Citizens for Media Literacy

Suggested Reading


Baker, C. Edwin. Advertising and a Democratic Press. Princeton, NJ.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1994.

Barnouw, Erik. The Sponsor: Notes on a Modern Potentate. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1978.

Boorstin, Daniel. The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, New York: Harper & Row, 1961.

Collins, Ronald.  Dictating Content:   How Advertising Pressure Can Corrupt A Free Press.  Washington, D.C.:  The Center for the Study of Commercialism, 1992 (monograph).

Downing, John et al. Questioning the Media:   A Critical Introduction.  Newbury Park, Ca.:  Sage Publications.

Entman, Robert M. Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1989.

Garry, Patrick M. The New Media and the First Amendment.  University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994.

Hoynes, William.  Public Television for Sale:  Media, the Market and the Public Sphere. Westview Press, 1994.

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall.  Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction, and Democracy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.

Kellner, Douglas. Television and the Crisis of Democracy Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1990.

McChesney, Robert W. Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993.

McKibben, Bill. The Age of Missing Information. New York: Random House, 1992.

Miller, Mark Crispin. Boxed In: the Culture of TV.  Evanston, IL: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1988.

Schiller, Herbert I. Culture, Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1989.

Squires, James D. Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America's Newspapers. New York: Random House, 1993.

Journal Articles

Gitlin, Todd. "Blips, Bites & Savvy Talk" Dissent, Winter 1990.

Lasch, Christopher. "Journalism, Publicity and the Lost Art of Argument," Gannett Center Journal, Spring 1990.

Powers, Ron.  "The Agony of Deceit," GQ, March 1989.

Rosen, Jay. "Who Won the Week? The Political Press and the Evacuation of Meaning," Tikkun, July-Aug. 1993.


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