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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 STORYTELLING SECRETS OF THE NEW MASTERS OF RADIO
Written by JESSICA ABEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 08/25/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34843-0

Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help readers to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into...

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A TREATISE, CRITIQUE, AND CALL TO ACTION
Written by J.F. MARTEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS

On Sale: 02/10/2015

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94578-0

Part treatise, part critique, part call to action, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice is a journey into the uncanny realities revealed to us in the great works of art of the past and present.

Received opinion holds that art is culturally-determined and relative. We are told that whether a picture, a movement, a text, or sound qualifies as a "work of art" largely depends on social attitudes and convention. Drawing on examples ranging from Paleolithic cave paintings to modern pop music and...

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A FAMILY'S STORY OF LOVE, CAPTIVITY, AND SURVIVAL
Written by MAZIAR BAHARI, AIMEE MOLLOY
Foreword by JON MEACHAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98180-3

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell: Rosewater.
 
For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate...

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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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HOW THE BRILLIANT, BOMBASTIC ROGER AILES BUILT FOX NEWS--AND DIVIDED A COUNTRY
Written by GABRIEL SHERMAN

Format: Hardcover, 560 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 01/14/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99285-4

A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.
 
When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman brings Ailes’s unique genius to life, along with the outsize personalities–Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike...

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THE NEED FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED JOURNALISM
Written by THOMAS E. PATTERSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80660-4

As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters “if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.” Today’s journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news. Even when they get the facts rights, they often misjudge the context in which they belong.

Information is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. Public opinion and debate...

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FEARLESS SPEECH IN FATEFUL TIMES; THE TOP CENSORED STORIES AND MEDIA ANALYSIS OF 2012-13

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80494-7

Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group–a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff–has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. 

Beyond the Top-25 stories,...

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A HISTORY OF ICONIC AD COUNCIL CAMPAIGNS
Written by WENDY MELILLO

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34393-2

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising campaigns became part of our national conversation and changed us as a society. The Ad Council began during World War II as a propaganda arm of President Roosevelt’s administration to preserve its business interests. Happily for the ad industry, it was a double play: the government got top-notch work; the industry got an insider relationship that proved useful...

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IMAGES OF ASTRONAUTS AND COSMONAUTS IN THE HEROIC ERA OF SPACEFLIGHT
Edited by MICHAEL J. NEUFELD

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press

On Sale: 07/09/2013

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-935-62319-9

The recent 50th anniversaries of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the 30th anniversary of the launching of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission, have again brought to mind the pioneering accomplishments of the first quarter century of humans in space. Historians, political scientists and others have extensively examined the technical, programmatic and political history of human spaceflight from the 1960s to the 1980s, but work is only beginning on...

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HIS WORLD WAR II LETTERS HOME
Written by WALTER CRONKITE, MAURICE ISSERMAN
Foreword by TOM BROKAW

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-21019-8

Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on...

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HOW ROGER AILES TURNED A NETWORK INTO A PROPAGANDA MACHINE

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/21/2012

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27958-3

Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president Roger Ailes, changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party.

The Fox Effect follows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television producer and media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Consequently, when he was hired in 1996 as the president of...

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