at the streets of war-torn Sarejevo, touring on his personal to famine-stricken Somalia, witnessing firsthand the genocide in Rwanda -- yet he had by no means visible human distress particularly like this. Writing with vibrant stories of his early life and early profession as a roving correspondent, Cooper finds for the 1st time how deeply affected he has been through the wars, mess ups, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he remains to be attracted to probably the most perilous areas on earth.

Striking, heartfelt, and totally engrossing, Dispatches from the Edge is an unforgettable memoir that takes us backstage of the cataclysmic occasions of our age and permits us to determine them throughout the eyes of 1 of America's such a lot relied on, fearless, and pioneering reporters.

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