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The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

by The American Society of Magazine Editors, Sid Holt & Mark Jannot Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Jonathan Franzen’s eloquent rumination in National Geographic on the damage we continue to inflict on the environment...


Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and Himself

by Michael J. Rosen HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

James Thurber spent most of his career at the New Yorker magazine, drawing cartoons and writing essays and stories. Collecting Himself is a one-of-a-kind compilation of James Thurber's vintage writings, featuring...


Access with Attitude: An Advocate's Guide to Freedom of Information in Ohio

by David Marburger & Karl Idsvoog Ohio University Press (March 06, 2011)

For those who find themselves in a battle for public records, Access with Attitude: An Advocate's Guide to Freedom of Information in Ohio is an indispensable weapon. First Amendment lawyer David Marburger and...


The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

by Joel Simon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director...


Informing the Global Citizen: A Selection from The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

by Joel Simon Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

Today, anyone with an iPhone can provide firsthand accounts from the world’s front lines. Despite our increased access to events around the world, journalists are more vital than ever as they bring context...


Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

by Simon Schama HarperCollins (April 12, 2011)

“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.”

—Boston Globe

“A writer of gorgeous prose.”

Washington Post

The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble,...


The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper

by Vicki Mayer, S. L. Alexander, Alfred Lawrence Lorenz & Frank D. Durham et al. Lexington Books (July 17, 2014)

This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (“Digital First”). It is...


A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

by Wendy Law-Yone & David I. Steinberg Columbia University Press (July 01, 2014)

Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma’s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced...


Media in the Digital Age

by John V. Pavlik Columbia University Press (May 12, 2008)

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging...


Beyond News: The Future of Journalism

by Mitchell Stephens Columbia University Press (February 04, 2014)

For a century and a half, journalists made a good business out of selling the latest news or selling ads next to that news. Now that news pours out of the Internet and our mobile devices—fast, abundant, and...


Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China: A Case Study of the Beijing Youth Daily

by Shixin Ivy Zhang Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

This is an essential read for Chinese journalism. China has the world’s largest newspaper market, and globalization impacts many aspects of newspapers in China, ranging from press policies, press ownership,...


Chinese Investigative Journalists' Dreams: Autonomy, Agency, and Voice

by Zhi’an Zhang, Elin Sæther, Marina Svensson & Fei Shen et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

This edited volume provides comprehensive and in-depth case studies of Chinese investigative journalists’ dreams, work practices, and strategies. It is the first book that systematically addresses the roles,...


Stonewalled

by Sharyl Attkisson Harper (November 04, 2014)

Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and...


The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

by Dean Starkman Columbia University Press (January 07, 2014)

In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse...


The Black Panther

by David Hilliard Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

"We knew from the beginning how critical it was to have our own publication, to set forth our agenda for freedom...to urge change, to use the pen alongside the sword," writes David Hilliard in the preface to...


Partisan Journalism: A History of Media Bias in the United States

by Jim A. Kuypers & Larry Schweikart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 2013)

In Partisan Journalism, Kuypers guides readers on a journey through American journalistic history, focusing on the warring notions of objectivity and partisanship.


Best American Magazine Writing 2013

by The American Society of Magazine Editors, Sid Holt & James Bennet Columbia University Press (December 10, 2013)

A perennial hit, our Best American Magazine Writing chooses from the nominees and winners of the coveted National Magazine Awards. Selections belong to the categories of public interest reporting, features,...


The Broadcast Journalism Handbook: A Television News Survival Guide

by Robert Thompson & Cindy Malone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2003)

The Broadcast Journalism Handbook has everything you ever wanted to know about working in the television news business but were afraid to ask! Learn the ropes-and how to head off amateur errors-from the authors'...


The Making of Arab News

by Noha Mellor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 28, 2005)

Since September 11, Arab and American journalists have been trading barbs, accusing each other of bias and a lack of objectivity. But is news coverage in Arab countries all that different from American coverage?...


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

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla Transaction Publishers (August 22, 2013)

David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla gather a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. Contributors tell stories of both the rise of the penny press in...


Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World

by Nick Couldry & James Curran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2003)

Contesting Media Power explores the worldwide growth of alternative media that challenge the power concentration in large media corporations. Media scholars and political scientists analyze alternative media...


Covering Your Campus: A Guide for Student Newspapers

by Matt Nesvisky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2007)

Newsrooms_and campus newsrooms are no exception_are chaotic, fast-paced, and lively. That's why we love them. But reporting news is an important business, and everyone involved in that business needs some guidance...


Message Control: How News Is Made on the Presidential Campaign Trail

by Elizabeth A. Skewes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2007)

Message Control, a look at what shapes the news from the presidential campaign trail, comes out of the author's experience traveling with campaigns, interviews with other journalists who have covered campaigns...


The Layers of Magazine Editing

by Michael Robert Evans Columbia University Press (August 25, 2004)

Unlike the myriad writing manuals that emphasize grammar, sentence structure, and other skills necessary for entry-level editing jobs, this engaging book adopts a broader view, beginning with the larger topics...


Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies

by Howard Good, Matthew C. Ehrlich, Sandra L. Borden & Robert Brown et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2007)

Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authors-some of the nation's leading journalism scholars-investigate...


