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  • Watching the Worldby Thomas Austin

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Screen documentary has experienced a marked rise in visibility and popularity in recent years. What are the reasons for the so-called 'boom' in documentaries at the cinema? How has television documentary met the challenge of new formats? And how do audiences engage with documentaries on screen? Watching the world extends the reach of documentary studies... more...

  • You Have to Stand for Something, Or You'll Fall for Anythingby Star Jones

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 19.00

    Strongly held beliefs, a wicked sense of humor, and take-no-prisoners opinions?the many fans of Star Jones, former co-host of ABC's  The View, have come to expect all this and more. In this remarkable book, the former New York City prosecutor shows why she became one of the most quoted and respected media personalities on television. Here she... more...

  • Rich Media, Poor Democracyby Robert W. McChesney

    The New Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney?s magnum opus. Called a rich, penetrating study? by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate... more...

  • Race, Myth and the Newsby Christopher P. Campbell

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 54.00

    How are the perceptions of the majority culture, the `preferred readings', reflected in television news? How do they reinforce stereotyped attitudes on race? This interpretive analysis presents evidence of racism, including under-representation, within news texts. The author examines the values, traditions and practices of news production that, often... more...

  • Journalism Nextby Mark E. Briggs

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Third Edition of Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing is the most informed, practical, and succinct guide to digital technology for journalists. Author Mark Briggs? forward-thinking techniques and accessible style prepares today?s journalists for tomorrow?s media landscape transformations. Readers will learn... more...

  • The Art of Movie Storyboardsby Fionnuala Halligan

    Octopus 2015; US$ 24.99

    The unsung heroes of film, storyboard artists are the first to give vision to a screenplay, translating words on the page into shots for the screen.Their work is a unique art form in itself. Many storyboards are beautiful in their own right, but ultimately the skill of the artist lies in their visual communication of a script, with multiple factors... more...

  • BioShock and Philosophyby Luke Cuddy; William Irwin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book  presents expert reflections by philosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this critically acclaimed and immersive fan-favorite.... more...

  • Slasher Filmsby Kent Byron Armstrong

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    The slasher film genre got its start in the early 1960s with filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock Psycho and Michael Powell Peeping Tom making provocative mainstream films, but it is most associated with the late 1970s and the releases of Halloween and Friday the 13th. They have been frightening and thrilling audiences ever since with their bloody scenes... more...

  • Creativity, Culture and Commerceby Anna Potter

    Intellect 2015; US$ 40.00

    Since the late 1970s, Australia has nurtured a creative and resilient children’s television production sector with a global reputation for excellence. Creativity, Culture and Commerce explores the creative, economic, regulatory and technological factors shaping the production of contemporary Australian children’s television for digital regimes.... more...

  • Western Film Highlightsby Henryk Hoffmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Westerns may have had their heyday, but they remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man and The Virginian were among the genre's best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture,... more...