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  • 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 citizens)... 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...

  • Profits and Lossesby Chris Roush

    Marion Street Press, LLC 2012; US$ 34.95

    Recognizing the historical importance of business news in journalism, this work asserts that current social attitudes were set in place by 20th-century reporting on finance, business trends, markets, unemployment, governmental economic policy, corporate malfeasance, and the consumer. A comprehensive look at the history of American business news reporting—from... more...

  • Roger Ailesby Zev Chafets

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    ?A tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape.? ? Kirkus Reviews ?Conservatives, who have struggled to connect with voters emotionally, and liberals, who instinctively revile and dismiss him, would do well to look closely at the factors that have contributed to Roger Ailes?s enormous success.? ? National Review Online... 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...

  • The News Sororityby Sheila Weller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95

    ?Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies? time on the front lines. . . . An inspiration for future generations of journalists.? ?Vanity Fair   For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women?Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour?broke into the newsroom?s... more...

  • Angry Optimistby Lisa Rogak

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    LISA ROGAK is the author of more than forty books, including the biographies And Nothing but the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert and the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King . She is the editor of the New York Times bestselling book Barack Obama: In His Own Words . 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...