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  • Online Newsby Stuart Allan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 42.00

    Providing an analysis of online news, this book offers insights into key debates concerning the ways in which journalism is evolving on the internet, devoting particular attention to the factors influencing its development. This book shows how the forms, practices and epistemologies of online news are conventionalized. more...

  • Mediatized Conflictby Simon Cottle

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    We live in times that generate diverse conflicts; we also live in times when conflicts are increasingly played out and performed in the media. Mediatized Conflict explores the powered dynamics, contested representations and consequences of media conflict reporting. It examines how the media today do not simply report or represent diverse situations... more...

  • Cronkiteby Douglas Brinkley

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.85

    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 Control Roomby Martin Plissner

    Free Press 1999; US$ 13.99

    "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...

  • News as Entertainmentby Daya Kishan Thussu

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 56.00

    Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the ?dumbing down? discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American... more...

  • Newspaper Journalismby Susan Pape; Susan Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 52.00

    This practical introduction to journalism covers all the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good newspaper journalism and provides students with a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises. more...

  • News Valuesby Paul Brighton; Dennis Foy

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 49.00

    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 Elements of Journalismby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 11.99

    In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting... 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...

  • Mediated Cosmopolitanismby Alexa Robertson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    Media power in the global era has to do with how people understand the world, their place in it, and their relation to the others who populate it. Making connections with distant places and people is the work of cosmopolitan imagination, which involves seeing the world through the eyes of others. In this book, Robertson engages with the growing literature... more...