Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Books Network Podcasts: Media and Communication

A both interesting and entertaining way to keep informed about new books in the field is with New Books in Media and Communication podcasts. Part of the New Books Network,* New Books in Media and Communication is hosted by Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media and  communication at Muhlenberg College, and John L. Sullivan, professor of media and communication at Muhlenberg College. With these two scholars at the helm, what's not to follow?

Say this blog was a camera...it's fitted with a wide angle lens, featuring books in communication, media, and technology most broadly defined. Recent titles range from Patrick Burkart's Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Conflicts to Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise by Greg Hainge, from Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan (Erika G. King) to Robert Darnton's On the Future of Libraries.  The most recent podcast is devoted to David Hesmondhalgh's Why Music Matters. The hosts produce "hour-long interviews with authors that allow them the time and freedom to discuss in detail what makes their books exciting, interesting, and important."

*Other NBN channels include Digital Culture, Film, Journalism, Popular Culture, and Sociology.

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