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|A bibliography on the mass media and culture. Warning: Read any three books on the list and you may end up reading another 30. However, you'll know what you're talking about. A good place to start and also a good place to learn about the latest, hot off the press.|
Oldies but goodies
on the Canadian scene
Don and Julie Winokur, eds.
We the Media: A Citizens’ Guide to Fighting for
New York: The New Press, 1997.
Distributed by W.W. Norton.
Lee, ed. The Democratization of Communication. University of Wales Press,
Censored. The Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism.
York: Seven Stories Press (Open Media Pamphlet Series), 1999.
Democracy: (Low) Power to the People. New York:
Seven Stories Press (Open Media Pamphlet Series), 1999.
Nancy and Alain Ambrosi, eds. Video
the Changing World. Montreal:
Rose Books, 1991.
Michael and Kaarle Nordenstreng, eds.
Few Voices, Many Worlds: Towards a
Media Reform Movement.
London: WACC, 1992.
The black art of public relations
Stauber, John C. and Sheldon Rampton. Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies
and the Public Relations Industry.
Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995
Carey, Alex. Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Propaganda in the US and Australia.
Sydney: University of New South Wales, 1995.
Blyskal, Jeff and Marie. PR: How the Public Relations Industry Writes the News. New
York: William Morrow and Company, 1985.
Nelson, Joyce. Sultans of Sleeze: Public Relations and the Media. Toronto: Between
The Lines, 1989.
on broadcasting history and politics
Asa. The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
University Press, 1961.
Robert W.. Telecommunications, Mass Media & Democracy: The Battle
for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935. Oxford University
Frank. The Public Eye: Television and the Politics of Canadian Broadcasting
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979.
Frank. The Politics of Canadian
Broadcasting 1920-1952. Toronto:
Toronto Press, 1969.
E. Austin. The Struggle for National Broadcasting in Canada.
McLelland & Stewart, 1965.
Donald. e.con: how the internet undermines democracy.
Benjamin M. Who Owns the Media?: Competition and Concentration in the
Mass Media Industry.
3rd ed. Mahwah NJ.: Erlbaum Associates, 2000.
James et al., eds. Bending Reality: The State of the Media. London: Pluto
James and Michael Gurevitch. Mass
Media and Society. 2nd
James ed. Media Organisations in Society.
London: Arnold, 2000.
Peter. Television and the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Democracy and
Sara U.. Labor's New Voice: Unions and the mass media.
David. Models of Democracy. Stanford
University Press, 1987.
John. The Media and Democracy. Polity
Jim and Janine Jackson, eds. The
FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press
and Politics in the ‘90s.
Boulder: Westview Press, 1996.
The Political Economy of
Kaarle and Michael Griffin, eds. International
Hampton Press, 1999.
Slavko and Janet Wasko, eds. Communication
and Democracy. Ablex, 1993.
International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems.
Voices, One World (the MacBride Report).
UNESCO, 1980, 1984.
Janet and Vincent Mosco, eds. Democratic
Communications in the
Garamond/Ablex, co-publishers, 1992.
Granville. Britain's Media: How they are related. London: Campaign for
Press & Broadcasting Freedom (8 Cynthia Street, London N1
9JF, U.K). Third