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- Bartel, Diane. Putting on Appearances: Gender and Advertising. Temple University Press, 1988.
- Examines the cultural meaning behind contemporary American advertising. The author shows how gender identities are emphasized and how advertising created a gendered relationship with the consumer.
- Chapman, Simon. Great Expectorations: Advertising and the Tobacco Industry. London: Comedia, 1986.
- The first major study to challenge the tobacco industry's claim that people are not affected by cigarette advertising.
- Dyer, Gillian. Advertising as Communication.
London: Methuen 1982.
- Examines advertising as a form of
communication in contemporary society and places it in its wider
cultural and economic context.
- Fox, Stephen. The Mirror Makers: A History of
American Advertising and Its Creators. New York: Random, 1985.
- Beginning with the origins of advertising in
the nineteenth century, the book discusses the history of advertising
to the present day.
- Jhally, Sut. The Codes of Advertising:
Fetishism and The Political Economy of Meaning in The Consumer
Society. New York: Routledge, 1990.
- Jhally argues that by watching commercial
messages on TV, viewers actively create symbolic meaning and also
generate profit for the media in return for the `wage' of
- Key, Wilson Bryan. Subliminal Seduction: Ad
Media's Manipulation of A Not So Innocent America. New York: New
American Library, 1981.
- An exploration of the use of subliminal images
- Leiss, William et al. Social Communication in
Advertising: Persons. Products and Images of Well-Being (Second
Edition: Revised and Enlarged). New York: Routledge 1990.
- The book looks at how advertising encompasses
three influential domains of our lives: industrial technology, popular
culture, and mass media.
- Martin, David N. Romancing the Brand: The
Power of Advertising and How to Use It. New York: AMACON, 1989.
- An advertising professional tells how to use
advertising to give brands the celebrity status they need for success
in today's cluttered marketplace.
- Moog, Carol. "Are They Selling Her Lips?"
Advertising and Identity. New York: William Morrow, 1990.
- Moog wants us to understand the psychological
effects of advertising by putting the reader into an active dialogue
with the creative process.: You will see what is behind the
advertiser's message; what the ad is trying to say; what it is
actually saying; and how you, as a consumer, interact with it.
- Nelson, Joyce. Sultans of Sleeze: Public
Relations and The Media. Toronto: Between The Lines Press, 1989.
- Investigation of recent PR tactics for "the
manufacture of consent". psychographic polling, advocacy ads, public
affairs lobbying, and news management strategies that protect the
status quo. Also looks at specific PR campaigns.
- Ogilvy, David. Ogilvy on Advertising. Toronto:
Jon Wiley, 1983.
- Discussion of topics such as good and bad
advertising campaigns and how to write successful copy.
- Singer, Benjamin D. Advertising and Society.
Don Mills: Addison-Wesley, 1987.
- The book examines the present structure of
advertising institutions, its explicit and explicit mechanism of
social control, and control exerted over advertising.
- Wernick, Andrew. Promotional Culture:
Advertising. Ideology and Symbolic Expression. London: Sage, 1991.
- A detailed analysis of advertisements as
promotional texts showing how its impact on cultural formation has
become increasingly fundamental with the spread of the market into
every facet of social life.
- Williamson, Judith. Decoding Advertisements:
Ideology and Meaning in Advertising. London: Marion Boyars, 1978.
- A detailed examination of advertisements
attractiveness and appeal. And a discussion of the economic and
ideological functions of advertising.
- Ang, Ien. Desperately Seeking The Audience.
- Looking closely to American and European
approaches to the TV audience, Ang gives us new insights into
television culture, with the audience seen not as an object to be
controlled, but as active social subjects, engaging with television in
stubbornly contradictory ways.
- Ball-Rokeach, Sandra J. and Cantor, Muriel G.
(Editors).Media: Audience and Social Structure. London: Sage, 1986.
- A sociological study of the media audience as
active individuals who consumer media products in pursuit of their
personal and social goals.
- Barwise, Patrick and Ehrenberg, Andrew.
Television and its Audience. London: Sage, 1989.
- The book looks at the nature of television
starting from an audience perspective.
- Bower, Robert T. The Changing Television
Audience in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
- Based on twenty years of research, the book
looks at attitudes towards television.
- Buckingham, David (Editor). Reading Audiences:
Young People and The Media. Manchester: Manchester University Press,
- Examines the diverse roles the media play in
the family and peer group and also the complex ways in which young
people make sense of what they watch and read.
- Goodhardt, G.J., Ehrenberg, A.S.C., and
Collins, M.A.Television Audience: Patterns of Viewing: An Update.
London: Gower, 1987.
- Summarizes much of what is known about how
people watch television.
- Jenkins, Henry. Textual Poachers: Television
Fans and Participatory Culture. New York: Routledge, 1992.
- An ethnographic account of the media fan
community, its interpretive strategies, social institutions and
cultural practices, and its troubled relationships to the mass
mediaand consumer capitalism.
- Lewis, Justin. The Ideological Octopus: An
Exploration of Television and Its Audience. New York: Routledge, 1991.
- Lewis suggests that the medium influences us
in unpredictable ways, depending upon what we bring to the experience
of watching television. He employs two major qualitative studies, one
of TV news and the other of The Cosby show.
- Lull, James. Inside Family Viewing:
Ethnographic Research on Television's Audiences. New York: Routledge,
- Working from an ethnographic perspective, Lull
constructs a dialogue between the traditionally differing fields of
quantitative and qualitative research in communications and cultural
- Seiter, Ellen et al. (Editors). Remote
Control: Television. Audiences and Cultural Power. London: Routledge,
- Essays investigating how viewers watch
television and what they think about the programs they see.
- Blum, Eleanor. Basic Books in The Mass Media
(Second Edition). Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1980
- . An annotated selected book list covering
general communications, book publishing, broadcasting, editorial
journalism, film, magazines, and advertising.
- Blum, Eleanor. Mass Media Biblionrahy: An
Annotated Guide to Books and Journals for Research and Reference.
Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
- The successor to the 1972 and 1980 edtions of
Basic Books in the Mass Media has been updated to 1987 and extensively
revised and expanded.
- Cooke, Liz (Editor). Media Studies
Bibliography. London: BFI, 1984.
- Intended primarily for teachers new to the
field of Media Education and to complement the separate reading lists
on film and television which are produced by the British Film
Institute - Guide To Film Studies in secondary and Further Education
and Television Studies: A Selected Book List.
- Geretschlaeger, Ingrid. International
Annotated Bibliography on Hedia Education. Paris: UNESCO, 1987.
- Covering the period 1975-1985, this list draws
from international sources in Australia, France, Great Britain,
Norway, Switerland, India, Denmark,Germany, Italy and the USA.
- Soukop, Paul A. Christian Communication: A
Bibliographical Survey. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
- Provides an introductory guide to the study of
Christian communication by surveying and annotating a fairly
representative cross section of literature in all areas of
- Buckingham, David. Children Talking
Television: The Making of Television Literacy. London: The Falmer
- Discusses children's responses to television
programs and analyses the role of television in family and peer group
- Carlsson-Paige, Nancy and Levin, Diane E..
Who's Calling the Shots? How to Respond Effectively to Children's
Fascination with War Play and War Toys. Philadelphia: New Society
- Examines the positive developmental needs
served by dramatic play and contrasts them with the unimaginative,
narrow -scripted play encouraged by today's merchandise-oriented
children's tv and the accompanying specific war-related paraphernalia
offered by the toy industry.
- Davies, Maire Messenger. Television is Good
For Your Kids. London: Hilary Shipman, 1989.
- The book draws on recent research and
first-hand evidence from children. It shows how children bring their
own resources of common sense, scepticism and creativity to bear on
television; and that their lives and imaginations can be stimulated
and enhanced by the use of television.
- Dorr, Aimee. Television and Children: A
Special Medium for a Special Audience. London: Sage, 1986.
- The author emphasises the child's active role
in making sense of television and determining its effect on him or
- Gore, Tipper. Raising PG Children in an
X-Rated Society. Nashville: Abingdon, 1985.
- Written for parents who want to understand how
to deal with the explicit messages on tv that bombard their children.
- Greenfield, Patricia Marks. Mind and Media:
The Effects of Television. Computers and Video Games. London: Fontana,
- The author argues that the media can
contribute to a child's development and that the ideal environment
includes a multi-media approach to learning.
- Gunter, Barrie and McAleer, Jill L. Children
and Television: The One Eyed Monster? London: Routledge, 1990.
- Examines how children use television, their
response to it, and the effects it has on them, and concludes that
children are far more selective and critical viewers than we give them
- Hodge, Bob and Tripp, David. Children and
Television: A Semiotic Approach. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1986.
- An analysis of the messages of television
cartoons and an examination of how children interpret these messages.
- Kinder, Marsha. Playing With Power in Movies,
Television and Video Games: From Muppet Babies to Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
- Traces the commercial and stylistic exchanges
and interconnections among movies. videos, video games etc to show how
they position today's youngster both as a passive consumer and as an
- Kline, Stephen. Out of The Garden: Toys and
Children's Culture in the Age of TV Marketing. London: Verso, 1993.
