The Messenger

Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1742613527
Size: 15.70 MB
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Ed Kennedy - cab driving prodigy, pathetic card player, useless at sex - shares coffee with his dog and is in nervous-love with Audrey. His life is one of suburban routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace turns up and Ed becomes the messenger. PROTECT THE DIAMONDS SURVIVE THE CLUBS DIG DEEP THROUGH SPADES FEEL THE HEARTS Chosen to care, he travels through town, helping and hurting, until only one question remains. Where are the messages coming from?Join in the conversation about The Messenger with #EdKennedy

Messenger

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345895
Size: 14.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand. This ebook includes a sample chapter of SON.

Kill The Messenger

Author: Maria Armoudian
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781616143886
Size: 19.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This wide-ranging, insightful book will make readers keenly aware of the media’s power, while underscoring the role that we all play in fostering a media climate that cultivates a greater sense of humanity, cooperation, and fulfillment of human potential. What role do the media have in creating the conditions for atrocities such as occurred in Rwanda? Conversely, can the media be used to preserve democracy and safeguard the human rights of all citizens in a diverse society? How will the media, now global in scope, affect the fate of the planet itself? The author explores these intriguing questions and more in this in-depth examination of the media’s power to either help or harm. She begins by documenting how the media were used to spread a contagion of hate in three deadly conflicts: Rwanda, Nazi Germany, and the former Yugoslavia. She then turns to areas of the world where the media acted constructively—by aiding the peace process in Northern Ireland, rebuilding democracy in Chile, bridging ethnic divides in South Africa, improving the lot of women in Senegal, and boosting transparency and democratization in Mexico and Taiwan. Finally, she explains how the media interact with psychological and cultural forces to impact perceptions, fears, peer-pressure, "groupthink," and the creation of heroes and villains. From the Hardcover edition.

Marshall Mcluhan

Author: Philip Marchand
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262631865
Size: 16.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A new look at the man who gave us ideas "the medium is the message" and "globalvillage".

Shooting The Messenger

Author: Paul L. Moorcraft
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574889475
Size: 12.61 MB
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As the literature on military-media relations grows, it is informed by antagonism either from journalists who report on wars or from ex-soldiers in their memoirs. Academics who attempt more judicious accounts rarely have any professional military or media experience. A working knowledge of the operational constraints of both professions underscores Shooting the Messenger. A veteran war correspondent and think tank director, Paul L. Moorcraft has served in the British Ministry of Defence, while historian-by-training Philip M. Taylor is a professor of international communications who has lectured widely to the U.S. military and at NATO institutions. Some of the topics they examine in this wide-ranging history of military-media relations are: – the interface between soldiers and civilian reporters covering conflicts – the sometimes grey area between reporters' right or need to know and the operational security constraints imposed by the military – the military's manipulation of journalists who accept it as a trade-off for safer battlefield access – the resultant gap between images of war and their reality – the evolving nature of media technology and the difficulties—and opportunities—this poses to the military – journalistic performance in reporting conflict as an observer or a participant Moorcraft and Taylor provide a bridge over which each side can pass and a path to mutual understanding.