This Is NPR: The First Forty Years by David Folkenflik, Noah Adams, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts,

By David Folkenflik, Noah Adams, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts, Ari Shapiro, Susan Stamberg, John Ydstie

Consistently placed the listener first has been NPR's mantra due to the fact its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its fortieth anniversary, NPR's programming draws over 27 million listeners a week. This superbly designed quantity chronicles NPR's storied background, that includes dozens of behind-the-scenes images, essays and unique reporting through a who's who of NPR employees and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the main memorable programming through the many years. past an exciting and encouraging tribute to NPR's awesome historical past, this booklet is an intimate examine the inside track and tales that experience formed our global, from the folks who have been at the floor and at the air. With contributions from Steve Inskeep, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, Melissa Block, P.J. O'Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, and lots of extra, this can be definitely the right ebook for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.

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Finally, in West Africa a deadly Ebola epidemic spread rapidly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, killing hundreds and threatening thousands more. Yet another less apparent series of technological changes in communication has both facilitated and disrupted the traditional news media and the many publics or audiences for serious news and commentary throughout the world. The digital media – the Internet, personal computers, email, cellphones, bloggers and social websites such as Twitter and Facebook – have all encroached on or modified the journalism long practiced by the traditional newspapers, magazines, news agencies and TV and radio organizations that historically reported what was happening in the world.

Globalization is an inexact expression for a wide array of worldwide changes in politics, business and trade, lifestyles and culture, and above all communication. International communication in general has been affected by world events as it has continued to expand its reach. International broadcasting has become less propagandistic and more informative and entertainment-minded. New independent and outspoken publications and broadcast outlets have sprouted like mushrooms in spring, Communication satellites transmitting news and pop culture have proliferated and media audiences have greatly expanded, especially in China and India.

For example, when US television shows stark pictures of starving Somali mothers and children, American public opinion becomes concerned, and the White House watches, hesitates, and then sends in the military to help feed the starving and keep the peace. A few months later, a dozen American soldiers are killed in an ambush in Somalia. The US public is outraged at seeing on television the body of an American soldier dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. Soon, the White House announces that troops will be withdrawn.

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