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?
[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
|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|