- Examiines the history of children's play,
culture and toys. profiles the rise of children's mass media, reveals
how the opportunity to reach children through tv was a pivotal point
in developing new approaches to advertising. Examines how toy
commercials provide a hots of sterotyped figures around which children
can organize their imaginative experience.
- Liebert, Robert M. and Sprafkin, Joyce. The
Early Window: Effects of Television on Children and Youth (Third
Edition). New York: Pergamon, 1988.
- An updated account of the theory and research
which has a direct bearing on television and children's attitudes,
development and behaviour.
- Livesley, Jack and Trotz, Frank. The Penguin
Guide to Children's TV and Video. Toronto: Penguin, 1993.
- Examines children's television shows from
Saturday morning through to primetime, as well as reviews more than
400 specific programs and films for children of all ages.
- Luke, Carmen. Television and Your Child: A
Guide For Concerned Parents. Toronto: Kagan and Woo, 1988.
- A practical guide for parents on how to teach
children to watch television.
- McDonnell, Kathleen. Kid Culture: Children
& Adults & Popular Culture. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1994.
- Examines why pop culture is an irresistable
lure to kids and at the same time an adhesive which binds them
together in a subculture of their own
- Neuman, Susan B. Literacy in The Television
Age: The Myth of the TV Age. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1991.
- A review and synthesis ofthe major studies on
how television influences children as well as a discussion of a new
series of studies which analyze the relationship between media and
literacy using both quantitative and qualitative measures
- Palmer, Edward L. Television and America's
Children: A Crisis of Neglect. New York: Oxford University Press,
- The author focuses on the role of government,
commercial television and public television in a search for a solution
to the problem of American children's tv programming.
- Palmer, Patricia. The Lively Audience: A Study
of Children Around The TV Set. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1986.
- The book reveals how children interact with
television, how they incorporate it into their lives, and how
television means very different things to different children.
- Provenzo, Eugene F, Jr.. Video Kids: Making
Sense Of Nintendo. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.
- The author argues that from a social and
cultural point of view, video games reflect and pass on the particular
values of mainstream culture.
- Schneider, Cy. Children's Television: The Art.
The Business.and How It Works. Lincolnwood: NTC Business Books, 1989.
- A guide for professional marketeers that looks
at the forces that drive children's television, from programmers and
advertisers to parents and children.
- Schrag, Robert L. Taming The Wild Tube: A
Family's Guide to Television and Video. Chapel Hill, NC: North
Carolina University Press, 1990.
- Written by a media professional and parent,
the book proposed a genuinely constructive role for television in the
lives of families and shows how to do this. Over 100 videotapes and
programs are reviewed along with ways to influence network offerings.
- Schwartz, Steven A. and Schwartz, Janet.
Parent's Guide to Video Games: Essential Advice for Every Parent Whose
Child Plays Video Games!. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1994.
- A ratings guide to the most popular video
games, as well as discussion of how to make playing video games a
family experience, how to choose the best system, how to manage the
time children spend with video games and other topics.
- Seiter, Ellen. Sold Separately: Parents and
Children in Consumer Culture. New Brunswick,NJ: Rutgers University
- Argues that toys and television are culture
and must be understood as cultures of childhood, of women's domestic
labour, and as intersections of media and consumer goods.
- Sheff, David. Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped
an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your
Children. New York: Random House, 1993.
- Traces the history of Nintendo, its marketing
techniques and its plans.
- Tuchscherer, Pamela. TV Interactive Toys: The
New High Tech Threat to Children: Fight Back Without a Gun - Arm Your
Child With Knowledge. Bend, OR: Pinaroo Publishing, 1988.
- Describes the possible effects of interactive
tv toys on children and also deals with how to help children become
critical viewers of television.
- Balio, Tino (Editor). Hollywood In The Age of
Television. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.
- Essays tracing the history of the relationship
between television and the movie industry from the 1940's to the
- Bennett, Tony and Woollacott, Janet. Bond and
Beyond: The Political Career of a Popular Hero. London: MacMillan,
- Examines the image of Bond constructed in the
novels and films and its reflection in a wide range of other media.
- Boyum, Joy Gould. Double Exposure: Fiction
into Film. New York: Mentor, 1985.
- Refuting the view that film adaptations are
inferior to the works on which they are based, Boyum contends that
film is an art eminently capable of translating a novel, not only in
plot and theme, but in style, technique and effect.
- Bywater, Tim and Sobchack, Thomas. An
Introduction to Film Criticism: Major Critical Approaches to Narrative
Film. New York: Longman, 1989.
- Examining seven principal techniques of
criticism - journalistic, humanist, auteurist, genre, social science,
historical, and ideological/theoretical - the text discusses the basic
tenets, audiences, practitioners, and functions of each approach and
gives a brief history of its development.
- Clandfield, David. Canadian Film. Toronto:
Oxford University Press, 1987.
- A historical overview of film in both English
and French Canada.
- Ellis, Jack C. The Documentary Idea: A
Critical History of English Language Documentary Film and Video.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1989.
- Chronicles the main line of English language
documentary in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
- Fetherling, Douglas (Editor). Documents in
Canadian Film. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1988.
- Drawn from official papers as well as from
scholarly and popular periodicals, the book presents textual evidence
of Canada's cinematic heritage and of the continuing struggle to
enlarge film's place in the society.
- Giannetti, Louis. Understanding Movies (Fourth
Edition). Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1987.
- Deals with such aspects of film as
photography, editing, sound, acting, genre, and theory.
- Hill, Geoffrey. Illuminating Shadows: The
Mythic Power of Film. Boston: Shambhala, 1992.
- In this study of film as a vehicle of
mythology, the author asserts that the movie theatre is the modern
equivalent of the tribal dreamhouse. His analysis of 17 films deals
with timeless mythic themes and finds patterns unique to our own age.
- Knelman, Martin. Home Movies: Tales From The
Canadian Film World. Toronto: Key Porter, 1987.
- A look at the financial, artistic and
political complexities of Canadian film making over the past two
- Knight, Arthur. The Liveliest Art (Revised)
New York: Mentor, 1979.
- The classic history of world film.
- Lewis, Jon. The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen
Films and Youth Culture. New York: Routledge, 1992.
- Analysis of teen films as the medium best able
to represent the chaotic and conflicting experiences of youth. Sees
teen films as focused on the breakdown of traditional forms of
authority - school, church, family.
- Miller, Marc Crispin (Editor). Seeing Through
Movies. New York: Pantheon, 1990.
- Six essays explore the ways in which films
have merged into our culture - how movies have come to exert a renewed
influence on every aspect of contemporary life from consumerism to
- Monaco, James. How To Read a Film. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1977.
- A classic study of the art, technology,
language, history and theory of film and media.
- Murray, Edward. Nine American Film Critics.
New York: Frederick Ungar, 1975.
- A rare critical examination of some of the
- Nelson, Joyce. The Colonized Eye: Rethinking
The Grierson Legend. Toronto: Between The Lines, 1988.
- The author looks at the National Film Board of
Canada's founder and his sponsorship formula for documentaries, the
views expressed in his articles, and many of the films made under his
- O'Brien, Tom. The Screening of America: Movies
and Values from Rocky to Rain Man. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1990.
- An original investigation of how movies have
reflected and helped shape the values of today's generation. O'Brien
focuses on the key values (or their absence) found in American films
over the past fifteen years in order to see more clearly what
Americans really cherish in life, and how these values have evolved or
- Philips, William H. Analyzing Films: A
Practical Guide. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984.
- Designed to give beginning students guidance
in viewing, describing, and analyzing films, this is a splendid book
- Twitchell, James B. Dreadful Pleasures: An
Anatomy of Modern Horror. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
- An examination of the persistence of horror in
our culture - art, literature, film - and our need for it.
- Wyver, John. The Moving Image: An
International History of Film. Television and Video. London: Basil
- the story of the moving image from the
prehistory and invention of cinema to video and beyond.
- Sex Role Stereotyping in The Broadcast Media.
Ottawa: Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission,
- A report on self-regulation by the
broadcasting and television industry outlining the attempt to
eliminate sex role stereotyping in the broadcast media.
- Baehr, Helen (Editor). Women and the Media.
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1980.
- Articles taken from "Women's Studies
- Baehr, Helen and Dyer, Gillian (Editors) Boxed
In: Women and Television. New York: Pandora, 1987.
- Essays looking at women's relationship with
television - as performers, writers, program makers and viewers.
- Banner, Louise. American Beauty. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1983.
- Focusing on the ideals of female beauty as
central expressions on American values, the book chronicles the social
history of the perception of feminine beauty in America.
- Brown, Mary Ellen (Editor). Television and
Women's Culture: The Politics of the Popular. London: Sage, 1990.
- Essays showing how and why different media
such as game shows, police fiction and soap opera offer women
opportunities for negotiation of their own meanings and their own
- Brownmiller, Susan. Femininity. New York:
- A study of those aspects of a woman's life
which are embodied in the term femininity.
- Burstyn, Varda. Women Against Censorship.
Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1985.
- A series of essays arguing that far from
protecting women against violence, censorship will perpetuate those
conditions which place them in danger.
