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  • Where the Truth Liesby Julia Hobsbawm

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.65

    The relationship between the serious news media and the truth is under scrutiny as never before. In recent years the BBC and the New York Times have been knocked sideways by scandals alleging exaggeration and distortion. At the same time, the influence of the PR industry continues to expand, so that no organisation that is serious about communicating... more...

  • Advocating Propaganda – Viewpoints from Israelby Ron Schleifer; Jessica Snapper

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Based on a series of interviews with top players in the Israeli propaganda war, Advocating Propaganda ? Viewpoints from Israel gathers the perspectives from a rabbi, a priest, a politician, public servants, a military officer, a student activist, and a social media consultant to discuss the incomprehensible situation of Israel?s faltering public... more...

  • The Complete Story of the Grailby Chrétien de Troyes; Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    The mysterious and haunting Grail makes its first appearance in literature in Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval at the end of the twelfth century. But Chrétien never finished his poem, leaving an unresolved story and an incomplete picture of the Grail. It was, however, far too attractive an idea to leave. Not only did it inspire quite separate works;... more...

  • Racism in American Popular Media: From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Banditoby Brian Behnken; Gregory Smithers

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how the media?including advertising, motion pictures, cartoons, and popular fiction?has used racist images and stereotypes as marketing tools that malign and debase African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans in the United States. more...

  • Reporting Baseball's Sensational Season of 1890by Scott D. Peterson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    When the members of the first baseball players' union formed their own league in open revolt against the reserve clause and other restrictive practices of the National League, baseball journalism became less of a "curiosity shop" practice and moved into the mainstream of the newsroom. Baseball writers Henry Chadwick, T.H. Murnane, and... more...

  • Cam Taitby Cam Tait; Jim Taylor

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    “I have cerebral palsy much like I have blue eyes and have—or should I say had?—brown hair. It is simply a part of who I am. When I speak to groups about my situation I can even joke about it. ‘Think of CP as Canada Post,? I tell them. ‘My brain sends out signals, and God knows where they wind up.?? Long-time journalist Cam Tait has seen some... more...

  • The Subject of Holocaust Fictionby Emily Miller Budick

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

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  • Media and Politics in a Globalizing Worldby Alexa Robertson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Alexa Robertson is Associate Professor at the Department of Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm University, Sweden. Her previous book, Mediated Cosmopolitanism, was published by Polity in 2010. more...

  • News and Politicsby Stephen Cushion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    News and Politics critically examines television news bulletins ? still the primary source of information for most people ? and asks whether the wider pace and immediacy of 24-hour news culture has influenced their format and style over time. Drawing on the concepts of mediatization and journalistic interventionism, Stephen Cushion empirically traces... more...

  • Play it again, Vilém!by Hermann Haarmann; Michael Hanke; Steffi Winkler

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 29.09

    Spiel und Medien gehören zu den Menschen, umso mehr, je weiter die Computerisiserung und Mediatisierung der Gesellschaft voranschreiten. All dies nimmt bei Vilém Flusser, einem der Pioniere der Kommunikations- und Medienphilosophie, eine bedeutsame Stellung ein, was den Anlaß dafür bot, dem Thema Medien und Spiel das II. Internationale Symposium zur... more...