Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mass Media: Politics, Political Economy & Law—A Select Bibliography


  • Alterman, Eric C. What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News. New York: Basic Books, 2003.
  • Bagdikian, Ben H. The New Media Monopoly. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2004 ed.
  • Baker, C. Edwin. Advertising and a Democratic Press. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • Baker, C. Edwin. Media, Markets, and Democracy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Baker, C. Edwin. Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Banet-Weiser, Sarah, Cynthia Chris, and Anthony Freitas, eds. Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
  • Barendt, E.M. Broadcasting Law: A Comparative Study. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1995 ed.
  • Barendt, Eric. Freedom of Speech. New York: Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2005.
  • Barendt, Eric, ed. Freedom of the Press. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.
  • Benkler, Yochai. The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.
  • Bennett, W. Lance, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  • Bielby, Denise D. and C. Lee Harrington. Global TV: Exporting Television and Culture in the World Market. New York: New York University Press, 2008.
  • Bimber, Bruce. Information and American Democracy: Technology in the Evolution of Political Power. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Blum, Eleanor and Frances Goins Wilhoit. Mass Media Bibliography: An Annotated Guide to Books and Journals for Research and Reference. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 3rd ed., 1990.
  • Blumenthal, Howard J. and Oliver R. Goodenough. The Business of Television. New York: Billboard Books, 2006.
  • Bollinger, Lee C. Images of a Free Press. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
  • Bollinger, Lee C. Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Bunt, Gary R. iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
  • Bunt, Gary R. Virtually Islamic: Computer-Mediated Communication and Cyber-Islamic Environments. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000.
  • Castells, Manuel. Communication Power. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Castells, Manuel. The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Vol. 1: The Rise of the Network Society. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd ed., 2010.
  • Castells, Manuel. The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Vol. 2: The Power of Identity. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd ed., 2010.
  • Castells, Manuel. The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Vol. 3: End of Millennium. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd ed., 2010.
  • Chomsky, Noam. Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2nd ed., 2002.
  • Clurman, Richard M. To the End of Time: The Seduction and Conquest of a Media Empire. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
  • Cockburn, Alexander and Jeffrey St. Clair. End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate. Oakland, CA: CounterPunch and AK Press, 2007.
  • Coleman, Stephen and Jay G. Blumler. The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice, and Policy. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Collins, Ronald K.L. and David M. Skover. The Death of Discourse. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed., 2006.
  • Cook, Timothy E. Governing with the News: The News Media as a Political Institution. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2nd ed., 2005.
  • Cowhey, Peter F. and Jonathan D. Aronson. Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
  • Crook, Tim. Comparative Media Law and Ethics. New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • Dahlgren, Peter. Media and Political Engagement: Citizens, Communication and Democracy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Dates, Jannette L. and William Barlow. Split Image: African-Americans in the Mass Media. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1990.
  • Davenport, Christian. Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression: The Black Panther Party. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Deibert, Ronald, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain, eds. Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.
  • Deibert, Ronald, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain, eds. Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.
  • DiMaggio, Anthony. When Media Goes to War: Hegemonic Discourse, Public Opinion, and the Limits of Dissent. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2010.
  • Drake, William J. and Ernest J. Wilson III. Governing Global Electronic Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.
  • Dunsky, Marda. Pens and Swords: How the American Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
  • Edelman, Murray. The Politics of Misinformation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Elkin-Koren, Niva and Neil Weinstock Netanel, eds. The Commodification of Information. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2002.
  • Entman, Robert M. Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • Entman, Robert M. and Andrew Rojecki. The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2001 ed.
  • Epstein, Edward J. News From Nowhere: Television and the News. New York: Vintage Books, 1973.
  • Ettema, James S. and Theodore L. Glasser. Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Feintuck, Mike and Mike Varney. Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
  • Fisher, William, III. Promises to Keep: Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004.
  • Fishman, Mark. Manufacturing the News. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1980.
  • Fiske, John. Media Matters: Everyday Culture and Political Change. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.
  • Fiss, Owen M. The Irony of Free Speech. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
  • Franda, Marcus. Launching into Cyberspace: Internet Developments and Politics in Five World Regions. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001.
  • Franda, Marcus. China and India Online: The Politics of Information Technology in the World’s Largest Nations. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
  • Frantzich, Stephen and John Sullivan. The C-Span Revolution. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
  • Freeman, Laurie Anne. Closing the Shop: Information Cartels and Japan's Mass Media. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
  • Gans, Herbert J. Democracy and the News. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Gardels, Nathan and Mike Medavoy. American Idol after Iraq: Competing for Hearts and Minds in the Global Media Age. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
  • Gauntlett, David. Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2nd ed., 2008.
