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Ralph D. Berenger

A New Media Order

Chalaby, Jean K. (Ed.). Transnational Television Worldwide: Toward a New Media Order. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005. 264 pages. Paperback. ISBN 1-85043-548-0. $24.95. Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger When legendary American broadcast news pioneer Edward R. Murrow first saw a demonstration of television in the 1940’s as an extension of radio, he …

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BOOK REVIEW | The Making of Arab News

Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger, The American University in Cairo Mellor, Noha. The Making of Arab News. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. 176 pages. Paperback, 0-7425-3819-2, $23.95; Hard cover 0-7425-3818-4, $69. International scholars are often puzzled by the way translations of Arab news stories, printed and broadcast, are constructed and organized. …

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Global Communication

Kamalipour,Yahya R. ed. Global Communication. Wadsworth Thomson Learning: Belmont, CA. 2002. Paperback. 288 pages. ISBN 0-534-56127-6. Reviewed by Ralph Berenger, American University in Cairo Scholars and teachers in the dynamic field of international communications will find much to recommend in this collection of 13 chapters by academicians from around the world …

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Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror

Schechter, Danny. Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror. Paperback. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland. 2003. 234 pages. ISBN 0-7425-3109-0. US$23. Hachten, William A. and James F. Scotton. The World News Prism: Global Media in an Era of Terrorism. 6th edition. Paperback. Iowa State Press: Ames, Iowa. 2002. 204 pages. ISBN …

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Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends

McPhail, Thomas L. Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends. Paperback. Allyn and Bacon: Boston. 2002. Paperback. 272 pages. ISBN 0-205-5635-5. US$49. Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger, the American University in Cairo. Just as media delivery systems are converging from separate mass media subtypes, so are the once-distinct, unhomogenized fields of the …

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Voyeur Nation: media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture

Clay Calvert. Voyeur Nation: media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 2000. 274 pages. ISBN 0-8133-6627-5. US$25. Reviewed by Dr. Ralph D. Berenger, the American University in Cairo. As transnational broadcasters rush toward privatization, calling for more democratization and transparency by more laissez-faire governments, Clay Calvert's Voyeur Nation should be thoughtfully …

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