Media Communication

Author: James Watson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137428236
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The fourth edition of this essential text provides a complete and well-rounded introduction to the study of media and communication in the modern world. It explores the evolution of media and communication and surveys a full range of media theories, using these perspectives to explain social issues and navigate the constantly shifting media landscape in the 21st century. The new edition reflects significant contemporary developments relevant to the field, including the explosion of internet use, the growth of social media and major changes in the journalism industry in recent years. Still covering all of the key topics for introductory media and communication courses, the text draws on current and widely-recognised examples so that students can relate theory to their everyday experiences of media. Written in a lucid and engaging style, the chapters critically examine the role, ownership and constraints of media production, but helpfully clarify terminology and point students towards further reading and discussion topics along the way. The book stands as an invaluable resource for all students of media studies, communication studies and journalism.

Media Communication Second Edition

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403901491
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This lively and supportive textbook introduces students to the role, practice, and influence of the mass media in contemporary society. Emphasizing the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in which the media operates, it provides a clear conceptual framework for understanding the process of media communication and looks at a range of key issues, from news production to media control and audience reception. This welcome new edition has been thoroughly updated to includes substantial new material on the Internet and a more sustained engagement with debates about globalization.

Media Communication

Author: James Watson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230535497
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The media is at the heart of cultural, social, political and economic events throughout the world. But how is the role and influence of mass media evolving? Who controls what the media tell us? What impact is new technology on the media as we know it? Building on the success of previous editions, Media Communication 3e continues to explore the changing media climate of the 21st Century. With each chapter howing how theory can be related to our everyday experience of the media, the book makes the most complex ideas easy to understand. All the key topics for first year study are introduced and broken down into manageable chunks, as the book examines the role, ownership and constraints of media production, explaining essential terminology along the way. Packed with memorable examples from international media coverage of world affairs, this new edition explores important contemporary topics from public service broadcasting and network communication to web 2.0 and citizen journalism. With helpful features, including an extensive glossary, further reading and suggestions for discussion, this third edition provides an essential resource for all those studying media and communication.

Mass Communication Theories

Author: Melvin L. DeFleur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317346580
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Mass Communication Theories: Explaining Origins, Processes, and Effects explores mass communication theories within the social and cultural context that influenced their origins. An intimate examination of the lives and times of prominent mass communication theorists both past and present bring the subject to life for the reader.

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

Author: James Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921501
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives. They cover new applications and developments, such as the incorporation of Neuroscience techniques in advertising and marketing. Other updates include Cyber-bullying, Twitter scandals, conduct in media organizations, on-line lobbying, global protesting/petitioning, and gender issues relating to social media in general. While new entries explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the world of communication in recent years, the purpose of this new edition is not necessarily to keep abreast of every new media event but to reflect the trends that influence and prompt such events, such as the Leveson Inquiry and Report and phone hacking via mobile phones. Politics seems to be playing out more on Twitter than in The Times. This volume seeks to make its twenty-first century readers more media literate, as well as more critical consumers of modern news.

Communication Theory

Author: David Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877249
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`This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can' - Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive, media environment. The author contrasts the `first media age' of broadcast with the `second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.

McQuail s Mass Communication Theory

Author: Denis McQuail
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244029
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"Denis McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is not just a seminal text in the study of media and society - it is a benchmark for understanding and appreciating the long and winding road people and their media have taken to get us here." - Mark Deuze, Indiana University and Leiden University "This is a unique work tested by time and generations of students around the world - North, South, East and West." - Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere "McQuail's Mass Communication Theory continues to be the clearest and best introduction to this sprawling field." - Anders Hansen, University of Leicester With over 125,000 copies sold, McQuail's Mass Communication Theory has been the benchmark for studying media and communication for more than 25 years. It remains the most authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the field and offers unmatched coverage of the research literature. It covers everything a student needs to know of the diverse forms of mass communication today, including television, radio, newspapers, film, music, the internet and other forms of new media. Denis McQuail shows that more than ever, theories of mass communication matter for the broader understanding of society and culture. Unmatched in coverage and used across the globe, this book includes: Explorations of new media, globalization, work, economy, governance, policy, media audiences and effects New boxed case studies on key research publications, to familiarize students with the critical research texts in the field Definitions, examples, and illustrations throughout to bring abstract concepts to life. McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is the indispensable resource no student of media and communication studies can afford to be without.

