The Media

  • Filename: the-media.
  • ISBN: 9781317865223
  • Release Date: 2013-09-13
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Daniele Albertazzi
  • Publisher: Routledge



Today, arguably more than at any time in the past, media are the key players in contributing to what defines reality for the citizens of Europe and beyond. This book provides an introduction to the way that the media occupy such a position of prominence in contemporary human existence. This expanded and fully updated third edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction collects in one volume thirty-six specially commissioned essays to offer unrivalled breadth and depth for an introduction to the study of contemporary media. It addresses the fundamental questions about today’s media – for example, digitisation and its effects, new distribution technologies, and the implications of convergence, all set against the backdrop of a period of profound social and economic change in Europe and globally. Key features: Expert contributions on each topic Approachable, authoritative contributions provide a solid theoretical overview of the media industry and comprehensive empirical guide to the institutions that make up the media. Further Reading and related web-resource listings encourage further study. New to this edition: New five part structure provides a broad and coherent approach to media: Part 1 Understanding the Media; Part 2 What Are the Media?; Part 3 The Media Environment; Part 4 Audiences, Influences and Effects; Part 5 Media Representations. Brand new chapters on: Approaches to Media; Media Form; Models of Media Institutions; The Media in Europe; Photography; Book Publishing; Newspapers; Magazines; Radio; Television; The Internet and the Web; News Media; Economics; Policy; Public Service Broadcasting in Europe; Censorship and Freedom of Speech; Audience Research; Sexualities; Gender; Social Class; Media and Religion; The Body, Health and Illness; Nationality and Sex Acts. Other chapter topics from the last edition fully updated A wider, more comparative focus on Europe. The Media: An Introduction will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, journalism, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.

The Media

  • Filename: the-media.
  • ISBN: 0582423465
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 500
  • Author: Adam Briggs
  • Publisher: Pearson Education



This is a fully updated edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction, a collection of specially written essays designed to introduce the study of media. The book enhances its reputation as an original and insightful volume covering the whole spectrum of media. This fully updated and expanded edition offers an accessible factual and theoretical overview of the media industry and is a comprehensive empirical guide to the separate institutions that make up the media. FEATURES 7 An overview of routine practices of the media. 7 An outline of the markets and means of funding of media institutions. 7 A European, global and forward-looking perspective on the media. 7 Fully updated and expanded essays. 7 Two additional new chapters on audiences and reception. 7 Additional new chapter on 'class'. 7 Expanded sections of 'Further Reading', related web resources and stimulants to further study. CONTENTS PART ONE: What are the Media? Comics 7 Publishing Industry 7 Advertising 7 Marketing and Consumer Culture 7 News Agencies 7 Journalism 7 Newspapers and the Press 7 Magazines 7 Radio 7 Television 7 European Cinema 7 Pop Music 7 Industry 7 Technology. PART TWO: 'Outside' the Media. Economics 7 Policy: Models of Media Institutions 7 Media Effects 7 Audience Feedback 7 Active Audiences 7 Impacts and Influences 7 Approaches to Studying the Media PART THREE: 'In' the Media. Sexuality 7 Gender 7 Class 7 Race and Ethnicity 7 Youth 7 Disability 7 Nationality 7 Sport 7 News Production 7 Parliamentary Politics 7 News Photography 7 Pornography and Censorship. Editors Adam Briggs is Principal Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. Paul Cobley is Reader inCommunications at London Guildhall University. Contributors Patrick Barwise, Neil Blain, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Raymond Boyle, Brian Braithwaite, John Corner, Andrew Crisell, Guy Cumberbatch, James Curran, Jessica Evans, Ivor Gaber, David Gordon, Sylvia Harvey, Joke Hermes, Andrew Higson, Patricia Holland, Anne J(TM)ckel, Ray Kent, Jenny Kitzinger, Joanne Lacey, Iain MacRury, Brian McNair, Sarita Malik, Andy Medhurst, Irene Costera Meijer, David Miller, Ralph Negrine, Bill Osgerby, Jerry Palmer, Richard Paterson, TerhIi Rantanen, Roger Sabin, David Saunders, Roy Shuker, Linda Ruth Williams, Liesbet van Zoonen.

Studying the Media

  • Filename: studying-the-media.
  • ISBN: 0340807652
  • Release Date: 2003-04-30
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Tim O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Revised to address the needs of media students taking AS/A2 media studies specifications and as pre-course reading for undergraduates, this title now contains more material on media texts and representations, including genre and more on globalization, film and new media. The chapters on media research and investigation address the needs of students undertaking project work and provide a foundation framework to build on. The text also provides numerous creative exercises and activities, with suggestions and guidelines for further research and analysis.

