Reading Lists

MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY

Books and Articles by Civic Discourse Speakers

Gergen, David. Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership Nixon to Clinton. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. JK516 .G493 2000.

Greenberg, Kenneth S., Ed. Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. F232.S7 .N46 2003

Lapham, Lewis. Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy. New York: Penguin Press, 2004. JC599.U5 L33 2004

Lapham, Lewis. Lights, Camera, Democracy! Selected Essays. AtRandom, 2001.

Lapham, Lewis. Theater of War. New York: New Press; Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2002. E902 .L37 2002

McLuhan, Marshall and Lewis Lapham. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. MIT Press, 1994.

Murphy, Cullen. Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the State of America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007. E169.1 .M957 2007

“How the Media Sold Their Souls to Wall Street.” Silver, Josh. The Huffington Post. Oct. 1, 2008.

“Moyers vs. Murdoch: Journalism vs. Megalomania.” Silver, Josh. The Huffington Post. Jun. 10, 2008 .. For more information about Josh Silver, see also: www.freepress.net.

Books Related to the Film Screenings

World War II on the Air: Edward R. Murrow and the Broadcasts the Riveted a Nation. Bernstein, Mark and Alex Lubertozzi. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2003. PN4874.M89 B47 2003

The Making of Citizen Kane. Carringer, Robert. University of California Press, 1996.
Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture. Doherty, Thomas. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. PN1992.6 .D64 2003

Raising Kane and Other Essays. Kael, Pauline. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971. + PN1997 .C5117

In Search of Light: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow, 1938-1961. Murrow, Edward R. Edward Bliss Jr., Ed. New York: Knopf, 1967. + D422 .M8

My Battle of Algiers: A Memoir. New York: Morgan, Ted. Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2005. DT295.3.M678 A3 2005

Edward Murrow: An American Original. Persico, Joseph E. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988. CT275.M871 P47

Murrow, his Life and Times. Sperber, Ann M. New York: Freundlich Books, 1986. CT275.M871 S64

This I Believe (Radio Program). Written for Edward R. Murrow. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1952-54. Cutter Classification 19 .9M96 .t

Media & Democracy in General

When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media From Iraq to Katrina. Bennett, W. Lance, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. PN4738 .B37 2007

Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy. Fallows, James M. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996. PN4888.O25 F35 1996

The Kingmakers: How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy. Gravel, Mike and David Eisenbach. Beverly Hills , CA: Phoenix Books, 2008. P95.82.U6 G72 2008

Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times. McChesney, Robert. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999. P95.82.U6 M38 1999

The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications. Starr, Paul. New York: Basic Books, 2004. P92. U5 S646 2004

Articles on Jstor

News in My Backyard: Media and Democracy in an “All American” City Tawnya Adkins-Covert, Denise P. Ferguson, Selene Phillips, Philo C. Wasburn The Sociological Quarterly , Vol. 41, No. 2 (Spring, 2000), pp. 227-244 Published by: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Midwest Sociological Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4121022

The Divided Electorate: Media Use and Political Involvement Kees Aarts, Holli A. Semetko The Journal of Politics , Vol. 65, No. 3 (Aug., 2003), pp. 759-784 Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Southern Political Science Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3449494

News Frames, Political Cynicism, and Media Cynicism Joseph N. Cappella, Kathleen Hall Jamieson Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , Vol. 546, The Media and Politics (Jul., 1996), pp. 71-84 Published by: Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1048171

Rights and Morals, Issues, and Candidate Integrity: Insights into the Role of the News Media David Domke, Dhavan V. Shah, Daniel B. Wackman Political Psychology , Vol. 21, No. 4 (Dec., 2000), pp. 641-665 Published by: International Society of Political Psychology Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3792025

The Evolving Watchdog: The Media’s Role in Government Ethics Warren Francke Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , Vol. 537, Ethics in American Public Service (Jan., 1995), pp. 109-121 Published by: Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1047758

Citizens, Knowledge, and the Information Environment Jennifer Jerit, Jason Barabas, Toby Bolsen American Journal of Political Science , Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr., 2006), pp. 266-282 Published by: Midwest Political Science Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3694272

Convergence: News Production in a Digital Age Eric Klinenberg Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , Vol. 597, Cultural Production in a Digital Age (Jan., 2005), pp. 48-64 Published by: Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25046061

Mass Media Effects: Mobilization or Media Malaise?Kenneth Newton British Journal of Political Science , Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct., 1999), pp. 577-599 Published by: Cambridge University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/194239

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