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Media Analysis

  • Ronald Reagan The Movieby Michael Rogin

    University of California Press 1988; US$ 36.95

    The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters?the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism?are familiar... more...

  • 100 Media Moments That Changed Americaby Jim Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00

    From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's latest phone-videoed crime, the media has always been guilty of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers 100 events in world history from the 17th century to the presentÑmoments that alone were major and minor, but ones that exploded in the... more...

  • About to Dieby Barbie Zelizer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does the public need to know to make sense of what they see; and what... more...

  • Advertising Internationalby Armand Mattelart

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    A survey of the changes in the advertising industry in the last twenty years including coverage of the emergence of international conglomerates and the diversification of the agencies into public relations and media buying. 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 hundred years.... more...

  • The Al Jazeera Effectby Philip Seib

    Potomac Books Inc. 2008; US$ 16.95

    A fresh look at the role of today's new media in current affairs more...

  • All the News That's Fit to Sellby James T. Hamilton

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    That market forces drive the news is not news. Whether a story appears in print, on television, or on the Internet depends on who is interested, its value to advertisers, the costs of assembling the details, and competitors' products. But in All the News That's Fit to Sell , economist James Hamilton shows just how this happens. Furthermore, many... more...

  • All the President's Spinby Ben Fritz; Bryan Keefer; Brendan Nyhan

    Touchstone 2004; US$ 22.95

    All the President's Spin, the first book from the editors of the acclaimed nonpartisan website Spinsanity, unmasks the tactics of deception and media manipulation that George W. Bush has used to sell his agenda to the American people. From his campaigns for tax cuts to the debate over war in Iraq, President Bush has employed an unprecedented... more...

  • All the Presidents' Spokesmenby Woody Klein

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 50.00

    Explains how White House press secretaries have for decades developed the art of shaping the news in their daily press briefings to reporters in favor of the president--the highly sophisticated, complex communications strategy popularly known as "spin." more...

  • Amateur Mediaby Dan Hunter; Ramon Lobato; Megan Richardson; Julian Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The rise of Web 2.0 has pushed the amateur to the forefront of public discourse, public policy and media scholarship. Typically non-salaried, non-specialist and untrained in media production, amateur producers are now seen as key drivers of the creative economy. This edited collection provides a much-needed interdisciplinary contextualisation... more...