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Media Analysis

  • Picture Perfectby Kiku Adatto

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    We say the camera doesn't lie, but we also know that pictures distort and deceive. In Picture Perfect , Kiku Adatto brilliantly examines the use and abuse of images today. Ranging from family albums to Facebook, political campaigns to popular movies, images of war to pictures of protest. Adatto reveals how the line between the person and the pose,... more...

  • The Media Economyby Alan B. Albarran

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 69.95

    The Media Economy analyzes the media industries and their activities from macro to micro levels, using concepts and theories to demonstrate the role the media plays in the economy as a whole. Representing a rapidly changing and evolving environment, this text breaks new ground through its analysis from two unique perspectives: examining the media industries... more...

  • Media Economicsby Alison Alexander; James E. Owers; Rod Carveth; C. Ann Hollifield; Albert N. Greco

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    Media Economics: Theory and Practice focuses on the basic principles of economics in the business sector and applies them to contemporary media industries. This text examines the process of media economics decision making through an exploration of key topics, such as industrial restructuring, regulatory constraints upon media operations, and changing... more...

  • The Performance of Politicsby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    The Performance of Politics develops a new way of looking at democratic struggles for power, explaining what happened, and why, during the 2008 presidential campaign in the United States. Drawing on vivid examples taken from a range of media coverage, participant observation at a Camp Obama, and interviews with leading political journalists, Jeffrey... more...

  • News Flashby Bonnie Anderson

    Wiley 2004; US$ 29.00 US$ 17.40

    While talking heads debate the media's alleged conservative or liberal bias, award-winning journalist Bonnie Anderson knows that the problem with television news isn't about the Left versus the Right--it's all about the money. From illegal hiring practices to ethnocentric coverage to political cheerleading, News Flash exposes how American broadcast... more...

  • Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescentsby Craig A. Anderson; Douglas A. Gentile; Katherine E. Buckley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Violent video games are successfully marketed to and easily obtained by children and adolescents. Even the U.S. government distributes one such game, America's Army, through both the internet and its recruiting offices. Is there any scientific evidence to support the claims that violent games contribute to aggressive and violent behavior?As the first... more...

  • The Age of the Imageby Stephen Apkon; Martin Scorsese

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 15.99

    An urgent, erudite, and practical book that redefines literacy to embrace how we think and communicate now We live in a world that is awash in visual storytelling. The recent technological revolutions in video recording, editing, and distribution are more akin to the development of movable type than any other such revolution in the last five... more...

  • Digital Warsby Charles Arthur

    Kogan Page 2014; US$ 24.95

    Digital Wars investigates Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the internet. It reveals what to expect from the internet in the next five years, which company will ultimately be in the driving seat, and what the implications will be for us all. more...

  • Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introductionby Lee Artz

    Wiley 2015; US$ 51.95 US$ 45.02

    Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism.  Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework for... more...

  • The New Media Monopolyby Ben H. Bagdikian

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers,... more...