A Fate of Dragons (Book #3 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416094

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Thor journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist, an unforgiving place that is home to the most elite warriors of the world. Along the way, Thor's dreams, along with his mysterious encounters with Argon, will continue to plague him, to press him to try to learn more about who he is, who his mother is, and what the source of his powers are.

The European Handbook of Media Accountability

Author: Tobias Eberwein,Susanne Fengler,Matthias Karmasin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317033272

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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In recent years, the Leveson Inquiry in Great Britain, as well as the EU High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, have stirred heated debates about media accountability and media self-regulation across Europe. How responsible are journalists? How well-developed are infrastructures of media self-regulation in the different European countries? How much commitment to media accountability is there in the media industry – and how actively do media users become involved in the process of media criticism via social media? With contributions from leading scholars in the field of journalism and mass communication, this handbook brings together reports on the status quo of media accountability in all EU members states as well as key countries close to Europe, such as Turkey and Israel. Each chapter provides an up-to-date overview of media accountability structures as well as a synopsis of relevant research, exploring the role of media accountability instruments in each national setting, including both media self-regulation (such as codes of ethics, press councils, ombudspersons) and new instruments that involve audiences and stakeholder groups (such as media blogs and user comment systems). A theoretically informed, cross-national comparative analysis of the state of media accountability in contemporary Europe, this handbook constitutes an invaluable basis for further research and policy-making and will appeal to students and scholars of media studies and journalism, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.

Journalists and Media Accountability

An International Study of News People in the Digital Age

Author: Susanne Fengler,Tobias Eberwein,Gianpietro Mazzoleni,Colin Porlezza,Stephan Russ-Mohl

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433122811

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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Media accountability is back on the political agenda. This book advances research on media accountability and transparency, and also offers perspectives for newsrooms, media policy-makers, and journalism educators

The Ethics of Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media

Author: Angela Smith

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857734636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The landscape in which journalists now work is substantially different to that of the twentieth century. The rise of digital and social media necessitates a new way of considering the ethical questions facing practicing journalists. This volume considers the various individual, cultural and institutional influences that have an impact on journalistic ethics today. It also examines the links between ethics and professionalism, the organisational promotion of ethical values and the tensions between ethics, freedom of information and speech, and the need to disseminate information. By comparing the theoretical underpinnings of journalistic ethics with a variety of international case studies, this volume provides a comparative global analysis of the ethical challenges faced by the media in the twenty-first century. It will be essential reading for students of journalism and practising journalists.

Media Performance

Mass Communication and the Public Interest

Author: Denis McQuail

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446232682

Category: Mass media

Page: 368

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This major text by the author of Mass Communication Theory offers a comprehensive analysis of the growing field of assessment and evaluation of the performance of mass media. Across different societies, with varying media systems, there is evidence of increasing concern with the nature and quality of media output as well as about the independence and diversity of media systems. In this broad-ranging overview, Denis McQuail outlines the varying means of media performance assessment which have been attempted. He analyzes the central questions of what the public interest' means in this context, which criteria are relevant for assessing media performance, how such values are established and how they can be reconciled with the economic, industrial and audience market contexts. Both encapsulating a major area of recent debate and research, and advancing it to a new level, this book will be essential reading for students of media and communication studies and for those actively involved with media policy and practice.

Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond

Author: Tobias Eberwein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869620381

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 267

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This volume provides pioneer work in analyzing the development of established and emerging media accountability instruments in 14 countries in Eastern and Western Europe as well as the Arab world. Media scholars and students, professionals and policy-makers alike will be introduced to the specific problems and perspectives of media accountability in different media systems and journalistic cultures. Looked at from a comparative point of view, the reports hint at the formation of different cultures of media accountability within Europe and its adjacent countries. These cultures partly overlap with the journalism cultures identified in the well-known model by Hallin & Mancini. At the same time, the development of media accountability and transparency shows distinctive features incongruent with established models of journalism cultures. Consequently, the book also offers new stimuli for innovations in journalism theory.

