The Voice of America

Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism

Author: Mitchell Stephens

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism. Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia.” In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America’s initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades – his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had “crammed a couple of centuries worth of living” into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering “forbidden” countries—Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century—including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw—acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure.

Political Commentators in the United States in the 20th Century

A Bio-critical Sourcebook

Author: Dan D. Nimmo,Chevelle Newsome

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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The only volume of its kind to trace the development of political commentary in the 20th century through bio-critical analyses of the century's most significant professional political communicators in the United States.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Journalists

Author: William H. Taft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317403258

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Originally published in 1986. This book is a unique compilation of biographical sketches which covers editors, publishers, photographers, bureau chiefs, columnists, commentators, cartoonists, and artists. Alphabetical entries provide overviews of the lives and personalities of a good cross-section of important people. There is also a short essay on awards and prize winners. Everything is efficiently indexed. This is a supremely useful reference tool for those in mass media and popular culture fields.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism

Author: Stephen L. Vaughn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135880204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.

Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136993754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

Encyclopedia of Television News

Author: Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

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A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals of television news been so thoroughly and authoritatively examined.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1967

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

A New History of Kentucky

Author: Lowell Hayes Harrison

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813120089

Category: History

Page: 533

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"[B]rings the Commonwealth [of Kentucky] to life."-cover.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Der Master Switch

Aufstieg und Niedergang der Informationsimperien

Author: Tim Wu

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 382669273X

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Tim Wu nimmt uns in diesem Buch mit auf eine informative Reise durch das Reich der Kommunikationstechnologien beginnend bei Telefon über Radio, Fernsehen bis hin zum Internet. Dabei analysiert er gründlich die Entwicklung der Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten und deren Auswirkungen in Bezug auf die Möglichkeiten der offenen Kommunikation sowie deren Kontrolle. Er zeigt dabei unter anderem immer wiederkehrende Zyklen auf, wie neue Technologien häufig aus kleinen Unternehmen entstanden sind, später von wenigen großen dominiert wurden, um wiederum neue innovative Unternehmen entstehen zu lassen. Tim Wu zeigt die Hintergründe solcher Entwicklungen auf, die zu dem heutigen Stand geführt haben.

Voices of the past

key documents in the history of American journalism

Author: Calder M. Pickett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 479

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Kolbe

Author: Andreas Kollender

Publisher: Pendragon Verlag

ISBN: 3865325017

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Sommer 1943: Hitler muss weg! Das steht für Fritz Kolbe fest. Als Mitarbeiter des Auswärtigen Amtes hat er Zugang zu streng geheimen Dokumenten, die er aus der Behörde schmuggelt. Eine Kurierfahrt in die Schweiz ermöglicht ihm die Kontaktaufnahme zu den Amerikanern. Kolbe beginnt ein lebensgefährliches Doppelleben. Er übergibt den Amerikanern hochbrisantes Material, darunter der genaue Lageplan der Wolfsschanze, Hitlers Hauptquartier, sowie wichtige Hinweise auf Spione und einen deutschen Geheimsender in Irland. Die Alliierten nutzen seine Informationen, aber Hitler bleibt an der Macht und der sinnlose Krieg geht weiter. Kolbe zweifelt mehr und mehr an seiner Mission, ?will aufgeben, doch Marlene, die Frau, die ihm alles bedeutet, ermutigt ihn zum Weitermachen. Bis es zu einem folgenschweren Unfall kommt ... Andreas Kollenders Sprache entwickelt eine unglaubliche Sogwirkung, augenblicklich ist man gefangen in seiner Geschichte von Widerstand und Liebe, von Mut und Zivilcourage.

Present Shock

Wie wir die Zukunft eingeholt und die Gegenwart verloren haben

Author: Douglas Rushkoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936086720

Category:

Page: 286

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Maschinen, die für uns arbeiten, damit wir mehr Zeit für uns haben! Was einmal wie ein Traum vom Paradies klang, hat eher albtraumhafte Züge angenommen. Statt auf dem Rücken liegend den Vogelflug zu beobachten, sind wir Sklaven von E-Mail, Twitter und Facebook geworden. In der präsentistischen Moderne sehen wir alles und erkennen doch nichts. Diagnose: Present Shock. Douglas Rushkoff fasst in Worte, was wir alle erleben, aber kaum einordnen können. Er untersucht, welche Wirkung eine sich endlos multiplizierende Gegenwart auf uns hat, als Medientheoretiker und als Betroffener. Seine kritische Analyse eröffnet eine Perspektive auf das Leben im digitalen Zeitalter, die uns das gewaltige Ausmass des Umbruchs vor Augen führt - und uns gerade dadurch damit versöhnt. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

The Press and America

An Interpretive History of the Mass Media

Author: Michael C. Emery

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: American newspapers

Page: 724

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Midcentury Quartet

Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman, and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic

Author: Thomas J. Travisano

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813929187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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In a February 1966 letter to her artistic confidant, RobertLowell, Elizabeth Bishop tellingly grouped four midcentury poets: Lowell, RandallJarrell, John Berryman, and herself. For Bishop--always wary of being pigeonholedand therefore reticent about naming her favorite contemporaries--it was a rareexplicit acknowledgment of an informal but enduring artistic circle that has evadedthe notice of literary journalists for more than forty years. Despite the privatenature of their dialogue, the group's members--Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, andBerryman--left a compelling record of their mutual interchange and influence.Drawing on an extensive range of published and archival sources, Thomas Travisanotraces these poets' creation of a surprisingly coherent postmodern aesthetic anddefines its continuing influence on Americanpoetry. The refusal of this "midcentury quartet,"as Travisano calls them, to voice a formalized doctrine, coupled with theirintuitive way of working, has caused critics to miss the coherence of their project.Travisano argues that these poets are not only successors to Pound, Auden, Stevens, and Eliot but postmodern explorers in their own right. In forging their ownaesthetic, characterized here as a postmodern mode of elegy, they encounteredsignificant resistance from their immediate modernist mentors Allen Tate, John CroweRansom, and Marianne Moore. Jarrell, whom othersof the group regarded as a critic of particular genius, was first described as apost-modernist in a 1941 review by Ransom that Travisano cites as the earliest knownuse of the term. In Jarrell's review of Lowell's Lord Weary's Castle six yearslater, he named Lowell a postmodernist and identified traits, among them the use ofpastiche, that are now considered by theorists such as Fredric Jameson asspecifically postmodern. And Bishop's inventiveness allowed her to adapt aself-exploratory mode often, but imprecisely, termed confessional to challengingforms such as the double sonnet, villanelle, andsestina. Each of these poets suffered adevastating loss during childhood and lived through the twentieth-century disastersof the Great Depression, World War II and the Holocaust, and the cold war. Thecontinual tension in their poetry between subjectivity and form, claims Travisano, reflects the plight of the fractured individual in a postmodern world. By arguing sosharply for the importance of this circle, Midcentury Quartet is certain to redrawthe map of postwar American poetry.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)