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  • 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...

  • Mediated Cosmopolitanismby Alexa Robertson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

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

  • Introducing the Language of the Newsby M. Grazia Busa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    Introducing the Language of the News is a comprehensive introduction to the language of news reporting. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book provides an accessible analysis of the processes that produce news language, and discusses how different linguistic choices promote different interpretations of news texts. Key features... more...

  • Mixed Newsby Jay Black

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    This volume addresses some of the central issues of journalism today -- the nature and needs of the individual versus the nature and needs of the broader society; theories of communitarianism versus Enlightenment liberalism; independence versus interdependence (vs. co-dependency); negative versus positive freedoms; Constitutional mandates versus marketplace... 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...

  • The American Newsreelby Raymond Fielding

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    For fifty years, the newsreel was a fixture in American movie theaters. Released twice a week, less than ten minutes long, each had news footage that combined journalism with entertainment. With the advent of television news programs after World War II, newsreels began to be obsolete, but they remain the first instances of moving image photographic... 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...

  • 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...