They're Gonna Murder You: War Stories From My Life At The News Front

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As a reporter for 30 years in both newspapers and television, Clarence Jones was always taking risks. He specialized in the Mafia, dirty cops and crooked politicians. Who better to kill you and get with it than a Mafia hit man or a corrupt cop who will be assigned to investigate your death? His friends were always warning him: They're Gonna Murder You. But he persisted, His stories at WPLG-TV in Miami won four regional Emmys and three DuPont Columbia awards – television's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. He's a great story teller. The war stories from his remarkable reporting career read like a murder mystery or a spy novel. Go with him into the bookie joints in Louisville with a hidden camera. Or to a Miami crime scene, where the victims were almost certainly murdered by cops. Travel with him as he tails Florida's chief justice to a Las Vegas casino. And as you cover Martin Luther King's civil rights campaigns, always start your car with the door open. If the KKK has planted a bomb, the blast will blow you out of the car. You'll probably survive. Hold your breath as Clarence's car sinks in a canal, so he can show you how to escape. Control your fear in the middle of a race riot when the police retreat and the mob turns on you. Watch him slip a recorder into a private meeting between Richard Nixon and Southern delegates to the 1968 Republican Convention, so Clarence could report what Nixon said about his private views on school busing to integrate schools. Cringe as Clarence shares inside stories of how news was slanted at his first newspaper and public officials were coddled. Rejoice in the chapter "Bosses with Balls" as owners and editors at his later paper and TV stations take career and financial risks to support his reporting. Worry about the future of the democracy as mega-corporations take over news outlets and the bean counters abandon journalism's goals of truth, fairness, and public service. Jones tells it the way it was. The way it REALLY was. And how great reporting may yet triumph.

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Clarence Jones is an on-camera coach who teaches media survival skills and marketing magic. He knows what he's talking about. After 30 years of reporting in both newspapers and television, he wrote "Winning with the News Media - A Self-Defense Manual When You're the Story." It is now in its 9th Edition. Many call it "the bible" of news media relations. Then he left reporting and formed his own media relations firm - Winning News Media, Inc. He now has six books in print. The latest is "Filming Family History -- How to Save Great Stories for Future Generations." At WPLG-TV in Miami, he was one of the nation's most-honored reporters. He won four Emmys and was the first reporter for a local station to ever win three duPont-Columbia Awards - TV's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. He builds his own computers and invents clever devices to make for his sailboat. His books are all available in Amazon's Kindle bookstore. He started at the Florida Times-Union. Then, as one of the nation's most promising young journalists, he was granted a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. After Harvard, he was hired by the Miami Herald, where he was part of a year-long investigation of law enforcement corruption. That led to a referendum that abolished the office of sheriff and created an appointed Public Safety Director. Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida with no elected sheriff. Clarence covered Martin Luther King's Civil Rights campaigns across the South. His last newspaper position was Washington correspondent for the Herald. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky to work under deep cover for eight months, investigating political and law enforcement corruption for WHAS-TV. Posing as a gambler, he visited illegal bookie joints daily, carrying a hidden camera and microphone. His documentaries during a two-year stint in Louisville gained immediate national attention. He returned to Miami in 1972 to become investigative reporter for WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate owned by Post-Newsweek Corp. While he was reporting, he also taught broadcast journalism for five years as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami. He lives near the mouth of Tampa Bay, where he sails a 28-foot Catalina. Two of his books are collections of magazine stories he has published showing how to build or modify equipment for a sailboat.

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