Publications from the College of Communication

Editors: Charles Warren [COM], Rebecca Meyers, William Rothman
TitleLooking with Robert Gardner
Date of Publication: September 20, 2016
Publisher: State University of New York Press

“This book is a monumental, fearless, and insightful contribution of critique that looks both with and at Gardner s works as a whole.” –  Catherine Summerhayes, author of Google Earth: Outreach and Activism

Authors: Caryl Rivers [COM], Rosalind Barnett
TitleThe Age of Longevity: Reimagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives
Date of Publication: August 22, 2016
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

“One can’t read this book without concluding that age is only a mind-set. If you’re over fifty, you may find yourself cheering out loud. If you’re under fifty, you’ll certainly find your stereotypes about aging challenged. No matter how old you are, you will gain renewed respect for the abilities that come with age.” —Ellen J. Langer, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; author of Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Psychology of Possibility, Mindfulness, and The Power of Mindful Learning

Author: Lou Ureneck [COM]
TitleSmyrna, September 1922: The American Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide
Date of Publication: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Ecco/Harper Collins

“Ureneck’s narrative is intense and vivid.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Authors: Jen Malone [COM], Gail Nall
TitleYou’re Invited Too
Date of Publication: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Aladdin

Authors: Kathryn Burak [COM], Susan Blau
TitleWriting in the Works
Date of Publication: January 1, 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Mary Jane Doherty
Film TitlePrimaria
Date of Release: 2016
Distributor: In process

Editors: Juliet Floyd [CAS], James Katz [COM]
Title: Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application
Date of Publication: December 22, 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0190260750

Editors: Lei Guo [COM], Maxwell McCombs
TitleThe Power of Information Networks: New Directions for Agenda Setting
Date of Publication: December 20, 2015
Publisher: Routledge

“This innovative book is a valuable and original addition to the voluminous literature on agenda setting. It includes chapters on the theoretical and methodological foundations of this third level of agenda-setting research by two former students of Maxwell McCombs, as well as case studies using this new approach in political communication and public relations by a wide range of scholars from the U.S. and other countries. It is essential and thought-provoking reading for those interested in agenda-setting research.”―David H. Weaver, Indiana University

Author: Tammy R. Vigil [COM]
TitleConnecting with Constituents: Identification Building and Blocking in Contemporary National Convention Addresses
Date of Publication: October 8, 2015
Publisher: Lexington Books

Vigil’s book underscores the importance of identifying with voters via the nominating convention. It is a comprehensive analysis of the many genres of convention rhetoric and the role that each speech plays in creating a bond between the nominee and the electorate. This fascinating work is sure to benefit the student of politics, rhetoric, and public address.” – John M. Jones, Pepperdine University

Editors: Jill Nelmes, Jule Selbo
Contributors: Debbie Danielpour [COM], et. al
TitleWomen Screenwriters: An International Guide
Date of Publication: September 30, 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

“The stories about the storytellers in Women Screenwriters: An International Guide are sometimes as absorbing and fascinating as what the storytellers themselves had created as screenplays. The editors and writers of this book have conducted impressive research and new synthesis that often results in discoveries about film writers who happen to be of female gender, and thus contributing greatly to cinema scholarship.” – Milch Manchevski, Macedonian screenwriter/director of Academy Award nominated Before the Rain (1994), Dust (2001), and Mothers (2010)

Authors: John Lent, Michelle Amazeen [COM]
TitleKey Thinkers in Critical Communication Scholarship: From the Pioneers to the Next Generation
Date of Publication: August 5, 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

“A revelation twice-over. The interviews collected in this book give us fascinating and perceptive self-portraits, by some of our foremost radical communications scholars: both the prevailing patterns of power, and the individual political commitments needed to challenge them, stand clearly before us. Along the way, the book provides rich insights into the structure of contemporary communications, confirming that critical scholarship has built up a unique capacity to comprehend this crucial domain.” – Dan Schiller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Author: Jen Malone [COM]
TitleMap to the Stars (e-Book)
Date of Publication: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins

Authors: Jen Malone [COM], Gail Nall
TitleYou’re Invited
Date of Publication: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Aladdin

Author: Lou Ureneck (COM)
Title: The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide
Date of Publication: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 978-0062259882

“Surprisingly fresh, haunting, and potent, Ureneck offers a new perspective on the unforgiveable tragedy at Smyrna and the modern religio-ethnic conflicts that continue to trouble the region.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Author: William McKeen [COM]
Title: Too Old to Die Young (eBook)
Date of Publication: May 1, 2015
Publisher: Dredgers Lane

Authors: Renita Coleman, Denis Wu [COM]
Image and Emotion in Voter Decisions: The Affect Agenda
Date of Publication: March 25, 2015
Lexington Books 

“This is an important addition to the agenda-setting and voting literature in several respects. It brings various theories of information processing to bear on agenda-setting research, and it emphasizes the role of visual content in agenda-setting effects. It also analyzes the relative strength of first- and second-level agenda-setting effects on voting behavior in one Taiwanese and four U.S. presidential elections. As such, this program of work represents probably the only longitudinal effort so far to examine visuals for their second-level agenda setting effects.” -David H. Weaver, Indiana University

