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- Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95
March 2003: The United States invades Iraq. October 2006: The world finds out why. What was really behind the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? As George W. Bush steered the nation to war, who spoke the truth and who tried to hide it? Hubris takes us behind the scenes at the Bush White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress... more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00
Participation has become fashionable again, but at the same time it has always played a crucial role in our contemporary societies, and it has been omnipresent in a surprisingly large number of societal fields. In the case of the media sphere, the present-day media conjuncture is now considered to be the most participatory ever, but media participation... more...
- Karnac Books 2013; US$ 19.95
Shrinking the News brings together Coline Covington's wide range of articles from her regular column in the online newspaper, The Week. The articles cover current events from October 2008 until December 2010, concluding with more recent articles from 2013.These articles form a fascinating psychoanalytic insight on crime, politics, the economy, sports... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Rather than focusing on particular aspects of Rupert Murdoch?s personality or career, this comprehensive biography traces the whole of the Australian media tycoon?s business trajectory, the entrepreneurial strategies that led to his early successes, and his later exercises of monopolistic power. It examines the development and evolution of his business,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Crumbling business models mean news media structures must change. Gavin Ellis explores the past and present use of newspaper trusts ? drawing on case studies such as the Guardian , the Irish Times and the Pulitzer Prize winning Tampa Bay Times ? to make the case for a form of ownership dedicated to sustaining high quality journalism. more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Robert Gehl's timely critique, Reverse Engineering Social Media , rigorously analyzes the ideas of social media and software engineers, using these ideas to find contradictions and fissures beneath the surfaces of glossy sites such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Gehl adeptly uses a mix of software studies, science and technology... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95
Could Al Franken and his left-wing cronies possibly be right? Is liberal media bias just a myth propagated by conservatives, and have the mainstream media actually swung to the right? Absolutely not. In the new book Weapons of Mass Distortion , L. Brent Bozell III?founder and president of the Media Research Center, America?s largest and most respected... more...
- Kogan Page 2007; US$ 39.95
Branded Entertainment explains how product placement, a long-time phenomenon in films, has gone beyond this to now embrace all media. Citing examples from film, to music video, to computer games, the author explains the: history and development of product placement; advantages of this form of brand advertising; methods employed by different brands.... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
Every so often an author explains our culture in such a new and original way that from that day on we see the world around us in a new light. From Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan through Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital. the books that have shown us the clearest vision of the future have been those that recognize the central role of mass... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 23.00
In Body Politic , David Shields looks at contemporary America and its mythology through the lens of professional and college sports. The result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about an empire in denial. Shields relentlessly examines the way we tell our sports stories (both fictional and nonfictional), considers the kinds of athletes... more...