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  • Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Mattersby Jonathan M. Ladd

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07

    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...

  • Cronkiteby Douglas Brinkley

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99

    Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts at the recently opened Cronkite Archive to bring detail and depth to this deeply personal portrait. He also... more...

  • Amateur Images and Global Newsby Kari Papadopoulos; Mervi Pantti

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 25.00

    Modern technology has enabled anyone with a digital camera or cell phone to capture images of newsworthy events as they develop, and news organizations around the world increasingly depend on these amateur images for their coverage of unfolding events. However, with globalization facilitating wider circulation, critics have expressed strong concern... more...

  • The Loudest Voice in the Roomby Gabriel Sherman

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 5.82

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •   A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. With a remarkable level of detail and... more...

  • Introducing the Language of the Newsby M. Grazia Busa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Introducing the Language of the News is a comprehensive introduction to the language of news reporting. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book provides an accessible analysis of the processes that produce news language, and discusses how different linguistic choices promote different interpretations of news texts. Key features... 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...

  • All News Is Localby Richard C. Stanton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This book is an investigation of the 300 year old model of global journalism used by the Western news media. It argues that the framework of localization is fragile and unable to cope with the issues, events, agents and institutions of globalization that exist, and that the current model of news gathering and reporting requires rethinking. more...

  • The American Newsreelby Raymond Fielding

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

    For fifty years, the newsreel was a fixture in American movie theaters. Released twice a week, less than ten minutes long, each had news footage that combined journalism with entertainment. With the advent of television news programs after World War II, newsreels began to be obsolete, but they remain the first instances of moving image photographic... more...

  • The Control Roomby Martin Plissner

    Free Press 1999; US$ 5.99

    "Thirty-five years ago, sad to say, CBS, NBC, and ABC created the modern New Hampshire primary." So says The Control Room, a gritty look at how network news has come to dominate every stage of presidential selection from the earliest announcements to the final swearing in. As we embark on another of the quadrennial circuses that determine how the... more...

  • The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophyby Jason Holt; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our Senior Philosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised, expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before the philosophical significance of the quintessential “fake” news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from... more...