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  • Tick... Tick... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Loudest Voice in the Roomby Gabriel Sherman

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.   When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level... 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 News: A User's Manualby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    The news is everywhere. We can?t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?   We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness ), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters... 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...

  • 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...

  • Hack Attackby Nick Davies

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal correspondent of the News of the World was cuaght listening in on Buckingham Palace voicemails. He was quietly sent... more...

  • Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphonesby Marsha Berry; Max Schleser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life. more...

  • The Control Roomby Martin Plissner

    Free Press 1999; US$ 17.95

    "Thirty-five years ago, sad to say, CBS, NBC, and ABC created the modern New Hampshire primary." So says The Control Room, a gritty look at how network news has come to dominate every stage of presidential selection from the earliest announcements to the final swearing in. As we embark on another of the quadrennial circuses that determine how the... more...