The American Journalist

A Portrait of U.S. News People and Their Work
Author: David Hugh Weaver,G. Cleveland Wilhoit,Lori A. Bergen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253206688
Category: Reference
Page: 276
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Satiric impersonations

from Aristophanes to the Guerrilla Girls
Author: Joel Schechter
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humor
Page: 188
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In this entertaining and provocative new work, Joel Schechter selectively surveys political satire covering a wide range of periods and events from Aristophanes to the present. His absorbing essays focus on the satire of Jonathan Swift, Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Dario Fo, and the Guerrilla Girls, among others. Schechter argues that some politicians are as theatrical, if not as comic, as the plays, pamphlets, and films in which they are satirically impersonated, and he contends that their very theatricality invites their satirical treatment by playwrights and performers. As examples, he cites Hitler, Stalin, and Reagan as performers whose "acts" rival anything a satirist could invent and any impersonation a comedian could stage. To Schechter, impersonation is both an art form through which one living person appears to be another and an act that reveals that the person imitated is an impostor. For example, he contends that "while Hitler conquered Europe, Chaplin [in his film The Great Dictator] in his own way conquered Hitler, adding him to a repertoire that included the Little Tramp and (later) Blue-beard." Schechter concludes with a memoir of his own brief career as an actor-politician.

Interviewing for Journalists


Author: Sally Adams,Wynford Hicks
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415229138
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 185
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Interviewing for Journalists addresses the central skill of asking the right question in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print journalists - professionals, students and trainees. The authors, both experienced journalists, explain the different types of interviewing, from the street interview, vox pop or press conference to the interview used as a basis for an in-depth profile. Drawing on examples of published material, and featuring interviews with a number of successful writers and columnists, the book covers every aspect of interviewing.

The Universal Journalist


Author: David Randall
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781919713595
Category: Journalism
Page: 225
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Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism does not only concern universal objectives, it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information are constantly changing. This acclaimed handbook challenges old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism. This fully updated edition includes new sections on handling numbers and statistics, computer-assisted reporting and writing for the Web, as well as an extensively revised chapter on what makes a good reporter, and a new section on sources. Now, more than ever, this handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists world-wide.

Media Information Australia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communication
Page: N.A
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Review of Security and the State


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civil rights
Page: N.A
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Contemporary Dramatists


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
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The Cumulative Book Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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A world list of books in the English language.

Contemporary dramatists


Author: D. L. Kirkpatrick,James Vinson
Publisher: St James Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 785
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The Nation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
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Best Sellers


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
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British Books in Print


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
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Books in Print Supplement


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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The Journalism Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: N.A
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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical materials.