The Five Books You Need at AEJMC

Headed to AEJMC next week? Here are five books to keep on your radar as you peruse the exhibit hall:

usher1. Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and Code By Nikki Usher

“In Interactive Journalism, Nikki Usher skillfully answers three questions rarely addressed at the same time: how are newsrooms changing with their adoption of interactive journalism, what economic and cultural factors are driving this adoption, and why new ways of telling stories may affect the impact of journalism.”–James T. Hamilton, author of All the News That’s Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News 

Make sure to stop by the UIP booth at 3:00 on August 9th to get your copy signed by Nikki Usher!


horne2. The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett’s Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox By Gerald Horne

The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press is a brilliant model for writing black transnational history and for appreciating the contradictory results of desegregation for mid-twentieth century African American media, black freedom, and Pan-Africanism.”–Erik S. McDuffie, author of Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism 



Bedingfield3. Newspaper Wars: Civil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965 By Sid Bedingfield

“Sid Bedingfield offers a brilliantly fresh account of the peak decades of the civil rights movement–a time when newspapers shaped the contours of civic discourse and political debate. More than an essential history of the civil rights movement in South Carolina, Newspaper Wars recasts our understanding of the civil rights era and the enduring struggles around race and citizenship.”–Patricia Sullivan, author of Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement\


socolow4. Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics By Michael J. Socolow

“Socolow … is well placed to set that Olympic final in the context of a Nazi propaganda machine that found its fullest expression at those Games…. The author’s finer brushstrokes … paint glimmers of the horrors to come, but also the manifold personalities  comprising that uniquely American crew, and the sheer competitive thrill of the final itself, whose wake can still gently lift the world 80 years on.”–Booklist



ali5.  Media Localism: The Policies of Place By Christopher Ali

“This landmark book offers a fascinating and invaluable analysis for anyone seeking a critical understanding of ‘the local’ in our digital age. With elegance and clarity, Ali draws from comparative case studies and key historical contexts to show why democracy still requires media localism–and why an unfettered market can’t support it. This is a must-read for policymakers, journalists, and concerned citizens everywhere.”–Victor Pickard, author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform 


All books at the UIP booth will be 40% off with free shipping in the U.S., so don’t forget to stop by and see us! 

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