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News and Current Affairs

  • 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

    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 and on television today. In Angry Optimist , Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days and the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon... more...

  • Hack Attackby Nick Davies

    Random House 2014; US$ 28.29

    At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the News of the World was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. In 2007 he and a private investigator were sentenced to prison and the case was closed. But Nick Davies felt sure there was more to it and began his painstaking investigation which ultimately... 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...

  • Media Managementby Jan LeBlanc Wicks; George Sylvie; C. Ann Hollifield; Stephen Lacy; Ardyth Broadrick Sohn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Media Management: A Casebook Approach provides a detailed look at each of the major areas of responsibility that fall to the managers of media organizations, such as leadership, motivation, planning, marketing, and strategic management. Retaining its core content and case study approach, this third edition draws upon the latest organizational and... more...

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

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    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...

  • Reporting Disastersby Suzanne Franks

    Hurst 2014; US$ 21.99

    The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The contemporary international configuration of aid, media pressure, and official policy is still directly... more...

  • The Loudest Voice in the Roomby Gabriel Sherman

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.   When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter... more...