By Michael Hastings
The yr is 2002. Weekly newsmagazines dominate the political time table 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 truly learn his coworker's books. he'll cease at not anything to show his internship right into a full-time place, and he's discovered simply whom to provoke: Nishant Patel, the overseas editor, and Sanders Berman, dealing with editor, either vying for the activity of editor in leader. whereas Berman and Nishant try and one-up one another pontificating on cable information, A. E. Peoria—the one reporter possible doing any work—is having a occupation concern. He's simply again from Chad, the place, rather than the genocide, he used to be advised by means of his editors to target cellphone outsourcing, which they believe is extra appropriate. after which, without notice, 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 decide on the place his loyalties lie—with the lads on the journal who can strengthen his occupation or together 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 records after his premature demise in June 2013. proficient via his personal journalistic reviews, it's wickedly humorous, sharp, and fast moving: a very good ebook approximately print journalism's final glory days, and a compelling first novel from considered one of America's so much valuable journalists.
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The investigation looked into the issue of pollution Rise of Investigative Journalism in the Arab World 39 in the Hashimiyeh town in Jordan, and uncovered that this area is an environmental disaster. After the investigation was broadcast on Ro’ya TV, the Minister of Environment conducted a visit to the area and declared that any factories that are violating the law and causing pollution would be closed down; however, the minister denied that this decision was related to the investigation (ARIJ Newsletter, February 2012).
Jawad 38 Investigative Journalism in the Arab World Al-Omari, who was the ARIJ trainer working with journalists who submitted their stories to the investigative unit at Ro’ya TV, recalls the initial experiences in Arabic: The ﬁrst televised investigative story we did was broadcast on parliamentary election eve in Jordan where we found some cases of buying votes, and it appeared on camera whereby we showed negotiations of how the votes were being bought. Another investigation we conducted was about ‘missyar’ marriages where nonJordanians from outside the country, mainly from Gulf countries, marry local women and then return to their countries and leave the women.
Jerichow describes the idea behind the establishment of ARIJ: What we wanted to create or inspire was a professionalisation of the level of journalism and the quality. It’s my impression journalism has an international common language and common method – what we would like to do is inspire journalists of the Arab Middle East to work on professionalisation of media here, and to bring them into international corporations holding whoever in power – economically, politically, could be even religiously – whoever in power accountable to local rules and international standards.
The Last Magazine by Michael Hastings