Newsmakers, 2017 Edition

  • Series Name: Newsmakers Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1410312895
  • ISBN-13: 9781410312891
  • DDC: 920.009
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 751 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Newsmakers is a series of biographies of individuals who are quite well known and about whom information is widely available in newspapers and magazines but not in reference books. The publication also includes people who are less well known but who, because of the importance or interesting nature of their activities, are currently in the news and are deserving of wide coverage.
Newsmakers contains entries on people who are active in business, entertainment, politics, sports, technology, writing, and other fields. Plus, there is a separate obituary section with concise profiles of recently deceased newsmakers.
Newsmakers is purchased for school libraries and public libraries.
Newsmakers features biographies on people who may not be in reference books. It can contain the “hip” type of people that young students are interested in reading about.

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Newsmakers Series

Newsmakers – published quarterly in softcover – provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people. A hardbound annual cumulation makes Newsmakers a permanent reference source on 200 newsmakers of the year. Four indexes help readers locate entries by name, nationality, occupation and subject. Separate obituaries provide concise profiles of recently deceased newsmakers.

Features and Benefits

  • Informative profiles, subject index, nationality index, occupation index, cumulative name index, images.
  • Features nearly 10,000 organizations, systems, and services worldwide concerned with the delivery of data, voice, text, and/or images from one point to another, as well as other organizations serving as sources of information or consultation in the telecommunications field.
  • All records have been verified and updated since the last edition, and more than 400 new records have been added.

What's New

  • New entries.

Table of Contents

Saba Ahmed.
Svetlana Alexievich.
Alejandro Aravena.
Jacques Audiard.
Erica Baker.
Caitriona Balfe.
Leigh Bardugo.
Matthew Barney.
Gael Garcia Bernal.
Simone Biles.
Jackie Biskupski.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
Chris Borland.
Michael Botticelli.
Heather Bresch.
Bill Broun.
Kate Brown.
Carrie Brownstein.
Muhammadu Buhari.
Dutee Chand.
R. Martin Chavez.
Priyanka Chopra.
Erika Christakis.
Judy Clarke.
Benjamin Clementine.
Emma Cline.
Paulo Coelho.
Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice.
Dennis Daugaard.
Angus Deaton.
Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi.
Matthew Desmond.
Whitfield Diffie.
Brandon Victor Dixon.
Pete Docter.
Channing Dungey.
Ashton Eaton.
Ezra Edelman.
John Bel Edwards.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Cynthia Erivo.
Elle Fanning.
Eric Fanning.
Christiana Figueres.
Donald Glover.
Franklin Graham.
Lauren Groff.
Fethullah Gulen.
Demna Gvasalia.
Yaa Gyasi.
Garth Risk Hallberg.
Mona Hanna-Attisha.
John Hanke.
David Harrower.
Todd Haynes.
Nadiya Hussain.
Gianni Infantino.
Oscar Isaac.
Marlon James.
Adam Johnson.
Leslie Jones.
Michael B. Jordan.
Colin Kaepernick.
Stephen Karam.
Megyn Kelly.
Angelique Kerber.
Naeem Khan.
Sadiq Khan.
Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Marie Kondo.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
Kendrick Lamar.
Brie Larson.
Katie Ledecky.
Joanne Liu.
Bailey Loverin.
Mauricio Macri.
Rami Malek.
Simone Manuel.
Bill Marler.
Nergis Mavalvala.
Theresa May.
Floyd Mayweather.
Tom McCarthy.
Ben McKenzie.
DeRay Mckesson.
Adriana Melo.
Alessandro Michele.
Pranav Mistry.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Sergio Moro.
Wagner Moura.
Matthias Muller.
Joanna Newsom.
Cam Newton.
Yotam Ottolenghi.
Sarah Parcak.
Nate Parker.
Teyonah Parris.
Sarah Paulson.
Lucy Peng.
Salvador Perez.
Sundar Pichai.
Dan Price.
Monica Puig.
Michael Punke.
Amar Ramasar.
Bruce Rauner.
Henriette Reker.
Leah Remini.
Jason Robins.
Saoirse Ronan.
Olivier Rousteng.
Gerard Ryle.
Lea Seydoux.
Martin Shkreli.
Shane Smith.
Jill Soloway.
Chris Stapleton.
Jessica Swale.
Mark Takano.
Justin Theroux.
Peter Thiel.
Krista Tippett.
Colm Toibin.
Meghan Trainor.
Justin Trudeau.
Sherry Turkle.
Malcolm Turnbull.
Ivo Van Hove.
Max Verstappen.
Darren Walker.
Alli Webb.
Ben Whishaw.
Colson Whitehead.
Danny Willett.
Craig Wright.
Lisa Yuskavage.
Dasha Zhukova.
Chantal Akerman.
Karl Albrecht.
Richard Attenborough.
Ernie Banks.
Yogi Berra.
Grace Lee Boggs.
Marcus Borg.
Jane Bown.
Amelia Boynton Robinson.
Fredric Brandt.
Ben Bradlee.
Norman Bridwell.
Jack Bruce.
Vince Camuto.
David Carr.
Eugenie Clark.
Alice Coachman.
Joe Cocker.
Ornette Coleman.
Susan Ahn Cuddy.
Donna Douglas.
Eileen Ford.
James Garner.
Frank Gifford.
Stan Goldberg.
Nadine Gordimer.
Lesley Gore.
P. D. James.
Frances Kelsey.
B. B. King.
Ben E. King.
Christopher Lee.
Lee Kuan Yew.
Moses Malone.
Jayne Meadows.
Anne Meara.
Mary Ann Mobley.
Jerrie Mock.
R. A. Montgomery.
Walter Dean Myers.
John Nash.
Leonard Nimoy.
Maureen O’Hara.
Ian Paisley.
Don Pardo.
Terry Pratchett.
Paul Prudhomme.
Luise Rainer.
Fred Ruffner.
Marian Seldes.
Omar Sharif.
Joseph C. Shivers.
Dick Smith.
John G. Sperling.
Mark Strand.
A. Alfred Taubman.
Dick Van Patten.
Johnny Winter.
Louis Zamperini.