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  • Microradio & Democracyby Greg Ruggiero; Robert W. Mcchesney

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 5.95

    Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger... more...

  • An Air War with Cubaby Daniel C. Walsh

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

    Since 1985, Radio Marti, a Radio Free Europe-type station, has broadcast American news and propaganda in Cuba. Its sister station, TV Marti, debuted in 1990. A respected operation at the start, Radio and TV Marti fell under the influence of the Cuban American National Foundation--a group of hard-line Cuban exiles--who intensified the anti-Castro rhetoric... more...

  • Beyond the Boxby Sharon Marie Ross

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    Beyond the Box gives students and couch potatoes alike a better understanding of what it means to watch television in an era of profound technological change. Charts the revolution in television viewing that is currently underway in living rooms across the world Probes how the Internet’s development has altered how television is made and... more...

  • Network Radio Ratings, 1932–1953by Jim Ramsburg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    Network radio from 1932 to 1953 was a high-stakes competition embracing technology, industry, government and advertising, ruled by dollars and dictated by ratings. This comprehensive reference work provides a fascinating account of broadcasting's most colorful era, when four nationwide networks dominated American media as no concerted communications... more...

  • Cable Visionsby Sarah Banet-Weiser; Cynthia Chris; Anthony Freitas

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    Cable television, on the brink of a boom in the 1970s, promised audiences a new media frontier-an expansive new variety of entertainment and information choices. Music video, 24–hour news, 24-hour weather, movie channels, children's channels, home shopping, and channels targeting groups based on demographic characteristics or interests were... more...

  • NPRby Michael McCauley

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    The people who shaped America?s public broadcasting system thought it should be "a civilized voice in a civilized community"?a clear alternative to commercial broadcasting. This book tells the story of how NPR has tried to embody this idea. Michael P. McCauley describes NPR's evolution from virtual obscurity in the early 1970s, when it was riddled... more...

  • Al-jazeeraby Mohammed El-nawawy; Adel Iskandar

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    Offers a first look at the all-Arab news network and its controversial role in the Arab world more...

  • Branding Televisionby Catherine Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    Branding Television considers the broader context of new digital media, including an examination of the extension of television on to new media such as the internet and mobile phones. more...

  • Viewers Like Youby Laurie Oullette

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    How "public" is public television if only a small percentage of the American people tune in on a regular basis? When public television addresses "viewers like you," just who are you? Despite the current of frustration with commercial television that runs through American life, most TV viewers bypass the redemptive "oasis of the wasteland" represented... more...

  • Independent Television in Britainby Mr Paul Bonner; Ms Lesley Aston

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    A stimulating treatment of an area of public life which is a subject of continuing debate and controversy. This volume covers the years in which ITV faced more challenges than at any time in its history and its regulator, the IBA, was subject to political pressures so extreme that they brought about its abolition and rebirth as the Independent Television... more...