Tina Fey

Author: Lauri S. Friedman
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781420502381
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Tina Fey from the Author: Lauri S. Friedman. A biography of writer, producer and Saturday Night Live funnygirl Tina Fey.

Tina Fey

Author: Melissa Rae Shofner
ISBN: 9781534560338
Size: 70.73 MB
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Tina Fey from the Author: Melissa Rae Shofner. Tina Fey, one of the most prominent women in comedy, is well known for her work on shows such as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. As a writer and actress, she has changed the way people see female comedians and altered the boys club mentality that characterized the working environment of Saturday Night Live. Readers are presented with fascinating details about Feys life, from the childhood experiences that inspired Mean Girls to her rise to stardom. This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.

Tina Fey

Author: Michael A. Schuman
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766035577
Size: 20.77 MB
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Tina Fey from the Author: Michael A. Schuman. "A biography of comedy writer and actress Tina Fey"--Provided by publisher.

The True Story Of Fake News

Author: Mark Dice
Publisher: Mark Dice
ISBN: 1943591032
Size: 37.20 MB
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The True Story Of Fake News from the Author: Mark Dice. Is fake news being spread through social media as part of an information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to smear the opposition and help their own agendas? Who creates fake news, how does it spread, and can it be stopped? What are the real world effects of fake news stories that go viral? Did it affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Or is ‘fake news’ a fake problem, designed to justify tighter control over the mechanisms of sharing information online to drive audiences back to brand name media outlets because their audiences and influence are dwindling? Media analyst Mark Dice takes a close look at the fake news phenomenon and the implications of mega-corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter becoming the ultimate gatekeepers and distributors of news and information. You will see the powerful and deceptive methods of manipulation that affect us all, as numerous organizations and political activists cunningly plot to have their stories seen, heard, and believed by as many people as possible. The depths of lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of Fake News.

The Young And The Digital

Author: Samuel Craig Watkins
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080706193X
Size: 57.62 MB
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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.

News Parody And Political Satire Across The Globe

Author: Geoffrey Baym
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135751641
Size: 35.92 MB
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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.

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.

Whatever We Once Were

Author: Marcia Sutherland
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450297005
Size: 12.73 MB
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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.

Queen Bees And Wannabes 3rd Edition

Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 1101903066
Size: 30.38 MB
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Queen Bees And Wannabes 3rd Edition from the Author: Rosalind Wiseman. “My daughter used to be so wonderful. Now I can barely stand her and she won’t tell me anything. How can I find out what’s going on?” “There’s a clique in my daughter’s grade that’s making her life miserable. She doesn’t want to go to school anymore. Her own supposed friends are turning on her, and she’s too afraid to do anything. What can I do?” Welcome to the wonderful world of your daughter’s adolescence. A world in which she comes to school one day to find that her friends have suddenly decided that she no longer belongs. Or she’s teased mercilessly for wearing the wrong outfit or having the wrong friend. Or branded with a reputation she can’t shake. Or pressured into conforming so she won’t be kicked out of the group. For better or worse, your daughter’s friendships are the key to enduring adolescence—as well as the biggest threat to her well-being. In her groundbreaking book, Queen Bees and Wannabes, Empower cofounder Rosalind Wiseman takes you inside the secret world of girls’ friendships. Wiseman has spent more than a decade listening to thousands of girls talk about the powerful role cliques play in shaping what they wear and say, how they respond to boys, and how they feel about themselves. In this candid, insightful book, she dissects each role in the clique: Queen Bees, Wannabes, Messengers, Bankers, Targets, Torn Bystanders, and more. She discusses girls’ power plays, from birthday invitations to cafeteria seating arrangements and illicit parties. She takes readers into “Girl World” to analyze teasing, gossip, and reputations; beauty and fashion; alcohol and drugs; boys and sex; and more, and how cliques play a role in every situation. Each chapter includes “Check Your Baggage” sections to help you identify how your own background and biases affect how you see your daughter. “What You Can Do to Help” sections offer extensive sample scripts, bulleted lists, and other easy-to-use advice to get you inside your daughter’s world and help you help her. It’s not just about helping your daughter make it alive out of junior high. This book will help you understand how your daughter’s relationship with friends and cliques sets the stage for other intimate relationships as she grows and guides her when she has tougher choices to make about intimacy, drinking and drugs, and other hazards. With its revealing look into the secret world of teenage girls and cliques, enlivened with the voices of dozens of girls and a much-needed sense of humor, Queen Bees and Wannabes will equip you with all the tools you need to build the right foundation to help your daughter make smarter choices and empower her during this baffling, tumultuous time of life.

Writing And Publishing

Author: Tina P. Schwartz
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810869363
Size: 13.45 MB
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Writing And Publishing from the Author: Tina P. Schwartz. Edgar Allen Poe, Langston Hughes, Louisa May Alcott, and Stephen King are just a handful of famous authors who began their publishing careers in their teens. Many young adults would like to write and publish but few know where to begin. While there are many books on how to write and how to get published, none are written specifically for teens. Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide fills this gap. In this book, author Tina Schwartz discusses many matters that are not often presented in guides to writing and publishing, such as the importance of mentors and critique groups, as well as courses and extracurricular activities that can be of great help to the up-and-coming teen author. The book explores various writing careers and the basics of publishing and marketing, including how to write query letters. Schwartz also provides tips on writing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as genres a new author can explore, like poetry and songwriting. With this resource, teens will find all the information they need to develop writing skills and build confidence as a writer.