The Last Magazine by Michael Hastings

By Michael Hastings

The 12 months is 2002. Weekly newsmagazines dominate the political schedule in long island and Washington. a tender journalist named Michael M. Hastings is a twenty-two- year-old intern on the journal, rainy in the back of the ears, the one one within the workplace who's really learn his coworker's books. he'll cease at not anything to show his internship right into a full-time place, and he's found out simply whom to provoke: Nishant Patel, the foreign editor, and Sanders Berman, dealing with editor, either vying for the activity of editor in leader. whereas Berman and Nishant attempt to one-up one another pontificating on cable information, A. E. Peoria—the one reporter likely doing any work—is having a occupation trouble. He's simply lower back from Chad, the place, rather than the genocide, he used to be advised via his editors to target cell phone outsourcing, which they suspect is extra proper. after which, unexpectedly, the U.S. invades Iraq—and all hell breaks free. As Hastings loses his naïveté in regards to the journalism online game, he needs to opt for the place his loyalties lie—with the lads on the journal who can develop his profession or along with his pal within the box who's reporting the truth.


The final journal is the debut novel from Michael Hastings, chanced on in his documents after his premature dying in June 2013. educated via his personal journalistic stories, it's wickedly humorous, sharp, and fast moving: an exceptional e-book approximately print journalism's final glory days, and a compelling first novel from considered one of America's such a lot valuable journalists.

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Because they can be fleeting and subject to change between one generation and another, or due to the replacement of one fashionable technology by another, they can make it particularly difficult for commercial news producers to make stable projections for their business and to evolve reliable means of accessing different key parts of their target audience (see Boaden, quoted in chapter nine, page 164). In addition, such factors as the context of the times are potentially important in shaping mind boxes.

2012. ” Accessed 22 February 2013. com/ analysis/1137518/ Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. 2012. “In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable. ” Accessed 20 February 2013. org/2012/09/27/section3-news-attitudes-and-habits-2/ Prescott, John. 2012. ” Reader’s Digest. Accessed 20 February 2013. uk/magazine/readers-digest-main/ the-maverick-let-twitter-monitor-the-press Shapiro, Ivor. 2010. ” Journalism Practice 4(2): 143–162. Shirky, Clay. 2012. ” The Guardian. Accessed 20 February 2013.

A key purpose in outlining and explaining them has been to provide an overview that can be drawn on, where relevant, to illuminate both specific chapters and the conclusions that are drawn at the end of the book. Among other things, they help to demonstrate the nature and scale of the obstacles that lie in the way of attempts to realise the types of quality news journalism espoused within this volume. They include a number of insights, conceptual enhancements, or innovations that help develop the existing literature with regard to such concepts as framing.

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