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News and Current Affairs

  • The News Sororityby Sheila Weller

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists .? -- Vanity Fair For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women?Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour?broke into the newsroom?s... more...

  • All the Truth Is Outby Matt Bai

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Yahoo's  national political columnist and the f ormer chief political correspondent for  The New York Times Magazine  brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics. In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive-seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic... more...

  • Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphonesby Marsha Berry; Max Schleser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life. 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...

  • Angry Optimistby Lisa Rogak

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In Angry Optimist, biographer Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to stardom. She follows him from his early days growing up in New Jersey,... more...

  • Hack Attackby Nick Davies

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.21

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 'Nick Davies is Britain?s greatest investigative journalist... This book is as exciting as a thriller but far more important.' Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph At... more...

  • The Two W's of Journalismby Davis "Buzz" Merritt; Maxwell E. McCombs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In this timely volume, the authors explore public affairs journalism, a practice that lies at the core of the journalism profession. They go beyond the journalistic instruction for reporting and presenting news to reflect on why journalism works the way it does. Asking current and future journalists the critical questions, "Why do we do it?" and... more...

  • Crime and Local Television Newsby Jeremy H. Lipschultz; Michael L. Hilt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This volume offers an analysis of crime coverage on local television, exploring the nature of local television news and the ongoing appeal of crime stories. Drawing on the perspectives of media studies, psychology, sociology, and criminology, authors Jeremy H. Lipschultz and Michael L. Hilt focus on live local television coverage of crime and examine... more...

  • The News: A User's Manualby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    The news is everywhere. We can?t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?   We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness ), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters... more...

  • The News: A User's Manualby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be... more...