- Cohan, Steven and HArk, Ina Rae (Editors).
Screening the Male: Exploring Masculinities in Hollywood Cinema.
London: Routledge, 1993.
- Demonstrates that Hollywood's representation
of the male and his masculinity deserves the same kind of critical
attention devoted to the problem posed by the female and her
- Courtney, Alice and Whipple, Thomas U. Sex
Stereotyping in Advertising. Toronto: DC Heath, 1983.
- EXamines the results of sex stereotyping and
questions its effectiveness as an advertising tool.
- Coward, Rosalin. Female Desires: How They are
Sought, Bought and Packaged. New York: Grove, 1985.
- A study of female pleasure showing how society
represents and misrepresents what is pleasurable to a woman.
- Creedon, Pamela J. (Editor). Women In Mass
Communication: Challenging Gender Values. London: Sage, 1989.
- Essays on topics such as feminist perspectives
on media law; minority women in mass communication; women in
television, advertising, pr, newspapers and radio; and the effect of
women communication teachers on their students.
- de Laurentis, Teresa (Editor). Feminist
Studies: Critical Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press,
- Essays in the area of history, scientific
discourse, literary criticism, and cultural theory.
- Gentile, Mary C. Film Feminisms: Theory and
Practice. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1985.
- The focus of this book is the internalization
of feminist film theory and its questions.
- Goffman, Irving. Gender Advertisements.
Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1979.
- NB: Out of print. Though somewhat dated, the
book is regarded as a seminal study of ways in which men and women are
pictured in advertisements.
- Gunter, Barry. Television and Sex Role
Stereotyping. London: John Libbey, 1986.
- A study of the portrayal of the sexes on
television as well as the social effects of television and sex
- Kaplan, E. Ann. Motherhood and Representation:
The Mother inPopular Culture and Melodrama. London: Routledge, 1992.
- Consideration of motherhood from three areas:
the historical, the psycho-analytic, and the literary and the media.
- Kay, Karyn and Peary, Gerald (Editors). Women
and The Cinema: A Critical Anthology. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977.
- A collection of 45 essays on women and film.
- Kramarae, Cheris (Editor). Technology and
Women's Voices: Keeping in Touch. New York: Routledge & Kegan
- Essays which focus upon gender to understand
the social relations of technological processes and explores their
effects on women's social interaction.
- Kuhn, Annette. The Power of The Image: Essays
on Representation and Sexuality. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,
- Combining semiotics and Marxist-feminist
analysis, cultural studies and historical approaches the author
investigates issues around representation and sexuality.
- Kuhn, Annette. Women's Pictures: Feminism and
The Cinema. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1982.
- A discussion of the issues, terms and
alternatives for feminist film analysis and for feminist filmmakers.
- Lakhoff, Robin and Scherr, Raquel. Face Value:
The Politics Of Beauty. New York: Routledge, 1984.
- Critiques the images of male and female beauty
in our culture using a historical perspective.
- MatteIart, Michele. Women, Media and Crisis:
Femininity and Disorder. London: Comedia, 1986.
- A look at the relationship between the present
economic crisis of Western and Third World societies and the changing
position of women in these societies.
- Penley, Constance (Editor). Feminism and Film
Theory. New York: Routledge, 1988.
- Essays tracing the major issues in feminist
film theory as they have evolved over the last decade.
- Pribram, E. Deidre (Editor). Female
Spectators: Looking at Film and Television. London: Verso, 1988.
- Essays providing a picture of feminist film
criticism in the 1980's, readings of individual tv shows and films,
and insights from women in the business today.
- Root, Jane (Compiler). Women's Film List.
London: BFI, 1985.
- A list of films and television directed by
women as well as a list of films of particular interest to women.
- Spigel, Lynn and Mann, Denise (Editors).
Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer. Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Press, 1992.
- Essays exploring the ways television had
inserted itself into women's lives, both at home and in the
- Szirom, Tricia. Teaching Gender? Sex Education
and Sexual Stereotypes. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1988.
- The book provides a perspective on the
creation of gender and the way in which sex education programs in
schools contribute to this.
- Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth. Toronto:
- Wolf exposes the beauty myth through the ages
and its oppressive function today, in the home, at work, in
literature, in the media and in relationship between men and women and
between women and women.
- Bonn, Thomas. Undercover: An Illustrated
History of American Mass Market Paperbacks. London: Penguin, 1982.
- An enjoyable history of mass market paperbacks
from dime novels of the nineteenth century to the popular novels read
- Draper, Robert. Rolling Stone Magazine: The
Uncensored History. New York: Doubleday, 1990.
- A complete, detailed, accurate, and inside
account of the magazine's colourful history. Includes a portrait of
founder Jann S. Wenner and his rise to press baron and power broker.
- Jacoby, Jacob and Hoyer, Wayne D. The
Comprehension and Miscomprehension of Print Communication: An
Investigation of Mass Media Magazines. New York: The Advertising
Educational Foundation, 1987.
- A study done for practitioners and academics
on how much comprehension readers actually have of what is presented
- Jensen, Margaret Ann. Love's Sweet Return: The
Harlequin Story. Toronto: The Women's Press, 1984.
- An examination of the phenomenon of romance
fiction, focusing specifically on one of the most successful book
publishers in the world, the Canadian-based Harlequin
Enterprises.Mogel, Leonard. The Magazine (Second Edition) Chester:
Globe Pequot, 1988. A study of the magazine business for those
considering entering this field.
- Sampson, Robert. Deadly Excitement: Shadows
and Phantoms. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University
Popular Press, 1989.
- Essays celebrating yesterday's pulp magazines
and their heroes and heroines.
- Sutherland, Fraser. The Monthly Epic: A
History of Canadian Magazines. Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside,
- The political, social and technological events
that influenced Canada and the publishers, writers and editors who
stamped their publications with their own vision and personal style
are chronicled from 1978 to 1989.
- Tebbel, John and Zuckerman, Mary Ellen. The
Magazine in America: 1741 - 1990. New York: Oxford University Press,
- A comprehensive one volume history of
magazines.Wainwright, London. The Great American Magazine: An Inside
History of Life. New York: Ballantine, 1986. A history of LIFE
- News:Chancellor, John and Mears, Walter. The
News Business. New York: Harper and Row, 1983.
- A readable analysis of reporting in the press.
The authors discuss style, slant, col our in news stories and they
pass judgement on good and bad reporting.
- Clurman, Richard M. Beyond Malice: The Media's
Years of Reckoning. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1988.
- A critical report of the news media in the
- Desbarats, Peter. Guide to Canadian News
Media. Toronto: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Canada. 1990.
- A concise overview of Canadian news media -
their history, structure, method, personnel and impact on society - as
well as a discussion of major issues in contemporary journalism.
- Elliott, Deni (Editor). Responsible
Journalism. London: Sage, 1986.
- Essays dealing where journalistic
responsibilities come from, how they fit in with legal and press
theories, and how they play out in specific contexts.
- Hartley, John. Understanding News. New York:
- A well written British book showing how news
is constructed. Suggested questions and projects highlight the key
- Herman, Edward S. and Chomsky, Noam.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of The Mass Media. New
York: Pantheon, 1988.
- The authors dissect the way in which the
marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the
- MacLean, Eleanor. Between the Lines: How To
Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life. Montreal:
Black Rose Books, 1981.
- How to decode daily newspapers and radio and
- Manoff, Robert Karl and Schudson, Michael
(Editors). Readingthe News. New York: Pantheon, 1986.
- Six essays on the who, what, when, where, why
and how of journalism.
- Stephens, Mitchell. A History of the News:
From Drum to Satellite. New York: Viking, 1988.
- The book introduces the history not just of
journalism but of news.
- Stewart, Walter. Canadian Newspapers: The
Inside Story. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1980.
- A critique of Canadian newspapers that has
much useful inside information.
- Strentz, Herbert. News Reporters and News
Sources: Accomplices in Shaping and Misshaping the News (Second
Edition). Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1989.
- Focuses on what happens before a news story is
written and considers the roles and responsibilities of reporters and
sources in serving the news audience.
- Vipond, Hary. The Mass Media In Canada.
Toronto: James Lorimer, 1989.
- Concentrates on daily papers, general interest
magazines, movies, radio and television from their beginnings in
Canada. Also deals with the attempts of the government to make the
media serve national goals.
- Walker, Tony, Golden, David and Fox, Brian.
Behind The Headlines: A Toronto Star Media Literacy Program. Toronto:
The Toronto Star, 1991.
- A program designed to meet the needs of
teachers and students in English, History, Business, Marketing, and
Media Studies from middle school through to grade 12. The loose- leaf
book is divided into 8 sections, each of which functions as a
self-contained unit about various aspects of producing a newspaper.
There are questions and activities for each section.
- Zwicker, Barrie and MacDonald, Dick (Editors).
The News: Inside Canadian Media. Ottawa: Deneau, 1980.
- An anthology of articles from CONTENT,
Canada's national news media magazine.
- Bain, George. Gotcha! How The Media Distort
the News. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1994.
- Concrete examples of instances in which the
media have served the Canadian public badly by yielding to political
bias, ingrained negativity and intellectual laziness.
