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  • Muslims and the News Mediaby Elizabeth Poole; John E. Richardson

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 33.00

    Muslims have featured in many of the more significant news stories of the past few years ? yet shockingly very few of these stories have been about anything other than the ?war on terror?. This urgently relevant book examines the role and representations of Muslims in the news media particularly within a climate of threat, fear and misunderstanding.... more...

  • Al Jazeeraby Hugh Miles

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 21.93

    With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some... more...

  • Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Mattersby Jonathan M. Ladd

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public's political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the... more...

  • Cronkiteby Douglas Brinkley

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts at the recently opened Cronkite Archive to bring detail and depth to this deeply personal portrait. He also... more...

  • The World News Prismby William A. Hachten; James F. Scotton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95

    Fully revised and updated, the eighth edition of The World NewsPrism analyzes the changing role of transnational news media inthe 21st-century globalized world and its impact on rapidlychanging news events.   Includes a new chapter dedicated to evolving traditional andnew social media in Middle East Expands the discussion of news systems... more...

  • Amateur Images and Global Newsby Kari Anden-Papadopoulos; Mervi Pantti

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    Modern technology has enabled anyone with a digital camera or cell phone to capture images of newsworthy events as they develop, and news organizations around the world increasingly depend on these amateur images for their coverage of unfolding events. However, with globalization facilitating wider circulation, critics have expressed strong concern... more...

  • The Newsby Peter Steven

    Groundwood Books 2012; US$ 9.95

    Over the past 20 years, the news media has become more restricted, less diverse, and of lower quality. Fewer owners and managers control editorial policies and thousands of journalists have been sacked. However, outside the West, rising levels of literacy and education have fostered vastly increased newspaper circulations, and the Internet has brought... more...

  • The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophyby Jason Holt; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our SeniorPhilosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised,expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before thephilosophical significance of the quintessential “fake”news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from the... more...

  • Mixed Newsby Jay Black

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • All News Is Localby Richard C. Stanton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This book is an investigation of the 300 year old model of global journalism used by the Western news media. It argues that the framework of localization is fragile and unable to cope with the issues, events, agents and institutions of globalization that exist, and that the current model of news gathering and reporting requires rethinking. more...