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eBook Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Media and Culture) ePub

by Robert Jensen

  • ISBN: 0820456519
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; 4 edition (May 27, 2005)
  • Pages: 150
  • ePub book: 1425 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1683 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 559

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Robert Jensen has written a tremendous introduction to journalism for writer and citizen alike, a veritable how-to guide for anyone to enter the world of mainstream news and opinion making.

Robert Jensen has written a tremendous introduction to journalism for writer and citizen alike, a veritable how-to guide for anyone to enter the world of mainstream news and opinion making. Clear, well written, and to the point, there is nothing else like it. The book also includes examples of Jensen’s own columns from the past few years, which are worth the price of the book by themselves. Readers will soon see why Jensen has emerged as one of the leading radical writers of our times.

Writing Dissent book . Jensen is a board member of Culture Reframed, the first health promotion effort to recognize and address pornography as the public health crisis of the digital age, Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He worked as professional journalist for a decade before his academic career.

Jensen, Robert, 1958-. Journalism, Radicalism in mass media.

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media. Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream is designed for activists who want to take on that challenge.

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media. Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream is designed for activists who want to take on that challenge

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media.

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Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. Writing dissent: taking radical ideas from the margins to the mainstream. New York: Peter Lang. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers around the .  . Jensen, Robert (2004). Citizens of the empire: the struggle to claim our humanity. San Francisco: City Lights.

This book addresses this need by examining intersections between the .

This book addresses this need by examining intersections between the social sciences and the emerging field of events management. It applies and specifically contextualises social science theories within the discourse of events to provide a greater understanding of the significance of events in contemporary society. However, within mainstream International Relations, Political Science, and Sport Studies literature, a continuous debate remains as to what actually constitutes soft.

He is the author of Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream, among other books. He also writes for popular media, and his opinion and analytical pieces on foreign policy, politics and race have appeared in papers and magazines throughout the United States. Библиографические данные.

City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2002). Jensen is also co-producer of the documentary film Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing (Media Education Foundation, 2009), which chronicles the life and philosophy of the longtime radical activist. edu/~eosheroffinterview.

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media. Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream is designed for activists who want to take on that challenge. Based on the author’s experience as a journalist, activist, and academic, this book offers insight into radical politics and mass media and then moves on to describe practical strategies for breaking into the mainstream. Illustrated by the author’s own opinion columns published in daily newspapers, Writing Dissent explains how journalists work and how activists can successfully work with them.

Comments

Prince Persie Prince Persie
Robert Jensen's recent book Writing Dissent is terse, pleasantly readable, enlightening and practical. The book is a `how to' of the kind radicals are awfully in need of. Spearheaded by intellectuals and academicians, the radicals lack works like Jensen's. Jensen shows that smart use of the mainstream media is not a proprietary enterprise of the chauvinistic Right. Radicals too can, believe it or not, use the same media to advance their cause of reason, fairness and justice.
The Right invests immense resources in preparing its warriors to exploit the media and blunt the academia through the likes of the Leadership Institute, the Pioneer Fund, the Heritage Foundation, Accuracy in Media, Accuracy in Academia, etc. Their focus is not critical thinking, profound scholarship or honest dialog, but simple exploitation of jargon, redundancy, spincraft and other tricks to win the battle. Mainstream journalism has been a major alibi in this process.
Jensen combines the rare insight of an ex-journalist, an activist and an academician to tell the inside story of mainstream journalism. What Chomsky and Herman tell us on a macroscopic scale in their propaganda model finds real world microscopic explanation in Jensen's work. Yet, the book is not big on theory, its primary focus remains actual dos and don'ts and how-tos of journalism. Several examples of journalistic pieces Jensen has written and gotten published add to the utility and power of the book.
The book is useful for anyone, though the reader is assumed to be a radical throughout. Whether you are a burgeoning activist looking for practical guidance on whether, how and where to write and publish, or an experienced intellectual looking for ways to write in simple, clear and comprehensible journalistic style, this is the book for you.
A pleasant aspect of the book is Jensen's candid style that is a reflection perhaps of his radical ideology. He forcefully claims that `any one can write' and that his success as a journalist is not due to a special gift. Journalism is a craft, and anyone can learn it.
Use_Death Use_Death
The author sets out very clearly how activists and in fact anyone can challenge dominant ideas within our society. He provides information and advice on how to lobby and challenge institutions. It is well-written for the general reader and shows we do not have to submit to narrow concepts. I highly recommend it for both voluntary organisations and individuals who wish to engage in activism and campaign work. Institutional ideas can be challenged as Jenson clearly demonstrates.