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  • Media Talkby Ian Hutchby

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    Media Talk provides an accessible introduction to the analysis of the spoken word by examining linguistic and discursive aspects of broadcast media. Beginning with the observation that talk is central to all genres of radio and television, Ian Hutchby examines the forms of speech used by broadcasters as their primary means of communicating with audiences.... more...

  • News Media and Power in Russiaby Olessia Koltsova

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The end of communist rule in the Soviet Union brought with it a brave new world of media and commerce. Formerly state-owned enterprises were transformed, often through private ownership, and new corporations sprung up overnight to take advantage of the new atmosphere of freedom. Until now, most research on media and news production in Russia has... more...

  • News with a Viewby Burton St. John; Kirsten A. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Modern mainstream journalism faces a very real disturbance of its foundational premise that credible news is gathered and articulated from an objective stance. This volume offers new examinations of how the traditional notion of objectivity is changing as professional journalists grapple with a rapidly evolving news terrain--one that has become increasingly... more...

  • Newsworkersby Hanno Hardt; Bonnie Brennen

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 67.50

    Focusing on the period from the 1850s through the 1930s, the contributors show how issues of labor and class have been far more important in the formation of media institutions than previous accounts concede. These essays recover the history of ethnic and cultural diversity?including the contributions of women?that have enriched the process of communication. more...

  • No News is Bad Newsby Michael Bromley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This volume of collected essays provides a wide-ranging survey of the state of radio and television, especially the idea of public service broadcasting, and of news, current affairs and documentary programming in America, Australia, the UK and the rest of western Europe. Among the key issues it addresses are the 'dumbing down' of TV news, the infotainment... more...

  • We Interrupt This Newscastby Tom Rosenstiel; Marion Just; Todd Belt; Atiba Pertilla; Walter Dean; Dante Chinni

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    The main argument of this book is that local TV news can practice high-quality journalism without sacrificing commercial success. more...

  • WikiLeaksby Charlie Beckett; James Ball

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    WikiLeaks is the most challenging journalistic phenomenon to have emerged in the digital era. It has provoked anger and enthusiasm in equal measure, from across the political and journalistic spectrum. WikiLeaks poses a series of questions to the status quo in politics, journalism and to the ways we understand political communication. It has compromised... 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... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95

    Now available in a fully revised and updated ninth edition, World News Prism provides in-depth analysis of the changing role of transnational news media in the 21st-century. Includes three new chapters on Russia, Brazil, and India and a revised chapter on the Middle East written by regional media experts Features comprehensive coverage of... more...

  • Writing for Broadcast Journalistsby Rick Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 32.95

    Writing for Broadcast Journalists is the essential guide to writing news for television and radio, guiding readers through the significant differences between writing text to be read, and writing spoken English that will be heard. This book helps broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid newspaper-style ?journalese?, clichés,... more...