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  • Race, Myth and the Newsby Christopher P. Campbell

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 54.00

    How are the perceptions of the majority culture, the `preferred readings', reflected in television news? How do they reinforce stereotyped attitudes on race? This interpretive analysis presents evidence of racism, including under-representation, within news texts. The author examines the values, traditions and practices of news production that, often... more...

  • News Search, Blogs and Feedsby Lars Vage; Lars Iselid

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 80.00

    This book is about news search and monitoring. Aimed at professionals with a strategic need of monitoring the surrounding world, users with a need to find the best news sources, monitoring services and news search strategies and techniques will benefit from reading this book. The main purpose is to present a practical handbook with an analysis of readily... more...

  • The News: A User's Manualby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58

    Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the... more...

  • Reporting Disastersby Suzanne Franks

    Hurst 2014; US$ 21.99

    The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The contemporary international configuration of aid, media pressure, and official policy is still directly... more...

  • After Broadcast Newsby Bruce A. Williams; Michael X. Delli Carpini

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    After Broadcast News challenges the role of professional journalists as the primary source of politically relevant information. more...

  • All the Truth Is Outby Matt Bai

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Yahoo's  national political columnist and the f ormer chief political correspondent for  The New York Times Magazine  brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics. In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive-seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic... more...

  • Angry Optimistby Lisa Rogak

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In Angry Optimist, biographer Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to stardom. She follows him from his early days growing up in New Jersey, through... more...

  • Ending the Affairby Graeme Turner

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    Examines the state of current affairs television in Australia today by pondering its future, while drawing lessons from the past. The book questions the social and political value of what we now think of as current affairs journalism. Underpinning this approach is the conviction that TV current affairs serves functions which are important to a civilised... more...

  • Face the Nationby Bob Schieffer

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this engaging memoir of television news and its unique place in history, New York Times bestselling author and Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer takes us behind the scenes of the Sunday morning institution that has provided a window on the most memorable events of the last half-century. With his critically acclaimed memoir This Just In,... more...

  • From Our Own Correspondentby Tony Grant

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    The flagship Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent gives Britain's most celebrated reporters the chance to describe much more than they can in a normal report: context, history and characters encountered en route. And for the fiftieth anniversary of the programme Profile collected together the programme's best pieces. From Our Own Correspondent... more...