- Gans, Herbert J. Deciding What's News: A Study
of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News. Newsweek and Time. New York:
Random House, 1980.
- The comparison of the different media is
- Parenti, Michael. Inventing Reality: The
Politics of the Mass Media. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1986.
- Concerns the way that public consciousness is
shaped by the manipulation of the news.
- Postman, Neil and Powers, Steve. How To Watch
TV News. New York: Penguin, 1992.
- Shows the difference between what TV news says
it is presenting and what it actually delivers; points out the
symbiotic relationship between TV news and advertising.
- Robinson, John P. and Levy Mark R. The Main
Source: Learning From Television News. London: Sage, 1986.
- Discuss the "myth" that people learn about
world events from television news.
- Wallis, Roger and Baran, Stanley. The Known
World of Broadcast News: International News and The Electronic Media.
New York: Routledge, 1990.
- An analysis of recent advancements in news
broadcasting which have allowed events to be broadcast all over the
world in a matter of hours, and the effect this has had on the
integrity and un-biased nature of media broadcasting.
- Atkinson, Max. Our Masters' Voices: The
Language and Body Language of Politics. London: Methuen, 1984.
- A review of how politicians use media to
attempt to win our hearts and minds and votes.
- Chilton, Paul. Orwellian Language and The
Media. London: Pluto Press, 1989.
- An analyses of the ideas of Orwell, Habermas,
Chomsky and others to show how verbal messages transmitted by the
media during and after the Falklands war expose the use of language as
a political tool.
- Chomsky, Noam. Necessary Illusions: Thought
Control in Democratic Societies. Montreal: CBC Enterprises, 1989.
- An inquiry into the nature of the media and
the role of intellectuals in a democratic political situation.
- Entman, Robert M. Democracy Without Citizens:
Media and The Decay of American Politics. New York: Oxford University
- A discussion of the role and limitations of
the press in advancing the democratic agenda.
- Hollingsworth, Mark. The Press and Political
Dissent: A Question of Censorship. London: Pluto, 1986.
- The book looks at the way the British press
has branded as treachery every view which differs from its own.
- Kern, Montague. 30-Second Politics: Political
Advertising in the Eiqhties. New York: Praeger, 1989.
- In this age of the media campaign where
television is the preferred source of candidate information, the
author offers a scrutiny of political advertisements from 1972 to
- Ryan, Michael and Kellner, Douglas. Camera
Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.
- Traces the major transitions in American
society from the period of the New Left to that of the New Right and
states that Hollywood film undermined liberalism and led to the rise
- Angus, Ian and Jhally, Sut (Editors). Cultural
Politics in Contemporary America. New York: Routledge, 1989.
- Lays out the complex ways in which American
media and American culture are powerfully interlocked.
- Ekstrom, Reynolds R. Access Guide to Pop
Culture. New Rochelle, NY: Don Bosco Multimedia, 1989.
- Informative and critical commentaries on
popular culture from a Christian perspective.
- Finlayson, lain. Denim: An American Legend.
New York: SImon and Schuster, 1990.
- A record of the changing face of denim on the
street, the screen, and in advertisement which examines the changing
social and cultural implications of wearing blue jeans.
- Fiske, John. Media Matters: Everyday Culture
and Political Change. Minneapolis,MN: University of Minnesota Press,
- Using examples of Murphy Brown, O.J. Simpson,
Anita Hill, Rodney King and others, Fiske examines how people engaged
in struggles over race, class, and gender have both been exploited and
exploit the media.
- Fiske, John. Power Plays Power Works. London:
- Fiske argues that the consensus model has
oulived its usefullness for everyone except those in control. He
develops a theory of localizing powers to defend against the thrust of
- Fiske, John. Reading The Popular. Boston:
Unwin Hyman, 1989.
- An analysis of popular "texts" (shopping
malIs, popular music, television) which reveals both their explicit
and implicit (and often opposite) meanings and uses, and the social
and political dynamics they reflect.
- Fiske, John. Understanding Popular Culture.
Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
- Presentation of a radically different theory
of what it means for culture to be popular: that is, literally, of the
people. It is not imposed on them, it is created by them, and its
pleasures and meanings reflect popular tastes and concerns.
- Grossberg, Lawrence. We Gotta Get Out Of This
Place: Popular Conservatism and Postmodern Culture. New York:
- A study of the power and importance of rock
music in American history and the effect the new conservatism has on
- Keen, Sam. Faces of the Enemy: Reflections of
the Hostile Imagination. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988.
- An analysis of propaganda posters, biased
cartoons, and distorted images served up in print and on screen.
- Kowinski, William Severini. The Malling of
America: An Inside Look at The Great Consumer Paradise. New York:
William Morrow & Company, 1985.
- (NB: Out of print). A most thorough analysis
making important connections between our experience of television and
the shopping mall environment.
- Real, Michael. Super Media: A Cultural Studies
Approach. London: Sage, 1989.
- An introduction and illustration of the newly
emerging cultural studies approach to understanding the media in
- Rushkoff, Douglas. Media Virus: Hidden Agendas
in Popular Culture. New York: Ballantine, 1994.
- Chronicles the adventures of the media-savvy
culture jammers who have seized the media and turned it to their
secretly anti-authoritarian ends.
- Storey, John. An Introductory Guide to
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Athens: Georgia: University of
Georgia Press, 1993.
- Charts the many problems encounteerd and the
many solutions suggested in cultural theory's complex engagement with
- Scultze, Quentin J. et al. Dancing In The
Dark: Youth. Popular Culture and the Electronic Media. Grand Rapids,
Ml: William B. Eerdmans, 1991.
- Critical examination of the role of the
electronic media in packaging popular culture for youth consumption.
The relationship is seen as a symbiotic one where the media need youth
for exonomic survival and youth needs the guidance, nurture and
constructed rality which media provides.
- Twitchell, James B. Carnival Culture: The
Trashing of America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
- Looks at the changes in publishing, movies and
television since the 1960's that have affected changes on taste,
particularly what is considered to be the vulgar.
- Williamson, Judith. Consuming Passions: The
Dynamics of Popular Culture. London: Marion Boyars. 1987.
- The classic study that examines the forces of
films, books, television, advertising etc which channel our tastes and
structure our lives.
- Blanchard, Tim et al. The Music Business: A
Teaching Pack. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989.
- A photocopiable pack - with audio cassette -
which provides an introduction through active learning to all aspects
of the music business.
- Cooper, B. Lee. Popular Music Perspectives:
Ideas, Themes, and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics. Bowling Green,
Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1991.
- Social change, human interaction, technology
and intellectual development are the general points of departure for
specific examinations of public education, railroads, deaths, cars,
and rebels. These are the ideas and themes prominent in contemporary
- Frith, Simon (Editor). Facing the Music. New
York: Pantheon, 1988.
- Five excellent essays on pop music: the
rationale behind Hit Radio; the meaning of black and white
"crossover"; the packaging of pop as a commodity; how pop shapes
teenage identity and sexuality; and an analysis of the pop industry in
the age of video.
- Frith, Simon. Music for Pleasure: Essays in
the Sociology of Pop. New York: Routledge, 1988.
- A wide ranging analysis of pop music and the
entertainment industry in America and Britain.
- Frith, Simon. Sound Effects: Youth. Leisure
and the Politics of Rock `n' Roll. London: Constable, 1983.
- A sociological perspective on the culture of
rock with sections on production, consumption and ideology.
- Frith, Simon and Goodwin, Andrew (Editors). On
Record: Rock. Pop, and the Written Word. New York: Pantheon, 1990.
- A comprehensive survey of critical approaches
to popular music. Divided by theoretical categories, the book serves
as a guide to the growing sophistication and shifting emphases in the
- Frith Simon, Goodwin, Andrew and Grossberg,
Lawrence (Editors). Sound and Vision: The Music Video Reader. London:
- A collection of classic and new articles on
- Kaplan, E. Ann. Rocking Around the Clock:
Music Television Postmodernism. and Consumer Culture. New York:
- An examination of the cultural context of
Music Television and its relationship to the history of rock music.
- Sexton, Adam (Editor). Desperately Seeking
Madonna. New York: Delta, 1993.
- Essays, cartoons, tabloid reports, academic
essays trace the career of Madonna.
- Shapiro, Harry. Waiting for The Man: The Story
of Drugs and Popular Music. London: Quartet, 1988.
- An examination of the association between
drugs and popular music giving case studies and the role of organized
- Shore, Michael. The Rolling Stone Book of Rock
Video. New York: Quill, 1984.
- Traces the history of visual music from the
beginnings to 1984.
- Shuker, Roy. Understanding Popular Music.
- An introductory senior text which explores the
history and meaning of rock and popular muisc.
- Stambler, Irwin. The Encyclopedia of Pop. Rock
and Soul revised Edition). London: Macmillan, 1989.
- An alphabetical compilation guide to popular
- Ward, Ed et al.. Rock of Ages: The Rolling
Stone History of Rock and Roll. New York: Rolling Stone Press, 1986.
- An excellent and very readable history of rock
- Cole, Susan G. Pornography and The Sex Crisis.
