Recent Books on the Media Industries (2010-present)

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I am teaching my Media Industries graduate seminar again this spring, and as such, I have once again updated my list of recent books published on the media industries. 
For their midterm assignment, my students are able to choose which book they would like to review. They not only write up a book review targeted to a specific journal of their choice, but also briefly present the book to the rest of the class. As part of their presentation, they are asked to situate the book in relation to the literature we have read up to that point in the semester. 
Not every book noted below focuses entirely on the media industries, of course, but each provides value to industry researchers in some way. Both scholarly and popular books are provided. I am sure I have left several notable books of this list. I welcome suggestions for additions or modifications to this list via email (aperren at gsu dot edu) or Twitter (@aperren).  

·      Noah Arceneaux and Anandam Kavoori, eds., The Mobile Media Reader (2012) ·      Adrian Athique and Douglas Hill, The Multiplex in India: A Cultural Economy of Leisure (2012) ·      Patricia Aufderheide, Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (2011) ·      Mark Balnaves, Tom O’Regan, and Ben Goldsmith, Rating the Audience: The Business of Media(2011) ·      Doris Baltruschat, Global Media Ecologies: Networked Production in Film and Television(2010) ·      Sarah Banet-Weiser, Authentic: The Politics of Ambivalence of Brand Culture (2012) ·      Nancy Baym, Personal Connections in the Digital Age (2010) ·      Aniko Bodrogkhozy, Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement (2012) ·      Raymond Boyle, The Television Entrepreneurs: Social Change and Public Understanding of Business (2012) ·      Robert Alan Brookey, Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence in the Film and Video Game Industries (2010) ·      Karen Buzzard, Tracking the Audience: The Ratings Industry from Analog to Digital(2012)

