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COMM1210
History of Communication Reading List

The History of Communication, 2019/20, Semester 2
Chris Anderson
c.w.anderson@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Carey, J. (1974). “The Problem of Journalism History.” Journalism History ISSN: 0094-7679 1(1):1-27  

Colllingwood (1994 [1946]), The Idea of History. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Nord, D.P. (2006). “James Carey and Journalism History: A Remembrance.” Journalism History ISSN: 0094-7679 32(3).

 Eisenstein, E. (1983) “Some Features of Print Culture,” from The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: UK  

Johns, A. (1998). “Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book,” from The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making. Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press  

Johns, A. (2002). “How to Acknowledge a Revolution.” The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762 107(1): 106-125  

Eisenstein, A (1980). The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Volumes One and Two). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Cavallo, G (ed). (2003). A History of Reading in the West. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press

Socolow, M. And Jefferson Pooley. (2013). “The Myth of the War of the Worlds Panic.” Online at http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/history/2013/10/orson_welles_war_of_the_worlds_panic_myth_the_infamous_radio_broadcast_did.html
 
 

Nadaff-Harfrey, B. (2015). “Invaders in Our Living Room: Why We Love the Myth That Most Americans Believed the 1938 ‘War of the Worlds’ Broadcast.” Online at https://psmag.com/social-justice/orson-welles-war-of-the-worlds-and-mass-media  

Douglas, S. (2004). Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press

Starkman, D. (2013). “The Future is Medieval.” Online at  http://archives.cjr.org/the_audit/the_future_is_medieval.php  

Neumann, R. (1991). The future of the mass audience ISBN: 0521424046 (pbk); 0521413478. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (Chapter One)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Potts, J. (2008). “Who’s Afraid of Technological Determinism? Another Look at Medium Theory.” Online at http://twelve.fibreculturejournal.org/fcj-084-who%E2%80%99s-afraid-of-technological-determinism-another-look-at-medium-theory/  

Starr, P. (2005) The creation of the media : political origins of modern communications ISBN: 0465081932 (alk. paper). New York, NY: Basic Books

Jackaway, G. “America's Press-Radio War of the 1930s: A Case Study in Battles between Old and New Media.” Historical journal of film, radio and television. ISSN: 0143-9685, 14, 3 (August 1994): 299-314.  

Moore, P. (2005). “Everybody’s Going: Newspapers and the Early Mass Market for the Movies.” City and community. ISSN: 1535-6841; 1540-6040 (Electronic) 4(4): 339-357  

Jackaway, G (1996). Media at war : radio's challenge to the newspapers, 1924-1939 ISBN: 0275952576. Wesport, CT: Praeger

Jenkins, H. (2008) Convergence Culture. New York, NY: NYU Press: Chapter One 

Rudd, A. (2016). “Victorians Living in Public: Cartes de Vistes as 19th Century Social Media.” Photography and Culture ISSN: 1751-4517 9(3): 195-217  

Miller, T. and Richard Maxwell (2011). “Old, New, and Middle-Aged Media Convergence.” Cultural studies.. 25(4-5): 585-603

Burns, E (2007). Infamous scribblers : the founding fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American journalism ISBN: 9781586484286 (pbk.) : £9.99; 1586484281 (pbk.) : £9.99. New York, NY: PublicAffairs. (Chapter 3 

Nielsen, R.K. (2012). “The Rendell Inquirer? The Spectre of the Instumentalization of the American News Media.” Online at http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/02/the-rendell-inquirer-the-specter-of-the-instrumentalization-of-american-news-media/  

Peck, R. (2018). Fox populism : branding conservatism as working class ISBN: 9781108721783 (pbk.); 9781108496766 (hardback). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (Chapter One).   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Schudson, M. (1978). Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers ISBN: 0465016669 (paper); 0465016693 (cloth) : $12.95. New York, NY: Basic Books

Kreiss, D. (2016). Prototype Politics: technology-intense campaigning and the data of democracy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (Chapter 2 

Green, J. and Sasha Isenberg (2016). “Trump’s Data Team Saw a Different America: And They Were Right.” Online at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-10/trump-s-data-team-saw-a-different-america-and-they-were-right  

Issenberg, S. (2013). The victory lab : the secret science of winning campaigns ISBN: 9780307954794 (hardback). New York, NY: Broadway Books

Higgins, C. (2015). This new noise : the extraordinary birth and troubled life of the BBC ISBN: 9781783350728 (paperback). London, UK: Guardian Faber Publishing (Chapter One).   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Benson, R. et. al. (2017), “Public Media Autonomy and Accountability: Best and Worst Public Policy Practices in 12 Leading Democracies.” International Journal of Communication ISSN: 1932-8036 11(2017).  

Powell, A. (2011). “Net Neutrality Discourses: Comparing Advocacy and Regulatory Arguments in the United States and the United Kingdom.”  Information society. ISSN: 0197-2243 27(5): 311-325  

Pickard, V. (2014) America's battle for media democracy : the triumph of corporate libertarianism and the future of media reform ISBN: 9781107694750 (pbk.) : £18.99; 9781107038332 (hbk.) : £55.00; 9781316056394 (PDF ebook) : No price.

Conboy, M. (2004). “Women’s Journalism: From Magazines to Mainstream,” from Journalism: A Critical History. London, UK: SAGE  

Beetham, M. (1996). A magazine of her own? : domesticity and desire in the woman's magazine, 1800-1914 ISBN: 0415141125 (pbk); 0415049202 London, SAGE

Radway, J (1984). Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press

Michaeli, E. (2016). The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama ISBN: 9780547560694 (hardback); 9780547560878 (ebook). New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (Chapter One  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 03/10/2018) 

Gates, R. (2018). Double negative : the Black image and popular culture ISBN: 9781478000549 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781478000419 (hardcover : alk. paper). Durham, NC: Duke University Press  

Saha, A. (2017). Race and the cultural industries ISBN: 9781509505302 hardback; 150950530X hardback; 9781509505319 paperback; 1509505318 paperback. London, UK: Wiley. (Chapter One  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 

This list was last updated on 19/09/2018