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The Encyclopedia of Censorship
Green, Johnathon
This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an ac...
From Oligarchy to the New Challenge of Global Politics
Kempf; Herve
Most analysts and citizens of Western society suppose that we live in a democracy. But is it really democracy – a system where the people rule and its representatives carry out the popular will? Or, ...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Israel ignoring "tectonic change" in public opinion
Avnery, Uri
World public opinion is important. More than that, it is vital. The British parliament’s resolution may be non-binding, but it expresses public opinion, which will sooner or later decide government ac...
Israel's vivid act of piracy may yet turn the tide of global opinion
Grant, Linda
In the summer of 1947 a steamer named the Exodus set out from France to run the British blockade of Palestine. The British authorities boarded and seized the ship, and killed three passengers who trie...
A Profound and Jarring Disconnect: The Writing on the Wall
Lindorff, Dave
How the US government has gone against the wishes of the public majority on key issues.
Publicity and the Canadian State
Kozolanka, Kirsten
A collection examining the state's relationship with public practices and the "permanent campaign," the constant search for politicians and their strategists for popular consent.
Radical Mass Media Criticism: A Cultural Geneology
Berry, David, Theobald, John eds
Examines the thinkers who have reacted against the increasing media power. From the critiqes of the corrupt press during the First World War, an analysis of the relationship between public opinion an...
Rightwing Manipulation of the Wisconsin Revolt
DiMaggio, Anthony
Manipulation of opinion surveys is easy enough for those seeking to muddy the waters of political debate regarding the current war on unions.
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media
Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman
Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of bot...
WikiLeaks: Conspiracy of Governance to the Courage to Inspire: The Moral Math of Our Time
Hayase, Nozomi
WikiLeaks emerged into the limelight like a call to the conscience of humanity. They released secret documents revealing Kenyan government corruption, Iceland’s financial collapse, the criminality of ...

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Getting your story into the media
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
Journalism of Outrage
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Protess, David L.; Cook, Fay Lomax; Doppelt, Jack C.; Ettema, James S.; Gordon, Margaret T.
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.