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Informing the News
Informing the News
Written by Thomas E. Patterson
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ISBN: 9780345806611
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Informing the News

Written by Thomas E. Patterson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

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...

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The Book of Matt
The Book of Matt
Written by Stephen Jimenez
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781586422141
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The Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $26.00

What role did crystal meth and other previously underreported factors play in the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard? The Book of Matt is a page-turning cautionary tale that humanizes and de-mythologizes Matthew while following the evidence where it leads, without regard to the politics that have long attended this American...

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The Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $16.00

What role did crystal meth and other previously underreported factors play in the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard? The Book of Matt is a page-turning cautionary tale that humanizes and de-mythologizes Matthew while following the evidence where it leads, without regard to the politics that have long attended this American...

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Ogilvy on Advertising
Ogilvy on Advertising
Written by David Ogilvy
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ISBN: 9780804170055
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Ogilvy on Advertising

Written by David Ogilvy


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2013
Price: $14.99

A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business". 223 photos. Read more >
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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns
Written by Wendy Melillo


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Wendy Melillo authors the first book to explore the history of the Ad Council and the campaigns that brought public service announcements to the nation through the mass media.

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising...

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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
Written by Wendy Melillo
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ISBN: 9781588343932
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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns
Written by Wendy Melillo


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Wendy Melillo authors the first book to explore the history of the Ad Council and the campaigns that brought public service announcements to the nation through the mass media.

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising...

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Gaga Feminism
Gaga Feminism
Written by J. Jack Halberstam
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ISBN: 9780807010976
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Gaga Feminism
Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Written by J. Jack Halberstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $17.00

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism

Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? 
 
In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam... Read more >
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The Kingdom and the Power
The Kingdom and the Power
Written by Gay Talese
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ISBN: 9780679644736
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The Kingdom and the Power
Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World
Written by Gay Talese


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $13.99

The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as... Read more >
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The Virtual Self
The Virtual Self
Written by Nora Young
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ISBN: 9780771070662
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The Virtual Self
How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us
Written by Nora Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $19.95

 The new radically social habit of tracking our behaviours and preferences is booming. From Facebook timelines to Google Navigator to Twitter, we generate enormous amounts of online data about our activities: where we go, what we do, how we feel. In The Virtual Self, journalist Nora Young examines this growing phenomenon...

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The Boys on the Bus
The Boys on the Bus
Written by Timothy Crouse, Foreword by Hunter S. Thompson
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ISBN: 9780804149839
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The Boys on the Bus

Written by Timothy Crouse
Foreword by Hunter S. Thompson


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $11.99

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched... Read more >
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Gods Like Us
Gods Like Us
Written by Ty Burr
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ISBN: 9780307390844
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

With 8 Pages of Black-and-White Photographs

In this captivating history of stardom, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr traces our obsession with fame from the dawn of cinema through the age of the Internet. Why do we obsess over the individuals we come to call stars? How has both the image of...

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Black Code
Black Code
Written by Ronald J. Deibert
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771025334
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Black Code
Inside the Battle for Cyberspace
Written by Ronald J. Deibert


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $29.99

Cyberspace is all around us. We depend on it for everything we do. We have reengineered our business, governance, and social relations around a planetary network unlike any before it. But there are dangers looming, and malign forces are threatening to transform this extraordinary domain.

In Black Code, Ronald J. Deibert, a...

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The Revolution Was Televised
The Revolution Was Televised
Written by Alan Sepinwall, Read by Joe Ochman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804148702
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The Revolution Was Televised
The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever
Written by Alan Sepinwall
Read by Joe Ochman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $20.00

A mob boss in therapy. An experimental, violent prison unit. The death of an American city, as seen through a complex police investigation. A lawless frontier town trying to talk its way into the United States. A corrupt cop who rules his precinct like a warlord. The survivors of a plane... Read more >
Black Code
Black Code
Written by Ronald J. Deibert
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ISBN: 9780771025341
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Black Code
Inside the Battle for Cyberspace
Written by Ronald J. Deibert


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $13.99

Cyberspace is all around us. We depend on it for everything we do. We have reengineered our business, governance, and social relations around a planetary network unlike any before it. But there are dangers looming, and malign forces are threatening to transform this extraordinary domain.

In Black Code, Ronald J. Deibert, a...

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I Do and I Don't
I Do and I Don't
Written by Jeanine Basinger
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ISBN: 9780307962225
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I Do and I Don't
A History of Marriage in the Movies
Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of “the marriage movie”; what it is (or isn’t) and what it has to tell us about the movies—and ourselves.

As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet...

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Censored 2013
Censored 2013
Edited by Mickey Huff, Illustrated by Khalil Bendib, Contribution by Project Censored
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ISBN: 9781609804220
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Censored 2013
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012
Edited by Mickey Huff
Illustrated by Khalil Bendib
Contribution by Project Censored


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $19.95

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... Read more >
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Censored 2013
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012
Edited by Mickey Huff
Illustrated by Khalil Bendib
Contribution by Project Censored


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $19.95

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... Read more >
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Fanpire
Fanpire
Written by Tanya Erzen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807006337
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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $24.95

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages
 
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire romance series, has captivated women of all ages, from teenagers who swoon over the film adaptations to college-educated women who devour the novels as a... Read more >
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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $24.95

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages
 
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire romance series, has captivated women of all ages, from teenagers who swoon over the film adaptations to college-educated women who devour the novels as a... Read more >
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Tension City
Tension City
Written by Jim Lehrer
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ISBN: 9780812981438
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Tension City
Inside the Presidential Debates
Written by Jim Lehrer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $16.00

With an update by the author for the 2012 election
 
A veteran newsman who has presided over eleven presidential and vice-presidential debates, Jim Lehrer gives readers a ringside seat for some of the epic political battles of our time, shedding light on all of the critical turning points and rhetorical...

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Free Ride
Free Ride
Written by Robert Levine
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ISBN: 9780307739773
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Free Ride
How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back
Written by Robert Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $16.00

How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track.

On the Internet, “information wants to be free.&rdquo... Read more >
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Gaga Feminism
Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Written by J. Jack Halberstam


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $26.95

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism

Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? 
 
In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam... Read more >
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Gods Like Us
Gods Like Us
Written by Ty Burr
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907424
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.99

WITH 8 PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

How—and why—do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars’ images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us?
 
Ty... Read more >
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The Media Ecosystem
The Media Ecosystem
Written by Antonio Lopez
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583944592
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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $12.95

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers...

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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $10.95

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers...

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