Play Between Worlds

Exploring Online Game Culture

Author: T. L. Taylor

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250543

Category: Computers

Page: 206

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In Play Between Worlds, T. L. Taylor examines multiplayer gaming life as it is lived on the borders, in the gaps -- as players slip in and out of complex social networks that cross online and offline space. Taylor questions the common assumption that playing computer games is an isolating and alienating activity indulged in by solitary teenage boys. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), in which thousands of players participate in a virtual game world in real time, are in fact actively designed for sociability. Games like the popular Everquest, she argues, are fundamentally social spaces.Taylor's detailed look at Everquest offers a snapshot of multiplayer culture. Drawing on her own experience as an Everquest player (as a female Gnome Necromancer) -- including her attendance at an Everquest Fan Faire, with its blurring of online -- and offline life -- and extensive research, Taylor not only shows us something about games but raises broader cultural issues. She considers "power gamers," who play in ways that seem closer to work, and examines our underlying notions of what constitutes play -- and why play sometimes feels like work and may even be painful, repetitive, and boring. She looks at the women who play Everquest and finds they don't fit the narrow stereotype of women gamers, which may cast into doubt our standardized and preconceived ideas of femininity. And she explores the questions of who owns game space -- what happens when emergent player culture confronts the major corporation behind the game.

Digital Material

Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology

Author: Marianne van den Boomen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640681

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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This is a compelling study of the often controversial role and meaning of the new media and digital cultures in contemporary society. Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media yielded to a host of innovations, trials, and problems, accompanied by versatile popular and academic discourse. "New Media Studies" crystallized internationally into an established academic discipline, which begs the question: where do we stand now; which new issues have emerged now that new media are taken for granted, and which riddles remain unsolved; and, is contemporary digital culture indeed all about 'you', or do we still not really understand the digital machinery and how it constitutes us as 'you'. From desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to bloggging to e-learning, from role-playing games to Cybergoth music to wireless dreams, this timely volume offers a showcase of the most up-to-date research in the field from what may be called a 'digital-materialist' perspective.

A Fate of Dragons

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939416254

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 198

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Takes us deeper into Thor's epic journey to becoming a warrior, as he journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist. An unforgiving place, home to the most elite warriors of the world, Thor's powers and abilities deepen as he trains. His friendships deepen, too, as they face adversities together, beyond what they could imagine. But as they find themselves up against unimaginable monsters, The Hundred quickly goes from training session to a matter of life or death. Not all will survive.

Happy Herbivore Abroad

A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World

Author: Lindsay S. Nixon

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1937856046

Category: Cooking

Page: 309

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Collects vegan recipes from around the world, including pesto-stuffed mushrooms from Italy, paella from Spain, and pineapple upside-down cake from the United States.

The elite press

great newspapers of the world

Author: John Calhoun Merrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Newspapers

Page: 336

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EU Citizens in the European Public Sphere

An Analysis of EU News in 27 EU Member States

Author: Stefanie Walter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658144866

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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Stefanie Walter examines the visibility of European Union citizens in the mass mediated European public sphere and argues that it can help facilitate an exchange between decision-makers and ordinary citizens. The results show that in comparison to other actor groups, such as political parties or civil society organisations, the visibility of European Union citizens is not marginal. Yet, the image of the European Union citizenry that becomes visible via the news media remains nationally entrenched and references to a truly European citizenry are rare. The study also uses multilevel regressions to explain the visibility of European Union citizens in the news coverage. The empirical analyses are based on a large-scale content analysis of TV news and newspaper articles of the 2009 European Parliament election.p>

Experiments in Ethics

Author: Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Introduction: The waterless moat -- The case against character -- The case against intuition -- The varieties of moral experience -- The ends of ethics.

Governing Paradoxes of Restorative Justice

Author: George Pavlich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136641750

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Restorative justice is the policy of eschewing traditional punishments in favour of group counselling involving both victims and perpetrators. Until now there has been no critical analysis of governmental rationales that legitimize restorative practices over traditional approaches but Governing Practices of Restorative Justice fills this gap and addresses the mentalities of governance most prominent in restorative justice. The author provides comprehensible commentary on the central images of this discursive arena in a style accessible to participants and observers alike of restorative justice.

