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Media Analysis

  • Global Media Entertainment: A Critical Introductionby Lee Artz

    Wiley 2015; US$ 94.95

    Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations ofcomplex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates thecrucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergenceof transitional capitalism.  Examines the influence of global entertainment media on theemergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework forexplaining... more...

  • 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disasterby Thomas Stubblefield

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle.... more...

  • Media Imperialismby Oliver Boyd-Barrett

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 44.00

    With increasing interest in media power across media policy and the cultural industries, this is a timely revisting of the classic idea of 'media imperialism'. Boyd-Barrett presents a thorough retake for the 21st Century, exploring how structures of power still regulate our access to media. more...

  • Celebrity Culturesby Lee Barron

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    A cutting edge, student friendly introduction to celebrity studies. Historically and sociologically grounded, Barron covers a broad range of theories and theorists alongside a wealth of global case studies and examples - from Julius Ceasar to modern digtial fandom. more...

  • Polls, Expectations, and Electionsby Richard Craig

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This study of U.S. presidential campaign coverage argues that journalists often tell audiences what actions candidates should take on the campaign trail based solely on whether they?re leading or trailing in the polls. The study of TV coverage of the last twelve elections shows that such ?expectation setting? has increased dramatically over time.... more...

  • America's Battle for Media Democracyby Victor Pickard

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Drawing from extensive archival research, the book uncovers the American media system's historical roots and normative foundations. more...

  • Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performanceby Yusuf Jr. Kalyango; David H. Mould

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performance provides an overview of new and traditional media in their political, economic and cultural contexts while exploring the role of journalism practice and media education. The authors examine media systems in 16 countries, including China, Russia and the United States. more...

  • The Press in American Politics, 1787?2012by Patrick Novotny

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    From the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the fight for ratification of the Constitution in the pages of America's newspapers through the digital era of 24/7 information technologies and social media campaigns, this book tells the story of the press as a decisive and defining part of America's elections, parties, and political life. more...

  • Lincoln and the Power of the Pressby Harold Holzer

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 37.50

    Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize ?Lincoln believed that ?with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.? Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln?s leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve... 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...