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Communication and Society


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This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.

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We Keep America on Top of the World Television Journalism and the Public Sphere

We Keep America on Top of the World: Television Journalism and the Public Sphere

1st Edition

By Daniel Hallin
December 06, 1993

We Keep America on Top of the World is a lucid exploration of contemporary American journalism, with particular emphasis on its influential and controversial conponent - television news. Daniel Hallin's discussion encompasses the central and most controversial issues in the study of journalism: the...

What News? The Market, Politics and the Local Press

What News?: The Market, Politics and the Local Press

1st Edition

By Bob Franklin, David Murphy
October 09, 2005

A survey of the role and the future prospects of the local press in the 1990s. The authors also take into account the radical changes the local press have been through with new technology and the proliferation of free newspapers....

Inside Prime Time

Inside Prime Time

2nd Edition

By Todd Gitlin
August 12, 2005

Prime time: those precious few hours every night when the three major television networks garner millions of dollars while tens of millions of Americans tune in. Inside Prime Time is a classic study of the workings of the Hollywood television industry, newly available with an updated introduction. ...

Fields in Vision Television Sport and Cultural Transformation

Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation

1st Edition

By Garry Whannel
November 17, 1992

Fields in Vision offers a comprehensive and analytical study of the international phenomenon of television sports coverage. Garry Whannel considers the historical development of sport on television, the growth of sponsorship and the way that television and sponsorship have re-shaped sport in the ...

De-Westernizing Media Studies

De-Westernizing Media Studies

1st Edition

Edited By James Curran, Myung-Jin Park
February 03, 2000

De-Westernizing Media Studies brings together leading media critics from around the world to address central questions in the study of the media. How do the media connect to power in society? Who and what influence the media? How is globalization changing both society and the media?...

Getting the Message News, Truth, and Power

Getting the Message: News, Truth, and Power

1st Edition

Edited By John Eldridge
July 14, 1993

The work of the Glasgow Media Group has long established their place at the forefront of Media Studies, and Getting the Message provides an ideal introduction to recent work by the Group. Contributors discuss themes such as the relationship between the media and public opinion, the emergence of TV...

Television Producers

Television Producers

1st Edition

By Jeremy Tunstall
November 15, 1993

Covering all the major areas of television production, this in-depth work highlights the widely varying influences, difficulties and opportunities at work in the industry. Each kind of producer across the seven areas here examined faces the same practical issues of budget, talent and equipment ...

Ill Effects The Media Violence Debate

Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate

2nd Edition

Edited By Martin Barker, Julian Petley
May 29, 2001

The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the...

International Radio Journalism

International Radio Journalism

1st Edition

By Tim Crook
January 22, 1998

Radio journalists have witnessed much of the history of the twentieth century. From early documentary recordings , to the ground-breaking war reporting of Ed Murrow and Richard Dimbleby, to the sophisticated commentaries of Alistair Cooke and reporters such as Fergal Keane, International Radio ...

Media, Ritual and Identity

Media, Ritual and Identity

1st Edition

Edited By James Curran, Tamar Liebes
May 29, 1998

Media, Ritual and Identity examines the role of the media in society; its complex influence on democratic processes and its participation in the construction and affirmation of different social identities. It draws extensively upon cultural anthropology and combines a commanding overview of ...

The Crisis of Public Communication

The Crisis of Public Communication

1st Edition

By Jay Blumler, Michael Gurevitch
December 21, 1995

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Nation, Culture, Text Australian Cultural and Media Studies

Nation, Culture, Text: Australian Cultural and Media Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Graeme Turner
November 15, 1993

Nation, Culture, Text: Australian Cultural and Media Studies is the first collection of cultural studies from Australia, selected and introduced for an international readership.Participating in the `de-centring' of cultural studies - considering what perspectives other than the European and the ...

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