following books have been published recently and will be reviewed
in next issue of TBS.
Troubles of Journalism: A Critical Look at What’s Right
and Wrong with the Press by William A. Hachten (Mahwah,
NJ: Erlbaum Associates, 2005. 3rd Ed., Paperback. 186 pages.
ISBN 0-8058-5167-4. $26. A follow-up to the previous edition,
written before September 11, this book considers the critiques
of journalism and evaluates the changes that have taken place,
including the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and the increasing
importance of the Internet for news research and dissemination.
Entertainment Media: Content, Audiences, Issues by Anne-Cooper
Chen (Ed). (Mahwah, N: Erlbaum Associates, 2005. Paperback.
280 pages. ISBN 0-8058-5169-0. $29.95. A collection of chapters
about what the whole world is watching. Includes chapter on
Egyptian entertainment media.
Arabism: Advertising, Culture and Technology in Saudi Arabia
by Roni Zirinski. (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005 Paperback.
ISBN 0-8204-7445-2.$24.95. Zirinski’s book is an important
first look at consumerism and advertising in Saudi Arabia that
goes beyond the media hype and glitter to discern marketing
strategies of global advertising in the cultural market of the