Language Arts & Disciplines

Media & Culture

Mass Communication in a Digital Age

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher R. Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319010431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 1622

A number of high stakes conflicts — over net neutrality, streaming music, copyrights, the shifting fortunes of various media outlets, and divisive politics — continue to unfold over YouTube, Twitter, TV screens, and other mediated feeds. The speed at which these stories are consumed means that understanding the complex connections between the media and our culture is more important than ever. The new tenth edition of Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know and then goes further, focusing on what these constant changes mean to them. As always, Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an exhilarating look at the media right now. Through new infographics, cross-reference pages, and a new digital jobs feature, this edition offers the most contemporary and compelling examinations yet of how the media industries connect, interlock, and converge.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Media & Culture 2016 Update

Mass Communication in a Digital Age

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher R. Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457668746

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 8001

Language Arts & Disciplines

Loose-leaf Version for Media & Culture with 2016 Update

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319047793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 8430

While we all use digital technology daily many of us don’t realize how text, audio, and visual media converge together to enhance our everyday experiences. The tenth edition of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age enriches students' understanding of these experiences by focusing on what the constant changes mean to their everyday lives. Since the publication of the tenth edition, we've seen even more changes: revisions in net neutrality laws, shifts in viewing habits, new forms of online activism, and the kickoff of a new, media-saturated presidential race. The new 2016 update of Media & Culture covers these issues, alongside new infographics, photos, cross-reference pages, and a digital jobs feature. Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an exhilarating look at the media right now.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Media and Culture with 2015 Update

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher R. Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457679760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 467

The media are in a constant state of change, accelerated by the recent turn in digital technology. The new 2015 update of Media and Culture keeps up with the newest changes unfolding over YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other feeds—because the speed of today's media stories requires an understanding of the complex connections between media and our culture. The 2015 update includes the latest media developments and coverage of the political, economic, and cultural issues affecting our mass media and culture. But the authors go beyond the addition of current events and trends to focus on what these changes mean, extending the bridge between media history and the media right now.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Media & Culture

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319058517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 7135

While we all use digital technology daily, many of us don't realize how text, audio, and visual media converge together to enhance our everyday experiences. The new edition of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age enriches students' understanding of these experiences – a skill that has become more important than ever. Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know and then goes further, focusing on what these constant changes mean to them. Through new infographics, cross-reference pages, and a digital jobs feature, the book explains and illustrates how the media industries connect, interlock, and converge, Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an engaging, exhilarating look at the media right now.
Social Science

Mass Communications and Media Studies

An Introduction

Author: Peyton Paxson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441108955

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 1121

"Peyton Paxson succinctly describes the forces deconstructing the establishment media while providing a grounded introduction to mass communication." Bick Treut Communication Studies, Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction serves as a primary text for media studies courses at two-year colleges. It briefly surveys the history of mass communication media, discusses the current state of each medium, and anticipates the future of mass media. Its focus is a study of the mass media industry and the role it plays in society, which distinguishes it from books that focus solely on communications theory. The book's presentation addresses the needs of both students and faculty members. It includes helpful pedagogical features at the end of each chapter, containing discussion questions and links to additional online resources. The format of the book allows it to be used in courses that analyze the mass media through social and cultural criticism as well as in courses that emphasize the economic structure of the mass media industry. Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction is comprehensive yet concise. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Focused in its approach and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for mass communication and media studies students.
Social Science

A Companion to New Media Dynamics

Author: John Hartley,Jean Burgess,Axel Bruns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119000866

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 5304

A Companion to New Media Dynamics presents a state-of-the-art collection of multidisciplinary readings that examine the origins, evolution, and cultural underpinnings of the media of the digital age in terms of dynamic change Presents a state-of-the-art collection of original readings relating to new media in terms of dynamic change Features interdisciplinary contributions encompassing the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts Addresses a wide range of issues from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses Provides readers with a glimpse of new media dynamics at three levels of scale: the 'macro' or system level; the 'meso' or institutional level; and 'micro' or agency level
Business & Economics

Media in the Digital Age

Author: John Vernon Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231142080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 2842

