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Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists

by S L. Alexander Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities.


The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation: The Constitutional Foundations of the Aspirational Society

by Narain D. Batra Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2013)

The First Freedoms and America’s Culture of Innovation explores how the triangulation of the First Freedoms, open and competitive marketplace, and global brain-and-muscle-inflow into the Unites States generates...


Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2013)

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...


Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles

by Yuezhi Zhao, Robert A. Hackett & Majid Tehranian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2005)

Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses...


War after September 11

by Verna V. Gehring, Paul W. Kahn, Robert K. Fullinwider & William A. Galston et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 10, 2002)

War After September 11 considers the just aims and legitimate limits of the United States' response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


Toward a Political Economy of Culture: Capitalism and Communication in the Twenty-First Century

by Colin Sparks, Andrew Calabrese, Robin Mansell & Richard Collins et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2003)

Several of the most important and influential political economists of communication working today explore a rich mix of topics and issues that link work, policy studies, and research and theory about the public...


Shop 'til You Drop: Consumer Behavior and American Culture

by Arthur Asa Berger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2004)

Are Americans obsessed with shopping? Shop 'til You Drop is a lively look at our consumer culture and its role in our everyday lives and society. Arthur Asa Berger considers the sacred roots of consumer culture,...


Technology and Values

by Laura Westra, Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Carl Mitcham & Stacey Edgar et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 1997)

Technology and Values provides a highly useful collection of essays organized around issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory. The editors present...


Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

by Kevin Kawamoto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 22, 2003)

In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and...


Deliberation, Democracy, and the Media

by Simone Chambers & Anne Costain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2000)

Is deliberative democracy the ideal goal of free speech? How do social movement organizations, activists, and political candidates use the media to frame their discourse? What responsibilities does the media...


Bring 'Em On: Media and Politics in the Iraq War

by Lee Artz, Yahya R. Kamalipour & Douglas Kellner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 10, 2004)

How were the American people prepared for the war on Iraq? How have political agents and media gatekeepers sought to develop public support for the first preventive war of the modern age? Bring 'Em On highlights...


Fantasy Girls: Gender in the New Universe of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

by Elyce Rae Helford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2000)

Fantasy Girls seeks to explore as well as challenge the power and the promises of this recent media phenomenon. Such TV programming offers the exciting opportunity to rethink established gender norms, but how...


Strategic Political Communication: Rethinking Social Influence, Persuasion, and Propaganda

by Karen S. Johnson-Cartee & Gary A. Copeland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2003)

To become a successful political communicator (and a savvy political consumer), it is essential to know the elements of social influence, what works, and why. Strategic Political Communication provides an introduction...


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

by Philip Meyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 25, 2002)

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, Minjoo Oh, Karen A. Cerulo & Daniel Thomas Cook et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2000)

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...


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

by Philip Seib Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2001)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2005)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2006)

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...


Global Media Governance: A Beginner's Guide

by Seán Ó Siochrú, Bruce Girard & Amy Mahan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

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...


Critics, Ratings, and Society: The Sociology of Reviews

by Grant Blank Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2006)

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, Antonio C. La Pastina & Ben H. Bagdikian et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2004)

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...


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

by Jim A. Kuypers Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2006)

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...


Tabloid Tales: Global Debates over Media Standards

by John Tulloch, Colin Sparks, Kaori Hayashi & Andrew Calabrese et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2000)

The increasing interest in private lives and the falling off of coverage of serious news is often described as 'tabloidization.' The essays in this book are the first serious scholarly studies of what is going...


Feminist Interventions in International Communication: Minding the Gap

by Katharine Sarikakis & Leslie Regan Shade Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 05, 2007)

This cutting-edge work critiques today's global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labor, and technology. Starting with the state of international communications,...


Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics

by Ronald V. Bettig & Jeanne Lynn Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2002)

Bettig and Hall present a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry. They explore recent news events and challenges posed by the Internet and the effects of copyright control,...


The Politics of Internet Communication

by Robert J. Klotz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2003)

This concise book explores the wide range of topics at the intersection of politics and the Internet. Recognizing the changes in the Internet over time, Klotz provides an innovative analysis of online access,...


Mass Communication and American Social Thought: Key Texts, 1919-1968

by Peter Simonson, John Durham Peters, David Riesman & Sherwood Anderson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2004)

This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns...


News Narratives and News Framing: Constructing Political Reality

by Karen S. Johnson-Cartee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2004)

News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen...


Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched

by Mark Andrejevic Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally...


Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

by Rhonda V. Wilcox & David Lavery Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 25, 2002)

Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' In the essays collected here, contributors...


The Global President: International Media and the US Government

by Stephen J. Farnsworth, S. Robert Lichter & Roland Schatz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 12, 2013)

When the US government speaks, the world listens, regardless of whether people like what they hear. News reporters and citizens around the world pay considerable attention to the statements of US presidents...


Global Information Society: Technology, Knowledge, and Mobility

by Mark I. Wilson, Aharon Kellerman & Kenneth E. Corey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2013)

This unique and empowering text offers a comprehensive, global perspective on the information society from a broad social science perspective. The authors, at the forefront of this dynamic field, provide an...


Contracting Out Hollywood: Runaway Productions and Foreign Location Shooting

by Greg Elmer & Mike Gasher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 11, 2005)

Contracting Out Hollywood addresses the American trend of 'runaway productions'_the growing practice of producing American films and television programs on foreign shores. Greg Elmer and Mike Gasher have gathered...


Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas

by Stuart Cunningham & John Sinclair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2001)

Floating Lives is a unique examination of media and communication within diasporic ethnic communities, using in-depth studies of some of Australia's main Asian diasporic groups: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese,...


Peepshow: Media and Politics in an Age of Scandal

by Larry J. Sabato, Mark Stencel & Robert S. Lichter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2001)

The line dividing public life and private behavior in American politics is more blurred than ever. When it comes to questions about sex, substance abuse, and family life, anything goes on the political desk...


Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy

by Yuezhi Zhao & Paula Chakravartty Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 29, 2007)

This provocative book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications, focusing on areas of the state, the market, and society. Wielding a political-economic view of communication...


Fear in Front of the Screen

by Maya Gotz, Dafna Lemish & Andrea Holler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 17, 2019)

Experiencing fear in front of the screen is a common phenomenon in childhood, and a focus of public concern. Yet, research has encountered ethical and methodological challenges and has focused largely on the...


Ethical Journalism in a Populist Age

by Stephen J. A. Ward Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2018)

“Fake news,” “alternative facts,” and daily attacks on the media from the Trump White House are redefining the media’s role for a new generation. Mainstream media has traditionally allowed journalists...


The Social Impact of Advertising

by Tony Kelso Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2018)

Composed with a touch of the panache of a former advertising copywriter, Kelso challenges readers to reflect on the social impact of advertising from multiple angles. The book uniquely combines personal anecdotes...


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...


Social Media

by Regina Luttrell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2018)

Updated to reflect the latest technological innovations—and challenges—Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect will help readers understand and successfully use today’s social media tools. Luttrell’s...


Popular Culture

by Marcel Danesi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 12, 2018)

For courses in popular culture, media and society, and sociology of the media.

Pop culture surrounds us. Its products are the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the books we read; they are on our televisions,...


Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies

by Donald A. Barclay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2018)

Are you overwhelmed at the amount, contradictions, and craziness of all the information coming at you in this age of social media and twenty-four-hour news cycles?

Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies will...


Big Data Shocks

by Andrew Weiss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2018)

"Big data," as it has become known in business and information technology circles, has the potential to improve our knowledge about human behavior, and to help us gain insight into the ways in which we organize...


Gifts from the Heart

by Randy Fujishin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Gifts from the Heart is a friendly, concise, and easy-to-read book that helps students learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Each skill is presented...


Integrated Marketing Communication

by Robyn Blakeman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 30, 2018)

Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text offers a classroom-tested, step-by-step approach to the creative processes and strategies for effective integrated marketing communication (IMC). Blakeman covers...


Master Class

by The Aejmc Elected Standing Committee on Teaching & Chris Roush Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2017)

In Master Class: Teaching Advice for Journalism and Mass Communication Instructors, members of the AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching take readers behind the scenes to explain the teaching strategies,...


Broadcasting Change

by Joseph Braude Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 30, 2017)

Amid civil war, failing states, and terrorism, Arab liberals are growing in numbers and influence. Advocating a culture of equity, tolerance, good governance, and the rule of law, they work through some of the...


The Presidency in Black and White

by April Ryan & Hon. Elijah Cummings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2017)

2016 NAACP Image Award Nominee, Essence Top 10 books of 2015, African American Literary Show Inc. 2015 Best Non Fiction Award

When the award-winning The Presidency in Black and White first appeared, readers were...


Globalization and Media

by Jack Lule Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 17, 2017)

The fully updated third edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. Indeed, Jack Lule convincingly shows that globalization could not have...