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  • The Two W's of Journalismby Davis "Buzz" Merritt; Maxwell E. McCombs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In this timely volume, the authors explore public affairs journalism, a practice that lies at the core of the journalism profession. They go beyond the journalistic instruction for reporting and presenting news to reflect on why journalism works the way it does. Asking current and future journalists the critical questions, "Why do we do it?" and... more...

  • Translation in Global Newsby Esperanca Bielsa; Susan Bassnett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    The mass media are of paramount importance in the formulation and transmission of messages about key developments of global significance, such as terrorism and the war in Iraq, yet the key mediating role of translation in the reception of speeches and addresses of figures like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has remained largely invisible. Incorporating... more...

  • Making the Newsby Paschal Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Making the News  provides a cross-national perspective on key features of journalism and news-making cultures and the changing media landscape in contemporary Europe. . Focusing on the key trends, practices and issues in contemporary journalism and news cultures, Paschal Preston maps the major contours of change as well as the broader industrial,... more...

  • News Valuesby Paul Brighton; Dennis Foy

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 39.00

    Written by two practitioner-academics (who between them have more than fifty years of news industry experience), News Values analyses the shape of the news industry - a world of rolling news and multimedia platforms, and a world where broadcast news is increasingly considered another element of show business. Detailed chapters include critiques... more...

  • The News Revolution in Englandby C. John Sommerville

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    The News Revolution in England: Cultural Dynamics of Daily Information is the first book to analyze the essential feature of periodical media, which is their periodicity. Having to sell the next issue as well as the present one changes the relation between authors and readers--or customers--and subtly shapes the way that everything is reported, whether... more...

  • Interpreting Television Newsby Gabi Schaap

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Television news range among the most extensively investigated topics in communication studies. The book contributes to television news research by focusing on whether and how news viewers who watch the same news program form similar or different interpretations. The author develops a novel concept of interpretation based on cognitive complexity... more...

  • The Publisherby Alan Brinkley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Roll! Shooting TV Newsby Rich Underwood

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together... more...

  • Newsonomicsby Ken Doctor

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 6.79

    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 Business of Sportsby Mark Conrad

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 69.95

    This book explores the business aspect of sports with an orientation to those topics that are most relevant to journalists, providing the foundation for understanding the various parts of the sports business. Moving beyond sports writing, this text offers a distinct perspective on professional, college, and international sports organizations ? structure,... more...