the rise of the image the fall of the word, historical analysis of television and print, Oxford University Press, 1998. "A visionary thinker," San Francisco Chronicle. "Compelling and engaging�. It will undoubtedly require skeptics to rethink their prejudice against the power and potential of the moving image," Houston Chronicle. "Remarkable for [its] depth of research, breadth of thought, intrepid spirit, and provocative conclusions," Hungry Mind Review. "A fascinating, counterintuitive tour de force," Wilson Quarterly. "A thoughtful and measured challenge, the kind of...scholarship that helps push us forward," American Journalism Review." "Fascinating to think about," Library Journal. "A terrific book...forcefully and brilliantly argue[d]," Hotwired. "I consider his visionary work to be a great public service," FEED.
A History of News, REVISED EDITION, Harcourt Brace, 1996. FIRST EDITION, Viking, 1988; paperback, Penguin, 1989. Portuguese edition, Historia das Comunicacoes, Civilizacao Brasileira, 1993. Also translated into Dutch (Het Spectrum), Korean (Golden Communications) and Japanese (Shinko Sha). An investigation of the nature and meaning of news--based on an extended international history of journalism, from preliterate societies through Athens, Rome, China, medieval Europe, Renaissance Europe, revolutionary America and France, nineteenth century England and America, and through the twentieth century and the information age. Positive reviews included: New York Times Book Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Washington Journalism Review, Journalism Quarterly. A New York Times "notable book for 1988."
Writing and Reporting the News, SECOND EDITION, Harcourt Brace, 1993. FIRST EDITION, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1986. Widely used textbook on newspaper journalism. Written with Gerald Lanson.
Broadcast News, THIRD EDITION, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. SECOND EDITION, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1986. FIRST EDITION, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981. By far the most widely used radio and television journalism textbook in America, according to a study conducted at Syracuse University. "The best-selling textook in its field since publication in 1981," the New York Times, November 7, 1993.
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