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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Newsonomicsby Ken Doctor

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 35.99

    The New News   Reports of the death of the news media are highly premature, though you wouldn?t know it from the media?s own headlines. Ken Doctor goes far beyond those headlines, taking an authoritative look at the fast-emerging future. The Twelve Laws of Newsonomics reveal the kinds of news that readers will get and that journalists (and... more...

  • Playing Ball with the Boysby Betsy Ross

    Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • The Stewart/Colbert Effectby Amarnath Amarasingam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been named on Time magazine's list of the most influential people in the world. The ten essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore... more...