Ethics and the Media

  • Filename: ethics-and-the-media.
  • ISBN: 9781139502603
  • Release Date: 2011-09-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Stephen J. A. Ward
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today's media revolution. Using an ethical framework for the new 'mixed media' ethics – taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals – Stephen J. A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers. He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity and minimizing harm, and examines the responsible use of images in an image-saturated public sphere. He also draws the contours of a future media ethics for the 'new mainstream media' and puts forward cosmopolitan principles for a global media ethics. His book will be invaluable for all students of media and for others who are interested in media ethics.

Critical Political Economy of the Media

  • Filename: critical-political-economy-of-the-media.
  • ISBN: 9781136486494
  • Release Date: 2014-06-20
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Jonathan Hardy
  • Publisher: Routledge



How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey of political economy scholarship encompassing worldwide literature, issues and debates, and relationships with other academic approaches. He assesses different ways of making sense of media convergence and digitalisation, media power and influence, and transformations across communication markets. Many of the problems of the media that prompted critical political economy research remain salient, he argues, but the approach must continue to adapt to new conditions and challenges. Hardy advances the case for a revitalised critical media studies for the 21st century. Topics covered include: media ownership and financing news and entertainment convergence and the Internet media globalisation advertising and media alternative media media policy and regulation Introducing key concepts and research, this book explains how political economy can assist students, researchers and citizens to investigate and address vital questions about the media today.

Mental Health Issues and the Media

  • Filename: mental-health-issues-and-the-media.
  • ISBN: 9781134343041
  • Release Date: 2006-09-27
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Gary Morris
  • Publisher: Routledge



Mental Health Issues and the Media provides students and professionals in nursing and allied professions, in psychiatry, psychology and related disciplines, with a theoretically grounded introduction to the ways in which our attitudes are shaped by the media. A wide range of contemporary media help to create attitudes surrounding mental health and illness, and for all health professionals, the ways in which they do so are of immediate concern. Health professionals need to: be aware of media influences on their own perceptions and attitudes take account of both the negative and positive aspects of media intervention in mental health promotion and public education understand the way in which we all interact with media messages and how this affects both practitioners and service users. Covering the press, literature, film, television and the Internet, this comprehensive text includes practical advice and recommendations on how to combat negative images for service users, healthcare workers and media personnel.

Sexual Identities and the Media

  • Filename: sexual-identities-and-the-media.
  • ISBN: 9781136291357
  • Release Date: 2015-03-05
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Wendy Hilton-Morrow
  • Publisher: Routledge



Sexual Identities and the Media encourages students to examine media as a site of negotiation for how people make sense of their own and others’ sexual identities. Taking a critical/cultural approach, Wendy Hilton-Morrow and Kathleen Battles weave together theory, synthesis of existing research, and original analysis of contemporary media examples in order to explore key areas of debate, including: an historical context for contemporary GLBTQ representations; the advantages and limitations of media visibility, including a discussion of the strengths and limitations of stereotype research and the quest for "positive" representations; the role of consumer culture in constructing GLBTQ identities; strategies of mainstream media resistance by GLBTQ community members, including oppositional/queer reading strategies and the production of media products by and for the GLBTQ community; the complexities of comedy as a popular narrative device in GLBTQ portrayals; the closet as a structuring metaphor in both GLBTQ identities and engagement with media; media representations of GLBTQ bodies as sites of non-normative desires and gender identities. Featuring an enormous range of discussion questions and case studies—from celebrity coming-out narratives, transgender models, and slash fiction writers to Glee and Modern Family—this textbook offers a timely, informative, and demystifying introduction to this vital intersection in contemporary culture.

Mental Health Issues and the Media

  • Filename: mental-health-issues-and-the-media.
  • ISBN: 0415325307
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 259
  • Author: Gary Morris
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Mental Health Issues and the Media provides students and professionals in nursing and allied professions, in psychiatry, psychology and related disciplines, with a theoretically grounded introduction to the ways in which our attitudes are shaped by the media. A wide range of contemporary media help to create attitudes surrounding mental health and illness, and for all health professionals, the ways in which they do so are of immediate concern. Health professionals need to: be aware of media influences on their own perceptions and attitudes take account of both the negative and positive aspects of media intervention in mental health promotion and public education understand the way in which we all interact with media messages and how this affects both practitioners and service users. Covering the press, literature, film, television and the Internet, this comprehensive text includes practical advice and recommendations on how to combat negative images for service users, healthcare workers and media personnel.

