Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Stanley J. Baran
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780073256238
Format: PDF
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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: 0077736397
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Readings in Mass Communication

Author: Kimberly K. Massey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780767424769
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Mass Communications and Media Studies

Author: Peyton Paxson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501329952
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edition is a comprehensive yet concise survey of the history of mass communication media, discussing the current state of each medium, and anticipating the future of mass media. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Retaining the successful organization of the 1st edition, Peyton Paxson writes in an accessible and well-organized manner, catering to both the needs of students and instructors. He begins each chapter with a list of the current issues and trends concerning the chapter's topic, followed by a brief history of that topic, its current state, predictions for the future, an assessment of career opportunities, and discussion questions for critical thinking. More than just updating statistical data, the 2nd edition weaves in discussions of relevant contemporary issues, including crowdsourcing, going 'viral', interactive advertising, tv industry consolidation, 'the internet of things', conflicting ideas of net neutrality and their continuing implications in a more-connected world.

Looseleaf Introduction to Mass Communication Media Literacy and Culture

Author: Stanley Baran
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259376504
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a media rich world, mass communication is all around us, from CNN, to your morning commute radio show, to Twitter. Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture personalizes learning for every student, no matter whom they are or where they are, by giving them a deeper understanding of the role that media plays in both shaping and reflecting culture, while also helping them understand their role in society through that process. 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 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, 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. The new edition maintains its commitment to enhancing students’ critical thinking and media literacy skills. As in recent editions, chapters offer sections on smartphones, tablets, and social networking sites that discuss the impact of these technologies specific to the medium at hand. However, Chapter 10, now titled “The Internet and Social Media,” has undergone a major revision designed to focus greater attention on social media as a mass communication technology in its own right. Additionally, the new 9th edition will also feature SmartBook, the first and only adaptive reading experience, that highlights content based on what the individual student knows and doesn’t know, and provides focused help at that moment in need through targeted learning resources (including videos, animations, and other interactivities). SmartBook’s intuitive technology optimizes student study time by creating a personalized learning path for improved course performance.

Introduction to Mass Communication Media Literacy and Culture Updated Edition

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467279285
Format: PDF
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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.

Media Culture

Author: Richard Campbell
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319010431
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Media Culture

Author: Richard Campbell
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319058517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.