New Books Network

Thomas Aiello, “The Grapevine of the Black South” (U Georgia Press, 2018)
In the summer of 1928, William Alexander Scott began a small four-page weekly with the help of his brother Cornelius. By 1932 the Atlanta World had become a daily paper and the basis of Scott’s vision for a massive Southern newspaper chain – the Southern Newspaper Syndicate, later renamed as the Scott... Read More
Alex Rosenblat, “Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work” (California UP, 2018)
What does uber tell us about work, labor management, and mobility in the post-financial crisis world? Uber’s success has been tied to its cultural resonance and on its ability to tell convincing stories about itself to drivers, passengers, and governments about what it is, who drivers are, and why they... Read More
Vincent DiGirolamo, “Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys (Oxford University Press, 2019) looks at the legion of children and teenagers who sold newspapers on city streets, moving trains, and even Civil War battlefields in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Author Vincent DiGirolamo, a history professor at Baruch College, is featured in this... Read More
Joseph M. Adelman, “Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
During the American Revolution, printed material, including newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides, played a crucial role as a forum for public debate. In Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), Joseph M. Adelman, Associate Professor of History at Framingham State University,... Read More
Anne O’Brien, “Women, Inequality and Media Work” (Routledge, 2019)
How do women experience gender inequality in film and television production industries? In Women, Inequality and Media Work (Routledge, 2019), Dr Anne O’Brien, lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University, answers this question with a case study of the Irish media industry. Blending a critical engagement with feminist... Read More
Gregory Borchard, “A Narrative History of the American Press” (Routledge, 2018)
The American press is older than the United States itself. Ever since its catalytic role in the American Revolution, journalism has evolved to meet changing political, economic, and technological demands. Gregory Borchard traces this history in A Narrative History of the American Press (Routledge, 2018). He calls for a better... Read More
Kerry Eggers, “Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball” (Sport Publishing, 2018)
In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the hottest teams in the NBA. For almost a decade, they won 60 percent of their games while making it to the Western Conference Finals twice. However, what happened off-court was just as unforgettable as what... Read More