No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition

No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition

Second edition

By Peter Steven



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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?

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[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