What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)

This just happened to pop up in my YouTube feed this morning and I had to watch it several times. It's what the title says, and it's enlightening and disheartening all at the same time. Journalists are not the freaking enemy of the people. They are OF the people more than the damned politicians, for … Continue reading What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)

The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America, by Louis P. Masur

My Copy: 9781596916005 (image from Bloomsbury Publishing) The Soiling of Old Glory is a book I had to read for a class in college, and it's probably the only one I've reviewed and re-read several times. This is a book that's very well put together. It's the biography of that photograph of the young man … Continue reading The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America, by Louis P. Masur

#046–How much would the conversation change if the media focused on the victims instead of the killers?

(Image from theconversation.com) I am one of those people. I am a true crime book reader, and a fan of movies, miniseries, documentaries, and t.v. shows about true crime. I find myself watching, fascinated, by what's going on, or what happened in a particular case. It's not about a fascination with the killer exactly; it's … Continue reading #046–How much would the conversation change if the media focused on the victims instead of the killers?

The Radical, Propaganda, Communist, Totally un-American… Declaration of Independence? Whaaa?!

You know how it is. You're looking for stories, then you click on one, then another from the article, then another...and before you know it you've found a total gem. I'm not terribly surprised at this one, after reading about McCarthy for several years and seeing what his power play as the junior senator from … Continue reading The Radical, Propaganda, Communist, Totally un-American… Declaration of Independence? Whaaa?!

Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans & the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, by Robert H. Abzug

My Copy: 9780195042368 (image credit to abebooks.com) "We had known. The world had vaguely heard. But until now no one of us had looked on this. Even this morning we had not imagined we would look on this. It was as though we had penetrated at last to the center of the black heart, to the … Continue reading Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans & the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, by Robert H. Abzug

The Craft of Interviewing, by John Brady

My Copy: 9780394724690 Though some of the technology mentioned and tricks-of-the-trade may be outdated (published in 1976 after all), it must be doing something right if it's still in print today. The Craft of Interviewing contains a slew of wisdom from an editor of Writer's Digest magazine who warns us in the introduction, "For no … Continue reading The Craft of Interviewing, by John Brady