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Precision Journalism: A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods

by Philip Meyer

Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated,...


New Forms of Consumption: Consumers, Culture, and Commodification

by Mark Gottdiener, Matthew D. Bramlett & Jorge Arditi

New forms of consumption such as those facilitated by cyberspace, themed environments, the commodification of sex, and the increasing role of leisure in society all play new and interesting roles in daily life...


Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader

by Todd Fraley, Anandam P. Kavoori & Simon Cottle

Over the past few years, media outlets have spotlighted coverage of terror attacks. Drawing on both popular and academic articles, Media, Terrorism, and Theory analyzes the larger issues surrounding media's...


Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History

by Patricia Leavy

Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and...


The Global Journalist: News and Conscience in a World of Conflict

by Philip Seib

This provocative book argues that not only do U.S. news media have the duty to cover international events that affect the interests of the public and the government, but they also should 'shake awake the world's...


The Film Studio: Film Production in the Global Economy

by Ben Goldsmith & Tom O'Regan

The Film Studio sheds new light on the evolution of global film production, highlighting the role of film studios worldwide. The authors explore the contemporary international production environment, identifying...


The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism

by David Craig

The best journalists are masters at their craft. With a comma and a colon, a vivid verb and a colorful adjective, they not only convey important information but also create a sense of place and evoke powerful...


What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News

by Eric Alterman

"Bold, counterintuitive, and cathartic.... Alterman is ready for a bar fight, and he comes out swinging."New York Times Book Review


Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla

In this book David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla have gathered a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. The contributors analyze the role of sensationalism...


Global Media Governance: A Beginner's Guide

by Seán|Girard, Bruce Ó Siochrú & Amy Mahan

This book is a primer on media governance at a global level and the key influencing forces and organizations, such as ITU, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO, and ICANN. Anyone interested in the media and its progressively rising...


Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses

by Richard Butsch & Sonia Livingstone

In today's thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, and powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently,...


Public Relations: The Basics

by Ron Smith

Public Relations: The Basics is a highly readable introduction to one of the most exciting and fast-paced media industries. Both the practice and profession of public relations are explored and the focus is...


Critics, Ratings, and Society: The Sociology of Reviews

by Grant Blank

Critics, Ratings, and Society is the first comprehensive study of the review as social institution. Its theories and data encompass reviews of all types of products-including the arts (e.g. theater, books, and...


War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective

by Nancy Snow, Yahya R. Kamalipour & Ben H. Bagdikian

This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers...


The Emergence of the Digital Humanities

by Steven E. Jones

The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data...


Writing the New Ethnography

by H. L., Jr. Goodall

Writing the New Ethnography provides a foundational understanding of the writing processes associated with composing new forms of qualitative writing in the social sciences. Goodall's distinctive style will...


DOOM: SCARYDARKFAST

by Dan Pinchbeck

In December 1993, gaming changed forever. id Software's seminal shooter DOOM was released, and it shook the foundations of the medium. Daniel Pinchbeck brings together the complete story of DOOM for the first...


Artifacts

by Charles R. Ewen

How can you ensure that you are learning everything your artifacts have to teach you? Ewen explores a variety of methods and techniques used to prepare, protect, and analyze artifacts once they are in the lab....


Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age

by Jim A. Kuypers

While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to...


Reality TV: Realism and Revelation

by Anita Biressi & Heather Nunn

This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as...