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The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide by James M. BeidlerThere are more historical newspaper resources than you think--and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in "taking the pulse" of their times and places, recording not just the names, but also information important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn about your ancestors and the times and places they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book shows you what you can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers. The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide features- .Tips and techniques for finding crucial genealogy records in newspapers, such as birth announcements, obituaries, and even news reports .Step-by-step guides for using popular online newspaper databases such as GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com .Case studies that will put information found in newspapers to use
Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Newspaperman: Inside the News Business at the Wall Street Journal by Warren PhillipsAn inside look at America''s largest newspaper--The Wall Street Journal "Phillips offers fascinating insights about American business, politics, and journalism. He traveled in the circles of CEOs, U.S. presidents, prime ministers, and royalty; always at his core he was a reporter. That is the beauty of Newspaperman." --Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader; senior managing director, Lazard Freres & Company; adviser to President Bill Clinton "[Phillips] captures the fabulous stories of a scrawny, precocious boy from reporter to publisher and then CEO, participating in and then presiding over the Journal''s years of greatest growth." --Joan Konner, Dean Emerita, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism "Phillips fell in love with newspapers when he was a boy. He''s still infatuated but he doesn''t skip over his tough times or mistakes. That''s what makes Newspaperman such a telling guide to the newsroom and to the top office in the executive suite." --Lou Boccardi, former president and chief executive, Associated Press; former chairman, Pulitzer Prize Board "This lovely book recounts the life of a wise, thoughtful, and admired newspaper editor and publisher. The tiny Wall Street Journal Warren Phillips joined grew up to be a giant. Newspaperman tells that story." --Donald E. Graham, chairman and chief executive, The Washington Post Company "[Phillips provides] perceptive commentaries on Germany, Greece, Turkey, England, Spain, China, Russia, and the Middle East. All is told with modest good humor, but repeatedly emphasizes the need for integrity and high standards." --George B. Munroe, retired chairman and chief executive, Phelps Dodge Corporation "The story of a boy born in Brooklyn, a reporter, an editor, a publisher, a corporate executive, and now the author of a fascinating book." --James Q. Riordan, former vice chairman, Mobil Corporation "In spite of a few hiccups, honestly related here, Dow Jones was rated by Fortune magazine as the second most-admired company in the United States, and so proved that an outstanding newspaperman can also achieve enormous success as a business builder and leader." --Hamish Maxwell, former chairman and CEO, Philip Morris Companies Inc. "A memoir from a man who helped transform The Wall Street Journal from a local newspaper to a global operation.. . . Throughout the book, Phillips looks at his part in shaping the Journal''s news and editorial coverage, and these sections provide insight into his highly successful methods. The author includes many anecdotes culled from his diaries, some very funny, which illustrate the variegated aspects of his life and the people who shared in it.. . . A well-rounded autobiography about the journalism industry and the people who shaped the news over the past 50 years." --Kirkus Reviews "The sections about the rise of the Wall Street Journal''s quality and influence are fascinating - for journalists and non-journalists alike." --Philadelphia Inquirer "Phillips provides an arresting retrospective on modern world history that general readers will find informative and delightful." --Star-Telegram About the Book When Warren Phillips was eleven years old, his father took him on a guided tour of the New York Daily News, where he got his first look at the frenzied yet surprisingly ordered and controlled world of newspaper publishing. He saw everything from the industrial printing presses churning out newspapers at astonishing speeds to reporters hunched over their typewriters, writing the very stories those presses would be producing within hours--or even minutes. Phillips was hooked. He knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. Newspaperman tells the story of how
Publication Date: 2011-09-12
The Presidents vs. the Press by Harold HolzerAn award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press. "The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" Has our free press ever faced as great a threat? Perhaps not--but the tension between presidents and journalists is as old as the republic itself. Every president has been convinced of his own honesty and transparency; every reporter who has covered the White House beat has believed with equal fervency that his or her journalistic rigor protects the country from danger. Our first president, George Washington, was also the first to grouse about his treatment in the newspapers, although he kept his complaints private. Subsequent chiefs like John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Barack Obama were not so reticent, going so far as to wield executive power to overturn press freedoms, and even to prosecute journalists. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to actively manage the stable of reporters who followed him, doling out information, steering coverage, and squashing stories that interfered with his agenda. It was a strategy that galvanized TR's public support, but the lesson was lost on Woodrow Wilson, who never accepted reporters into his inner circle. Franklin Roosevelt transformed media relations forever, holding more than a thousand presidential press conferences and harnessing the new power of radio, at times bypassing the press altogether. John F. Kennedy excelled on television and charmed reporters to hide his personal life, while Richard Nixon was the first to cast the press as a public enemy. From the days of newsprint and pamphlets to the rise of Facebook and Twitter, each president has harnessed the media, whether intentional or not, to imprint his own character on the office. In this remarkable new history, acclaimed scholar Harold Holzer examines the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it. From Washington to Trump, he chronicles the disputes and distrust between these core institutions that define the United States of America, revealing that the essence of their confrontation is built into the fabric of the nation.
Publication Date: 2020-08-25
The Associated Press Guide to News Writing, 2 Edition by Peterson'sThe Associated Press Guide to News Writing, is the standard professional resource for both novice and experienced news writers. This practical handbook is the ideal writing style guide for all reporters, writers, editors, and English and journalism students. It covers all the essentials of good news writing, according to the styles and guidelines set forth by the Associated Press--with lively examples from today's newspapers. This authoritative guide includes: Professional advice about crafting a good feature story In-depth reviews of important principles in news writing Expert guidance on writing concise, informative copy, source citations, and more. Clear and instructive discussions of specialized styles.
Publication Date: 2019-11-12
Overload by Bob Schieffer; H. Andrew Schwartz (As told to)From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24 hour news cycle, legendary journalist Bob Schieffer examines political journalism today and those who practice it. Based on interviews with over 40 media leaders, Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today's citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.