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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95
As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public's political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95
The news is everywhere. We can?t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness ), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 22.69
In the fifty years it's been on air, Four Corners has broken more stories, triggered more headlines, generated more controversy and aired more high quality investigative journalism than any other program in Australia. In today's world of 24-hour news cycles it is an anachronism, "a television miracle" as Kerry O'Brien puts it in his introduction to... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99
An insider's view of the most successful show in the history of TV, 60 Minutes. The most popular TV show in America isn't American Idol, and it's not Survivor. Month in, month out, the most?watched program in America is 60 Minutes, drawing a staggering 25 million viewers in an average week. For its entire 34?year history, 60 Minutes was the brainchild... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 80.00
This book is about news search and monitoring. Aimed at professionals with a strategic need of monitoring the surrounding world, users with a need to find the best news sources, monitoring services and news search strategies and techniques will benefit from reading this book. The main purpose is to present a practical handbook with an analysis of readily... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2003; US$ 11.99
Carlson loosens his signature bowtie and cracks sharp and wise on all things political with acerbic wit and razor sharp insight. In this new book, he applies his deft and amusing hand to the goings-on in our nation's capital. more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00
No TV reporter today is more respected than NBC?s Andrea Mitchell. She?s covered stories from Jonestown to the fall of the Berlin Wall, gotten unexpected answers from such interviewees as Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton, and balanced her high-wire career with a very public marriage to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Dr. Alan Greenspan. Mitchell?s... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00
Power of the News Media helps readers understand the function of the news media, how it shapes attitudes, and how to evaluate its content. This important volume provides a useful tool for librarians, teachers, and others concerned with education and media issues. Providing a variety of perspectives and drawing on books, articles, and Internet sources,... more...
- University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95
Examines the state of current affairs television in Australia today by pondering its future, while drawing lessons from the past. The book questions the social and political value of what we now think of as current affairs journalism. Underpinning this approach is the conviction that TV current affairs serves functions which are important to a civilised... more...