Happy Herbivore Light & Lean

Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great

Author: Lindsay S. Nixon

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1937856984

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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With easy, no-fuss recipes, the bestselling Happy Herbivore cookbooks show how easy, affordable, and delicious eating healthy can be. Now, in her latest cookbook, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon provides recipes that put a special emphasis on weight-loss and a set of exercises that, like her recipes, are quick, easy, and produce great results. Like all Happy Herbivore cookbooks, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean contains filling, flavorful, plant-based recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare. But this time, Nixon takes healthy to an all-new level, with low-calorie, satisfying meals that will help you achieve your weight-loss goals—and without deprivation. True to its title, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean also includes “recipes” for your body with basic workouts, plus tips and tricks that will inspire you to move more for a trimmer, more-toned you. As always, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean recipes are free from oils, processed foods, and diet chemicals such as artificial sweeteners. Happy Herbivore Light & Lean keeps it healthy, keeps it simple, and keeps it delicious.

Punishment, Places and Perpetrators

Author: Gerben Bruinsma,Henk Elffers,Jan De Keijser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135998469

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book brings together an influential group of academics and researchers to review key areas of research, theory and methodology within criminology and criminal justice, and to identify the most important new challenges facing the discipline. The contributors focus on the three central themes of punishment and criminal justice, location and mobility, and perpetrators and criminal careers, on which much cutting edge research within criminology has been taking place. A particular strength of the book is its multidisciplinary and international approach, with contributors drawn from Europe, the UK and the United States.

Swords of Good Men

Author: Snorri Kristjansson

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

ISBN: 1623650755

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Swords of Good Men--the first volume Snorri Kristjansson's Vhlhalla Saga--in is a raucous and gripping fantasy adventure set in Viking Norway, where plundering and pillaging are a way of life and creature comforts rarely exceed a mug of sour mead. To weary Viking Ulfar Thormodsson, the town of Stenvik is the penultimate stop on what has been a long and perilous journey. It has been particularly challenging for Thormodsson, who has been charged with protecting the life of his high-born cousin. Having travelled the world for two years, all he wants is to go home--but Stenvik awaits. After coming ashore, Thormodsson meets the beautiful and tragic Lilja, who immediately captures his heart. Stenvik is also home to solitary blacksmith Audun Arngrimsson, whose past hides many dark secrets. Soon, the conflict brewing between two factions of dangerous and determined men of the town threatens to sweep all of them, natives and visitors alike, into the jaws of war. As the Vikings learn, King Olav is marching on Stenvik from the east, determined to bring the White Christ to the masses at the point of his sword - even as a host of bloodthirsty raiders led by a mysterious woman sails from the north. Thormodsson and his companions will soon learn that in this conflict between the Old Gods and the new, there are enemies everywhere - outside the walls of Stenvik as well as within. Swords of Good Men features a memorable cast of original characters and is driven by non-stop action and a clever sense of humor. Kristjansson deftly and elegantly weaves Norse mythology and history with fantasy in a novel that offers not only a good dose of bloody Viking feuding, but intrigue and romance.

Football Culture

Local Conflicts, Global Visions

Author: Gerry Finn,Richard Giulianotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136330356

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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These essays provide a critical investigation of football cultures, examining local and national impacts of the game's new millennial order over five continents.

A Night on the Orient Express

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409130967

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. The wonderful award-winning novel from the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND. The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

Journalism Across Boundaries

The Promises and Challenges of Transnational and Transborder Journalism

Author: Kevin Grieves

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137272643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Transnational and transborder journalism are in a unique position to address public discourses on European and regional border-transcending identities. A valuable resource for journalists, students, and scholars of international communication, Journalism across Borders explores how journalists in the border regions of Europe navigate different journalistic cultures and the lack of established routines. Drawing on dozens of interviews and newsroom observation, Kevin Grieves addresses an overlooked but important aspect of international journalism by examining how journalists carry out their daily work in the transnational and regional transborder context.