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- PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 27.99
Rupert Murdoch is the most significant media tycoon the English-speaking world has ever known. No one before him has trafficked in media influence across those nations so effectively, nor has anyone else so singularly redefined the culture of news and the rules of journalism. In a stretch spanning six decades, he built News Corp from a small paper... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 14.99
In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle?the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve math at all and demonstrates how mathematical na´vetÚ can put readers at a distinct... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 26.59
"Not since THE LATHAM DIARIES came out in 2005 has a book delivered so many scoops, insights and revelations into how power is wielded in Australia ... a treasure trove of gems" - Crikey "Pamela Williams has written a manual for corporate directors and senior managers, who should all be compelled to read it." - Mark Westfield, THE AUSTRALIAN An incisive,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
The last quarter of a century has seen an unprecedented wave of democratization around the globe. In these transitions from authoritarian rule to a more democratic order, the media have played a key role both by facilitating, but frequently also inhibiting, democratic practices to take root. This book provides an accessible and systematic introduction... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
The ?Fox Mole??whose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in Businessweek , The Hollywood Reporter , and even on The New York Times website?delivers a funny, opinionated memoir of his eight years at the unfair, unbalanced Fox News Channel working as an associate producer for Bill O'Reilly. Imagine needing to hide your true beliefs just to... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 26.99
Emboldened by anonymity, individuals and organizations from both left and right are freely spewing hateful vitriol on the Internet without worrying about repercussions.Lies, bullying, conspiracy theories, bigoted and racist rants, and calls for violence targeting the most vulnerable circulate openly on the web.And thanks to the guarantees of the... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 79.99
This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current ethnic federalist regime, and analyzes the effects they had on the media. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the journalist as the faithful servant of democracy, it explores... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
We Keep America on Top of the World is a lucid exploration of contemporary American journalism, with particular emphasis on its influential and controversial conponent - television news. Daniel Hallin's discussion encompasses the central and most controversial issues in the study of journalism: the wars in Vietnam and Central America; US-Soviet summits;... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. Focusing on the U.S. media but seeing them in a comparative context, Schudson brings his understanding of news as at once... more...