Director: Avery Rimer
Screenwriter: Debbie Danielpour [COM]
Film Title: His Last Game
Date of Release: 2015
Distributor: Rimer Blue Films

Author: Dick Lehr [COM]
Title: The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War
Date of Publication: November 4, 2014
Publisher: PublicAffairs

“No red-blooded American of today would favor censoring works of art. But while reading Dick Lehr’s fascinating new book, The Birth of a Nation, you may find yourself rooting for just that.” —Washington Post

Authors: Mitch Zuckoff [COM], Annex Security Team
Title: 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
Date of Publication: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 978-1455582273

“13 HOURS provide(s) a moving reminder of the sacrifice made by these men who had voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way, and who ‘believed in their work and their country.”―The Boston Globe

Authors: T. Barton Carter [COM], Juliet Lushbaugh Dee, and Harvey L. Zuckman
Title: Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell
Date of Publication: August 29, 2014
Publisher: West Academic Publishing; 7th edition
ISBN: 978-0314280633

Author: Jen Malone [COM]
At Your Service
Date of Publication: August 26, 2014

Authors: Denis Wu [COM], Emily Lin 
The Media Are Ill: The Symptoms and Solutions of Taiwanese News Environment
Date of Publication: January 6, 2014
Chuliu Press 

Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Mary Jane Doherty 
Release Date: 2014
First Run Features 

Author: Caryl Rivers [COM]
Date of Publication: December 1, 2013
Diversion Books

Authors: Caryl Rivers [COM], Rosalind C. Barnett
The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men-and Our Economy
Date of Publication: October 17, 2013

Author: Peter Rand
Conspiracy of One: Tyler Kent’s Secret Plot against FDR, Churchill, and the Allied War Effort
Date of Publication:
June 6, 2013
Lyons Press

Authors: Robert Zelnick [COM], Eva Zelnick
Title: The Illusion of Net Neutrality: Political Alarmism, Regulatory Creep and the Real Threat to Internet Freedom
Date of Publication:
May 1, 2013
Hoover Institution Press

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff [COM]frozen-in-time-book-cover
Title: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Date of Publication: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0062133438

“[T]he events Mr. Zuckoff relates are terrifying, horrible, remarkable and, sometimes, thrilling. … He is a skilled writer, reporter and researcher, but what gives his latest book its power is his poignant, persuasive depiction of men under arms.” —The Wall Street Journal

Authors: Dick Lehr [COM], Gerard O’Neill [COM]
Title: Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss
Date of Publication: February 19, 2013
Publisher: Crown

Authors: Craig Surman, Tim Bilkey, Karen Weintraub [COM]Fast-Minds-book-cover
Title: Fast Minds: How to Thrive if You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might)
Date of Publication: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Berkeley Hardcover

“Fast Minds delivers!  A concise, practical, easy-to-read, yet sophisticated guide to what will help you most if you have ADHD.  This book has the virtues of brevity and simplicity without losing the authority and power its roots in evidence and research provide.  A superb book.” – Edward Hallowell, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction

Director: Avery Rimer
Screenwriter: Debbie Danielpour [COM]
Film Title: Halfway Somewhere Else
Date of Release: 2013
Distributor: Rimer Blue Films

Authors: Victoria Rogers McEvoy, Karen Weintraub [COM]Taming-Your-Childs-Temper-Tantrums-book-cover
Title: Taming Your Child’s Temper Tantrums (Harvard Medical School Guides)
Date of Publication: December 17, 2012
Publisher: RosettaBooks (e-book)

Authors: Ranna Parekh, Carl C. BellOvercome-Prejudice-at-Work-book-cover
Contributor: Karen Weintraub [COM]
Title: Overcome Prejudice at Work (Harvard Medical School Guides)
Date of Publication: December 17, 2012
Publisher: RosettaBooks (e-book)

Author: Kathryn Burak [COM]
Title: Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things
Date of Publication: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Editor: William McKeen [COM]homegrown in florida
Title: Homegrown in Florida
Date of Publication: September 23, 2012
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 0813042054

Authors: Sam Kauffmann [COM], Ashley KennedyAvid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users
Title: Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users
Date of Publication: July 6, 2012
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 0240818563

Authors: Martha Herbert, Karen Weintraub [COM]Autism-Revolution-book-cover
Title: The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
Date of Publication: March 20, 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books

“This book offers hope and practical guidance to heal your child’s whole body system. It will be an important reference for everyone who knows someone with autism or has an interest in the field to read, study, and use.” Robert L. Hendren, DO, professor and vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Author: Christoper B. Daly [COM]
Title: Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism
Date of Publication: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press

Authors: Susan Blau [COM], Kathryn Burak [COM]
Title: Writing in the Works
Date of Publication: January 1, 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

Editors: Roy Grundman [COM], Cynthia Lucia, Art Simon
Title: The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, Four Volume Set
Date of Publication: December 20, 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Author: T. Barton Carter [COM], Marc A. Franklin, Amy Kristen Sanders and Jay B. Wright
Title: The First Amendment and the Fourth Estate
Date of Publication: November 22, 2011
Publisher: Foundation Press; 11 edition
ISBN: 978-1599418117

