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News Media in France Today: Bibliography

Core texts:

Poulet, B., La Fin des journaux et l’avenir de l’information (2nd ed. 2011)

R. Kuhn, The Media in Contemporary France (2011)

 

Books that focus specifically on issues raised by core texts:

Information and Internet:

Charon, J.-M. and Le Floch, La Presse en ligne (2011)

Fogel, J.-F. and Patino, B, Une presse sans Gutenberg. Pourquoi l’Internet a bouleversé le journalisme (paperback edition 2007)

 

News media and contemporary politics:

Duhamel, O. and Field, M. (2009), Le Starkozysme (Seuil)

Jost, F and Muzet, D, Le Téléprésident. Essai sur un pouvoir médiatique (2011)

Musso, P., Telepolitique. Le sarkoberlusconisme a l'ecran (2009) [contains a lot of useful information and analysis; chapters 1 and 3 are most relevant; but sometimes becomes rather abstruse, particularly in last chapter – do not worry about these passages]

P. Perrineau (ed) Le vote de rupture: les elections presidentielles et legislatives d'avril-juin 2007, Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2008 [JA to specify chapter!]

 

Books focusing both on issues raised by core texts and wider contexts:

Charon, J.-M., Les Journalistes et leur public: le grand malentendu (2007)

Balle, F., Médias et Sociétés : Edition-Presse-Cinéma-Radio-Télévision-Internet (2011 edition) [this is an extremely thick book, to be filleted for data and tables you require; previous editions can also be used, though some information will be dated]

‘Information, médias et Internet’, special edition of Cahiers français, 338, May-June 2007 (collection of short overview articles by various leading authors)

Neveu, E., Sociologie des medias (2009 edition)

 

General Political Context:

Hewlett, Nick, The Sarkozy Phenomenon (2011)