Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison–Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out

The charges were absurd. Rezaian’s reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. An important story. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. His brother lobbied political heavyweights including john kerry and Barack Obama and started a social media campaign—#FreeJason—while Jason’s wife navigated the red tape of the Iranian security apparatus, all while the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal.

In prisoner, rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his idyllic childhood in northern california and his bond with his Iranian father, a rug merchant; how his teacher Christopher Hitchens inspired him to pursue journalism; and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran, where his career took off and he met his wife.

Kerry, 68th Secretary of State. Initially, rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. While in prison, Rezaian had tireless advocates working on his behalf.

Written with wit, humor,  Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, and grace, maddening culture in all its complexity. Jason paid a deep price in defense of  journalism and his story proves that not everyone who defends freedom carries a gun, some carry a pen. John F.

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

Students will also share specific insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects. One thing is clear: the parkland students are smart, media savvy, and here to fight for common sense gun laws. Hello Giggles. A journalistic look at the shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control--as told by the student reporters for the school's newspaper and TV station.

This timely and media-driven approach to the parkland shooting, as reported by teens in the journalism and broadcasting programs and in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas newspaper, is an inside look at that tragic day and the events that followed that only they could tell. It showcases how the teens have become media savvy and the skills they have learned and honed--harnessing social media, speaking to the press, and writing effective op-eds.


The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941

Green thus introduces us for the first time to a long-forgotten part of the American overseas population—predecessors to today’s expats—while exploring the politics of citizenship and the business relationships, love lives, and wealth and poverty for some of Americans who staked their claim to the City of Light.

History may remember the american artists, socialites, writers, manufacturers’ representatives, but the reality is that there were many more American businessmen, and musicians of the Left Bank best, and lawyers living on the other side of the River Seine. Be they newly minted american countesses married to foreigners with impressive titles or American soldiers who had settled in France after World War I with their French wives, they provide a new view of the notion of expatriates.

Nancy L. The other americans in paris shows that elite migration is a part of migration tout court and that debates over “Americanization” have deep roots in the twentieth century. Bates-batcheller, an american socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa.

While gertrude stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs.

As I Saw It: A Reporter's intrepid journey

From international headlines to local heroes, the eleven-time Emmy Award–winner and member of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame has covered the news with objectivity and integrity, bringing journalistic excellence to every level of reporting. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, veteran journalist Marvin Scott has seen it all.

And tense meetings with yasser arafat, the couple whose lifelong marriage was forged in deadly obsession; Abraham Zapruder, Scott brings us Burt and Linda Pugach, who shot history’s most infamous piece of film; Charlie Walsh, the everyman hero who gave the banks a run for their money; and Stephanie Collado, the eleven-year-old girl who needed a heart and touched his.

Scott has interviewed six presidents, visited the frontlines of war in the Middle East and Asia, and witnessed the rise of America’s space program—all in a day’s work. Now, scott reflects on the stories that have stuck with him personally over the years, in As I Saw It: A Reporter’s Intrepid Journey, and the people who gave them life.

Martin luther King, Jr. From political scandals to hauntings at amityville, war and celebrity on a national scale, local tragedies, triumphs and absurdities find their place alongside accounts of crime and redemption, all told with Scott’s signature passion and candor. As i saw it pairs scott’s unique storytelling and photography to give readers a new look at the singular experiences of a lifelong reporter, and the stories that shaped a generation.

Alongside marches with Dr.

The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism

Winner, sperber prize 2018, for the best biography of a journalist**The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism. Tom brokaw says: "lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life.

Thomas delighted in entering “forbidden” countries—Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades – his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels.

He was a man for all seasons. Mitchell stephens’s the voice of America is a first-rate and much-needed biography of the great Lowell Thomas. Nobody can properly understand broadcast journalism without reading Stephens’s riveting account of this larger-than-life globetrotting radio legend. Douglas brinkley, professor of history at rice University and author of CronkiteFew Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been.

Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century—including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw—acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia. In 1930, lowell thomas began delivering America’s initial radio newscast.

America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation

In 1784, when americans first voyaged to China, they confronted Chinese authorities who were unaware that the United States even existed. Haddad shows how opium played a potent role in the dreams of Americans who either smuggled it or opposed its importation, and he considers the missionary movement that compelled individuals to accept a hard life in an alien culture.

As a result of their efforts, americans achieved a favorable outcome—they established a unique presence in China—and cultivated a relationship whose complexities continue to grow. Nevertheless, diplomats, and others sailed to china with lofty ambitions: to acquire fabulous wealth, complicated, missionaries, convert China to Christianity, a long, and fruitful trade relationship was born after American traders, and even command a Chinese army.

In america's first adventure in China, John Haddad provides a colorful history of the evolving cultural exchange and interactions between these countries. He recounts how american expatriates adopted a pragmatic attitude-as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and improvisational approach-to their dealings with the Chinese.


The Imam's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of a Young Girl's Escape from Her Harrowing Past

She lived the life of a devout muslim in a family of Pakistani Muslims in England, but behind the front door, she was a caged butterfly. Hannah shah is an Imam’s daughter. At sixteen, she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she gathered the courage to run away. Hannah found the courage to live her live free from shame, free from religious intolerance, and free from the abuse that haunted her childhood.

Over time, she converted to Christianity and was able to live and marry as she wished. This is a remarkable true story of how a young girl escaped a life of torture … a story you won’t forget. For many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home. Relentlessly hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were intent on executing an “honor” killing, she moved from house to house in perpetual fear to escape them.


Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

We root for her as a wife, mother, and ambitious professional as she seizes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities never meant for a "dark-skinned woman" and builds a distinguished career. And in this humble, moving memoir, we see how an innovative and respected journalist and working mother helped provide opportunities for others.

With the distinct voice of one who has worked for and witnessed immense progress and overcome heart-wrenching setbacks, feminism, this book covers a wide swath of media history -- from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, and our current imperfect diversity.

When we read about the death of her father and other formative events of her life, we glimpse the crippling impact of the segregated South before the civil rights movement when slavery's legacy still felt astonishingly close. Dorothy butler gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.

S. Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, friendship, and this riveting, courage, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggle, humor and savvy that secured what seems commonplace today-people of color working in mainstream media.

Told with a pioneering newspaper writer's charm and skill, Gilliam's full, fascinating life weaves her personal and professional experiences and media history into an engrossing tapestry. We gain a comprehensive view of how the media, especially newspapers, affected the movement for equal rights in this country.

This timely memoir, is a smart, which reflects the tradition of boot-strapping African American storytelling from the South, contemporary consideration of the media.

OFF AIR: My Journey to the Anchor Desk

Strong and capable, she forged a path to her successful career with perseverance and hard work. Sheba turk is an anchorwoman like no other. In her timely and moving book, turk shows us that we, too, can smooth that bumpy path using the wisdom earned in the early stages of her own career. She covers topics ranging from mentorship to establishing your own brand.

Off air is perfect for anyone starting out on their own career path, particularly in media journalism or entertainment, or anyone interested in how to overcome their own obstacles, wherever their adventure may begin. A forward by turk’s mentor, Soledad O’Brien brings this journey full circle and adds an extra level of inspiration.

She seized the opportunities given to her and overcame enormous obstacles along the way.

Sometimes You Have to Cross When It Says Don't Walk: A Memoir of Breaking Barriers

She’s the first and only woman to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and to ever present the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl. Hint: humor goes further than anger, and no, we can’t all look like Beyoncé. In sometimes you have to cross when it says 'Don't Walk, ' Lesley Visser shares her historic journey through the world of sports broadcasting with innate wisdom and good humor.

Lesley covered sports for more than 40 years, pioneering women’s journalistic presence in men’s professional sports, from inside the locker room to out on the field. For sports fans who grew up with lesley, vip-access stories involving John Madden, Bill Belichick, Joe Torre, full of behind-the-camera, her memoir reads like a walk down memory lane, Jerry Jones, and many more famous sports figures.

Even though no one had done it before, it gave her the strength and self-confidence to try—permission to cross against the light. When lesley began, "no women or children in the Press Box, the credentials said, " but she didn’t let that stop her. But even those hearing her story for the first time, blaze new trails, no matter what their background, will be inspired to chase their dreams, and pursue the life they want.

Open, and the World Figure Skating Championship. But with passion, she found a way to achieve her dream, perseverance, and dedication, learning valuable lessons along the way. The job didn’t exist for women in 1964, "great! sometimes you have to cross when it says, but her mother—instead of suggesting she become a teacher or a nurse—replied, 'Don’t walk.

That answer changed Lesley’s life.

A Table in the Presence: The Dramatic Account of How a U.S. Marine Battalion Experienced God's Presence Amidst the Chaos of the War in Iraq

Cash even had the privilege of baptizing fifty-seven new Christians-Marines and Sailors-during the war in Iraq. Through it all, carey Cash says, the presence of God was undeniable. Marines. Hiding in buildings and mosques, and spread out for over a mile, wearing civilian clothes, Saddam Hussein's militants rained down bullets and rocket propelled grenades on the 1st Battalion.

Some said the 1st Battalion was incredibly lucky. Their regiment, the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the Marines, was the first ground force to cross the border into Iraq, the first to see one of their own killed in battle, and they were the unit to fight what most believe to have been the decisive battle of the war-April 10th in downtown Baghdad.

The men of the 1st battalion came to discover what King David had discovered long ago--that God's presence could be richly experienced even in the presence of enemies. As the 1st battalion's chaplain, and even transformed, from the beginning of the war to the end, Lieutenant Carey Cash had the unique privilege of seeing firsthand, how God miraculously delivered, the lives of the men of the 1st Battalion.

But in the hearts and minds of the Marines who were there, there was no question. But when the smoke of the eight-hour battle cleared, only one Marine had lost his life. On april 10th, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, 5th Marine Regiment, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, 2003, the 1st Battalion, "the worst day of fighting for U.