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- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99
Foreword by Ralph Nader. In Corporation Nation Derber addresses the unchecked power of today?s corporations to shape the way we work, earn, buy, sell, and think?the very way we live. Huge, far-reaching mergers are now commonplace, downsizing is rampant, and our lines of communication, news and entertainment media, jobs, and savings are increasingly... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95
Americans are obsessed with celebrities. While our fascination with fame intensified throughout the twentieth century, the rise of the weekly gossip magazine in the early 2000s confirmed and fueled our popular culture’s celebrity mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and baby bumps, celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 37.43
To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls “sext” explicit photos to boys they like; they wear “sex bracelets” that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at “rainbow parties”... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional exemplars in journalism and public relations. Plaisance conducted extensive personal "life story" interviews and collected survey data... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00
Media Framing of the Muslim Worl d examines and explains how news about Islam and the Muslim world is produced and consumed, and how it impacts on relations between Islam and the West. The authors cover key issues in this relationship including the reporting on war and conflict, terrorism, asylum seekers and the Arab Spring. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
For anyone approaching Discourse Analysis for the first time, theory means little when it is not related to actual knowledge and experience of language in use. Describing Discourse takes the unique approach of introducing discourse studies through the hands-on analysis of linguistic data. The book introduces students to specific discourses constructed... more...
- Kogan Page 2014; US$ 24.95
The first time that Apple, Google and Microsoft found themselves sharing the same digital space was 1998. They were radically different companies and they would subsequently fight a series of pitched battles for control of different parts of the digital landscape. They could not know of the battles to come. But they would be world-changing. This new... more...