Making Sense of Media

  • Filename: making-sense-of-media.
  • ISBN: 0801332060
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 530
  • Author: George Rodman
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman



This dynamic new book on introductory mass communication uses a unique narrative approach to help readers understand a broad and constantly changing field while encouraging them to become critical consumers of media.Where did the media come from? Why do media industries do what they do? And why do some of these actions cause controversies? Making Sense of Media employs a three-part narrative framework in every chapter that examines history, industry, and controversies. Important topics such as new technology, globalization, diversity, convergence, and conglomeration are integrated throughout.For anyone interested in learning more about mass communication on an introductory level.

New Media

  • Filename: new-media.
  • ISBN: 019557785X
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Terry Flew
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



New Media is also available as an e-book. The fourth edition of Terry Flew's New Media combines a comprehensive overview of theories of new media with contemporary cases studies. Based on an historic understanding of new media developments, the book explores the role of new media in a globally-networked society. It examines the cultural, political and economic impact of new technologies on creativity and industry from a cross-disciplinary perspective. New to this edition New chapters on Transforming Higher Education and Online Activism and Networked Politics Substantially revised chapter Online News and the Future of Journalism Updated and new case studies, topics and examples throughout Key Theories and Theorists now highlighted at relevant points throughout text.

Media Gender and Identity

  • Filename: media-gender-and-identity.
  • ISBN: 9780415396608
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: David Gauntlett
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Popular media present a vast array of stories about women and men. What impact do these images and ideas have on people's identities? The new edition of Media, Gender and Identity is a highly readable introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities today. Fully revised and updated, including new case studies and a new chapter, it considers a wide range of research and provides new ways for thinking about the media's influence on gender and sexuality. David Gauntlett discusses movies such as Knocked Up and Spiderman 3, men's and women's magazines, TV shows, self-help books, YouTube videos, and more, to show how the media play a role in the shaping of individual self-identities. The book includes: a comparison of gender representations in the past and today, from James Bond to Ugly Betty an introduction to key theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks a Companion Website with extra articles, interviews and selected links, at: www.theoryhead.com.

Media Impact An Introduction to Mass Media

  • Filename: media-impact-an-introduction-to-mass-media.
  • ISBN: 9781305890367
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Shirley Biagi
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



From media history to today's rapid-fire changes, MEDIA/IMPACT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA, 12th Edition takes you on a tour of the events, people, money, and technologies that have shaped the mass media industries. Known for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, the book thoroughly explores how today's mass media are converging as well as provides comprehensive coverage of the legal, ethical, social, and global issues facing the mass media industries every day. The twelfth edition focuses on convergence--how the mass media industries are intersecting to deliver content and how audiences are adapting to the new mass media marketplace. It also gives readers an insider's look at what it's like to work in each industry. In addition, it offers new coverage of digital delivery, net neutrality, media industry consolidation, social media, mobile media, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethics of Media

  • Filename: ethics-of-media.
  • ISBN: 9781137317513
  • Release Date: 2013-06-21
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: N. Couldry
  • Publisher: Springer



Ethics of Media reopens the question of media ethics. Taking an exploratory rather than prescriptive approach, an esteemed collection of contributors tackle the diverse areas of moral questioning at work within various broadcasting practices, accommodating the plurality and complexity of present-day ethical challenges posed by the world of media.

The Media Student s Book

  • Filename: the-media-student-s-book.
  • ISBN: 0415256100
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 536
  • Author: Gill Branston
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



A comprehensive introduction for students of media studies, this third edition of The Media Student's Book has been thoroughly revised and updated in response to feedback from lecturers using the second edition, and now focuses on the higher education syllabus more than ever before.It covers all the key topics encountered at undergraduate level and provides a detailed and clear guide to concepts and debates. Key features include:* think points and discussion points to get students really engaging with the topics* lists of useful web sites, resource centres and suggestions for further reading to encourage additional study* follow-up activities and essay questions which can be used to set tutorial work*marginal terms, definitions and cross references to provide clear explanations of key concepts and complex theories* case studies throughout taken from advertising, films, radio, television, newspapers, magazines, photography and the Internet to ensure students are exposed to a rich range of media forms.Including a glossary of key terms for quick reference and revision, this third edition will be used by lecturers as a flexible teaching resource and by students to aid independent study.

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