Reviews

Author: 
Dean Starkman
Reviewer: 
Gerry Lanosga

Lanosga on Starkman, 'The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism'

Dean Starkman. The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism. Columbia University Press, 2015. pp. $24.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-231-15818-3; (paperback), ISBN 978-0-231-15819-0.

Reviewed by Gerry Lanosga (Indiana University) Published on Jhistory (June, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Robert Darnton
Reviewer: 
Sara Barker

Barker on Darnton, 'Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris'

Robert Darnton. Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. Illustrations. vi + 224 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05715-9.

Reviewed by Sara Barker (University of Exeter) Published on Jhistory (June, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Shawn J. Parry-Giles
Reviewer: 
Tracy Lucht

Lucht on Parry-Giles, 'Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics'

Shawn J. Parry-Giles. Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 272 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03821-1; $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07978-8.

Reviewed by Tracy Lucht (Iowa State University) Published on Jhistory (June, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Eric Freedman, Richard Shafer
Reviewer: 
Catherine Cassara

Cassara on Freedman and Shafer, 'After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia'

Eric Freedman, Richard Shafer. After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia. Eurasian Political Economy and Public Policy Studies Series. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011. 299 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-005-4.

Reviewed by Catherine Cassara (Bowling Green State University) Published on Jhistory (May, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Timothy Havens
Reviewer: 
Kim Gallon

Gallon on Havens, 'Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe'

Timothy Havens. Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe. New York: New York University Press, 2013. xii + 215 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-3720-0; $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-3721-7.

Reviewed by Kim Gallon Published on Jhistory (May, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

The International Lure (Lore) of Black Television

Author: 
Michael Baranowski
Reviewer: 
Stephen Pimpare

Pimpare on Baranowski, 'Navigating the News: A Political Media User's Guide'

Michael Baranowski. Navigating the News: A Political Media User's Guide. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers, 2013. 173 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4408-0321-5; ISBN 978-1-4408-0322-2.

Reviewed by Stephen Pimpare (Columbia University School of Social Work) Published on Jhistory (April, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

How to Watch the News

Author: 
Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, Joshua Green
Reviewer: 
Michael B. Munnik

Munnik on Jenkins and Ford and Green, 'Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture'

Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, Joshua Green. Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2013. xv + 351 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-4350-8; ISBN 978-0-8147-4351-5; ISBN 978-0-8147-4390-4.

Reviewed by Michael B. Munnik (University of Edinburgh (Alwaleed Centre)) Published on Jhistory (March, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Spreading a New Buzzword to Describe Participatory Culture

Author: 
Geoff Kaplan, ed.
Reviewer: 
Christos Mais

Mais on Kaplan, 'Power to the People: The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1964-1974'

Geoff Kaplan, ed. Power to the People: The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1964-1974. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 264 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-42435-4.

Reviewed by Christos Mais Published on Jhistory (March, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Graphics Have the Power: The Sixties' Dissident Press

Author: 
Kari Karppinen
Reviewer: 
Deeptanil Ray

Ray on Karppinen, 'Rethinking Media Pluralism'

Kari Karppinen. Rethinking Media Pluralism. Donald Mcgannon Research Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 239 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-4512-3; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4513-0.

Reviewed by Deeptanil Ray (Jadavpur University) Published on Jhistory (March, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Karen Buzzard
Reviewer: 
Bill Huntzicker

Huntzicker on Buzzard, 'Tracking the Audience: The Ratings Industry from Analog to Digital'

Karen Buzzard. Tracking the Audience: The Ratings Industry from Analog to Digital. New York: Routledge, 2012. x + 174 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8058-5852-5.

Reviewed by Bill Huntzicker (St. Cloud State University) Published on Jhistory (February, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Searching for a Currency for Buying and Selling Audiences

Author: 
Brooke Kroeger
Reviewer: 
Gerry Lanosga

Lanosga on Kroeger, 'Undercover Reporting: The Truth about Deception'

Brooke Kroeger. Undercover Reporting: The Truth about Deception. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2012. 432 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-2619-0.

Reviewed by Gerry Lanosga (Indiana University) Published on Jhistory (February, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Julian Cox, Rebekah Jacob, Monica Karales
Reviewer: 
Kera Lovell

Lovell on Cox and Jacob and Karales, 'Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales'

Julian Cox, Rebekah Jacob, Monica Karales. Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 2013. xxii + 125 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-157-0; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61117-158-7.

Reviewed by Kera Lovell Published on Jhistory (January, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Amy Reynolds, Gary Hicks
Reviewer: 
Andrew Salvati

Salvati on Reynolds and Hicks, 'Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era'

Amy Reynolds, Gary Hicks. Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era. Los Angeles: Litwin Books, 2012. 208 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9802004-6-1.

Reviewed by Andrew Salvati Published on Jhistory (January, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Muckraking the Press

Author: 
Carrie Pitzulo
Reviewer: 
Bob Miller

Miller on Pitzulo, 'Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy'

Carrie Pitzulo. Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 216 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-67006-5.

Reviewed by Bob Miller (University of Cincinnati-Claremont) Published on Jhistory (January, 2014) Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Hugh Hefner and the Feminists

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