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  • Local Journalismby Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 23.00

    For more than a century, local journalism has been taken almost for granted. But the twenty-first century has brought major challenges. The newspaper industry that has historically provided most local coverage is in decline and it is not yet clear whether digital media will sustain new forms of local journalism. This book provides an international... more...

  • Travel, Tourism and the Moving Imageby Sue Beeton

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, from the early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment. It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images provides meaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making when we travel. It also analyses how our... more...

  • The Meaning of the Libraryby Alice Crawford

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. Generously illustrated, The Meaning of the Library examines this key institution of Western culture. Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its... more...

  • Creativity and Feature Writingby Ellie Levenson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Creativity and Feature Writing explores how to generate ideas in feature writing. Using clear explanations, examples and exercises, experienced feature writer and teacher Ellie Levenson highlights how feature writers, editors and bloggers can generate ideas and how to turn these into published, paid for articles. A variety of approaches to... more...

  • Gender and Mediaby Tonny Krijnen; Sofie Van Bauwel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television? Gender and Media explores these and other complex questions... more...

  • Freedom of Informationby Matthew Burgess

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions,... more...

  • The Real Dealby Richard Desmond

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    From the age of five, when he helped his deaf father negotiate advertising contracts, Richard Desmond has always had an eye for business. In The Real Deal he offers a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary career that has taken him from cloakroom attendant at a north London club to billionaire media owner. En route he tells of his early life... more...

  • Citizen Publications in China Before the Internetby Shao Jiang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This book presents the first panoramic study of minkan (citizen publications) in China before the Internet. This recent history of citizen publications contributes to the reclamation of a lost past of resistance. It is an exercise in remembering a past that has been marginalized by official history and recovering ideas obliterated by state power.... more...

  • European Media in Crisisby Josef Trappel; Jeanette Steemers; Barbara Thomass

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    When the financial markets collapsed in 2008, the media industry was affected by a major slump in advertising revenues, and a formerly highly successful business model fell into a state of decay. This economic crisis has threatened core social values of contemporary democracies, such as freedom, diversity and equality. Taking a normative and policy... more...

  • Popular Cinema and Politics in South Indiaby S. Rajanayagam

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    This work breaks new ground in the understanding of South Indian cinema and politics. Through incisive analysis and original concepts it illustrates the private, public and cinematic personas of MGR and Rajinikanth. It challenges the popular and scholarly myths surrounding them and shows the constant negotiation of their on-screen and off-screen identities.... more...