CUNY Journalism Press http://press.journalism.cuny.edu Books about journalists and journalism Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:17:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Jarvis book named JEA’s ‘One Book’ to read in early 2015 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/jarvis-book-named-jeas-one-book-read-early-2015/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/jarvis-book-named-jeas-one-book-read-early-2015/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:16:36 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=693 Geeks Bearing Gifts, the exploration of the possible future(s) of the news business by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Professor Jeff Jarvis, has been named the “One Book” to read over the next six months by the Journalism Education Association, the leading professional association of journalism educators. Here’s what the JEA said:

“Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News” by Jeff Jarvis was selected as the next JEA One Book with 41 percent of the votes in the online poll.

They say journalism is dying. But is it? In “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News,” Jarvis argues that even though our tools as journalists have changed, our mission and values remain the same.

To purchase this book about the future of journalism, visit the the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s website ($20), or you can download a copy for $9.99 to your Kindle.

Twitter discussions will be held in February and March, leading up to a face-to-face discussion at the JEA/NSPA convention in Denver.

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Illustrated Courtroom listed as a Best Indie Book in 2014 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/illustrated-courtroom-listed-best-indie-book-2014/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/illustrated-courtroom-listed-best-indie-book-2014/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:08:46 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=684 The collection of legal artistry documenting many of America’s most high profile trial dramas over the past half century has earned a spot on the Best Indie Books list compiled by Kirkus Reviews. Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell’s book, The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, has been named one of the Best Edifying Indie Books in 2014. “This on top of the Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year are great honors,” Williams said. “Especially for an illustrated nonfiction book.”

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50 percent off on The Illustrated Courtroom http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/50-percent-off-illustrated-courtroom/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/50-percent-off-illustrated-courtroom/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:37:12 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=681 If you’re one of the people who couldn’t quite put your hand in your pocket to pay $60 for the oversized paperback edition of The Illustrated Courtroom, we have welcome news for you. Thanks to a new printing, the price has dropped 50 percent — from $60 to $30. The ebook is still $10, but you can buy the paperback/ebook combination — a surprising number of people do — for $35. Buy it here for yourself or as a unique holiday gift for journalists, lawyers, artists and anyone interested in the news of the day. The drawings cover iconic court cases over the past 50 years, from James Earl Ray to Charles Manson to Son of Sam to OJ to Michael Jackson to Bernie Madoff, and the text takes you behind the scenes for never-before-told tales of judges, lawyers and defendants — Black Panthers, Mafia dons, Middle East terrorists and more.

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Times Literary Supplement Picks ‘The Illustrated Courtroom’ as a Book of the Year http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/times-literary-supplement-picks-illustrated-courtroom-book-year/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/12/times-literary-supplement-picks-illustrated-courtroom-book-year/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:02:31 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=679 The Times Literary Supplement, the venerable publication looking at all things bookish for the Times of London, has called our book The Illustrated Courtroom one of the best books published worldwide in 2014. Contributing author Jonathan Benthall praises the book, by artist Elizabeth Williams and writer Sue Russell, as “an anthology of this underrated genre,” and notes that the camera has not replaced the courtroom illustration in evoking the tension in legal proceedings.

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Federal Courthouse Offers Court Art Show http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/11/federal-courthouse-offers-court-art-show/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/11/federal-courthouse-offers-court-art-show/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:49:58 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=675 The Thurgood Marshall Court House, home of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, is marking the court’s 225th anniversary with a number of events, including an art show featuring illustrations by the artists who produced our book The Illustrated Courtroom. The show, which runs through May 4 at the courthouse, 40 Foley Square in downtown Manhattan, includes illustrations from many famous trials — and infamous defendants — over the years: Imelda Marcos, Leona Helmsley, Bernie Madoff and more, along with more art from various proceedings that brought other boldfaced names to federal court, including Jackie Onassis, when she sued to keep the paparazzi away. The art show is open during normal courthouse hours.

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CUNY Journalism Hosts Panel on Courtroom Artists http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/10/cuny-journalism-panel-courtroom-artists/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/10/cuny-journalism-panel-courtroom-artists/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:23:34 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=655 The role of courtroom artists in American journalism and law will be the subject of a panel discussion on Nov. 19 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Titled “The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Journalism, Law and Art,” the discussion will focus on court art and its unique blend of law, journalism and art. The panel will be moderated by renowned attorney Gary Naftalis and will encompass the ever-present tension between the public’s right to know and a defendant’s right to a fair trial through the eyes of two prolific courtroom artists. The panelists include U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, investigative reporter Diane Dimond and courtroom artists Elizabeth Williams and Aggie Kenny, who are featured in our book The Illustrated Courtroom, the first over-sized, full-color art book featuring more than 150 illustrations from some of the most iconic trials of the last half century.

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Carvin to Speak at Stanford Seminar http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/10/carvin-speak-stanford-seminar/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/10/carvin-speak-stanford-seminar/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:35:37 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=644 Andy Carvin will speak at Stanford’s Liberation Technology Seminar. Carvin’s book, DISTANT WITNESS: SOCIAL MEDIA, THE ARAB SPRING AND A JOURNALISM REVOLUTION, has become a required text for people both inside and outside the journalism arena on how  social media has enabled civilians to defend their rights and expose corruption in authoritarian regimes.
Carvin will speak on Oct. 9, 2014 at 4:30-6:00pm. The seminar will also be available online.

Carvin wrote ”Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution’, during his time at NPR as a social media strategist. He is now a senior editor at First Look Media.

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‘Distant Witness’ in the Era of ISIS http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/09/distant-witness-era-isis/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/09/distant-witness-era-isis/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:56:53 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=636 The Arab Spring was not only about political revolution; it heralded a revolution in news gathering, too. The use of social media in war-torn cities in the Middle East is an extension of the new era described in Andy Carvin’s book Distant Witness, which chronicles unprecedented coverage of breaking news in wake of the Arab Spring. Then the social media strategist for the National Public Radio (NPR), Carvin has been hailed “the man who tweets revolutions,” and his book describes — in the manner of a thriller — breathtaking, eyewitness accounts of civilians risking their lives to show the world intense conflicts via social media. If you want to know more about what’s happening now, read about how it all started in 2011.

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Illustrated Courtroom Earns Kirkus Stars http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/09/illustrarted-courtroom-recieves-starred-review-kirkus/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/09/illustrarted-courtroom-recieves-starred-review-kirkus/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:28:20 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=625 Kirkus Reviews touts The Illustrated Courtroom as “a new approach to understanding the criminal justice system through the eyes of courtroom artists.” Writer Sue Russell and five acclaimed courtroom sketch artists, led by Elizabeth Williams, document 50 years of the most historic trial dramas that “reveals one fascinating aspect of the legal system, informing the reader while demonstrating the value of artistic interpretation.” Read the full review here.

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Special Sale: 20 Percent off The Illustrated Courtroom http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/08/special-sale-20-percent-illustrated-courtroom/ http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2014/08/special-sale-20-percent-illustrated-courtroom/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:38:23 +0000 http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/?p=618 For a limited time, we’re offering 20 percent off the $60 cover price — save $12 — of The Illustrated Courtroom. The price will still say $60, but the discount will be applied upon checkout. You pay only $48. If you’d like to own this collector’s item — the first comprehensive look at American courtroom artists and this unique meeting of law, art and journalism — but been put off by the steep cover price (it is a beautifully produced full-color oversized art book, after all), this is your opportunity. If you want to save even more, contact us about bulk purchases of 5 or more.

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