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It Takes More than Good Looks to Succeed at TV News Reporting
It Takes More than Good Looks to Succeed at TV News Reporting
by Wayne Freedman
Edition: Hardcover
16 used & new from CDN$ 62.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., Dec 26 2003
Here's a "text book" that reads with the thunder of a good page-turner. You'll laugh, you'll cry... and you'll learn. Wayne Freedman is a brilliant visual reporter who's managed to translate his craft -- and his love of a good story -- into print. Best of all, if local news reporters follow his instructions, a lot of us will start watching TV news again!

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
by Christina Wodtke
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 26.45
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, sharp and helpful, Dec 20 2002
This is a clear, concise guide to Web site architecture written with a sense of humor and whimsy that makes it an entertaining read.
Christina brushes aside pat answers and offers an extraordinarily sharp analysis of Web architecture based on what counts most: helping users find what they want.
Here's a book that offers important basic information on everything from organizing your content (she's exceptional at approaching a complex concept analytically) to deciding where on the page the links should go. And it's illustrated with loads of screen shots and examples from Web sites to help it all make sense.
I'd rank it an "A" or "A+++++++" on the eBay ranking scale.

Dances with Luigi: A Grandson's Determined Quest to Comprehend Italy and the Italians
Dances with Luigi: A Grandson's Determined Quest to Comprehend Italy and the Italians
by Paul E. Paolicelli
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A richly detailed, personal tour of Italy., April 12 2000
Paul Paolicelli heads for Italy to find his roots, but along the way leads us on a great tour that sweeps in such disparate themes as Roman history, American jazz, the Catholic faith, and flavors of great food.
He tells it all in wonderfully detailed antecdotes and conversations, often involving his Italian foil, Luigi. (And he manages to smoothly translate every Italian word, so he never leaves language-impaired Americans behind.)
Ultimately, what makes "Dances" so musical is Paolicelli's obvious passion for life that gathers us up and carries us from start to finish.

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