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Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media

by Steve J. Wurtzler Columbia University Press (January 23, 2007)

Electric Sounds brings to vivid life an era when innovations in the production, recording, and transmission of sound revolutionized a number of different media, especially the radio, the phonograph, and the...


Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture

by Eva Illouz Columbia University Press (November 05, 2003)

-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania


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...


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...


Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

by Andrea Bachner Columbia University Press (January 21, 2014)

New communication and information technologies remain challenging for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this...


NPR: The Trials and Triumphs of National Public Radio

by Michael P. McCauley Columbia University Press (June 14, 2005)

The people who shaped America’s public broadcasting system thought it should be "a civilized voice in a civilized community"—a clear alternative to commercial broadcasting. This book tells the story of how...


Moving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media

by Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau Columbia University Press (July 10, 2012)

Less than two years after its 2007 release, the iPhone revolutionized not only how people communicate with each other and the world, but also how they consume and produce culture. Combining traditional and social...


Viewers Like You: How Public TV Failed the People

by Laurie Ouellette Columbia University Press (September 17, 2002)

How "public" is public television if only a small percentage of the American people tune in on a regular basis? When public television addresses "viewers like you," just who are you? Despite the current of frustration...


Viewers Like You: How Public TV Failed the People

by Laurie Oullette Columbia University Press (July 24, 2012)

How "public" is public television if only a small percentage of the American people tune in on a regular basis? When public television addresses "viewers like you," just who are you? Despite the current of frustration...


The Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High Risk TV

by Alan Schroeder Columbia University Press (July 03, 2008)

Alan Schroeder's popular history now covers the 2000 Bush-Gore and 2004 Bush-Kerry debates, including innovations in format and press coverage, and adds new research on televised debates since 1960. Schroeder...


Transpacific Attachments

by Lily Wong Columbia University Press (February 06, 2018)

The figure of the Chinese sex worker—who provokes both disdain and desire—has become a trope for both Asian American sexuality and Asian modernity. Lingering in the cultural imagination, sex workers link...


Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media: Explorations in Media, Religion, and Culture

by Stewart M. Hoover & Lynn Schofield Clark Columbia University Press (February 05, 2002)

Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular.

Focusing on...


Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace

by Philip M. Napoli Columbia University Press (September 25, 2003)

Focusing on the electronic media -- television, radio, and the Internet -- Audience Economics bridges a substantial gap in the literature by providing an integrated framework for understanding the various businesses...


Becoming the News

by Ruth Palmer Columbia University Press (November 07, 2017)

What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa—the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important...


Data Love

by Roberto Simanowski, Dorian Rudnytsky, Brigitte Pichon & John Cayley Columbia University Press (September 13, 2016)

Intelligence services, government administrations, businesses, and a growing majority of the population are hooked on the idea that big data can reveal patterns and correlations in everyday life. Because big...


Hiroshima After Iraq

by Rosalyn Deutsche Columbia University Press (August 06, 2010)

Many on the left lament an apathy or amnesia toward recent acts of war. Particularly during the George W. Bush administration's invasion of Iraq, opposition to war seemed to lack the heat and potency of the...


The Columbia History of American Television

by Gary Edgerton Columbia University Press (October 12, 2007)

Richly researched and engaging, The Columbia History of American Television tracks the growth of TV into a convergent technology, a global industry, a social catalyst, a viable art form, and a complex and dynamic...


Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism

by Roy J. Harris, Jr. Columbia University Press (December 22, 2015)

The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances...


Internet Literature in China

by Michel Hockx Columbia University Press (February 10, 2015)

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously...