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A CRITICAL THINKER'S GUIDE TO MEDIA BIAS
Written by LARRY ATKINS

Format: Hardcover, 280 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88165-5

In a media landscape dominated by advocacy news networks pushing competing points of view, how can the average person uncover the truth about any particular issue? This book will show you how to separate the facts from the agenda-driven spin and selective presentation often used by such news sources as Fox and MSNBC.

The author describes the goals of advocacy journalism—i.e., journalism that transparently advocates a biased worldview—and shows that it has been a part of our history since the...

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AN EDITOR'S NOTES ON WRITING AND WRITERS
Written by TERRY MCDONELL

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 08/02/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94671-8

An Amazon Best Book of 2016

A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are).

 
You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking...

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT
Written by JANE MAYER

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 01/19/2016

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53559-5

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?

The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this...

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THIRTY YEARS ON THE FRONT LINES OF A MEDIA REVOLUTION
Written by JOHN STACKHOUSE

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House Canada

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-81583-5

Drawing on his thirty years in newspapers, the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail examines the crisis of serious journalism in the digital era, and searches for ways the invaluable tradition can thrive in a radically changed future.
     John Stackhouse entered the newspaper business in a golden age: 1980s circulations were huge and wealthy companies lined up for the privilege of advertising in every city's best-read pages. Television and radio could never rival newspapers for hard...

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THE MANY FACES OF ANONYMOUS
Written by GABRIELLA COLEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68983-7

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over...

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THE WEEK POLITICS WENT TABLOID
Written by MATT BAI

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47468-1

An NPR Best Book of the Year

In May 1987, Colorado Senator Gary Hart—a dashing, reform-minded Democrat—seemed a lock for the party’s presidential nomination and led George H. W. Bush by double digits in the polls. Then, in one tumultuous week, rumors of marital infidelity and a newspaper’s stakeout of Hart’s home resulted in a media frenzy the likes of which had never been seen before. 
 
Through the spellbindingly reported story of the Senator’s fall from grace, Matt Bai, Yahoo News columnist...

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AMERICA'S FIRST WAR CORRESPONDENTS
Written by ROBERT H. PATTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/09/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-91049-8

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . . 
 
Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian, author of The Pattons(“Exceptional”—The Washington Post; “Truly remarkable”—John S. Eisenhower) and Patriot Pirates (“Soul-stirring—as good as reading a Patrick O’Brian novel,...

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A FATHER, HIS SON, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF MARIJUANA
Written by TONY DOKOUPIL

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-73948-3

A haunting and often hilarious memoir of growing up in 80s Miami as the son of Big Tony, a flawless model of the great American pot baron. 
 
To his fellow smugglers, Anthony Edward Dokoupil was the Old Man. He ran stateside operations for one of the largest marijuana rings of the twentieth century. In all they sold hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana, and Big Tony distributed at least fifty tons of it. To his son he was a rambling man who was also somehow a present father, a...

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Written by ALAIN DE BOTTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/02/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47683-8

The News: A User’s Manual is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face daily, which has a huge influence on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. Alain de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories—including an airplane crash,...

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A REPORTER'S JOURNEY IN THE CONGO
Written by ANJAN SUNDARAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80632-1

In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuœciñski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world’s unhappiest countries.

In August 2005, Anjan Sundaram abandoned his path to a Yale Ph.D. in mathematics to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and refashion himself as a journalist. He found a country that was diseased, corrupt, and poised on the cusp of war. When Sundaram is engaged as a “stringer” for the...

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Written by WALTER BENJAMIN
Edited by LECIA ROSENTHAL
Translator JONATHAN LUTES

Format: Hardcover, 424 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/28/2014

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68575-4

Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated...

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WHAT NEWSPEOPLE SHOULD KNOW AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD EXPECT

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

On Sale: 04/01/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13678-5

Revised and updated with a new preface and material on the rise of social media, the challenges facing printed news, and how journalism can fulfill its purpose in the digital age.
 
Seventeen years ago, the Committee of Concerned Journalists gathered some of America’s most influential newspeople to ask the question, “What is journalism for?” Through exhaustive research, surveys, interviews, and public forums, they identified the essential elements that define journalism and its role in our...

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