Mass Communication Theory

Author: Denis McQuail
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
ISBN:
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What is mass communication?; Alternative aproaches to mass communication theory; Media - society linkages: theories of function an purpose; Media institution and organization: production of media culture; Media content: analysis, reality reflectoin and the news genre; The media audience; Processes of media effects; Themes of media theory and issues of media policy: some paths to the frontier.

Mass Communication Theory Foundations Ferment and Future

Author: Stanley J. Baran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169880
Format: PDF
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MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY: FOUNDATIONS, FERMENT, AND FUTURE, Sixth Edition, provides a comprehensive, historically based introduction to mass communication theory. Clearly written with examples, graphics, and other materials to illustrate key theories, the text traces the emergence of two main bodies of mass communication theory--social/behavioral and critical/cultural--and concludes with a discussion of how these two traditions support the media literacy movement and might be combined to produce a new theory of mediated communication. The authors emphasize that media theories are human creations typically intended to address specific problems or issues. MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY: FOUNDATIONS, FERMENT, AND FUTURE, Sixth Edition, helps students develop an understanding of theory so they can make better use of media and play a role in the development of new media industries. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The SAGE Handbook of Media Processes and Effects

Author: Robin L. Nabi
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959969
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The study of media effects is one of the most central to the discipline of communication and encompasses a vast array of theoretical perspectives, methodological tools, and application to important social contexts. In light of this importance - as well as the rapid changes in the media environment that have occurred during the past 20 years - this Handbook of media effects theorizing and research explores where media effects research has been over the past several decades, and, equally important, where it would be most fruitful to go in the years ahead. In addition to providing a comprehensive framework for those interested in media effects, the Handbook also emphasizes the changing nature of the media landscape. Thus, new technologies not only provide new venues for research, but they also represent challenges to many existing media effects theories (that were formulated prior to the widespread adoption of the Internet). The contemporary diversity of the field and its research is seen in chapters addressing sociological, cultural, and organizational approaches and in chapters on specific approaches, domains, and context-related effects. Throughout the Handbook and within each chapter, authors address the following issues: (1) historical context on theory development/area of study; (2) theory explication and theoretical developments through to the present; (3) typical method of study/research approach/moderators; (4) conceptualization of the audience; (5) the impact of new media environments; (6) criticismsntroversies; and (7) directions for future research. Section I: Begins with an overview of the field, conceptualization of media effects, and the editors'' goals for the volume and then focuses on the range of methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative methods) used in the study of media effects. Section II: Focuses on dominant theoretical approaches in the media effects area from a more societal perspective. Included here are some of the most dominant theoretical perspectives in the media effects realm (i.e., cultivation, agenda setting, framing) that relate to broad-reaching effects of both entertainment and news programming. The section then focuses on related theories that, though less developed, have received significant attention in the literature. To expand the horizon of this Handbook, a chapter on Cultural Studies in included to engage more qualitative views of media''s societal effects. Section III: Focuses on issues of message selection and processing that are central to the mass media literature. These chapters cut across application contexts. For examples, the emotion chapter touches on entertainment, persuasion, and children''s media; the Social Influence/Environmental Aspects chapter includes issues of co-viewing in families, among peers, etc. Section IV: Refelcts a dominant trend in media effects literature - that related to persuasion and learning - and traces its theoretical perspectives (including major theories of persuasion and especially social cognitive theory) through the various contexts in which media have such effects, such as health, advertising, media literacy, and the like. Section V: Explores the contexts and audiences that have been traditional foci of media effects research - violence, children, body image, video games, sports, etc. In each chapter authors address the theories most applicable to those contexts, further expaning the theoretical offerings of this Handbook. The focus on how this sort of research is typically conducted methodologically and how it will need to change in light of new technologies and media advances make these chapters unique. Section VI: Expands on existing work by focusing on a concern central and unique to the communication discipline - message medium - and how it influences effects ranging from what messages are attended to (e.g., formal features), how we spend our time (e.g., displacement effects), and even how we think (e.g., medium theory).