The Survival Guide To Journalism

Author: Synge, Dan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335237852
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Survival Guide to Journalism is aimed not only at undergraduate and post-graduate students of Journalism, but indeed anyone from any background who is interested in making a living (full or part-time) either through their writing and editorial ability. In it you'll find some traditional journalistic principles as well as up-to-date information on where the best opportunities are today. My advice is deliberately hands-on and straight to the point, and I have included useful tips from top working professionals. There are exercises to try out and short Q&A sessions to help clear up any uncertainties there may be about each chapter. Where possible, I have included useful links and contacts to organisations that specialise in helping aspiring journalists to survive through those difficult first months and years. Because it pays to have the right survival skills, The Survival Guide to Journalism sums up the state of the industry today and how to establish yourself in it, as well as including practical guidelines on news and feature writing. The Survival Guide to Journalism concentrates on freelance journalism with the emphasis on practicalities such as sending an invoice or dealing with tax issues. More specialist areas of writing have also been covered such as arts reviewing, travel writing and blogging and the book highlights some of the exciting opportunities created by new media.

Penguin Modern Classics The Complete List

Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141970318
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Reference

'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

Hunter S Thompson

Author: Kevin T. McEneaney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442266216
Release Date: 2016-06-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

With new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson’s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.


ISBN: UOM:39015036930843
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Bibliography

Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Desolation Angels

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141972046
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Fiction

Desolation Angels is the wild and soulful story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of On the Road, told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs. As they hitch, hop freight trains, walk and talk their way across the world, from California to Mexico, London to Paris and on to opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac chronicles their poetry, partying, mountain vigils and spiritual contemplation with unsurpassable energy and humanity.

Born to Be Wild

Author: Randy D. McBee
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469622736
Release Date: 2015-05-14
Genre: Transportation

In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new subculture while also touching off national alarm. In the years that followed, the stereotypical leather-clad biker emerged in the American consciousness as a menace to law-abiding motorists and small towns. Yet a few short decades later, the motorcyclist, once menacing, became mainstream. To understand this shift, Randy D. McBee narrates the evolution of motorcycle culture since World War II. Along the way he examines the rebelliousness of early riders of the 1940s and 1950s, riders' increasing connection to violence and the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, the rich urban bikers of the 1990s and 2000s, and the factors that gave rise to a motorcycle rights movement. McBee's fascinating narrative of motorcycling's past and present reveals the biker as a crucial character in twentieth-century American life.

British Books

ISBN: UOM:39015084436396
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Bibliography

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439165959
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Rolling Stone's editors compile highlights of Hunter's illustrious career—articles he published for them in his 35-plus years as a contributor.

Stories of Old

Author: Mattias Bolkéus Blom
Publisher: Raben Prisma
ISBN: 9155444369
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

"What happened to the American West as a cultural expression in the 1970s? Despite proclamations of its death, as a collection of representations the West continued to provide writers with material for the negotiation of American history and identity." "But it was a distinctly different West that emerged from the pages of such writers as Don DeLillo, Robert Coover, Jean Didlen, and Tom Wolfe." "In this study, the imagined West of these writers and of others who employed images of the past in literature, movies, political rhetoric, commercial enterprises, and historiographical writing comes under scrutiny." "It is an analysis of a historical symbology that was of critical importance to the construction of national identity during a time of cultural and social instability."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Quill Quire

ISBN: NWU:35556037450590
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Book industries and trade