·      Bill Carter, The War for Late Night (2010) ·      Paul Ceruzzi and William Aspray, eds., The Internet and American Business(2010) ·      Jerome Christensen, America’s Corporate Art: The Studio Authorship of Hollywood Motion Pictures, 1929-2001 (2011) ·      Susan Crawford, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age (2013) ·      Blair Davis, The Battle for the Bs (2012) ·      Andrew Dawson, Working in the Global Film and Television Industries: Creativity, Systems, Space, Patronage (2012) ·      Peter Decherney, Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet (2012) ·      Mark Deuze, editor, Managing Media Work (2010) ·      Wheeler Winston Dixon, Death of the Moguls (2012) ·      Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, 21st Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation (2011) ·      Trisha Dunleavy, New Zealand Film and Television: Institution, Industry and Cultural Change (2011) ·      Edward Jay Epstein, The Hollywood Economist: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies(2010) ·      Greg Elmer, Locating Migrating Media (2010) ·      Elizabeth Evans, Transmedia Television: Audiences, New Media, and Daily Life (2011) ·      Scott Warren Fitzgerald, Corporations and Cultural Industries: Time Warner, Bertelsmann, and News Corporation (2011) ·      Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington, eds., The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era (2010) ·      Murray Forman, One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television (2012) ·      Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green, eds., Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture (2013) ·      Caroline Frick, Saving Cinema (2011) ·      Jennifer Frost, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism(2011) ·      Tejaswini Ganti, Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry(2012) ·      Mark Garrett Cooper, Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood(2010) ·      Darcy Gerbarg, ed., Television Goes Digital (2010) ·      Jennifer Gillan, Television and New Media (2010) ·      Gerald Goggin, Global Mobile Media (2010) ·      Fred Goodman, Fortune’s Fool: Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis (2010) ·      Paul Grainge, ed., Ephemeral Media: Transitory Screen Culture from Television to YouTube(2011) ·      Jonathan Gray, Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts(2010) ·      Joshua M. Greenberg, From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video (2010) ·      Jostein Gripsrud and Lennart Weilbull, eds., Media, Markets and Public Spheres: European Media at the Crossroads (2010) ·      Hilary Hallett, Go West, Young Woman! The Rise of Early Hollywood (2012) ·      Timothy Havens and Amanda Lotz, Understanding Media Industries (2012) ·      David Hesmondhalgh and Sarah Baker, Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries (2010) ·      Michele Hilmes, Network Nations: A Transnational History of British and American Broadcasting (2011) ·      Mette Hjort, Film and Risk (2011) ·      Jennifer Holt, Empires of Entertainment: Media Industries and the Politics of Deregulation (2011) ·      Lewis Hyde, Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership (2010) ·      Dina Iordanova and Stuart Cunningham, eds., Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-Line(2012) ·      Richard B. Jewell, RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan is Born (2012) ·      Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (2010) ·      Catherine Johnson, Branding Television (2011) ·      Natascha Just and Manuel Puppis, eds., Trends in Communication Policy Research: New Theories, Methods and Subjects (2012) ·      Jesper Juul, A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players (2010) ·      Geoff King, Claire Molloy, and Yannis Tzioumakis, eds., American Independent Cinema: indie, indiewood, and beyond (2013) ·      Julia Knight and Peter Thomas, Reaching Audiences: Distribution and Promotion of Alternative Moving Image (2012) ·      Jon Kraszewski, The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers (2010) ·      Marwan Kraidy and Joe Khalil, Arab Television Industries (2010) ·      Matthias Krings and Onookome Okome, eds., Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (2012) ·      Nicole Laporte, The Men Who Would be King: The Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies and a Company Called DreamWorks (2010) ·      Terry Lindvall and Andrew Quicke, Celluloid Sermons: The Emergence of the Christian Film Industry, 1930-1986 (2011) ·      Warren Littlefield, Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV (2012) ·      Ramon Lobato, Shadow Economies of Cinema: Mapping Informal Film Distribution(2012) ·      Alison Macor, Chainsaws, Slackers and Spykids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas (2010) ·      Vicki Mayer, Below the Line: Producers and Production Studies in the New Television Economy(2011) ·      Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again (2010) ·      Ross Melnick, American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935 (2012) ·      James A. Miller, Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (2011) ·      Lucy Montgomery, China’s Creative Industries: Copyright, Social Network Markets and the Business of Culture in the Digital Age (2011) ·      Albert Moran, ed., TV Formats Worldwide: Localizing Global Programs (2010) ·      Graham Murdock, Janet Wasko, and Helena Sousa, eds., The Handbook of Political Economy of Communication (2011) ·      Simone Murray, The Adaptation Industry: The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation (2011) ·      Philip Napoli, Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences (2010) ·      Gina Neff, Venture Labor (2012) ·      Sherry B. Ortner, Not Hollywood: Independent Film at the Twilight of the American Dream(forthcoming, 2013) ·      Lisa Parks and James Schwoch, eds., Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures (2012) ·      Alisa Perren, Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s(2012) ·      Mike Proulx, Social TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile (2012) ·      Andrew Ross, Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (2010) ·      Miriam Ross, South American Cinematic Culture: Policy, Production, Distribution and Exhibition (2010) ·      Rob Salkowitz, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment (2012) ·      Dan Schiller, How to Think about Information (2010) ·      Trebor Scholz, Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (2012) ·      Shawn Shimpach, Television in Transition (2010) ·      Kinnia Yau Shuk-ting, Japanese and Hong Kong Film Industries (2011) ·      Robert C. Sickels, American Film in the Digital Age (2010) ·      J.P. Singh, Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity (2010) ·      Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau, eds., Moving Data: iPhone and the Future of Media(2012) ·      Jonathan Sterne, MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Sign, Storage, Transmission) (2012) ·      Inger Stole, Advertising at War: Business, Consumers and Government in the 1930s (2012) ·      John B. Thompson, Merchants of Culture (2010) ·      Alison Trope, Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood (2012) ·      Yannis Tzioumakis, Hollywood’s Indies: Classics Divisions, Specialty Labels, and American Independent Cinema (2012) ·      Joseph Turow, The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth (2012) ·      Siva Vaidhyanathan, The Googlization of Everything (2011) ·      Barbara van Schewick, Internet Architecture and Innovation (2010) ·      Harold L. Vogel, Entertainment Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis (8thed., 2010) ·      Dwayne Winseck and Dal Yong Jin, eds., Political Economies of the Media: The Transformation of Global Media (2011) ·      Patrik Wikstrom, The Music Industry: Music in the Cloud (2010) ·      Tim Wu, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (2010)

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