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Dean C. Cummings, Georgia Southern University2021
Georgia Southern University faculty member, Dean C. Cummings wrote Media Management and Sales.
Mary E. Beadle, John Carroll University; Reed Smith, Georgia Southern University; and Alan R. Stephenson, John Carroll University5-14-2020
Broadcast Announcing Worktext, now in its fifth edition, remains one of the best resources for those looking to gain the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter the competitive field of broadcast performance.
Written accessibly, with easy-to-digest modules and practice projects, this book encourages active participation from readers to help develop their talent on air. In addition to the principles of good performance, the book addresses the importance of the audience and how to communicate effectively to diverse groups. The book combines traditional teaching with practical experience, and includes sample scripts and self-study exercises to allow for a practical, hands-on ... Read more
Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-25-2017
Book Summary: Raising Our Voices provides complete and thorough coverage of the study and practice of public speaking, the seventh edition offers students theory and practical skills, presenting public speaking as an art form for transactional communication between speaker and audience.
The goal of this text is to make it one that will prepare students to become effective public speakers in any of the various speaking situations they may encounter in their lives. Whether they are presenting in a professional capacity, speaking as a community leader, offering a tribute to a retiring colleague, eulogizing a friend, delivering a commencement address, ... Read more
Reed W. Smith, Georgia Southern University12-5-2017
Book Summary: The son of Jewish immigrants, war correspondent Cecil Brown (1907–1987) was a member of CBS’ esteemed Murrow Boys. Expelled from Italy and Singapore for reporting the facts, he witnessed the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia and the war in North Africa, and survived the sinking of the British battleship HMS Repulse by a Japanese submarine. Back in the U.S., he became an influential commentator during the years when Americans sought a dispassionate voice to make sense of complex developments. He was one of the first journalists to champion civil rights, to condemn Senator McCarthy’s tactics (and President Eisenhower’s reticence), ... Read more
Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-22-2014
Book Summary:Since the American Revolution, African American women have served in every U.S. military conflict. Despite this dedicated service to their country, very little empirical research has been published regarding African American servicewomen, including those who have served in the Gulf Wars. Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, military promotions/career advancement, and serving in combat zones. Their stories illuminate the types of professional, sociological, and interpersonal experiences black servicewomen have encountered during their time in the Gulf Wars.
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Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University2-27-2009
Book Summary: For over three decades rap music has served as the lyrical mouthpiece for another disenfranchised segment of the African American society-- young Black women. Although rap has been largely a male dominated genre, Black women have also used it to ¿drop their rhymes¿ and articulately channel resistance via their own funky beat. This book outlines the challenges African American women have faced in their collective historic quest to establish and sustain their own voice and ultimately reveals that using lyrics as rhetoric has helped African American women establish and maintain such a voice. This work includes a line ... Read more
Chris B. Geyerman, Georgia Southern University and Beverly L. Graham, Georgia Southern University1998
Reed W. Smith, Georgia Southern University1-1-1995
Book Summary: This political biography tells the story of Samuel Medary, a controversial journalist and political activist who published a Peace Democrat (Copperhead) newspaper - the Crisis - in Columbus, Ohio, during the Civil War. Medary, a staunch supporter of states' rights and civil liberties, opposed the Union war effort and fought against government attempts to suppress the peace movement. In his editorials he repeatedly encouraged civilian resistance to President Lincoln's policies, including conscription, martial law, and heavy taxation.
Samuel Medary and the "Crisis" is engaging reading for scholars and students of the history of journalism, the Civil War, Ohio ... Read more
Chris B. Geyerman, Georgia Southern University and Beverly L. Graham, Georgia Southern University1993