Prof. Motti Neiger   
On Media, Culture & Society        


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  1. Neiger, M. (2000). The Literary Supplements and the Shaping of Israeli Culture – The Literary Supplements in the Israeli Press – 1948-1995 – as a Creator of Changes and as a Reflector of Phenomena in Israeli Culture, Society, Press and Literature”, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Hebrew U. of Jerusalem. (Advisers: Yitzhak Roeh (Dep. of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University, Jerusalem) and Ruth Karton-Bloom (Dep. of Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem). Approved: April, 2000. [Library of Congress link]
  1. Neiger, M. (2017). Publishers as Culture Mediators: The Cultural History of Hebrew Publishing in Israel (1910-2010). Jerusalem: MN Publishings. [in Hebrew, 702 pp.].
  2. Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. &, Neiger, M. (August 2014). Communicating Awe: Media Memory and Holocaust Commemoration. London: Palgrave Macmillan (the book is part of the  "Palgrave Macmillan memory studies series";  Series editors: Andrew Hoskins and John Sutton).  
  3. Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (Eds.) (2011). On Media Memory: Collective Memory in a New Media Age. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [for the book on amazon]                                                                                                               Reviews: for Ingrid Volkmer's review in Journal of Communication; for Hilde Van Den Bulck's review in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television; for Debi Withers' review in Memory Studies; for Robert E. Gutsche's review in Journal of Communication Inquiry; for Amanda Lagerkvist's review in Nordicom-Information (in Swedish).
  4. Neiger, M., Blondheim, M., & Liebes, T. (Eds.) (2008). Telling Media Stories – Reflections on Media Discourse. Jerusalem: Magnes & Smart Institute, Hebrew University. (380 pp.). [in Hebrew].
Monographs & Research Reports

  1. Neiger, M. and Zandberg, E. & Meyers M. (2008). The Rhetoric of Criticism: Challenging Criticism, Reaffirming Criticism, and Israeli Journalism during the Second Lebanon War. The Media in the Lebanon War series, Tel-Aviv: The Rothschild-Caesarea School of Communication, Tel Aviv University. (52 pp.). [in Hebrew]
  2. Neiger, M. and Zandberg, E. & Meyers M. (2007). The Public Role of Commercial Media: Television and Radio Broadcasts during Israel's Memorial Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism, 1991-2004. (97 pp.). [in Hebrew]
  3. Neiger, M. & Josman, A. (2005). The Illusion of Democratic Choice: How Reality Shows Obtain Audience Cooperation. Tel Aviv: Haim Herzog Institute, Tel-Aviv University. (40 pp.). [in Hebrew].
  4. Neiger M., Zandberg, E., & Abu-Raya, I. (2001). Israeli Media or Jewish Media? – The Role of Israeli Media in Covering the Clashes between Israeli-Arab citizens and the police on October 2000. Jerusalem: Keshev – Center for the Democracy. (40 pp.) 
Selected articles in journals and edited volumes
  1. Neiger, M. & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2016). Understanding Journalism through a Nuanced Deconstruction of Temporal Layers in News Narratives. Journal of Communication (link)
  2. Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Neiger, M. (2015). Print is Future, Online is Past: Cross-Media Analysis of Temporal Orientations in the News. Communication Research. 42(8): 1047-1067.
  3. Neiger, M., Zandberg, E, & Meyers, O. (2014).  "Reversed Memory": Journalistic Work between Traumatic Past and Triumphal Present. In Zelizer B. & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (Eds.). Journalism & Memory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  4. Neiger, M. & Rimmer-Tsory, K. (2013). The war that wasn't on the news: "In-group nationalism" and "out-group nationalism" in newspaper supplements. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism.
  5. Zandberg, E., Meyers, O., & Neiger, M. (2012). Past Continuous: Newsworthiness and the Shaping of Collective Memory. Critical Studies in Media Communication. 29(1): 65-79.
  6. Neiger, M. (2011).  Cultural Oxymora: The Israeli Idol Negotiates Meanings and Readings. Television and New Media. 12(6). [abstract]
  7. Neiger, M. , Zandberg, E, & Meyers, O. (2011). Tuned to the Nation's Mood: Popular Music as a Mnemonic Cultural Object. Media, Culture & Society, 33(7): 971-987.
  8. Meyers, O., Neiger, M. & Zandberg, E., (2011). Structuring the Sacred: Media Professionalism and the Production of Mediated Holocaust Memory. The Communication Review, 14(2): 123-144. [PDF]
  9. Neiger, M. & Abdulahib, N. (2011). The publishing experience: Examining books and internet literary manuscripts publishing processes from the writers' point-of-view. Quesher. 41: 54-64. [PDF]
  10. Neiger, M. & Rimmer-Tsory, K. (2011).Nationalism and war representations in Israels's Newspaper Supplements during the Second Lebanon War on 2006. Israel Studies in Language and Society. 3(2): 86-113. [PDF]
  11. Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (2011). On Media Memory - Editors' Introduction. In: Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (Eds.). On Media Memory: Collective Memory in a New Media Age (1-24). London:                         Palgrave Macmillan. [PDF]
  12. Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (2011). Localizing Collective Memory: Regional Radio Stations in Israel and the Construction of "Regional Memory" In: Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (Eds.). On Media Memory: Collective Memory in a New Media Age (156-173). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [PDF]
  13. Neiger, M. (2011). "Real Love Has No Boundaries? - Dating Reality TV Shows between Global Format and Local-Cultural Conflicts." In A. Hetshroni (Ed.) Reality Television: Merging the Global and the Local (pp. 123-136). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. [PDF]
  14. Neiger, M. (2010). The Trends and The impact of The Books Best-Seller List. In: Kasel, L. and Hakak Y. (eds.). The Limits of Quantification: Critical Perspective on Measuring. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion University and the Israeli Association for Qualitative Research Methods. [PDF in Hebrew].
