Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Stanley J. Baran
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 0073256234
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This text encourages students to take more active roles as media consumers and gives them a deeper understanding of the role that the media play in both shaping and reflecting culture. Through this cultural perspective, students learn that audience members are as much a part of the mass communication process as are the media producers, technologies, and industries. This was the first university-level text to make media literacy central to its approach; building on this tested emphasis, the new updated edition features dozens of updates on recent technologies and government rulings, including the Patriot Act, the Supreme Court ruling on Peer-2-Peer file-sharing on Grokster, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association vs. Brand X, newspaper blogs, BitTorrent, podcasting, and much more!

Introduction to Mass Communication Media Literacy and Culture

Author: Stanley Baran
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077736392
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture is an integrated program that encourages students to be active media consumers and gives them a deeper understanding of the role that the media plays in both shaping and reflecting culture. Through this cultural perspective, students learn that audience members are as much a part of the mass communication process as are the media producers, technologies, and industries. This was the first, and remains the only, university-level program to make media literacy central to its approach, and given recent national and global turmoil, its emphasis on media use and democracy could not be more timely. New for the eighth edition, Connect Mass Communication combines contemporary course content and groundbreaking digital tools to create a unique learning environment. With Connect Mass Communication, the Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture program integrates an interactive eBook with dynamic online activities and assignments that help students study more efficiently and effectively. A new bank of CNN videos helps students learn the impact of media through a cultural and global lens. LearnSmart, McGraw-HillËs adaptive learning system, assesses studentsË knowledge of course content and maps out personalized study plans for success.

Introduction to Mass Communication Media Literacy and Culture Updated Edition

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467279284
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Mass Communication, Media Literacy and Culture, Updated Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Film plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Readings in Mass Communication

Author: Kimberly K. Massey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 076742476X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This reader is designed to supplement any core textbook in Introduction to Mass Communication. The goal of the reader is to help students think more critically about the media. By drawing from a wide variety of sources and political and cultural viewpoints, this collection is predicated on the fact that students learn about the media mainly through the media–by reading or hearing about media in media publications or broadcasts. These articles are drawn mostly from popular and alternative media and take a hard and critical look at the political and social forces that drive media decision making.

Looking Out Looking In

Author: Ronald B. Adler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305855656
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Social Science

A longtime favorite with millions of readers, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition maintains its market-leading tradition of linking the latest research and theory to learners' everyday lives. Its accessible approach motivates readers to learn and apply communication principles in both personal relationships and on the job. Expanded emphasis on social media includes an all-new chapter devoted to the role of mediated communication in interpersonal relationships as well as integrated coverage throughout the book. In addition, diverse examples, new readings, compelling cartoons, lively photos, and popular culture references bring principles to life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mass Communications and Media Studies

Author: Peyton Paxson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441108951
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Genre: Social Science

"Peyton Paxson succinctly describes the forces deconstructing the establishment media while providing a grounded introduction to mass communication." Bick Treut Communication Studies, Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction serves as a primary text for media studies courses at two-year colleges. It briefly surveys the history of mass communication media, discusses the current state of each medium, and anticipates the future of mass media. Its focus is a study of the mass media industry and the role it plays in society, which distinguishes it from books that focus solely on communications theory. The book's presentation addresses the needs of both students and faculty members. It includes helpful pedagogical features at the end of each chapter, containing discussion questions and links to additional online resources. The format of the book allows it to be used in courses that analyze the mass media through social and cultural criticism as well as in courses that emphasize the economic structure of the mass media industry. Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction is comprehensive yet concise. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Focused in its approach and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for mass communication and media studies students.

Media Culture

Author: Richard Campbell
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319010430
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A number of high stakes conflicts — over net neutrality, streaming music, copyrights, the shifting fortunes of various media outlets, and divisive politics — continue to unfold over YouTube, Twitter, TV screens, and other mediated feeds. The speed at which these stories are consumed means that understanding the complex connections between the media and our culture is more important than ever. The new tenth edition of Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know and then goes further, focusing on what these constant changes mean to them. As always, Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an exhilarating look at the media right now. Through new infographics, cross-reference pages, and a new digital jobs feature, this edition offers the most contemporary and compelling examinations yet of how the media industries connect, interlock, and converge.

The Media of Mass Communication

Author: John Vivian
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205029582
Release Date: 2012-02-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Updated in its eleventh edition, The Media of Mass Communication engages readers in the pursuit of greater media literacy and provides accessible insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media. Through exceptional coverage of contemporary media issues and trends, including the on-going transformations in mass media, this text balances the principles and foundations of media literacy with lively examples, streamlined coverage, and a robust media package.

Communication Mosaics An Introduction to the Field of Communication

Author: Julia T. Wood
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305854833
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Drama

Packed with the latest research, theory, and real-world practices, COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, 8E provides a thorough overview of the discipline as well as practical tools to help you maximize your personal, professional, and public communication skills. It introduces the basic processes of communication as well as explains how they are applied in specific contexts. In addition, every chapter includes a section devoted to digital communication and social media. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Media Today

Author: Joseph Turow
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 0415876079
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Today puts students at the center of the profound changes in the twenty-first century media world - from digital convergence to media ownership - and gives them the skills to think critically about what these changes mean for the role of media in their lives. Media Today, Fourth Edition is built around four key concepts: A media systems approach allows students to understand the interconnected cultural, political, and economic forces that shape media they encounter every day. Unique insights into media trends give students an insider's perspective on how media industries are responding to changes from globalization to social networking. Focus on digital convergence shows in each chapter how digital media is transforming traditional mass media such as newspapers, magazines, and television. A media literacy goal encourages and builds critical skills to make students more informed and engaged citizens in our media-driven society. Completely revised with updated examples, new case studies, and new online video resources, the 4th edition of Media Today connects the latest trends, debates, and technologies to the history of media, highlighting the impact and meaning of today's changes to the media landscape, especially how traditional industries have blurred together with digital convergence. Additional learning resources including a new set of online video resources, interactive quizzes, study resources, and instructor guides are available on the free companion website at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/mediatoday4e.

Mass Communication Theory Foundations Ferment and Future

Author: Stanley Baran
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 9781285972640
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY: FOUNDATIONS, FERMENT, AND FUTURE, Seventh Edition, introduces students to current and classical mass communication theories, and explains the media literacy movement in easily understood terms. Plus, this text helps students develop a better understanding of media theory so they can play a role in the media industry’s future. Written in an accessible writing style, the text is designed to help increase exam performance and overall success in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Media Culture

Author: Richard Campbell
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1319058515
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

While we all use digital technology daily, many of us don't realize how text, audio, and visual media converge together to enhance our everyday experiences. The new edition of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age enriches students' understanding of these experiences – a skill that has become more important than ever. Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know and then goes further, focusing on what these constant changes mean to them. Through new infographics, cross-reference pages, and a digital jobs feature, the book explains and illustrates how the media industries connect, interlock, and converge, Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an engaging, exhilarating look at the media right now.

Introduction to Media Literacy

Author: W. James Potter
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483379609
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to Media Literacy builds students’ media literacy step-by-step to make them more knowledgeable about all facets of the media and more strategic users of media messages. In nine streamlined chapters, all of the essential media topics are covered – from understanding media audiences, industries, and effects to confronting controversies like media ownership, privacy, and violence – in a concise format that keeps students focused on improving their media literacy skills as effectively and efficiently as possible.