Toronto: Amanita, 1989.
- Dealing with the lived reality of pornography,
the book looks for a definition, the effects, and what pornography
does to sex itself.
- Gubar, Susan and Hoff, Joan (Editors). For
Adult Users Only: The Dilemma of Violent Pornography. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1989.
- Essays examining the cultural artifacts
portrayed in pornography, the connection between pornographic
materials and the physical conditions of many women's lives, and other
- Kendrick, Walter. The Secret Museum:
Pornography in Modern Culture. New York: Penguin, 1987.
- The author examines how conceptions of
pornography reflect attitudes and social mores.
- Watney, Simon. Policing Desire: Pornography.
Aids and The Media. London: Methuen, 1987.
- An analysis of the ways in which the images of
the body are used to project powerful notions of healthy beauty and
- Daniels, Therese and Gerson, Jane (Editors).
The Colour Black: Black Images in British Television. London: BFI,
- Essays offering a portrait of black people's
representation on television during the last twenty years.
- Dates, Jannette L. and Barlow, William. Split
Images: African Americans in The Mass Media. Washington, DC: Howard
University Press, 1990.
- A series of essays which form a comprehensive
history from 1900 to 1990 of African Americans in the mass media -
music, film, radio, television, advertising, and print and broadcast
- Dyson, Michael Eric. Reflecting Black:
African-American Cultural Criticism. Minneapolis: University of
- Essays dealing with Black periodicals,
theology, music, television and films.
- Jhally, Sut and Lewis, Justin. Enlightend
Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences, and the Myth of the American Dream.
Boulder,CO: Westview, 1992.
- Examines the show in terms of class as well as
race, market constraints as well as choices, and points out a number
- Simon, Roger I. et al. Decoding
Discrimination: A Student Based Approach to Anti-Racist Education
Using Film. London,Ontario: Althouse Press, 1988.
- A teacher resource book on teaching about
- Smitherman-Donaldson, Geneva and van Dijk,
Teun A. (Editors). Discourse and Discrimination. Detroit; Wayne State
University Press, 1988.
- Essays on the way racism is projected and
perpetuated in the media, ordinary discourse and the school
- Twitchin, John (Editor). The Black and White
Media Book: Handbook for the Study of Racism and Television.
Stoke-On-Trent: Trentham Books, 1988.
- An annotated resource book an anti-racism
which studies how television represents black people to a largely
- Wilson II, Clint C. and Gutierrez, Felix.
Minorities and The Media: Diversity and the End of Mass Communication.
London: Sage, 1985.
- Examination of the relationship between the
media and the four largest racial minority groups in the United
- Crisell, Andrew. Understanding Radio. London:
- A study of the medium in its own right and an
identification of its distinctive characteristics.
- Douglas, Susan J. Inventing American
Broadcasting 1899 - 1922. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,
- An account of the transformation of the
sending of dots and dashes into a system of broadcasting which
examines how radio was shaped by technical developments, business
maneuvers, and changing conceptions of the invention's uses and users.
- Fortnatale, Peter and Mills, Joshua E. Radio
in The Television Age. Woodstock: Overlook Press, 1980.
- A history of the changes in radio over the
past thirty years from living room entertainer to background sound.
- Gifford, Denis. The Golden Age of Radio: An
Illustrated Companion. London: B.T. Batsford, 1985.
- An encyclopedia of European radio from the
20's to the 60's.
- Keith, Michael C. and Krause, Joseph M. The
Radio Station. Boston: Focal Press, 1986.
- Examines every department and function that
contributes to the modern radio station.
- Lewis, Peter M. and Booth, Jerry. The
Invisible Medium: Public. Commercial and Community Radio. London:
- An examination of radio's position today as
well as of its myths and forms.
- MacDonald, J. Fred. Don't Touch That Dial:
Radio Programming in American Life from 1920 to 1960. Chicago:
- A history of radio programming in American
- McNeil, Bill and Wolfe, Morris. Signing On:
The Birth of Radio in Canada. Toronto: Doubleday, 1982.
- The history of radio in Canada told by the men
and women who made it happen.
- Stewart, Sandy. From Coast to Coast: A
Personal History ofRadio in Canada. Montreal: CBC Enterprises, 1985.
- A look at thepeople and programs that made
Canadian radio from 1900 to 1980
- Abelman, Robert and Hoover, Stewart M.
Religious Television: Controversies and Conclusions. Norwood, NJ:
- A series of essays dealing with topics such as
the cultural and social significance of religious television, the size
and composition of the religious televiewing audience, fund-raising
techniques, the lack of division between electronic church and state,
and the emerging issue of international religious broadcasting.
- Bruce, Steve. Pray TV: Televangelism in
America. London: Routledge, 1990.
- A well-informed, measured analysis of all
aspects of televangelism including history, style, relation to
politics, and an analysis of the 1980's scandals.
- Ferre, John P. (Editor). Channels of Belief:
Religion and American Commercial Television. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State
University Press, 1990.
- Six essays discussing the religious
significance of commercial television.
- Fishwick, Marshall W. and Browne, Ray B.
(Editors). The God Peers: Religion in the Electronic Age. Bowling
Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Press, 1987.
- Essays probing the convergence of media,
religion, and popular culture.
- Fore, William F. Mythmakers: Gospel. Culture
and the Media. New York: Friendship Press, 1990.
- A challenge to look closely at the values of
our thoroughly "mediated" culture and a reminder that Christians are
also called to view the world through the lens of the gospel.
- Fore, William F. Television and Religion: The
Shaping of Faith, Values and Culture. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1987
- An excellent analysis of the implicit values
and cultural significance of secular and religious television
- Barnett, Steven. Games and Sets: The Changing
Face of Sport on Television. London: BFI, 1990.
- The book examines the way television has
changed sport, the influence of commercial sponsors, the role of
satellite tv and other questions. The author reaches some revealing
and provocative conclusions about the rapidly changing relationship
between television and sport.
- Chandler, Joan M. Television and National
Short: The United States and Britain. Urbana: University of Illinois
- The author sets her discussion of televised
sport in the context of American and British popular culture,
examining the expectations that spectators bring to sport and the
constraints under which the tv industry operates in each country.
- Gunther, Marc and Carter, Bill. Monday Night
Mayhem: The Inside Story of ABC's Monday Night Football. New York:
William Morrow, 1988.
- The story of how ABC and the NFL turned an
ordinary football game into a national institution with a following of
- Klatell, David A. and Marcus, Norman. Sports
for Sale: Television. Money and the Fans. New York: Oxford University
- The book covers the emergence of major cable
sports networks, the growth of corporate marketing campaigns, and the
impact that TV has had on sports.
- O'Neil, Terry. The Game Behind The Game: High
Stakes. High Pressures in Television Sports. New York: Harper and Row,
- The author, a 15 year veteran of ABC and CBS
sports, examines the highly competitive world of television sports
from the point of view of athletes, coaches, and broadcasters.
- Wenner, Lawrence A. (Editor). Media. Sports
and Society. London: Sage, 1989.
- Deals with research, production, content and
the audience of sports programs.
- Allen, Robert C. Channels of Discourse:
Television and Contemporary Criticism. Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press, 1987.
- In this important and readable book, eight
scholars use examples ranging from The Cosby Show to music videos to
examine commercial television within the major strands of contemporary
literary, cultural and cinematic criticism.
- Allen, Robert C. Channels of Discourse
Reassembled. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press,
- A new introduction on the political economy of
commercial tv, plus two new essays, and substantial revision of the
- Berg, Leah R. Vande and Wenner, Lawrence A.
(Editors) Television Criticism: Approaches and Applications.
- A text which combines analysis of all major
television genres with demonstration of critical methods.
- Bianculli, David. Teleliteracy: Taking
Television Seriously. New York: Continuum, 1992.
- Takes the stand that television is opening the
American mind and doing many things right. Excellent book.
- Carey, James W. (Editor). Media, Myths and
Narratives: Television and the Press. London: Sage, 1988.
- The concepts of myth, narrative, ritual and
story are explained and applied to specific television shows and news
- Castleman, Harry and Podrazik, Walter J.
Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television. New York: McGraw
- The history of each television season over the
past forty years.
- Charren, Peggy and Sandler, Martin W. Changing
Channels: Living (Sensibly) With Television. Toronto: Addison-Wesley,
- A balanced account of television's flaws and
potentials as well as strategies for dealing with it.
- Clarke, Mike. Teaching Popular Television.
London: Heinemann, 1987.
- The book deals with why teach about television
and then what to teach as well as presenting teaching strategies.
- De Vaney, Ann (Editor). Watching Channel One:
The Convergence of Students, Technology and Private Business. Albany:
State University of New York, 1994.
- Seriies of essays employing methods such as
discourse analysis and critical theory to examine Whittle's Channel
- Fiske, John. Television Culture. London:
- A look at television's role as an agent of
popular culture and the relationship between this cultural dimension
and television's status as a commodity of cultural industries.
- Gitlin, Todd. Inside Prime Time. New York:
- Shows how the networks make decisions about
which shows will go on air and how these shows are shaped by the
political and cultural climate of their times.