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging its privileged role as gatekeepers of news and entertainment. Some critics believe these technologies keep the public involved in an informed discourse on matters of public importance, but it isn't clear this is happening on a large scale. Propaganda disguised as news is flourishing, and though interaction with the digital domain teaches children valuable skills, it can also expose them to grave risks. John V. Pavlik critically examines our current digital innovations?blogs, podcasting, peer-to-peer file sharing, on-demand entertainment, and the digitization of television, radio, and satellites?and their positive and negative implications. He focuses on present developments, but he also peers into the future, foreseeing a media landscape dominated by a highly fragmented, though active audience, intense media competition, and scarce advertising dollars. By embracing new technologies, however, Pavlik shows how professional journalism and media can hold on to their role as a vital information lifeline and continue to operate as the tool of a successful democracy.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Media of Mass Communication

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205029587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

View: 4273

Updated in its eleventh edition, The Media of Mass Communication engages readers in the pursuit of greater media literacy and provides accessible insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media. Through exceptional coverage of contemporary media issues and trends, including the on-going transformations in mass media, this text balances the principles and foundations of media literacy with lively examples, streamlined coverage, and a robust media package.

Media Activism in the Digital Age

Author: Victor Pickard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131539393X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6011

Media Activism in the Digital Age captures an exciting moment in the evolution of media activism studies and offers an invaluable guide to this vibrant and evolving field of research. Victor Pickard and Guobin Yang have assembled essays by leading scholars and activists to provide case studies of feminist, technological, and political interventions during different historical periods and at local, national, and global levels. Looking at the underlying theories, histories, politics, ideologies, tactics, strategies, and aesthetics, the book takes an expansive view of media activism. It explores how varieties of activism are mediated through communication technologies, how activists deploy strategies for changing the structures of media systems, and how governments and corporations seek to police media activism. From memes to zines, hacktivism to artivism, this volume considers activist practices involving both older kinds of media and newer digital, social, and network-based forms. Media Activism in the Digital Age provides a useful cross-section of this growing field for both students and researchers.
Computers

Memes in Digital Culture

Author: Limor Shifman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262525437

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 4742

Taking "Gangnam Style" seriously: what Internet memes can tell us about digital culture.
Art

Garments of Paradise

Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age

Author: Susan Elizabeth Ryan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027445

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 2937

A historical and critical view of wearable technologies that considers them as acts of communication in a social landscape.
Business & Economics

Content is King

News Media Management in the Digital Age

Author: Gary Graham,Debashis Aikat,Anita Greenhill,Donald Shaw,Chris J. Vargo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7483

Examines the media industry in an age of disruption, due to advances in digital technology, politically traded organizations and changing media tastes and values.
Social Science

Revolutions in Communication

Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age

Author: Bill Kovarik

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144118550X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1951

The rise of the Information Age, the fall of the traditional media, and the bewildering explosion of personal information services are all connected to the historical chain of communications' revolutions. We need to understand these revolutions because they influence our present and future as much as any other trend in history. And we need to understand them not simply on a national basis - an unstable foundation for history in any event - but rather as part of the emergent global communications network. Unlike most of the current texts in the field, Revolutions in Communication is an up-to-date resource, expanding upon contemporary scholarship. It provides students and teachers with detailed sidebars about key figures, technical innovations, global trends, and social movements, as well as supplemental reading materials, and a fully supportive companion website. Revolutions in Communication is an authoritative introduction to the history of all branches of media.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World

Author: Seth Gitner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317517962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

View: 2663

Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World is a unique guide for all students who need to master visual communication through multiple media and platforms. Every communication field now requires students to be fluent in visual storytelling skill sets, and as the present-day media adapt to a multiplatform world (with ever-increasing delivery systems from desktops to cell phones), students specializing in different forms of communication are discovering the power of merging new multimedia technology with very old and deep-rooted storytelling concepts. Award-winning journalist and multimedia professor Seth Gitner provides students with the tools for successfully realizing this merger, from understanding conflict, characters, and plot development to conducting successful interviews, editing video in post-production, and even sourcing royalty-free music and sound effects. Incorporating how-to’s on everything from website and social media optimization to screenwriting, Multimedia Storytelling aims to be a resource for any student who needs to think and create visually, in fields across broadcast and digital journalism, film, photography, advertising, and public relations. The book also includes a range of supplemental material, including wide-ranging skills exercises for each chapter, interviews with seasoned professionals, key terms, and review questions.
Social Science

