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Communication and Race: A Structural Approach (1998)

Gandy, Oscar H. Jr. Communication and Race: A Structural Approach. London: Arnold, 1998. Reviewed by Brian Shoesmith, School of Communications and Multimedia, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. This book is an attempt to achieve a comprehensive survey of the current state of race and the media. The book comprises six …

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Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East (2002)

El-Nawawy, Mohammed and Adel Iskandar. Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 2002. Reviewed by Douglas A. Boyd, Professor, Department of Communication, and School of Journalism and Telecommunications. Director, Office of International Affairs, University of Kentucky I must start with a disclaimer: …

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Defining Vision: The Battle for the Future of Television

Brinkley, Joel (1998). "Defining Vision: The Battle for the Future of Television." New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. 447 Pages. ISBN: 0-15-600597-2. US$27 [hard cover], US$12.00 [paperback]. Reviewed by Dr. Ralph D. Berenger, the American University in Cairo In the early 1980s US broadcasters faced two major headaches spawned by …

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Interactive Television: TV of the Future or the Future of TV

Jens F. Jensen and Cathy Toscan, eds. (1999). "Interactive Television: TV of the Future or the Future of TV." Aalborg : Aalborg University Press. 278 pages. ISBN 87-7307-625-2 [hardcover]. Reviewed by Dr. Brendan Murphy, School of Contemporary Communications, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia. The discipline of media studies has evolved …

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Communication Education in ASEAN

Ang Peng Hwa and Sankaran Ramanathan (2000). "Communication Education in ASEAN." Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre. 366 pages. ISBN 9971-905-79-05 [paperback]. Reviewed by Dr. Ali Parandeh, Information Technology Consultant, Malaga, Spain. Why do we educate, how do we educate, and what is the desired end product of such …

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British Television: A Reader

Buscombe, Edward, ed. (2000). "British Television: A Reader." Oxford. Oxford University Press. 348pp. ISBN 0-19-874265 [paperback] Reviewed by Prof. Mike Richards, Department of Media and Communication, University of Central England, United Kingdom This is a collection of fifteen papers, which, though captured within a volume entitled "British television," is actually …

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