- Gitlin, Todd (Editor). Watching Television.
New York: Pantheon, 1986.
- Seven excellent essays examine such tv issues
as the news, soaps, children's tv, MTV, and advertising.
- Goldberg, Kim. The Barefoot Channel: Community
Television As a Tool For Social Change. Vancouver: New Star Books,
- Goldberg reminds us that the community TV
station is there for our use. She tells us why it is important that we
use it, explains the politics of the community channel - why we have
it, how the cable companies have controlled it, and why we must
- Goodwin, Andrew and Whannel, Garry (Editors).
Understanding Television. London: Routledge, 1990.
- An introduction to some of the issues of
television broadcasting and its main genres, It discusses aspects of
history and business, audiences and future hopes, and conceptual
debates abut ideology and hegemony in contemporary television.
- Jones, Gerard. Honey, I'm Home!: Sitcoms:
Selling the American Dream. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992.
- A social history of the sitcom showing how it
has mirrored and shaped the American experience.
- Marc, David. Comic Visions: Television Comedy
and American Culture. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
- A study of television comedy as a reflection
of American society.
- Masterman, Len. Teaching About Television.
London: Comedia, 1985.
- Covers the theoretical debates in media
education and provides a critical framework for the study of
television. There are practical exercises in such topics as decoding
- Masterman, Len (Editor). Television
Mythologies: Stars, Shows and Signs. London: Comedia, 1984.
- These essays focus on the central area of
popular television where the basic mythologies of our culture are
- McCrohan, Donna. Prime Time. Our Time:
America's Life and Times Through the Prism of Television. Rocklin, CA:
Prima Publishing and Communication, 1990.
- McCrohan argues that television defines our
current tastes, values, and social concerns and shows how the
top-rated shows of each television era both shaped and mirrored the
- Nelson, Joyce. The Perfect Machine: TV In The
Nuclear Age. Toronto: Between The Lines, 1987.
- Connecting content with technology, the author
examines the mind-set that created television and the mind-set that
television itself helps to create.
- Powers, Ron. The Beast, The Eunuch and The
Glass-Eyed Child: Television in the `80's. New York: Harcourt, Brace,
- A collection of insightful essays on
television by a prize winning television critic
- Rapping, Elayne. The Looking Glass World of
Non-Fiction Television. Boston: South End Press, 1987.
- A short but incisive analysis of the evolution
of television programming and the development of non-fiction tv -
news, documentaries, game shows, talk shows, commercials and
- Stewart, Sandy. Here's Looking At Us: A
Personal History of Television in Canada. Montreal: CBC Enterprises,
- An informal and personal look at Canadian
television from the 1950's to the 1980's.
- Taylor, Ella. Prime-Time Families: Television
Culture in Postwar America. Berkeley: University of California Press,
- A look at four decades of television families
as seen in the popular episodic series from I Love Lucy to the Cosby
- Tulloch, John. Television Drama: Agency,
Audience and Myth. London: Routledge, 1990.
- A focus on television drama which examines the
active agency of both viewers and media practitioners. Using examples
from British, US, and Australian television dramas - soap opera,
science fiction, sitcoms, cop series and dramas -, the book examines
myths and counter myths as they circulate in popular culture.
- White, Mimi. Tele-Advising: Therapeutic
Discourse in American Television. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 1992.
- The author examines the ways in which the
therapeutic and confessional mode functions on television, relating it
to broader questions of social identity and power and concluding that
they are intertwined.
- Winship, Michael. Television. New York: Random
- The book of the PBS series on the history of
television adapted from the ITV series.
- Wolfe, Morris. Jolts: The TV Wasteland and The
Canadian Oasis. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1985.
- A discussion of the differences between
Canadian and US television which states that Canadians have something
worth saving in their own unique television programs.
- Andersen, Neil. Media Works. Toronto: Oxford
University Press, 1989.
- A senior text divided into thirty-two
independent topics each containing assignments in research, speaking
- Carpenter, Donna. Media Images and Issues.
Toronto: Addison Wesley, 1988.
- uses a thematic approach and contains a cross
section of current media issues drawn from diverse sources. There are
chapters on each media as well as on current issues such as bias, as
well as numerous projects for writing and discussion.
- Considine, David and Haley, Gail E. Visual
Messages: Integrating Imagery Into Instruction. Englewood, CO:
Teachers Ideas Press, 1992.
- Examination of mass media and its effects
through ideas, strategies, and activities. Good for all levels.
- Duncan, Barry. Mass Media and Popular Culture.
Toronto: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988.
- Mass media anthology using an inquiry centered
approach to look at each of the media and important popular culture
phenomena. There are chapters on media concerns such as Canadian
identity and sexuality and violence. Practical work is provided and a
teacher's guide is available.
- Duncan, Barry et al. Media Literacy Resource
Guide. Toronto: Queen's Printer, 1989.
- Written for the Ontario Ministry of Education
and the Ontario Teachers' Federation, this excellent document is meant
as a guide for teachers of media providing activities for every media
as well as a list of resources.
- Harpley, Avril. Bright Ideas: Media Education.
Leamington Spa, England: Scholastic, 1990.
- Primary text giving ideas for producing media
texts and suggesting projects to be done.
- Hone, Rick and Flynn, Liz. Video In Focus: A
Guide to Viewing and Producing Video. Toronto: Globe Modern, 1992.
- Introductory student text beginning with a
brief description of the video media and going on through all the
steps involved in making videos - from camera techniques, to writing,
to rehearsing, to shooting and editing.
- Ingram, Roy and Kennedy, Steve. Media Focus:
The News. Toronto: Copp Clark, 1989.
- The first in a series of modules that will
deal with Television, Advertising, Film, Print etc.. There is a 30
minute video from Global TV to accompany this module.
- Johnson, Ron and Bone, Jan. Understanding
Film: An Introduction to Film Appreciation. (Third Edition).
Lincolnwood: National Textbook Company, 1986.
- Good senior high text.
- Kaplan, Don. Children and Media: An Action
Book from Instructor. Cleveland: Instructor Books, 1986.
- A text for grades 4 to 8 containing
reproducible activities to help students sort out the many messages
with which the media bombards them. The activities can be used across
- Kruger, Stephen and Wall, Ian. The Media
Manual: A Teacher's Guide to Media Studies. London: Mary Glasgow
- A 64 page practical guide to organising media
education in school. It includes advice on planning and teaching
courses, resource material and bibliography.
- Kruger, Stephen and Wall, Ian. The Media Pack.
London: Macmillan Education, 1987.
- A framework of lessons which looks both at
individual media and also at the concepts which relate across the
- Lloyd-Kulkin, Donna and Tyner, Kathleen. Media
and You: An Elementary Media Literacy Curriculum. Englewood Cliffs,
NJ: Educational Technology Publications, 1991.
- This five unit curriculum aims to teach media
literacy skills to elementary students. The units deal with what are
the mass media, production values, entertainment, advertising, and
- McLuhan, Marshall et al. The City As
Classroom: Understanding Language and Media. Toronto: General
- Difficult to use as a text but many
stimulating ideas throughout for use as reference.
- McMahon, Barrie and Quin, Robyn. Australian
Images. Sydney: Science Press, 1990.
- Focusing on Australian films of the `70's and
`80's, this book introduces senior students to Australian films from a
cultural studies perspective. Contains questions, exercises (oral and
written) and a reading list.
- McMahon, Barrie and Quin, Robyn. Meet The
Media. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1988.
- An excellent text for introducing the mass
media to 11-14 year olds. Complete with good exercises and
- McMahon, Barrie and Quin, Robyn. Real Images.
Melbourne: Macmillan, 1985.
- In spite of some cultural specific Australian
references, this is an excellent text with exercises that are both
practical and stimulating on narrative, montage and ideology in film
- McMahon, Barrie and Quin, Robyn. Stories and
Stereotypes. Toronto: Copp Clarke, 1987.
- This Australian text shows the
interrelationships between the ways we tell out stories through the
media and our propensity for stereotyping. Challenging assignments
- McMahon, Barrie, Quin, Robyn, Livesley, Jack
and Pungente, John. Meet The Media - Canadian Edition. Toronto:
Globe/Modern Curriculum, 1990.
- In this Canadian edition of the excellent
Australian text for 11-14 year olds, Canadian photos and examples have
- Moscovitch, Arlene. Constructing Reality:
Exploring Media Issues in Documentary. Montreal: National Film Board
of Canada, 1993.
- Text to accompany 6 videos dealing with topics
on shaping reality, the politics of truth, the candid eye etc. An
excellent text with great clips.
- Rissover, Frederic and Birch, David (Editors).
Mass Media and The Popular Arts (Third Edition). Toronto: McGraw Hill,
- An American college text with some useful
material for senior high school students.
- Robinson, Sam (Editor). Fast Forward:
Destinations. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1990.
- An English/Language Arts program developed for
use in senior high English courses and divided into Language,
Literature and Media.
- Schrank, Jeffrey. Understanding Mass Media
(Third Edition). Toronto: Copp Clark, 1986.
- An American high school text dealing with each
media and such topics as Media Control and Media and Our Image of The
- Smart, Bill (Editor). The AML Anthology 1990.
