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JOMEC, Cardiff: Crucial texts in media-politics

Ed Jones
 
Constructing Public Opinion: How Political Elites Do What They Like and Why We Seem to Go Along with it
Constructing Public Opinion: How Political Elites Do What They Like and Why We Seem to Go Along with it
"Informed, incisive and extremely readable - A JOMEC must. Helpful in understanding exactly how public opinion is managed and hegemony is maintained"
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
"Immense...very firmly at the core of the JOMEC cannon."
Hegemony or Survival : America's Quest for Global Dominance
Hegemony or Survival : America's Quest for Global Dominance
"Don't approach issues surrounding international relations without it. A nice bit of Chomsky. Typically revealing and critical if spoilt at times but an unncessarily ironic and superior tone."
My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism
My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism
"Fascinating review of British journalism from the inside. Crucial alternative to more left-wing, structuralist accounts. You wont find this on reading lists but it's an important read in my view."
Web Of Deceit: Britain's Real Foreign Policy: Britain's Real Role in the World
Web Of Deceit: Britain's Real Foreign Policy: Britain's Real Role in the World
"Informed review of recent British foreign policy and the role of the media. Helpful in relating Chomskian analysis to the details of British foreign policy and media coverage."
The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth-Maker from the Crimea to the Gulf War II
The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth-Maker from the Crimea to the Gulf War II
"Lengthy but important starting-point for dicussion of war reporting"
Packaging Politics: Political Communications in Britain's Media Democracy 2nd Edition: Political Communications in Britian's Media Democracy
Packaging Politics: Political Communications in Britain's Media Democracy 2nd Edition: Political Communications in Britian's Media Democracy
"One of the best reviews of contemporary political communication and advertising"
Diana's Mourning: A People's History
Diana's Mourning: A People's History
"A revealing study of a monumental media event"
Power Without Responsibility: The Press, Broadcasting and New Media in Britain
Power Without Responsibility: The Press, Broadcasting and New Media in Britain
"Indispensable. Perhaps the best review of the British media. Crops up on just about every course."
Blair's Wars
Blair's Wars
"Cracking insight into the road to war and the mechanics of policy-making"