Magazine article The Quill

Hot off the Press

Magazine article The Quill

Hot off the Press

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"Hot Off the Press" highlights recently released books that are aimed at hot media issues.

SEEDING CIVIL WAR | Kansas in the National News, 1854-1858

Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Kansas Territory was a national issue that dominated America's press, not to mention three sessions of Congress. Hundreds of thousands of articles and editorials - 4,500 in the New York Herald alone - were published about Bleeding Kansas during those four tumultuous years leading up to the Lecompton Constitution. Craig Miner now offers the first in-depth study of national media coverage devoted to the beleaguered territory, unearthing new examples of what Americans were saying about Kansas and showing how those words affected the course of national events.

Author: Craig Miner

ISBN: 978-070061612-1

Cost: $34.95

THE NEWSPAPERS HANDBOOK

"The Newspapers Handbook" encourages a critical approach to newspaper practice. Thoroughly updated for the fourth edition and using a range of new examples from tabloid, compact and broadsheet newspapers, non-mainstream and local publications, Richard Keeble examines key journalistic skills such as the art of interviewing, news reporting, reviewing, feature writing, using the Internet and freelancing. New chapters from John Turner, Nick Nuttall and Mark Hanna explore the specialties of local and national government reporting, investigative journalism and covering the courts.

Author Richard Keeble

ISBN: 0-41 5-24082-4

Cost: $37.95

ALL THE ART THATS FIT TO PRINT (AND SOME THAT WASN'T) Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page

The enduring relevance of the New York Times op-ed illustrations is explicated with literary flair by Kraus, a former art director of the page, who contends that the groundbreaking pictures changed the very purpose and potential of illustrations to stir the political and cultural pot. …

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