Film and Media Studies Professor Mark Cooper published two new books in 2018.
Media U: How the Need to Win Audiences has Shaped Higher Education, co-authored with John Marx, "presents a provocative rethinking of the development of American higher education, centered on the insight that universities are media institutions…. Tracing over a century of media history and the academy, Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx argue that the fundamental goal of the American research university has been to cultivate audiences and convince them of its value.” Read more at Columbia University Press.
Rediscovering US Newsfilm, an edited collection, assembles new approaches to the study of US newsfilm in cinema and television. The book "makes a long overdue critical intervention in the field of film and media studies by addressing the format’s inherent intermediality; its mediation of 'events' for local, national, and transnational communities; its distinctive archival legacies; and, consequently, its integral place in film and television studies more broadly." Read more at Routledge.