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  • Race, Myth and the Newsby Christopher P. Campbell

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 54.00 US$ 45.90

    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...

  • The Newsby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Power of the News Mediaby Harry Jenderson

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    Power of the News Media helps readers understand the function of the news media, how it shapes attitudes, and how to evaluate its content. This important volume provides a useful tool for librarians, teachers, and others concerned with education and media issues. Providing a variety of perspectives and drawing on books, articles, and Internet sources,... more...

  • Olympic Mediaby Andrew C Billings

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 55.95

    Located in the United States, NBC (National Broadcasting Company) is the biggest and most powerful Olympic network in the world, having won the rights to televise both the Summer and the Winter Olympic Games. By way of attracting more viewers of both sexes and all ages and ethnicities than any other sporting event, and through the production of breathtaking... more...

  • Literature of Journalismby Warren C. Price

    University of Minnesota Press 1959; US$ 90.00

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  • The Publisherby Alan Brinkley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century. As the founder of Time , Fortune, and Life magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world. Born the son of missionaries, Henry Luce spent his childhood in rural... 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...

  • Playing Ball with the Boysby Betsy Ross

    Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    The use of female sideline reporters is the fastest-growing new aspect of televised broadcasts of professional and college football. Names like Suzy Kolber, Erin Andrews, and Andrea Kremer are now as well known as any of the men in the booth. In recent years women have been sports columnists and reporters, talk-show hosts, even coaches and team administrators.... more...