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Reviews for 18(2) October 2012

Volume 18, Issue 2

October, 2012

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Author(s): David Marr
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October, 2012

Australian journalists have a sad history of going off to Washington to be ruined. They leave home the hope of the side but after a visit to the boiler room and a peek into the furnace they return enthralled by American ambitions and dream of becoming players in its games of power. Rupert Murdoch was one of these. Visiting Washington in 1972, the young tycoon fell under the spell of Richard Nixon and was never the same again.
The flip-flops ended.

At The Monthly

Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation into Political Power
By David McKnight
Reviewed by David Marr

Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Edited by Martin Hirst, Sean Phelan and Verica Rupar
Reviewed by Joe Atkinson

Dreadlocks: Oceans, Islands and Skies
Edited by Mohit Prasad
Reviewed by Patrick Craddock

Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives
Edited by Des Freedman and Daya Thussu
Reviewed by Philip Cass

International journalism
By Kevin Williams
Reviewed by Michael Bromley 196

Challenging the News: The Journalism of Alternative and Community Media
By Susan Forde
Reviewed by David Robie

Story-based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
By Mark Lee Hunter with others
Reviewed by Levi Obijiofor

Foundations of Community Journalism
Edited by Bill Reader and John A. Hatcher
Reviewed by Usha S. Harris

Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers
Edited by Jane Singer et al.
Reviewed by Pradip Ninan Thomas

Rebellion [l’Ordre at la morale]
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Reviewed by David Robie

Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction • Political polling in Asia-Pacific • Tongan Ark
Giles Dodson, Evangelia Papoutsaki and Karen Abplanalp