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  • The News Revolution in Englandby C. John Sommerville

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 109.99

    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$ 224.00

    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...

  • Junk Newsby Tom Fenton

    Fulcrum Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    A salient critique of the American media and urgent call for radical reform. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 21.42

    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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 44.95

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