Research for Writers

by David Meade eBookIt.com (July 18, 2013)

Business owners and writers face a common set of problems â?? how to research, find and investigate topics that can be written about. The Web is a multi-dimensionary repository but it can require specialized...


H.L. Mencken: An Annotated Bibliography

by S. T. Joshi Scarecrow Press (July 01, 2009)

The most exhaustive and comprehensive bibliography of the writings of H. L. Mencken ever assembled, this volume presents detailed information on Mencken's book publications from 1903 to the present. It also...


Winchell and Runyon: The True Untold Story

by Trustin Howard Hamilton Books (July 06, 2010)

This book is about the bond between two legendary journalists, Walter Winchell and Damon Runyon, during the unforgettable era of World War II and the years following. Winchell was a popular radio personality...


Speaking of Journalism

by William Zinsser Harper Paperbacks (May 07, 2013)

Veteran journalist and writing teacher William Zinsser, whose books on writing have sold more than 700,000 copies, presents 11 of his most successful students discussing what it is like to work as a journalist...


Babbling Echoes: Soundings from Yesteryear

by H. A. Dorfman Hamilton Books (November 15, 2012)

Harvey Dorfman was an educator, journalist, counselor, coach, and consultant. This volume is a collection of selected articles written by Dorfman over the span of four decades. Included are personal reflections,...


The Journalist's Craft

by Dennis Jackson & John Sweeney Allworth (February 28, 2012)

This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens...


Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves: Telling Stories in an Age of Blogging

by Jerry Lanson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

Using a narrative thread that ties practical advice to his personal experience as a professor, reporter, and blogger, Jerry Lanson fills his book on nonfiction story telling with time-proven techniques to beat...


The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry

by Victor S. Navasky & Evan Cornog Columbia University Press (August 21, 2012)

From finding and cultivating authors to effectively incorporating art and design, from the importance of fact checking and copyediting to the critical relationship between advertising dollars and content, this...


The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events

by Mohamed El-Bendary Lexington Books (March 01, 2010)

The book focuses on the Egyptian press since Egyptian newspapers and magazines deserve study because of their large readership. Written in Cairo, the author offers an in depth analysis of the state of various...


The Dynamics of Genre: Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain

by Dallas Liddle University of Virginia Press (January 29, 2009)

Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books as much as one hundred to one....


Bearing Witness

by John R. Carpenter Skyhorse (November 14, 2017)

It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature—Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus,...


Press Box Revolution

by Rich Coutinho Sports Publishing (April 04, 2017)

Press Box Revolution is a journey through the evolution of reporting in New York and around the nation by a reporter who has witnessed every second of it in the past three decades. Rich Coutinho, a New York-based...


Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions

by Jody Santos Lexington Books (December 22, 2009)

Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic...


Best Sex Writing of the Year

by Jon Pressick Cleis Press (March 17, 2015)

This exciting 2015 volume of Best Sex Writing features a number of significant bloggers and some of the most important stories of the past two years. Alexandria Goddard is the blogger who made the important...


Supernova Hangover

by Emma Jones Unbound Digital (June 28, 2018)

Two girls meet on a train with a shared mission to have it all… Toots Silver, a young, local news reporter from the North West, lands in London with little more than her ambition. Against the odds, she talks...


News From Abroad

by Donald R. Shanor Columbia University Press (July 30, 2003)

Over the last two decades, following major conflicts in Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Americans began to participate more actively than ever before in the world's numerous nationalist, religious, and...


Covering Globalization: A Handbook for Reporters

by Anya Schiffrin & Amer Bisat Columbia University Press (November 17, 2004)

The first journalism textbook for reporters who cover finance and economics in developing and transitional countries, Covering Globalization is an essential guide to the pressing topics of our times. Written...


Merchants of Truth

by Jill Abramson Simon & Schuster (February 05, 2019)

The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times...


Media Ethics

by Philip Patterson, Lee Wilkins & Chad Painter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

Media Ethics, Ninth Edition is a diverse, classroom tested compilation of 60 diverse cases that will help students prepare for the ethical situations they will confront in their media careers. Ninety percent...


Words That Make Pictures

by Peter Grayling Jackson Crowood (August 23, 2018)

Journalism has never been more vibrant. Set free from the limitations of paper, the multimedia journalist is a creator and packager of video, audio, graphics and archive film, bringing to life exciting stories...


Washington's Golden Age

by Joseph Dalton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

Real news traveled fast, even in the days before internet connections. During the New Deal and World War II, Washington elites turned to Hope Ridings Miller’s column in the Washington Post to see what was...


Under Fire

by April Ryan & Tamron Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2018)

Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion...


Josephus Daniels Says . . .

by Joseph L. Morrison The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this study, Morrison traces Daniels's editorial opinions and policies from his early editorial apprenticeship to his appointment as Wilson's secretary of the navy. Morrison sheds light on the relationship...


Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call

by Sheila Brooks & Clint C. Wilson Ii Lexington Books (April 04, 2018)

This book on publisher and editor Lucile H. Bluford examines her journalistic writings on social, economic, and political issues; her strong opinionated views on African Americans and women; and whether there...


Political Pioneer of the Press

by Jodi L. Rightler-McDaniels, Lori Amber Roessner, Jinx C. Broussard & Norma Fay Green et al. Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

Known most prominently as a daring anti-lynching crusader, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) worked tirelessly throughout her life as a political advocate for the rights of women, minorities, and members of the...