Toronto, Association for Media Literacy: 1990.
- A loose-leaf binder of media lesson plans and
units coming directly out of tested classroom experience and covering
advertising, print, television, film, radio, popular culture, cross
media and media literacy resources. A very valuable book for the media
teacher. A supplement was published in 1992.
- Ungerleider, Charles S. and Krieger, Erncst.
Television and Society: An Investigative Approach. Toronto: Irwin,
- A senior high text.
- Whetmore, Edward Jay. Mediamerica: Form,
Content, and Consequence of Mass Communication (4th Edition). Belmont:
- A senior high or college level text covering
all the major media and highlighting personalities, trends and issues.
- Worsnop, Chris. Screening Images: Ideas for
Media Education. Missisauga, ON: Wright Communications, 1994.
- Opens with a framework for media literacy,
explores connections between media and our lives, and provides
suggestions for projects and activities.
- Alvarado, Manuel, Gutch, Robin and Wollen,
Tana. Learning the Media: An Introduction to Media Teaching. London:
- A polemic introduction to some of the key
concepts and areas of work likely to be encountered in media education
whatever the source or syllabus.
- Anderson, James A. and Meyer, Timothy P.
Mediated Communication: A Social Action Perspective. London: Sage,
- Examination of "Accommodation Theory" which
describes the interpenetration of media, texts, and our daily lives.
- Bazalgette, Cary (Editor). Primary Media
Education: A Curriculum Statement. London: British Film Institute,
- The curriculum statement is the result of
three years' work sponsored by the British Film Institute and the
Department of Education and Science on primary media education. This
is a necessary document for anyone interested in primary media
education. It provides a comprehensive and detailed account of just
what media education is.
- Berger, Asa. Media Analysis Techniques.
London: Sage, 1982.
- An introductory methods text for those
interested in popular culture.
- Berger, Asa. Signs in Contemporary Culture: An
Introduction to Semiotics. New York: Longman, 1984.
- The book explains the basic principles of
semiotics simply and clearly in an accessible way.
- Bowker, Julian (Editor). Secondary Media
Education: A Curriculum Statement. London: British Film Institute,
- A result of a collaboration between BFI
Education, media advisers and teachers which brings together their
ideas and experiences to provide a comprehensive guide to media
education in secondary schools.
- Buckingham, David (Editor). Watching Media
Learning: Making Sense of Media Education. London: The Falmer Press,
- Identifies the awards and achievements, as
well as the difficulties and contradictions, of teaching about the
media. Four major themes emerge: the process of teaching and learning;
the relationship between theoretical and practical work; teaching
about race and gender; and the place of media education in other
- Burton, Graeme and Dimbleby, Richard. Teaching
Communication. London: Routledge, 1990.
- The main focus is on day-to-day strategies and
materials. Techniques for teaching specific topics are explained. The
book includes a comprehensive list of British resources and contacts.
- Collins, Jim. Uncommon Cultures: Popular
Culture and Post- Modernism. New York: Routledge, 1989.
- An investigation of what happens to the notion
of culture once different discourses begin to envision that culture in
conflicting ways, constructing often contradictory visions of it
- Connor, Steven. Postmodernist Culture: An
Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary. London: Basil Blackwell,
- The book treats the post modern debate as a
self-reflexive phenomenon, whose nature and form themselves reflect
conditions of the postmodern.
- Dimbleby, Richard and Burton, Graeme. More
than Words: AnIntroduction to Communication. London: Methuen, 1985.
- Anintroduction to the theoretical study of
- Fiske, John. Introduction to Communication
Studies (2nd Edition). London: Routledge, 1990.
- This classic text, aimed at students coming to
the subject for the first time, introduces the main authorities in the
field, outlines a range of methods of analysis and describes the
theories underpinning them. The second edition contains new material
on the theory, methods, and applications of structuralism, ideology,
and audience ethnography.
- Henderson, Brian. A Critique of Film Theory.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1980.
- The book formulates a structural model of film
theory that makes possible an exploration of the conceptual
foundations that underlie all film theories.
- Jarvie, Ian. Philosophy of Film: Epistemology,
Ontology, Aesthetics. New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987.
- A study of all aspects of film emphasising the
aesthetic and the philosophical.
- Jensen, Joli. Redeeming Modernity:
Contradictions in Media Criticism. Newbury Park, Sage, 1990.
- Beginning with an examination of the writings
of Dwight Macdonald, Daniel Boorstin, Stuart Ewens, and Neil Postman,
the author seeks to explain how and why the image of the media as a
monolithic, and malevolent, force has been sustained in American
- Lemert, James B. Criticizing The Media,
Empirical Approaches. London: Sage, 1989.
- Examines how social science theory can be used
to criticize and evaluate the performance of present and future news
media.Lusted, David. (Editor). The Media Studies Book: A Guide for
Teachers. London: Routledge, 1991. Designed for quick and easy
references, the book focuses on the key concepts of media studies,
showing how to put them into classroom practice. Contains an excellent
- Masterman, Len. Teaching the Media. London:
- The comprehensive study of Media Education
theory which many countries have used to develop their own
programs.McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. Toronto: McGraw Hill,
1964. McLuhan's original insights about the global village and the
effects of media environments on our society are still very valuable
for media teachers.
- McLuhan, Marshall and McLuhan, Eric. Laws of
Media: The New Science. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
- The McLuhans present a "unified field" theory
of human culture.
- McLuhan, Marshall and Powers, Bruce R. The
Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in The 21St
Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
- An exploration of how the electronic explosion
may affect our lives in a psychic sense as well as a physical one.
- McQuail, Denis. Mass Communication Theory: An
Introduction (Second Edition). London: Sage, 1987.
- An introduction to the study of mass
communication theory.Meyrowitz, Joshua. No Sense of Place: The Impact
of Electronic Media on Social Behaviour. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1985. An analysis of how the media have come to alter the
texture of everyday experiences.
- Miller, Mark Crispin. Boxed In: The Culture of
TV. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1988.
- An analysis of visual moments over the past
two decades and two essays on the elimination of critical
consciousness from our culture.
- Olson, Alan, et al. Video: Icon and Values.
New York: State Uniiveristy of New York Press, 1991.
- Papers from a 1987-88 conference examining the
video image as the most powerful agency of value formation in the
- Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death:
Public Discourse in The Age of Show Business. New York: Viking, 1985.
- Discusses the effects of television culture on
the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, on how
entertainment values have corrupted the way we think.
- Postman, Neil. Conscientious Objections:
Stirring up Trouble about Language, Technology and Education. New
York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
- A collection of essays on current crises and
issues in American culture.
- Postman, Neil. The Disappearance of Childhood.
New York: Dell, 1982.
- The author explores the development of
childhood and questions the media's erosion of the barriers of secrecy
that once protected the young from a world of adult violence and
- Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of
Culture to Technology. New York: Knopf, 1992.
- Traces the historical movement of technology
from being a support-system for a culture's traditions to competing
with them, and, finally, to creating a totalitarian order with no use
for tradition at all.
- Rosen, Philip (Editor) Narrative, Apparatus,
Ideology: A Film Theory Reader. New York: Columbia University Press,
- An anthology of the most significant and
influential writings on film theory from the last twenty
years.Solomon, Jack. The Signs of Our Time: Semiotics: The Hidden
Messages of Environments, Objects, and Cultural Images. Los Angeles:
Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1988. Proposes ways to read the codes and signs of
our popular culture and environments such as shopping maIls.
- Ulmer, Gregory. Teletheory: Grammatology in
The Age of Video. Routledge: New York, 1989.
- Ulmer lays out a theory and practice that
shows how to integrate video forms and styles of thought into the
practices of literate education.
- Winston, Brian. Misunderstanding Media.
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986.
- The formulation of a law which states that new
telecommunication technologies are introduced into society only
insofar as their disruptive potential is contained.
- Barlow, Geoffrey and Hill, Alison. Video
Violence and Children. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985.
- The British Parliamentary Group Video Enquiry
was set up in 1983 to produce factual evidence relating to the effects
upon children of their viewing scenes of violence in video films. This
book contains the findings of the academic Working Party which
undertook the necessary research into this field.
- Carlsson-Paige, Nancy and Levin, Diane E..
Who's Calling the Shots?: How To Respond Effectively to Children's
Fascination with War Play and War Toys. Philadelphia: New Society
- Examines the positive developmental needs
served by childrens' dramatic play and contrasts them with the
unimaginative, narrowly scripted play encouraged by today's
merchandise-oriented children's television and the accompanying highly
specific war-related paraphernalia. Helps children learn the skills
for building a less violent future.
- Docherty, David. Violence In Television
Fiction. London: John Libby, 1990.
- This report - based on a British survey of
public attitudes to violent television, and on a special survey of
viewers in Northern Ireland - explores the nature and complexity of
public opinion about violent television fiction.
- Gunter, Barrie. Dimensions of Television
Violence. London: Gower, 1985.
- An examination of audience perceptions of
different forms of tv violence in fictional settings.
- Gunter, Barrie. Television and The Fear of
Crime. London: John Libbey, 1987.
