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  • Ugly War, Pretty Packageby Deborah L. Jaramillo

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 19.50

    Deborah L. Jaramillo investigates cable news' presentation of the Iraq War in relation to "high concept" filmmaking. High concept films can be reduced to single-sentence summaries and feature pre-sold elements; they were considered financially safe projects that would sustain consumer interest beyond ... more...

  • War Storiesby Matthew A. Baum; Tim J. Groeling

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    How does the American public formulate its opinions about U.S. foreign policy and military engagement abroad? War Stories argues that the media systematically distort the information the public vitally needs to determine whether to support such initiatives, for reasons having more to do with journalists' professional interests than the merits of... more...

  • The Globalization of Newsby Oliver Boyd-Barrett; Terhi Rantanen

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 46.00

    Demonstrating how the news agencies have contributed both to the process of globalization and, simultaneously, to the process of national construction, this book provides an important critical survey of the contemporary international news business. more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Foreign Newsby Ulf Hannerz

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Foreign News gives us a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look into the practices of the global tribe we call foreign correspondents. Exploring how they work, Ulf Hannerz also compares the ways correspondents and anthropologists report from one part of the world to another. Hannerz draws on extensive interviews with correspondents in cities as diverse... more...

  • Television Newsby Ivor Yorke; Ray Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    A straightforward account of the editorial and production processes used by journalists to bring television news to the viewer. It is an invaluable text for students on journalism courses, print and radio journalists moving into television and TV journalists wishing to update their knowledge. Takes into account the latest practices and issues in the... more...

  • The Known World of Broadcast Newsby Stanley Baran; Roger Wallis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Presenting on TV and Radioby Janet Trewin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Aspiring radio and TV presenters will benefit from the informative and entertaining guidance provided by accomplished presenter, Janet Trewin. Presenting on TV and Radio is packed with illustrations, practical exercises and insider tips for improving your presentation skills and breaking into this competitive industry. Based on the principle that... more...

  • The CNN Effect in Actionby Babak Bahador

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This project advances the existing theoretical work on the CNN effect, a claim that innovations in the speed and quality of technology create conditions in which the media acts as an independent factor with significant influence. It provides a novel interpretation of the factors that drove Western policy towards military intervention in this area. more...

  • Image Critique and the Fall of the Berlin Wallby Sunil Manghani

    Intellect Books Ltd 2008; US$ 32.00

    Taking the fall of the Berlin Wall as a key marker in recent history ? a period in which increasingly we find ourselves watching ?instant history? unfold live on air ? the book presents a new critical concept of image critique: a double procedure of both a critique of images and the use of images as a means to engage with our contemporary mediated... more...