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No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition

By Peter Steven  

No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback / softback
    $13.95

Peter Steven explores the full spectrum of communications around the world, from the mega-corporations to the citizen reporters, from the newsrooms of Washington to the film industry of Nigeria. Steven examines the continuously shifting communications landscape, with a focus on how the media is responding to declining advertising revenues, social media sites, portable devices, and Asia’s growing influence and power.

With an emphasis on diverse small-scale media production that exist only through their contact with specific audiences, Steven invites us to question how the media reflects society, and he asks: are we passive recipients? Or do we play a part in constructing our world?

Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.

  • Paperback / softback, 144 pages
  • ISBN 9781897071663
  • Published September 2010
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771130523
  • Published September 2010

Reviews

[This] range of wonderful stories makes a significant contribution, by enlightening readers about the many and varying ways in which the media is, and can be, used to satisfy our needs.

– Christine Black, traditional custodian of Aboriginal Law from the Kombumerri/Mununjahlai clans and research fellow, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1 Living With the Media - Voices Across the World
Chapter 2 Global Media
Chapter 3 Political Economy: The Howling, Brawling Global Marketplace
Chapter 4 Technology: Rise of the Machines
Chapter 5 Art and Audience
Chapter 6 Media and Society
Chapter 7 For a Better Media World
Contacts
Bibliography
Index

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