Tina Fey

Author: Michael A. Schuman
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766035577
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Tina Fey from the Author: Michael A. Schuman. "A biography of comedy writer and actress Tina Fey"--Provided by publisher.

Queen Bees And Wannabes

Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 1400047927
Size: 79.15 MB
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Queen Bees And Wannabes from the Author: Rosalind Wiseman. BESTSELLER - BASIS FOR THE POPULAR MOVE "MEAN GIRLS".

Branding The Candidate Marketing Strategies To Win Your Vote

Author: Lisa D. Spiller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313394059
Size: 64.43 MB
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Branding The Candidate Marketing Strategies To Win Your Vote from the Author: Lisa D. Spiller. American voters will be empowered by this revealing, behind-the-scene exposé of the marketing strategies and tactics political candidates use to win their hearts, minds, donations, and votes. • "Promise meters" with which to evaluate candidate campaign promises and marketing strategies • Charts and tables that summarize information about political marketing, including presidential campaign slogans, political fundraising regulations, and results • Sidebars highlighting campaign quotes and calling out key points • Enlightening, chapter-by-chapter summaries of lessons learned to empower voters to resist political campaign marketing manipulation

The Young And The Digital

Author: Samuel Craig Watkins
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080706193X
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The Young And The Digital from the Author: Samuel Craig Watkins. In 2006, S. Craig Watkins participated in the MacArthur Foundation’s well-funded digital media initiative alongside a select team of scholars and tech experts. The goal was simple: to understand young people’s emphatic embrace of social and mobile media. Watkins went on to build a small research team that skillfully collected over 500 surveys and conducted 350 in-depth interviews with young adults, parents, and educators while visiting the online spaces where young people gather. It was a full-scale immersion into what Watkins calls the “digital trenches,” and when he emerged, his understanding of the ways young people learn, play, bond, and communicate had become more detailed and dynamic. It may come as no surprise that more teens are online than ever before—in fact 87 percent are. Consequentially, television is no longer the dominant medium it once was because young people are now spending an average of six to eight hours a day online. Watkins contends that most teens and twenty-somethings migrate online to share their lives with friends, something television simply cannot offer. As Melinda, a twenty-one-year-old student, proclaimed, “What do people do without Facebook?” In other words, for young people today, if you’re not online, then you’re not really living—and the ubiquitous presence of their mobile phones, laptops, and iPods positions them at the center of our evolving digital landscape. Timely and deeply relevant, The Young and the Digital covers a host of provocative issues—the influence of social sites like MySpace and Facebook; the growing appetite for “anytime, anywhere” media and “fast entertainment”; how online “digital gates” reinforce race and class divisions; how technology is transforming America’s classrooms—and takes a fresh look at the pivotal role technology played in the historic 2008 election. Watkins also debunks popular myths surrounding cyberpredators, Internet addiction, and social isolation. The result is a fascinating portrait, both optimistic and cautious, about the coming of age of the first fully wired generation.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot The Taliban Shuffle Mti

Author: Kim Barker
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101973153
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot The Taliban Shuffle Mti from the Author: Kim Barker. Now a Major Motion Picture titled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton. From tea with warlords in the countryside to parties with drunken foreign correspondents in the “dry” city of Kabul, journalist Kim Barker captures the humor and heartbreak of life in post-9/11 Afghanistan and Pakistan in this profound and darkly comic memoir. As Barker grows from awkward newbie to seasoned reporter, she offers an insider’s account of the region’s “forgotten war” at a time when all eyes were turned to Iraq. Candid, self-deprecating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Barker shares both her affection for the absurdities of these two hapless countries and her fear for their future stability.

News Parody And Political Satire Across The Globe

Author: Geoffrey Baym
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135751641
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News Parody And Political Satire Across The Globe from the Author: Geoffrey Baym. In recent years, the US fake news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a surprisingly important source of information, conversation, and commentary about public affairs. Perhaps more surprisingly, so-called 'fake news' is now a truly global phenomenon, with various forms of news parody and political satire programming appearing throughout the world. This collection of innovative chapters takes a close and critical look at global news parody from a wide range of countries including the USA and the UK, Italy and France, Hungary and Romania, Israel and Palestine, Iran and India, Australia, Germany, and Denmark. Traversing a range of national cultures, political systems, and programming forms, News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe offers insight into the central and perhaps controversial role that news parody has come to play in the world, and explores the multiple forces that enable and constrain its performance. It will help readers to better understand the intersections of journalism, politics, and comedy as they take shape across the globe in a variety of political and media systems. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Popular Communication.

