Reading

The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 20th Century

The New Ethics of Journalism

By Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstein.

Features a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners who examine the new pressures to bear on journalism, technology and changing audience habits. It offers a new framework for making moral choices and has case studies that reinforce the concepts and principles rising to prominence in 21st century communication. The book essayists address the unique problems facing journalism today, including how we arrive at truth in an era of abundant and unverified information, the evolution of new business models and partnerships, the presence of journalism on independent social media platforms, the role of diversity, the meaning of stories, the value of images and the role of community in the production of journalism.

Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence

Focus

By Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tony Higgins

We all want to experience pleasure and avoid pain. But there are really two kinds of pleasure and pain that motivate everything we do. If you are promotion-focused, you want to advance and avoid missed opportunities. If you are prevention-focused, you want to minimize losses and keep things working. The groundbreaking research to understand how people focus, you have the power to motivate yourself and everyone around you. Halvorson shows how prevention and focus applies across a wide range of situations from selling products to managing employees to raising children to getting a second date.

Building Great Sentences

Building Great Sentences

By Brooks Landon

How to write sentences you enjoy reading and composing. Explores the writers’ craft and how to improve writing skills. Tips for creating any type of document and useful ideas for written production. Building Great Sentences celebrates the joy of language. Whether it is two words or a 1287 word sentence in a tome. Sentences have the power to entertain, motivate, educate and delight. The author, Brooks Landon, draws on examples of long sentences to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions and provides tools to write powerful, more effective sentences. He discusses syntax and style while dissecting forms and structures. Establishes both good and bad rules for writing sentences that people enjoy reading. Opines that sentences as keys to the gift of style.

The United States Constitution, Bill of Rights

Amendment 1 Prohibits the making of any law forbidding the establishment of religion, impending the abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791. It is one of the amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights