Archive for the 'journalism' Category

E-Mail: How to Write and Manage E-Mail in the Workplace

Thursday, July 10, 2008

by Janis Fisher Chan

Call Number: HE7551 .C43 2008

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The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication

Monday, June 30, 2008

by Rachel Singer Gordon

Call Number: Z669.7 .G67 2004

A Library Journal columnist who is also a public librarian explains the processes librarians encounter when they set out to write about their vocation. She talks about why it’s a good idea for librarians to have a robust body of professional literature; how to get started; and how to navigate the world of publishing, from querying a magazine to writing an entire book. Gordon covers marketing and promotion, networking and collaboration, the academic environment, electronic publishing, and related opportunities (such as book reviewing and writing conference reports). (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays

Thursday, June 26, 2008

by Robert Frost, Richard Poirier and Mark Richardson

Call Number: S3511 .R94 A6 1995

Here is the first authoritative and comprehensive collection of Robert Frost’s writings. It brings together in a single volume all the major poetry, all of Frost’s dramatic writing, and the most extensive gathering of his prose writings ever published. The core of this collection is the 1949 “Complete Poems of Robert Frost,” the last edition supervised by the poet himself—free of the unauthorized editorial changes introduced into subsequent editions. Also included is “In The Clearing” (1962), Frost’s final volume of poetry. Verse drawn from letters, articles, pamphlets, and journals makes up the largest selection of uncollected poems ever assembled, including nearly two dozen early works printed here for the first time. The prose section is rich and diverse, presenting many newly discovered or rediscovered pieces, including Frost’s written contribution for John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, two fascinating 1959 essays on “The Future of Man,” and the essays “‘Caveat Poeta'” and “The Way There.”…A selection of letters represents all of Frost’s important comments about prosody, poetics, style, and his theory of ‘sentence sounds.’ (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Podcasting Bible

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

podcast.gifBy Steve Mack and Mitch Ratcliffe

Create and market successful podcasts from your desktop, for your company, or in the studio

Podcasting is a blazing hot new medium, but to create effective audio and video for the Internet, you need a thorough grounding in the tools and techniques that make it possible. You’ll find it all—including business planning worksheets and tips—in this comprehensive guide from two industry experts. Each of the book’s seven sections focuses on key elements in a logical sequence, so you can find what you need, when you need it—from an in-depth look at the basics, to high-level recording techniques, to creating a revenue-producing business.

  • Produce and upload your first podcast with a Quick Start tutorial
  • Learn how to turn your podcast into a viable business
  • Master the equipment—microphones, cameras, editing software, and more
  • Produce your audio and video podcasts to a broadcast standard
  • Decipher Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and other podcasting techniques
  • Crop, resize, color correct, or insert virtual backgrounds
  • Integrate your podcast into your blog or Web site
  • (Description from barnesandnoble.com)

Creative Careers in Photography: Making a Living With or Without a Camera

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

114923587.gifby Michal Heron

General Collection TR154 .H47 2007

For anyone who loves working with photographs, here is a comprehensive guide to turning that passion into a career. Author Michal Heron, a veteran photographer, reveals the full range of possibilities, from shooting pictures to jobs that don’t even require a camera. Corporate settings, editorial, media/audio-visual, fine arts, buying and selling, support services, set and location services, computer imaging, gallery and museum, teaching, writing, and many other career choices are presented. Readers will learn to assess their motivations, pinpoint their favorite areas of photography, explore lifestyle choices, understand required skills, and ultimately find the area of the industry that best matches their talents and their goals. Extra resources include listings for photography schools and professional organizations. Anyone looking for that perfect niche in the rich and rewarding photographic field will need this comprehensive book. (barnesandnoble.com, from the publisher)

Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

117751713.gifby Lee Gutkind

General Collection PN145 G86 1997

A pioneer in the writing and teaching of nonfiction presents a practical guide to composing creative nonfiction that covers the entire process–from initial psychological preparation to marketing a finished piece. Written in an engaging style, the book provides pertinent information on conducting research, using interviews, “immersion journalism,” cinematic writing, the ethical and moral concerns of writing subjective truth and more. Features examples culled from the author’s journal, Creative Nonfiction, to illustrate writing techniques. (barnesandnoble.com, from the publisher)

Occupation: Dreamland

Thursday, November 2, 2006

10818412.jpgby Garrett Scott and Ian Olds

General Collection DS79.766 .F3 O25 2005

In early 2004, filmmakers Ian Olds and Garrett Scott traveled to the Iraqi city of Fallujah and spent several months with the men of the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division as they patrolled the community and attempted to ferret out supporters of the nation’s previous regime. As the weeks wore on, Olds and Scott found that a number of the soldiers whom they were “embedded” with were having serious doubts about their mission; while many were still firmly committed to the U.S. military effort, others began wondering out loud what purpose their presence served and if they were accomplishing any good at all. The American soldiers were also uneasy with their status as peacekeepers when they were trained to be warriors, a point that became moot when tensions in Fallujah erupted into violence over a year after “major combat operations” had supposedly come to an end in Iraq. Occupation: Dreamland is a documentary drawn from the footage Olds and Scott shot while in Iraq, and attempts to paint a picture of the larger conflict in Iraq as well as the lives of the men who serve there. The film received its North American premiere at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival. Mark Deming (barnesandnoble.com, All Movie Guide)