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|