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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Elements of Journalismby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Broadcast Graphics On the Spotby Richard Harrington

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 33.95

    Packed with more than 350 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know - on the spot. If you create graphics for television, this book is for you. 'Broadcast Graphics on the Spot' show you how to produce more compelling TV graphics. From gathering images for use in broadcast graphics to working with fonts, mastering keying and rotoscoping,... 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...

  • 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...

  • America Behind The Color Lineby Henry Louis Gates

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99

    Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...

  • The Globalization of Newsby Oliver Boyd-Barrett; Terhi Rantanen

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 58.00

    Demonstrating how the news agencies have contributed both to the process of globalization and, simultaneously, to the process of national construction, this book provides an important critical survey of the contemporary international news business. more...