- New findings on whether and in what ways
television viewing may be linked to public perceptions of crime and
discusses research from around the world.
- Hincks Institute. Reclaiming Childhood:
Responsible Solutions to TV Violence and Our Children. Toronto: Hincks
Institute (114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1), 1993.
- Transcript of the conference which brought
together parents, educators, broadcasters, government, and researchers
to discuss television and violence.
- Miedzian, Myriam. Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking
the Link Between Masculinity and Violence. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
- Explores how and why American males are
increasingly turning to violence and what can be done about it.
- Mulligan, Suzzane. A Handbook for The
Prevention of Family Violence. Hamilton, ON: The Family Violence
Prevention Society, 1991.
- Deals with every aspect of family violence and
has an especially good chapter on Media Violence and Children which
deals with - among other topics - Violence as Entertainment, Verbal
Violence, and the Problems of Televisual violence for Children.
- Twitchell, James B. Preposterous Violence:
Fables of Agression in Modern Culture. New York: Oxford University
- Dealing with comics, television, movies, and
video games, Twitchell stresses the outrageousness of the violence
depicted and its ritualistic nature. He argues that such violence
serves an important socializing function for its audience of mostly
- Cumings, Bruce. War and Television. London:
- Exploration of television's relationship to US
warmaking since World War II, up to and including Kuwait and Iraq.
- Hallin, Daniel C. The "Uncensored War": The
Media and Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
- An examination of the role of the media which
shows how television presented an idealized picture of the conflict in
the early years, and shifted toward a more critical view later.
- Kellner, Douglas. The Persian Gulf War.
Boulder, CO: Westview, 1992.
- Shows how television served as the conduit for
George Bush's war policies while silencing antiwar critics.
- Koppes, Clayton R. and Black, Gregory D..
Hollywood Goes To War: How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaded
World War II Movies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
- Informative study of Hollywood during the
World War II which shows how its films were slanted and manipulated to
further the war effort.
- MacDonald, J. Fred. Television and the Red
Menace: The Video Road to Vietnam. New York: Praeger, 1985.
- Explores how television may have altered and
controlled political perceptions in America leading to the Viet Nam
- Morrison, David E. and Tumber, Howard.
Journalists at War. London: Sage, 1988.
- The dynamics of news reporting during the
- Wiener, Robert. Live From Baghdad: Gathering
News at Ground Zero. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
- CNN's executive producer tells of covering
events in Iraq prior to and during the Gulf War.
- Adbusters. 1243 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6H 1B7, Canada.
- Quarterly publication dealing with
advertising, the environment and media literacy. An excellent and
must-have publication. $16 US per year for individuals, $32 US for
schools and institutions, $40 US overseas.
- Clipboard. Suite 300, 47 Ranleigh Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M4N lX2, Canada. $15 (Canadian) per year. Published
twice a year.
- Gathers information on media education events
and books from around the world.
- Communication Research Trends. 221 Goldhurst
Terrace, London NW6 3Ep, England. $18.00 (US) per year.
- Quarterly Publication. Each issues deals with
one topic - such as Television and Families - by analyzing current
publications and listing research on that topic.
- Cultural Information Services. PO Box 786,
Madison Square Station, New York, New York, 10159, USA. $37.00 (US)
- Published 10 times a year. Contains background
information on forthcoming television shows, films, and books.
- Cultural Studies. Subscriptions Department,
Routledge, North Way, Andover, Hants, SPlO 5BE, England. $45.00 (US)
- Published three times a year. INternational
journal dedicate to the notion that the study of popular culture is
important, complex and both theoretically and politically rewarding.
- Educommunication News. Rue de l'Orme, 12, 1040
Brussels, Belgium. $11.00 (US) per year. Quarterly publication.
- Newsletter of the International Catholic
Association for Radio and Television.
- Entertainment Weekly. P.O. Box 60890, Tampa,
Florida 33660- 0890, USA. $51.48 (US) for 52 issues.
- A popular yet insightful weekly covering film,
tv, music, books, videos.
- Extra. PO Box 911, Pearl River, New York, NY
10965-0911, USA. $30.00 (US) per year.
- Published bimonthly with special summer and
winter issues by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Alternative media
- Journal of Communication. Journals Department,
Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, North Carolina, 27513,
USA. $37.50 (US) per year.
- Quarterly Publication. A journal dealing with
communication theory, research, practice and policy.
- Journal of Popular Culture. Bowling Green
University, Popular Press, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403, USA. $30 per
- Quarterly Publication. Deals with all aspects
of popular culture including those of the Third World and Europe.
- Journal of Popular Film and Television. 4000
Albermarle Street N.W., Washington, DC, 20016, USA. $28.50 (US) per
- Quarterly publication. Analysis of current
film and tv show as well as good filmographies and bibliographies.
- Lies of Our Times (A Journal to Correct the
Record). Institute for Media Analysis, Inc., 145 West 4th Street, New
York, NY 10012, USA. $24.00 (US) per year.
- Alternative media perspective.
- Media &Values. 1962 S. Shenandoah Street,
Los Angeles, California, 90034-9909, USA. $30.00 (US) per year.
- Monthly publication. Each issue centres around
a theme - Media and The Environment - and presents short articles and
classroom exercises on the topic.
- Media Development. 357 Kennington Lane, London
SEll 5QY, England. $25.00 (US) per year.
- Quarterly Publication. International
publication centred around a particular topic with reviews and
articles about that topic as it effects different cultures and
- Media Education Journal. MEJ Subscriptions,
c/o The Scottish Film Council, 74 Victoria Crescent Road, Glasgow Gl2
9JN, Scotland. 15 pounds (UK) per year.
- Published three times a year. Published by the
Association for Media Education in Scotland, contains articles,
reviews and classroom helps in Media Education.
- Media Information Australia. P.O. Box 126,
North Ryde, New South Wales, 2113, Australia. $55.00 (Australian) per
- Quarterly Publication. Contains articles on
various aspects of Media and an excellent series of book reviews with
- Metro. P.O. Box 204, Albert Park, Victoria
- A Media Education magazine published three to
four times a year by the Australian Teachers of Media. Cost of
subscription is part of membership fee in ATOM. An excellent magazine
covering all media in articles especially helpful to teachers of
- Mother Jones. P.O. Box 58249, Boulder, CO
80322, USA. $29.00 (US) per year.
- Bimonthly with occasional superb media
- Popular Music and Society. Bowling Green
University Popular Press, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403, USA. $20.00 (US)
- Quarterly Publication. Deals with music in the
broadest sense of the term. Some fine articles on MTV and other
- Premiere. Subscription Department, P.O. Box
7080, Red Oak, IA, 51591-2080, USA. $30.00 (US) per year.
- Monthly Publication. One of the liveliest film
magazines and one that students will enjoy. Don't be fooled by its
slick look, the articles are excellent, the reviews well done, and the
interviews well researched.
- Religious Broadcasting. Subscription Services,
c/o NRB, 299 Webro Road, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, USA. $29.00
(US) per year.
- Monthly publication. Published by Christian
broadcasters, it deals with such professional areas as programming,
marketing, audience profiles etc as it effects Christian tv and radio.
- Rolling Stone. P.O. Box 51934, Boulder,
Colorado, 80321-1934, USA. $38.00 (US) per year - price varies from
country to country. 26 issues per year.
- Excellent articles on popular music as well as
commentary on politics and other media.
- Screen (incorporating Screen Education).
Crystal (Computer Services), 46 Theobalds Road, London WC1, England.
- Quarterly publication. Articles, book reviews,
and interviews on film.
- Sight and Sound. 1671 East 16th Street, Suite
176, Brooklyn, New York, 11229-2901, USA. $17.80 (US) per year.
- Quarterly Publication. An international
magazine published out of England with excellent articles and reviews
on all aspects of film.
- Small Screen. PO Box 129, Daw Park, South
Australia 5041, Australia. $54.00 (Australian) per year.
- Monthly publication. Newsletter published by
the Australian Council for Children's Films and Television. Contains
articles and reprints of monthly news items on children and tv.
- Strategies. Room 410, 1095 Market Street, San
Francisco,California, 94103. USA. $15.00 (US) per year.
- Quarterlynewsletter of Strategies for Media
Literacy group containing excellent articles on Media Literacy
activities in the USA.
- Telemedium. 120 East Wilson Street, Madison,
Wisconsin, 53703, USA. $20.00 (US) per year.
- Quarterly Publication. The newsletter of the
National Telemedia Council which contains articles about media and
- Trailers. Film & TV Studies, University of
Waikato, PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand.
- A bi-monthly newletter on media education with
information from New Zealand, Australia and the world.
- TV World. 7 Swallow Place, London, WI,
England. $130.00 (US) per year.
- Published ten times a year. Very expensive
international business magazine for television and video.
- Variety. Circulation Department, 5700 Wilshire
Blvd., Suite 120, Los Angeles, California, 90099-3253, USA. $115.00
- International entertainment weekly dealing
with all media and sometimes referred to as "the bible" of the
- Z Magazine. 116 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA
02115-9979, USA. $30.00 (US) per year.
- Monthly social comment on current social and
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