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Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left

Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left

2nd Edition

James Curran, Ivor Gaber, Julian Petley
July 11, 2018

Culture Wars investigates the relationship between the media and politics in Britain today. It focusses on how significant sections of the national press have represented and distorted the policies of the Labour Party, and particularly its left, from the Thatcher era up to and including Ed Miliband...

Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era

Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era

1st Edition

Eiri Elvestad, Angela Phillips
March 08, 2018

Misunderstanding News Audiences interrogates the prevailing myths around the impact of the Internet and social media on news consumption and democracy. The book draws on a broad range of comparative research into audience engagement with news, across different geographic regions, to provide insight...

An Introduction to Political Communication

An Introduction to Political Communication

6th Edition

Brian McNair
June 27, 2017

At a time of radical shifts in power across the globe, the sixth edition of An Introduction to Political Communication examines the role of the media in the political process. Brian McNair reflects on the role of communication in key events such as the referendum vote for the UK’s withdrawal from...

Media Ownership and Agenda Control: The hidden limits of the information age

Media Ownership and Agenda Control: The hidden limits of the information age

1st Edition

Justin Schlosberg
November 28, 2016

Media Ownership and Agenda Control offers a detailed examination of media ownership amidst the complexities of the information age, from the resurgence of press barons to the new influence wielded by internet giants. Much of the discussion pivots around recent revelations and controversies in the...

Comparing Political Journalism

Comparing Political Journalism

1st Edition

Claes de Vreese, Frank Esser, David Nicolas Hopmann
July 21, 2016

Comparing Political Journalism is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today. Using techniques drawn from the growing field of comparative political communication, an international group of contributors analyse political news content drawn...

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century: From the

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century: From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"

1st Edition

Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, Chris Paterson
July 12, 2016

 Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image,...

Pluralism, Politics and the Marketplace: The Regulation of German Broadcasting

Pluralism, Politics and the Marketplace: The Regulation of German Broadcasting

1st Edition

Suzanne Hasselbach, Vincent Porter
May 31, 2016

Since the mid-1980s, broadcasting in the Federal Republic of Germany has been extensively re-regulated. The traditional duopoly of the public broadcasters Ard and ZDF has been challenged by new private networks in both radio and television. In two historic judgements handed down in 1986 and 1987,...

Misunderstanding the Internet

Misunderstanding the Internet

2nd Edition

James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman
February 08, 2016

The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies...

Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming

Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming

1st Edition

Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel
June 29, 2015

Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television? Gender and Media...

News and Politics: The Rise of Live and Interpretive Journalism

News and Politics: The Rise of Live and Interpretive Journalism

1st Edition

Stephen Cushion
March 19, 2015

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...

Journalism in Context: Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

Journalism in Context: Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

1st Edition

Angela Phillips
September 16, 2014

Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in...

Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction

Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction

1st Edition

Jonathan Hardy
June 16, 2014

How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey...

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