  • Ginsborg, Paul. Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony. London: Verso, 2004.
  • Gitlin, Todd. The Whole World is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2nd ed., 2003.
  • Goldberg, David, Gavin Sutter, and Ian Walden. Media Law and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Gray, Jonathan, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Ethan Thompson, eds. Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
  • Gross, Larry, John Stuart Katz, and Jay Ruby, eds. Image Ethics in the Digital Age. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
  • Gutiérrez, Félix, Clint C. Wilson, and Lena M. Chao. Racism, Sexism, and the Media: Communication in Multicultural America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 3rd ed., 2003.
  • Hafez, Kai. The Myth of Media Globalization. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2007.
  • Hafez, Kai, ed. Islam and the West in Mass Media: Fragmented Images in a Globalizing World. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2000.
  • Hafez, Kai, ed. Arab Media: Power and Weakness. New York: Continuum, 2008.
  • Hafez, Kai and David L. Paletz, eds. Mass Media, Politics, and Society in the Middle East. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2001.
  • Hallin, Daniel C. The “Uncensored War”: The Media and Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • Hallin, Daniel C. and Paolo Mancini. Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Hedges, Chris. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. New York: Nation Books, 2009.
  • Herman, Edward S. The Myth of the Liberal Media: An Edward Herman Reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1999.
  • Herman, Edward S. Triumph of the Market: Essays on Economics, Politics, and the Media. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1999.
  • Herman, Edward S. and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.
  • Herman, Edward S. and Robert W. McChesney. The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism. London: Cassell, 1997.
  • Hertsgaard, Mark. On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency. New York: Schocken, 1989 ed.
  • Hindman, Matthew. The Myth of Digital Democracy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Horwitz, Robert B. Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Humphreys, Peter J. Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1996.
  • Hunt, Darnell M. Screening the Los Angeles "Riots": Race, Seeing, and Resistance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • Inglis, Fred. Media Theory: An Introduction. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1990.
  • Iyengar, Shanto. Is Anyone Responsible? How Television Frames Political Issues. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
  • Iyengar, Shanto and Richard Reeves, eds. Do the Media Govern? Politicians, Voters, and Reporters in America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.
  • Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
  • Jenkins, Henry and David Thorburn, eds. Democracy and New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
  • Jones, Alex S. Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Kahin, Brian and Ernest Wilson, eds. National Information Infrastructure Initiatives: Visionn and Policy Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997.
  • Kamalipour Yahya R. and Nancy Snow, eds. War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
  • Kang, Jerry. Communications Law and Policy (Cases and Materials). New York: Foundation Press, 3rd ed., 2008.
  • Karim, Karim H. Islamic Peril: Media and Global Violence. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2000.
  • Katsirea, Irini. Public Broadcasting and European Law: A Comparative Examination of Public Service Obligations in Six Member States. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2008.
  • Keller, Perry. Liberal Democracy and the New Media. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Kellner, Douglas. Television and the Crisis of Democracy. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1990.
  • Klaehn, Jeffery, ed. The Political Economy of Media and Power. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.
  • Lanier, Jaron. You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto. New York: Borzoi Books/Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
  • Ledbetter, James. Made Possible By...: The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States. London: Verso, 1997.
  • Lessing, Lawrence. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books, 1999.
  • Lessing, Lawrence. Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.
  • Lessing, Lawrence. Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
  • Lynch, Marc. Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera and Middle East Politics Today. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
  • Mander, Jerry. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. New York: William Morrow, 1978.
  • Marlin, Randal. Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2002.
  • Martin, James B., ed. Mass Media: A Bibliography. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science, 2002.
  • Matsaganis, Matthew D., Vikki S. Katz, and Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach. Understanding Ethnic Media: Producers, Consumers, and Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011.
  • McChesney, Robert W. Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times. New York: The New Press, 2000.
  • McChesney, Robert W. The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2008.
  • McChesney, Robert W. and John Nichols. The Death and Life of American Journalism. New York: Nation Books, 2010.
  • McMillian, John. Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Mitchell, Greg. So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President—Failed in Iraq. New York: Union Square Press, 2008.
  • Moore, Roy L. Media Law and Ethics: A Casebook. New York: Routledge, 2nd ed., 2008.
  • Moore, Roy L. and Michael D. Murray. Media Law and Ethics. New York: Routledge, 3rd ed., 2007.
  • Mowlana, Hamid, George Gerbner and Herbert I. Schiller, eds. Triumph of the Image: The Media’s War in the Persian Gulf—A Global Perspective. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992.
