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  • News as Entertainmentby Daya Kishan Thussu

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 54.00

    Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the ?dumbing down? discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Informing the Newsby Thomas E. Patterson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters ?if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.? Today?s journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news. Even when they get the... more...

  • The Elements of Journalismby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting... more...

  • The Stories That Changed Australia: 50 Years of Four Cornersby Sally Neighbour

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 23.91

    A landmark book written by household names in journalism, among them Kerry O'Brien, Chris Masters and Caroline Jones, this is the first book from FOUR CORNERS in 26 years and will be the must-have book for Fathers Day. In the fifty years it's been on air, Four Corners has broken more stories, triggered more headlines, generated more controversy and... more...

  • Tick... Tick... Tick...by David Blum

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    An insider's view of the most successful show in the history of TV, 60 Minutes. The most popular TV show in America isn't American Idol, and it's not Survivor. Month in, month out, the most?watched program in America is 60 Minutes, drawing a staggering 25 million viewers in an average week. For its entire 34?year history, 60 Minutes was the brainchild... 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...

  • Politicians, Partisans, and Parasitesby Tucker Carlson

    Grand Central Publishing 2003; US$ 11.99

    Carlson loosens his signature bowtie and cracks sharp and wise on all things political with acerbic wit and razor sharp insight. In this new book, he applies his deft and amusing hand to the goings-on in our nation's capital. more...

  • Talking Backby Andrea Mitchell

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    No TV reporter today is more respected than NBC?s Andrea Mitchell. She?s covered stories from Jonestown to the fall of the Berlin Wall, gotten unexpected answers from such interviewees as Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton, and balanced her high-wire career with a very public marriage to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Dr. Alan Greenspan. Mitchell?s... 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...