Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Excerpt from An Apology for Printers When the Star Chamber was abolished in 1640' by act of Parliament the House of Commons set up' a licensing scheme to suppress the critical press, and in March of 1642 they enacted a law providing for a Committee for Examinations which had power to search for presses that are kept and employed in the printing of scandalous and lying pamphlets, and in June of 1643 Parliament issued its famous order on the subject where again they confessed that their previous orders had failed notwith standing the diligence of the Company of Stationers. Its preamble provided: Whereas divers good Orders have bin lately made by both Houses of Parliament, for suppressing the great late abuses and frequent disorders in Printing many, false forged, scan dalous, seditious, libellous, and un licensed Papers, Pamphlets, and Books to the great defamation of Religion and government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Benjamin Franklin,Ralph Louis Ketcham
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Category: Political Science
Too often dismissed as the least philosophic of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin had a deep and lasting impact on the shape of American political thought. In this substantial collection of Franklin’s letters, essays, and lesser-known papers, Ralph Ketcham traces the development of Franklin’s practical–and distinctly American–political thought from his earliest Silence Dogood essays to his final writings on the Constitution and The Evils of the Slave Trade.
Author: Martin J. Manning,Clarence R. Wyatt
Presents reference entries on the impact of propaganda on American war efforts, from the American Revolution up to the present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.
Author: Benjamin Franklin,Alan Houston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin is one of the best known and most widely admired figures in American history. His wit and charm make him endearing; his practical intelligence and commitment to middle-class virtues like thrift and industry make him admirable. Indeed to many he is 'the first American'. Ironically, this identification of Franklin with American popular culture diminishes the breadth and depth of his contributions to modern political thought. The present volume provides the textual foundation for a fuller understanding of Franklin's thought, and represents a major addition to the Cambridge Texts series. Readers interested in the Autobiography will find a new and complete edition based on the original manuscript. Those interested in the full range of Franklin's political ideas will find a selection of his most important letters, essays and pamphlets. Alan Houston's lucid introduction brings life to these texts and sets them in their proper historical context.
From the Origins Through the Civil War
Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
Compact, inexpensive anthology features contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and many others. Includes introductory notes and suggestions for further reading.
The Problem of Equity in Journalism
Author: Robert H. Giles,Robert W. Snyder
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What's fair? It is an old question in journalism. In 1999, it seems more difficult to answer than ever. The cycle of story, spin, and counterspin that surrounds the White House is only the most obvious part of the problem. In the past 25 years, the practice of journalism has changed enormously--particularly in the United States. The demarcation of public and private life that once ruled certain kinds of stories out-of-bounds has eroded, leaving reporters with the unenviable challenge of having to cover events whose seaminess inevitably taints all who touch them. Commercial pressures, and a tidal wave of information and entertainment media, have engulfed the news business--leaving the definitions of journalism and journalistic standards vague and uncertain. And the technology of news reporting is speeding up news cycles in ways that leave little time for sober and measured judgments. What's Fair? is a collection of essays from experts in the field that are sure to spark compelling questions and ideas about journalism and its place in our time. In "Fairness--A Struggle," journalists explore a subject that they normally share only with close friends and colleagues--their own struggles with fairness that occurred in places as different as South Africa, Washington, and the South Bronx. In "Fairness--A History," nine contributors examine the history of the fairness question, specifically the establishment of the Hutchins Commission report of 1947, which is evaluated here by a historian, a journalist and a First Amendment authority. In a comparative vein, two authorities on international communications law examine British regulations for fairness in broadcasting at the end of the 20th century. In "Fairness--A Goal," contributors explore what struggles for fairness mean in a variety of contexts, from American newsrooms to post-Communist Poland to Northern Ireland. Many discussions of fairness are either numbingly abstract or impossibly righteous. To avoid those hazards, Robert Giles and Robert Snyder have grounded this volume in stories--the kind of stories journalists tell each other and the kind of stories people tell about journalism. This volume is a testament to journalism that is free yet fair, probing yet credible and authoritative in content yet open to many voices. Robert Giles is editor-in-chief of Media Studies Journal, senior vice president of the Freedom Forum and executive director of Media Studies Center. Formerly the editor and publisher of The Detroit News, he is the author of Newsroom Management: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Robert W. Snyder is editor of the Media Studies Journal, a historian, and most recently author of Transit Talk: New York's Bus and Subway Workers Tell Their Stories. He has taught at Princeton University and New York University, from which he holds a doctorate in history.
Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology
The Future of Journalism
Author: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Business & Economics
For a century and a half, journalists made a good business out of selling the latest news or selling ads next to that news. Now that news pours out of the Internet and our mobile devices—fast, abundant, and mostly free—that era is ending. Our best journalists, Mitchell Stephens argues, instead must offer original, challenging perspectives—not just slightly more thorough accounts of widely reported events. His book proposes a new standard: "wisdom journalism," an amalgam of the more rarified forms of reporting—exclusive, enterprising, investigative—and informed, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on current events. This book features an original, sometimes critical examination of contemporary journalism, both on- and offline, and it finds inspiration for a more ambitious and effective understanding of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, as well as in a selection of outstanding twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin's eighteenth-century writings. Most attempts to deal with journalism's current crisis emphasize technology. Stephens emphasizes mindsets and the need to rethink what journalism has been and might become.
Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution
Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, the talented young historian David Waldstreicher shows we must add runaway, slave master, and empire builder. But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father. Finding slavery at the center of Franklin's life, Waldstreicher proves it was likewise central to the Revolution, America's founding, and the very notion of freedom we associate with both. Franklin was the sole Founding Father who was once owned by someone else and was among the few to derive his fortune from slavery. As an indentured servant, Franklin fled his master before his term was complete; as a struggling printer, he built a financial empire selling newspapers that not only advertised the goods of a slave economy (not to mention slaves) but also ran the notices that led to the recapture of runaway servants. Perhaps Waldstreicher's greatest achievement is in showing that this was not an ironic outcome but a calculated one. America's freedom, no less than Franklin's, demanded that others forgo liberty. Through the life of Franklin, Runaway America provides an original explanation to the paradox of American slavery and freedom.
Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Der Nr.1-Bestseller und Lieblingsroman aus Schweden: phantasievoll, ergreifend und umwerfend witzig. Wieder ein ganz besonderes Leseerlebnis vom Autor von ›Ein Mann namens Ove‹, Fredrik Backman. Oma ist 77, Ärztin, Chaotin und treibt die Nachbarn in den Wahnsinn. Elsa ist 7, liebt Wikipedia und Superhelden und hat nur einen einzigen Freund: nämlich Oma. In Omas Märchen erlebt Elsa die aufregendsten Abenteuer. Bis Oma sie eines Tages auf die größte Suche ihres Lebens schickt – und zwar in der wirklichen Welt. »Die erste und inspirierendste Autorin meines Lebens war und ist Astrid Lindgren – ›Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid‹ ist auch eine Hommage an sie.« Fredrik Backman »Versprich mir, dass du mich noch liebhast, wenn du erfährst, wer ich gewesen bin. Und versprich mir, auf das Schloss aufzupassen. Und auf deine Freunde.« Oma zu Elsa »Dieses Buch ist ein Volltreffer, der einen zum Lachen und Weinen bringt. Auf dieses Abenteuer müssen Sie sich einfach einlassen – es ist wunderbar.« Expressen Söndag
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Frühlingsanfang in Moskau, 1913. Nelly Reid, treusorgende Ehefrau und liebevolle Mutter dreier Kinder, verlässt ihren Mann Frank völlig unerwartet und kehrt nach England zurück, die Kinder bleiben bei ihrem Vater. Der sieht sich vor ungewohnte Herausforderungen gestellt: Er muss sich nicht nur um seine Firma kümmern, sondern auch um den Haushalt und den Nachwuchs ... Da tritt Lisa Iwanowna in Franks Leben, eine junge, gut aussehende Frau vom Lande. Aber ist sie wirklich so naiv, wie sie scheint? Und welche Rolle spielt Franks Buchhalter, Selwyn Crane, der sich so offensichtlich bemüht, die beiden zusammenzubringen? »Penelope Fitzgeralds Bücher bieten ein Lesevergnügen der besonderen Art: Ganz unaufgeregt, nachdenklich und wehmütig zeigen sie eine einfache Wahrheit: Das Alltägliche, das Allzumenschliche entwickelt oft famosen Witz.« Der Spiegel