Everyday Media Culture in Africa

Audiences and Users

Author: Wendy Willems,Winston Mano

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315472767

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 3829

African audiences and users are rapidly gaining in importance and increasingly targeted by global media companies, social media platforms and mobile phone operators. This is the first edited volume that addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds of media: old and new, state and private, elite and popular, global and national, material and virtual. So far, the bulk of academic research on media and communication in Africa has studied media through the lens of media-state relations, thereby adopting liberal democracy as the normative ideal and examining the potential contribution of African media to development and democratization. Focusing instead on everyday media culture in a range of African countries, this volume contributes to the broader project of provincializing and decolonizing audience and internet studies.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Historic Newspapers in the Digital Age

Search All About It!

Author: Paul Gooding

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317121848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 3562

In recent years, cultural institutions and commercial providers have created extensive digitised newspaper collections. This book asks the timely question: what can the large-scale digitisation of newspapers tell us about the wider cultural phenomenon of mass digitisation? The unique form and materiality of newspapers, and their grounding in a particular time and place, provide challenges for researchers and digital resource creators alike. At the same time, the wider context in which digitisation of cultural heritage occurs shapes the impact of digital resources in ways which fall short of the grand ambitions of the wider theoretical discourse. Drawing on case studies from leading digitised newspaper collections, the book aims to provide a bridge between the theory and practice of how these digitised collections are being used. Beginning with an exploration of the hyperbolic nature of technological discourses, the author explores how web interfaces, funding models and the realities of contemporary user behaviour contrast with the hyperbolic discourse surrounding mass digitisation. This book will be of particular interest to those who want to investigate how user studies can inform our understanding of technological phenomena, including digital resource creators, information professionals, students and researchers in universities, libraries, museums and archives.
Computers

Digital Culture

Author: Charlie Gere

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891433

Category: Computers

Page: 222

View: 1787

During the last twenty years, digital technology has begun to touch on almost every aspect of our lives. Nowadays most forms of mass media, television, recorded music and film are produced and even distributed digitally; and these media are beginning to converge with digital forms, such as the internet, the World Wide Web, and video games, to produce a seamless digital mediascape. At work we are surrounded by technology, whether in offices or in supermarkets and factories, where almost every aspect of planning, design, marketing, production and distribution is monitored or controlled digitally. In Digital Culture Charlie Gere articulates the degree to which our everyday lives are becoming dominated by digital technology, whether in terms of leisure, work or bureaucracy. This dominance is reflected in other areas, including the worlds of finance, technology, scientific research, media and telecommunications. Out of this situation a particular set of cultural responses has emerged, for example, in art, music, design, film, literature and elsewhere. This book offers a new perspective on digital culture by examining its development, and reveals that, despite appearances, it is neither radically new, nor ultimately technologically driven. The author traces its roots to the late 18th century, and shows how it sprang from a number of impulses, including the information needs of industrial capitalism and contemporary warfare, avant-garde artistic practice, counter-cultural experimentation, radical philosophy and sub-cultural style. It is these conditions that produced both digital technology and digital culture, and which have determined how they develop.
History

Media and Revolt

Strategies and Performances from the 1960s to the Present

Author: Kathrin Fahlenbrach,Erling Sivertsen,Rolf Werenskjold

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459996

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 512

In what ways have social movements attracted the attention of the mass media since the sixties? How have activists influenced public attention via visual symbols, images, and protest performances in that period? And how do mass media cover and frame specific protest issues? Drawing on contributions from media scholars, historians, and sociologists, this volume explores the dynamic interplay between social movements, activists, and mass media from the 1960s to the present. It introduces the most relevant theoretical approaches to such issues and offers a variety of case studies ranging from print media, film, and television to Internet and social media.