Author: Fred Bayles [COM]
Field Guide to Covering Local News: How to Report on Cops, Courts, Schools, Emergencies, and Government
Date of Publication:
October 27, 2011
CQ Press College

Author: William McKeen [COM]
mile marker zeroTitle:Mile Marker Zero: The Movable Feast of Key West
Date of Publication: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307592006

Mile Marker Zero is a wonderful zinger of a book. Never before have the literary traditions of the Conch Republic been mined for such gold nugget anecdotes. McKeen has once again proven why he is perhaps the most lucid and imaginative professor of journalism history in modern-day America. Every page sings a story worth a Jimmy Buffett song.” —Douglas Brinkley

Author: Lou Ureneck [COM]Cabin-book-cover
Title: Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine
Date of Publication: September 15, 2011
Publisher: Viking Adult

“Graceful . . . an inspiring literary construction that lovingly illuminates the depth of family bonds and the character and culture of the New England countryside.” – National Geographic Traveler

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff [COM]
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Date of Publication: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0061988340

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff [COM]
Title: Robert Altman: The Oral Biography
Date of Publication: December 7, 2010
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307387917

“I just spent a very full Saturday with Robert Altman: An Oral Biography, eavesdropping on a group of the most interesting people sharing in one of my absolute favorite topics of conversation–and I just now put it down feeling heartbroken but happily and deeply inspired by him (the topic) once again. I congratulate Mr. Zuckoff on this book which is destined to become an essential part of the permanent record–and is wonderful. Also, he doesn’t mind including some of the real dirt here and there. I liked that choice, and I speculate that Robert Altman would have, too.” -Wes Anderson

Editor: Roy Grundmann [COM]
Title: A Companion to Michael Haneke
Date of Publication: May 4, 2010
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 1405188006

“This gives some idea of the breadth, creativity, and intelligence that distinguish this fine collection of essays on a filmmaker I still stand by as one of the most artfully audacious of our day.” – Film Quarterly, 1 April 2012

actor-gentlemanAuthors: Phyllis Karas [COM], Louis Gossett Jr.
Title: An Actor and a Gentleman
Date of Publication: May 3, 2010
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470574712

Authors: Anne Donohue [COM], Debra Jacobs, Iris Chin Ponte, Leslie Kim Wang
Title: From Home to Homeland: What Adoptive Families Need to Know Before Making a Return Trip to China
Date of Publication: January 12, 2010
Publisher: Yeong & Yeong Book Company
ISBN: 159743003X

Author: Deborah L. Jaramillo [COM]UWPP-Image
Title: Ugly War Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept
Date of Publication: September 25, 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253221226

cheapAuthor: Ellen Ruppel Shell [COM]
Title: Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture
Date of Publication: July 2, 2009
Publisher: Penguin Press HC
ISBN: 159420215X

“More stuff for less! -the American recipe for material well-being. Now Ellen Ruppel Shell takes a hard look at this apparently simple notion and finds it isn’t so simple after all. Cheap pulls apart the old economic verities and subjects the glib new promises of Wall Street and globalization to scrutiny. How did we find ourselves in our current mess? Shell finds part of the answer in our confused ideas about what, exactly, is a bargain price.” – Charles C. Mann, author of 1491.

Author: Dick Lehr [COM]
Title: The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston’s Racial Divide
Date of Publication: June 23, 2009
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0060780983

Author: H. Denis Wu [COM], Tien-Tsung Lee
Title: Media, Politics, and Asian Americans
Date of Publication: May 26, 2009
Publisher: Hampton Press
ISBN: 1572738715

Author: Amy Sutherland [COM]
Title: What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love and Marriage: Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers
Date of Publication: April 14, 2009
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812978080

“A compelling argument for using techniques from animal trainers to help change bad habits and improve relationships.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Authors: Thomas Fauls [COM], et. al
Title: Advertising and The Business of Brands: Media Revolution Edition
Date of Publication: March 3, 2009
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1887229388


Author: Joyce Walsh Macario [COM]
Title: Graphic Design Essentials: Skills, Software and Creative Strategies
Date of Publication: January 2, 2009
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0136052355

Author: Stella Johnson [COM]
Title: Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua
Date of Publication: February 19, 2008
Publisher: Wild Greek Press/ University of Maine Press
ISBN: 0891011145

Author: Abhishek Seth [COM]
Title: Save My World
Date of Publication: November 10, 2007
Publisher: Urna Editions
ISBN: 8190593307

Author: Amy Sutherland [COM]
Title: Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World’s Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
Date of Publication: June 1, 2006
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 0670037680

Author: Amy Sutherland [COM]
Title: Cookoff: Recipe Fever in America
Date of Publication: 2003
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 014200474X

“An absolute gem… Sutherland has found a cast of unforgettable characters, a madcap bunch of dreamers, entrepreneurs, and kitchen wizards.” –Michael Paterniti, author of Driving Mr. Albert