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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.11
An award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media. WARNING! Are newspapers seriously damaging your insight? Does what you read every day contain lies, PR, propaganda and distortion? Find out who's controlling your news in this shocking expose from the ultimate insider.... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
This volume of collected essays provides a wide-ranging survey of the state of radio and television, especially the idea of public service broadcasting, and of news, current affairs and documentary programming in America, Australia, the UK and the rest of western Europe. Among the key issues it addresses are the 'dumbing down' of TV news, the infotainment... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 29.00
While talking heads debate the media's alleged conservative or liberal bias, award-winning journalist Bonnie Anderson knows that the problem with television news isn't about the Left versus the Right--it's all about the money. From illegal hiring practices to ethnocentric coverage to political cheerleading, News Flash exposes how American broadcast... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.00
Ted Koppel, anchor of Nightline , is one of America's most intelligent and respected journalists. With this fascinating book, he finally lets us know the man behind the face we've trusted late at night for almost twenty years. Off Camera is a daily journal of the year that brought the twentieth century to a close--the year of Monica and Y2K, of... more...