  • Mueller, Milton L. Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.
  • Nacos, Brigitte L. Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd ed., 2007.
  • Nimmer, Melville B. Nimmer on Freedom of Speech: A Treatise on the Theory of the First Amendment. New York: Matthew Bender, 1984.
  • Noam, Eli. Television in Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Packard, Ashley. Digital Media Law. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2010.
  • Parenti, Michael. Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.
  • Peck, Abe. Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press. New York: Citadel Press, 1991. ed.
  • Pember, Don R. and Clay Calvert. Mass Media Law. New York: McGraw-Hill, 16th ed., 2009/2010.
  • Poole, Elizabeth. Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims. London: I.B. Tauris, 2002.
  • Postman Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.
  • Powe, Lucas A., Jr. American Broadcasting and the First Amendment. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1987.
  • Powe, Lucas A., Jr. The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.
  • Press, Andrea. Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.
  • Price, Monroe E. Television, the Public Sphere and National Identity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Price, Monroe E. Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power. Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
  • Price, Monroe E. and Stefaan G. Verhulst, eds. Broadcasting Reform in India. Media Law from a Global Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Price, Monroe E., Beata Rozumilowicz and Stefaan G. Verhulst, eds. Media Reform: Democratizing the Media, Democratizing the State. New York: Routledge, 2002.
  • Protess, David L., et al., The Journalism of Outrage: Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America. New York: Guilford Press, 1991.
  • Puette, William J. Through Jaundiced Eyes: How the Media View Organized Labor. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1992.
  • Qiu, Jack Linchuan. Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-less in Urban China. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
  • Robinson, John P. and Mark R. Levy. The Main Source: Learning from Television News. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1986.
  • Rollins, Peter C. and John E. O’Connor, eds. Hollywood’s Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
  • Rudenstine, David. The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.
  • Rugh, William A. Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004.
  • Sack, Robert D. Sack on Defamation: Libel, Slander, and Related Problems, 2 Vols. New York: Practising Law Institute, 3rd ed., 1999.
  • Sakr, Naomi. Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris, 2002.
  • Sakr, Naomi. Arab Television Today. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
  • Sakr, Naomi, ed. Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public Life. London: I.B. Tauris & Co., 2007.
  • Schaefer, Todd and Thomas Birkland. Encyclopedia of Media and Politics. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2006.
  • Said, Edward W. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.
  • Seib, Philip, ed. New Media and the New Middle East. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Shaheen, Jack G. Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs After 9/11. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press/Interlink, 2008.
  • Shaheen, Jack G. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2001.
  • Shiffrin, Steven H. Dissent, Injustice, and the Meanings of America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.
  • Siebert, Fred S., Theodore Peterson and Wilbur Schramm. Four Theories of the Press.... Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1956.
  • Smolla, Rodney A. Jerry Falwell vs. Larry Flynt: The First Amendment on Trial. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
  • Smolla, Rodney A. Suing the Press: Libel, the Media, and Power. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • Snider, J.H. Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: How Local TV Broadcasters Exert Political Power. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2005.
  • Solove, Daniel J. The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age. New York: New York University Press, 2004.
  • Solove, Daniel J. and Paul M. Schwartz. Privacy and the Media. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2009.
  • Solove, Daniel J., Marc Rotenberg and Paul M. Schwartz. Privacy, Information, and Technology. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2nd ed., 2008.
  • Starr, Paul. The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications. New York: Basic Books, 2004.
  • Sunstein, Cass R. Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Szántó, András, ed. What Orwell Didn’t Know: Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics. New York: PublicAffairs, 2007.
  • Terzis, Georgios. European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Chicago, IL: Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  • Thorburn, David and Henry Jenkins, eds. Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
  • Tweeter, Dwight L. and Bill Loving. Law of Mass Communications: Freedom and Control of Print and Broadcast Media. New York: Foundation Press, 12 ed., 2008.
  • Waisbord, Silvio. Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability and Democracy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
  • Watson, James and Anne Hill. Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies. New York: Bloomsbury, 6th ed., 2003.
  • Williams, Raymond. Television: Technology and Cultural Form. New York: Routledge, 2nd ed., 1990.
  • Wilson, Ernest J., III. The Information Revolution and Developing Countries. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
  • Wilson, Ernest J., III and Kelvin R. Wong, eds. Negotiating the Net in Africa: The Politics of Internet Diffusion. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2006.
  • Winston, Diane H. Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009.
  • Zittrain, Jonathan. The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.
Update: Many thanks to Steve Shiffrin for his wonderful suggestions and help with the compilation.

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