  15. Neiger, M., Zandberg, E, & Meyers, O. (2010). Communicating Critique: Towards a Conceptualization of Journalistic Criticism, Communication, Culture and Critique, 3(3): 377-395. [PDF]
  16. Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. & Neiger, M. (2009). Prime Time Commemoration: An Analysis of Television Broadcasts on Israel's Memorial Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism. Journal of Communication, 59: 456-480. [PDF]
  17. Neiger, M., Meyers, O. & Zandberg, E. (2009). Songs to Remember: Popular Culture, Collective Memory and the Radio Broadcasts on Israel's Memorial Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism. Megamot 46(1-2): 254-280. [Abstract in Hebrew]
  18. Neiger, M. (2008). The Establishment of the Publishing Industry in the Land of Israel. kesher. 37: 82-92.
  19. Neiger, M., Blondheim, M. & Liebes, T (2008). Introduction: Telling Media Stories. In: M. Neiger, Blondheim M. & Liebes, T (eds.). Telling Media Stories – Reflections on Media Discourse. Jerusalem: Magnes & Smart Institute, Hebrew University.
  20. Neiger M. & Kohn A. (2008). A Three Dimensional Perspective for Cultural Interpretation of Protest Performances. In Alexander T. (ed.) Igud – Essays on Jewish Studies and Literature, 3rd vol, pp. 227-245. Jerusalem: The World Union of Jewish Studies. [PDF]
  21. Neiger, M. (2008). How to Read Texts in the Media – A Critical Model for Interpretation of Texts. In M. Neiger, Blondheim M. & Liebes, T (eds.). Telling Media Stories – Reflections on Media Discourse. Jerusalem: Magnes & Smart Institute, Hebrew University. [PDF]
  22. Neiger, M. (2007). Media oracles: The political import and cultural significance of news referring to the future. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 8(3): 326-338. [PDF]
  23. Kohn A. & Neiger, M. (2007). To talk and to talkback: The rethoric of the Talk-Back in Israeli on-line newspapers. In  T. Altshuler (ed.). Journalism Dot Com: On Line Newspapers in Israel. Jerusalem: The Israeli Democratic Institute and Ben-Gurion University. [PDF in Hebrew].
  24. Neiger, M. (2007). News speculating the future. In D. Caspi (Ed.). Media and Politics in Israel (pp. 75-90). Jerusalem: Van-Leer Institute. [PDF in Hebrew, Extended version of an article published in Journalism].
  25. Zandberg, E. and Neiger, M. (2005). Between the Nation and the Profession: Journalists as Members of Contradicting Communities. Media, Culture & Society, 27(1), 131-141.[PDF]  [for the Hebrew version]
  26. Neiger, M. (2005). The Battlefield of Images: The TV Reality Show “the Ambassador” (HaSagrir) and Israeli myths. Panim, 31, 75-80. [link to the on-line version]
  27. Neiger, M. and Zandberg, E. (2004). Days of Awe: The Praxis of News Coverage of Violent Conflict. Communications: The European Journal of Mass Communication, 29, 429-446. [PDF]
  28. Neiger, M. (2004). When Literature Meets the Press – Trends in the Literary Supplements of Daily Newspapers in Israel, From the 1950s to the 1990s . Hebrew Studies, 45, 119-131.
  29. Neiger M. (2003). The literary supplement as a ritual. Panim, 27, 12-22. [link to text in Hebrew]
  30. Neiger, M. and Roeh, I. (2003). The Secular Holy Scriptures: The Role of the Holyday Literary Supplements in the Israeli Press and Culture. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 4(4), 477-489.
  31. Neiger M. (2002). Fantasy Discourse, the Media and the second Intifada. Panim, 23, 45-52. [link to the on-line version].
  32. Neiger, M. (2000). The origins of Literary Supplements. Reeh, 4: 55-75. Paris.
  33. Neiger M. (1996). The life of the poet and essayist Yeshurun Keshet. In: Yeshurun Keshet – The Lost Treasure (pp. 631-664). Jerusalem: Carmel.  [for the PDF in Hebrew].
  34. Neiger, M. (1993). The mother, the Son and the Spirit of Postmodernism. Efes-Shtaim, 2, 128-133. [for the PDF in Hebrew].                                                                                                                                                                             Other Publications:
  35. Neiger, M. (2013) Fear or hope? - How the media shapes our perceptions regarding the future and solvability of political conflicts. Discourse, Culture, and Education in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (pp. 4-9). The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
  36. Neiger, M. (2008, January). The Plurality of Culture: Poetry in the Media Society, Poetry Place (on-line journal), Issue number 28. {In Hebrew}.
  37. Neiger, M., (2007, December). Editor's preface. Media Frames: Israeli Journal of Communication. 1(1): VII-IX.
  38. Neiger, M. (2006, 2 May). The Story of Hebrew Publishers before the Establishment of Israel. Ma’ariv, Literature and Books, 20-23.