Bossypants

Author: Tina Fey
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129774
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Bossypants from the Author: Tina Fey. Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Charlatans And A Disingenuous News Corporation

Author: Uthers Say
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1626752591
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Charlatans And A Disingenuous News Corporation from the Author: Uthers Say. An interesting dynamic is the relationship between Bill O'Reilly, the superstar of the Fox News Channel and one of the network's most consistent critics the comedian John Stewart, host of The Daily Show. They appear on each other’s shows and have respectful amusing banter. At one stage in 2011 after a series of encounters O'Reilly seems genuinely concerned that John Stewart may see the Fox News Channel as a "terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization" operated by Charlatans. In a paradoxical performance just after these encounters, O'Reilly conducts an hour where he is both disappointed at Stewart’s assessment but at the same time seems hell bent on providing a concentrated hour proving him right. The first part of this News Corp Narrative is a detailed look at this particular hour of The Factor. Others who see promise in the mutual respect between O'Reilly and Stewart also see in this hour the operation of a "truly terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization" featuring selected charlatans. That conclusion is based on a view that trusted and privileged people who make “elaborate, repetitive and voluble claims to skill and knowledge” are really “quacks or frauds.” These trusted, privileged superstars “fail to reveal the full story or whole truth and while appearing to be sincere are in reality false, deceptive and insincere.” Readers, of course, are asked to judge for themselves. The second part of this narrative challenges a Fox defence against accusations of being a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. It stems from another interview John Stewart conducted with Brett Baier who repeats the mantra that, “there are opinion shows and there are news shows" and he concludes that, "I'm a news guy. I do news." This is despite having little defence when Stewart points to contrasting interviews conducted with the two most recent Presidents. Stewart characterizes the interview with President Bush as, "You were literally sitting with President Bush in a love seat." Others remember the interview with President Obama being very tense with the young reporter interrupting the Commander in Chief repeatedly as he attempted to deliver the Fox agenda for his viewers. In the shadow of Baier's claims to be a news guy, a close look is taken at a week of Special Report hosted by Baier and packaged as a "news" program since it is anchored by "news men". For part of the week the senior "news man" on the network Chris Wallace replaces Baier in the anchor’s chair. When he Chairman of News Corp has been questioned about lack of diversity on the Fox News Channel he has offered Greta van Susteren as an example of a liberal anchor. Others would say that every daily hour with Greta van Susteren is another Republican hour. Part three give three examples of hours with Greta van Susteren. Others believe that any hour taken at random would reveal similar promotion of the prevailing narrative sold with all the talking points of the day with domination of Republican guest given kid glove treatment and whenever a Democrat should wander into the line of fire a grilling can be expected. The final section deals with a variety of broadcasts where readers can decide if they are witnessing civil discourse and rational debate or the efforts of charlatans abusing the privilege that has been offered them by the News Corporation and the trust of good folk. Others may conclude that when News Corporation's most highly paid on air personality feigns not to understand the comedian's perceptions of charlatans and a "terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization," that perhaps he "protests too much." Perhaps he is being as disingenuous as his news corporation. This News Corp Narrative is a story of the operations of the Fox News Channel. Another framing of the account may be of the operations of POOPs proselytizing from a place designated by the same comedian whose observation gave Uthers this book title, as "Bullshit Mountain"

After Broadcast News

Author: Bruce A. Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139501577
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After Broadcast News from the Author: Bruce A. Williams. The new media environment has challenged the role of professional journalists as the primary source of politically relevant information. After Broadcast News puts this challenge into historical context, arguing that it is the latest of several critical moments, driven by economic, political, cultural and technological changes, in which the relationship among citizens, political elites and the media has been contested. Out of these past moments, distinct 'media regimes' eventually emerged, each with its own seemingly natural rules and norms, and each the result of political struggle with clear winners and losers. The media regime in place for the latter half of the twentieth century has been dismantled, but a new regime has yet to emerge. Assuring this regime is a democratic one requires serious consideration of what was most beneficial and most problematic about past regimes and what is potentially most beneficial and most problematic about today's new information environment.

Whatever We Once Were

Author: Marcia Sutherland
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450297005
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Whatever We Once Were from the Author: Marcia Sutherland. "Whatever We Once Were" presents a series of essays examining the damage done to our society and political institutions from decades of a progressive agenda. Starting with the counterculture movement of the 1960s, it examines the decline of our school systems, bias against Christians, immigration failures, media bias, and the move toward one world government. The radical, long-haired, unshaven hippies and flower children of the sixties are now wearing expensive suits and clean haircuts and running for political office. Their clothes and hygiene may have changed, but in most cases, their radical political ideas have not. Many prominent figures have also had a profound influence on the current social and cultural environment, including Alfred Kinsey, John Dewey, and Walter Lippmann. Kinsey's research, using questionable methods and sexual deviants as his subjects, helped open the door to today's climate of acceptance of aberrant sexual behavior as completely normal. We need to beat the drums a little louder to wake America up to the very liberal and radical leadership in our country today. This series of essays seeks to educate the public to the manipulation and indoctrination tactics being used by the progressive agenda to establish the greater good of the collective.