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The Social Organism

by Oliver Luckett & Michael J. Casey Hachette Books (November 15, 2016)

A groundbreaking book that illuminates how social media functions on a global scale, how human culture is evolving with it, and how we can master digital content for good and for profit.

The cofounder of three...


Sunny Days

by David Kamp & David Sadzin Simon & Schuster Audio (May 12, 2020)

From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,...


Up All Night

by Lisa Napoli Abrams Press (May 11, 2020)

The wild inside story of the birth of CNN and dawn of the age of 24-hour news

 

How did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to the age of 24-hour channels and...


Missing Women, Missing News

by David Hugill Fernwood Publishing (May 06, 2020)

Missing Women, Missing News examines newspaper coverage of the arrest and trial of Robert Pickton, the man charged with murdering 26 street-level sex workers from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It demonstrates...


Sunny Days

by David Kamp Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2020)

From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,...


Media in third-wave democracies

by Edited by Péter Bajomi-Lázár Editions L'Harmattan (May 02, 2018)

The media and political systems of former communist countries in Central/Eastern Europe share a number of similarities with those in Southern Europe. According to Karol Jakubowicz, these similarities also include...


NOlympians

by Jules Boykoff Fernwood Publishing (April 08, 2020)

NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond investigates the intersection of the global rise of anti-Olympics activism and the declining popularity of hosting...


Pointing the Finger

by Julian Petley & Robin Richardson Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

The only detailed examination of how the British media treat Muslims

Uncovering endemic racism in the British Media

Ever since 9/11, Muslims and Islam have dominated the headlines in the UK. In this important...


A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

by Emma Gray & Andi Arndt HarperAudio (February 27, 2018)

"If not you, then who?  If not now, then when? We need more women to speak up and make their voices heard. Young women have valuable experiences and perspectives.  We need you in this fight." Senator Elizabeth...


100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

by Bernard Goldberg HarperAudio (July 31, 2005)

Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the America Bashers (the cultural elites who look down their snobby noses at "ordinary" Americans and detest so much of what this country is about)...the Hollywood Blowhards...


The Fortune Tellers

by Howard Kurtz Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2000)

Just as "spin" has taken over politics in America, so too has it come to define the long bull market on Wall Street. The booming trade in stocks has produced an insatiable demand for financial intelligence....


Magic and Loss

by Virginia Heffernan & Candace Thaxton Simon & Schuster Audio (June 07, 2016)

Virginia Heffernan "melds the personal with the increasingly universal in a highly informative analysis of what the Internet is--and can be. A thoroughly engrossing examination of the Internet's past, present,...


The Idealist

by Justin Peters & Corey Brill Simon & Schuster Audio (January 12, 2016)

This smart, "riveting" (Los Angeles Times) history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society--and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and...


Difficult Men

by Brett Martin & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (July 03, 2013)

A riveting and revealing look at the shows thathelped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of thetwenty-first century

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape oftelevision began an...


Shame Nation

by Sue Scheff, Erin Bennett & Melissa Schorr Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

In today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away.

A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological...


The Defender

by Ethan Michaeli & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (July 12, 2016)

Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded the Defender in 1905, smuggled...


Fighting for Air

by Eric Klinenberg & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

This groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist exposes the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans.

Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train...


The Deeds of My Fathers

by Paul David Pope & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (October 11, 2010)

A story that reads like The Godfather has been crossed with Citizen Kane. The Deeds of My Fathers is the riveting true story of two men, a father and a son, who each started with nothing and built an empire....


The Untold Story of the Talking Book

by Matthew Rubery & Jim Denison Blackstone Publishing (November 14, 2016)

Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out of that familiar account is nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Recounting the fascinating history of audio-recorded...


Guerrilla P.R.

by Michael Levine, Christopher Hurt & Melvin Belli Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2009)

Every Fortune 500 corporation, movie star, and scandal queen can attest to the fact that a good publicist is essential to building success and maintaining public support. If you are a small business owner, an...


How to Watch TV News

by Neil Postman, Steve Powers & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

America is suffering from an information glut. Most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus, Americans are rapidly becoming the least...


The Obama Hate Machine

by Bill Press & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2012)

In Toxic Talk, Bill Press exposed the ways in which the extreme right-wing media has done an end run around the American voting populace by exerting a disproportionate control over open political debate. In...


The Chain Gang

by Richard McCord Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

One of the biggest under-told stories of the past twenty years is the swallowing up of small independent newspapers by large corporations. This is the dramatic account of two battles waged by Richard McCord...


The Sun and the Moon

by Matthew Goodman & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2008)

The Sun and the Moon tells the delightful and surprisingly true story of how a series of articles in the Sun newspaper in 1835 convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was inhabited. Purporting to reveal...


Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me

by Steven Hyden & Ben Sullivan Little, Brown & Company (May 17, 2016)

Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life in this "highly entertaining" book (Rolling Stone) perfect for every passionate music fan.

Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye...


Assassination Generation

by Dave Grossman, Kristine Paulsen & Katie Miserany Little, Brown & Company (November 15, 2016)

The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it.

Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots...


TV Noir

by Allen Glover Abrams (September 23, 2019)

The pioneering, incisive, lavishly illustrated survey of noir on television—the first of its kind 

Noir—as a style, movement, or sensibility—has its roots in hardboiled detective fiction by writers like...