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 industry issues.

ETHICAL COMMUNICATION | Moral Stances in Human Dialogue

Aristotle, Ayn Rand, John Stuart Mill and the Dalai Lama may not share the same philosophical stances, but their ideas come together in this instructive text for students and communications practitioners. Two dozen contributors use the famous philosophers, and others, to approach media ethics from five angles: altruistic, egoistic, autonomous, legalist and communitarian. The lineup of real examples spans gender, ethnicity, race, time and geography, challenging the notion that Western males dominate such moral theory.

Editors: Clifford G. Christians & John C. Merrill

ISBN: 978-0-8262-1846-9

Cost: $22.50

THE LEASING OF GUANTANAMO BAY

From a former French journalist and international law expert comes a book that gives rare insight into the complicated nature of U.S-Cuban relations and the agreement that led to the Guantanamo Bay facility. The agreement challenges notions of sovereignty and jurisdiction for both nations and brings into question the effectiveness of state-to-state territory-sharing. Mixed with history of the facility, the book contains rarely reported insights on how the U.S. deviated from the lease terms and why Cuba made no challenge.

Author: Michael J. Strauss

ISBN: 978-0-313-37782-2

Cost: $75

WAR OF WORDS | A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder

In a time when news of the San Francisco Chronicle's financial hardships raises questions about its future, "War of Words" examines the storied, even bloody, beginning of the paper. …

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