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Sympathy, Madness, and Crime: How Four Nineteenth-Century Journalists Made the Newspaper Women's Business

by Karen Roggenkamp

In one of her escapades as a reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, the renowned Nellie Bly feigned insanity in 1889 and slipped, undercover, behind the grim walls of Blackwell's Island mental asylum....

Watergate: The Presidential Scandal That Shook America With a New Afterword by Max Holland

by Keith W. Olson & Max Holland

A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous “Deep Throat,” the media’s role in the scandal, both during...

Insider Baseball: from Political Fictions

by Joan Didion

A Vintage Shorts Selection


Almost three decades ago, iconic and incomparable American essayist Joan Didion’s now-classic report from the Dukakis campaign trail exposed, in no uncertain terms, the complete...

Media, Knowledge And Education: Cultures and Ethics of Sharing

by Theo Hug, Ronald Maier, Wolfgang Sützl & Felix Stalder

Dass das Teilen in der Gesellschaft der Gegenwart einmal eine so große Rolle spielen würde, hätte bis vor kurzem wohl kaum jemand vorausgesagt. Eine globale Protestbewegung brachte ein tiefes Bedürfnis zum...

Activist Media and Biopolitics

by Theo Hug & Wolfgang Sützl

After tactical media became less important, many media activist projects repositioned themselves: in the context of biopolitics they challenge the hegemony of biopower. This volume contains theoretical and empirical...

No News Is Bad News: Canada's Media Collapse - and What Comes Next

by Ian Gill

Canada’s media companies are melting faster than the polar ice caps, and in No News Is Bad News, Ian Gill chronicles their decline in a biting, in-depth analysis. He travels to an international journalism...

Hearts, Minds, Voices

The News Media

European Art Cinema

by John White

European art cinema includes some of the most famous films in cinema history. It is elite filmmaking that stands in direct opposition to popular cinema; and yet, it also has an intimate relationship with Hollywood....

Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry

by Brett Mills & Erica Horton

What is it like to make television comedy? How do writers get their ideas made, and how do commissioners and producers decide what to make? How do members of the comedy industry work with large broadcasters...

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box

by Ruth McElroy

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium's most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of...

Religion by Radio: Its Place in British Broadcasting

by Melville Dinwiddie

This book, first published in 1968, describes the development of religion by radio, and its influences on people both inside and outside the Church. It tells of experiment and practice, of acceptance and rejection,...

Who's Listening?: The Story of BBC Audience Research

by Robert J.E. Silvery

This book, first published in 1974, is the story of BBC Audience Research, a behind-the-scenes activity that has always been the subject of some curiosity. It describes the early, tentative experiments, designed...

Contemporary Radio Programming Strategies

by David T. MacFarland

This book, first published in 1990, offers an in-depth analysis of the 'fundamental beliefs' of radio. This refers to the common understanding of what the radio enterprise is - and should be - about: entertainment...

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism

by Dan Hassler-Forest

From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which...

From Idolatry to Advertising: Visual Art and Contemporary Culture: Visual Art and Contemporary Culture

by Susan G. Josephson

The true measure of the practice of public service is its ability to remain faithful to the tenets of democratic society. This introductory text links the practice of public administration to the core concepts...

An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes

by Henri Gregoire & Graham Hodges

Amongst other things, this book is a devastating critique of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, in which he mused about black inferiority. Its publication in 1810, after Jefferson's opposition...

Engendered Economics: Incorporating Diversity into Political Economy: Incorporating Diversity into Political Economy

by Ellen Mutari, Heather Boushey & William Fraher

This book provides an overview of current developments within feminist political economy, including reformulations of economic theory, historical and empirical research on the economic roles and status of women...

American Television News: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest

by Steve M. Barkin

This concise history of the news broadcasting industry will appeal to both students and general readers. Stretching from the "radio days" of the 1920s and 1930s and the early era of television after World War...