Media Studies

Media History, Media and Society

Author: Pieter J. Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702176753

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

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Exploring the media as an institution, this volume also introduces the topics of media regulation and content. The nature of communications policy is explained, following overviews of internal and external media regulation. Strategic ways of managing the media are discussed in addition to the guide's analysis of the ways that media presents issues of identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, the environment, AIDS, and terrorism.
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Critical Terms for Media Studies

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell,Mark B. N. Hansen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226532666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Communications, philosophy, film and video, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts rigorous and intuitive. Critical Terms for Media Studies defines, and at times, redefines, what this new and hybrid area aims to do, illuminating the key concepts behind its liveliest debates and most dynamic topics. Part of a larger conversation that engages culture, technology, and politics, this exciting collection of essays explores our most critical language for dealing with the qualities and modes of contemporary media. Edited by two outstanding scholars in the field, W. J. T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen, the volume features works by a team of distinguished contributors. These essays, commissioned expressly for this volume, are organized into three interrelated groups: “Aesthetics” engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, “Technology” offers entry into a broad array of technological concepts, and “Society” opens up language describing the systems that allow a medium to function. A compelling reference work for the twenty-first century and the media that form our experience within it, Critical Terms for Media Studies will engage and deepen any reader’s knowledge of one of our most important new fields.
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Media Studies: Content, audiences, and production

Author: Pieter Jacobus Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702156564

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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The second volume of a two-part, outcomes-based series in media studies. It includes theoretical approaches as well as a production section that focuses on basic techniques.
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Media Studies: Institutions, theories, and issues

Author: Pieter Jacobus Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702156557

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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This outcomes-based textbook provides comprehensive information on the makeup of media institutions, theories in media studies, and critical issues that face the media today. With this guide media students learn the history of the media and learn how to keep up with the latest trends and developments in broadcasting, printed press, and film. Outlined is how to develop an internal media policy with company mission statements, news, and programming policies. The relationship of the media to the economy, politics, and society and how the media represents race, gender, violence, and terrorism are also discussed.
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Mass Communications and Media Studies

An Introduction

Author: Peyton Paxson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501329952

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edition is a comprehensive yet concise survey of the history of mass communication media, discussing the current state of each medium, and anticipating the future of mass media. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Retaining the successful organization of the 1st edition, Peyton Paxson writes in an accessible and well-organized manner, catering to both the needs of students and instructors. He begins each chapter with a list of the current issues and trends concerning the chapter's topic, followed by a brief history of that topic, its current state, predictions for the future, an assessment of career opportunities, and discussion questions for critical thinking. More than just updating statistical data, the 2nd edition weaves in discussions of relevant contemporary issues, including crowdsourcing, going 'viral', interactive advertising, tv industry consolidation, 'the internet of things', conflicting ideas of net neutrality and their continuing implications in a more-connected world.
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Feminist Media Studies

Author: Liesbet van Zoonen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240007

Category:

Page: 208

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Feminists have long recognized the significance of the media as a site for the expression of - or challenges to - existing constructions of gender. In this broad-ranging analysis, Liesbet van Zoonen explores the ways in which feminist theory and research contribute to the fuller understanding of the multiple roles of the media in the construction of gender in contemporary societies. The text initially outlines some major themes in feminist media studies and the ways in which they offer specific models for understanding the media. The author goes on to examine the key questions posed by a gendered approach within communication and cultural studies. Issues explored include: theories of transmission, representation, construction and discourse; the structures of media organization and production; the analysis of media representations through content analysis and semiotics; the contradictions of the gendered image as spectacle; new approaches to understanding the audience and the politics of media reception; and the potential of feminist and interpretive research strategies.
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Keywords for Media Studies

Author: Laurie Ouellette,Jonathan Gray

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479804231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Essential vocabulary of Media Studies Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations. Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies.
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AS Media Studies

The Essential Introduction for AQA

Author: Peter Wall,Philip Rayner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135867356

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA is fully revised for the current specification with full colour throughout, over 100 images, new case studies and examples. The authors introduce students step-by-step to the skills of reading media texts, and address key concepts such as genre, representation, media institutions and media audiences as well as taking students through the tasks expected of them to pass the AQA AS Media Studies exam. The book is supplemented with a companion website at www.asmediastudies.co.uk featuring additional activities and resources, further new case studies such as music and sport, clear instructions on producing different media, quizzes and tests. Areas covered include: an introduction to studying the media the key concepts across print, broadcast and e-media media institutions audiences and the media case studies such as Heroes, Nuts, and The Daily Mail guided textual analysis of real media on the website and within the book research and how to do it preparing for exams a production guide and how to respond to a brief. AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA clearly guides students through the course and gives them the tips they need to become proficient media producers as well as media analysts.
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Media Studies

Key Issues and Debates

Author: Eoin Devereux

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446232705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Bringing together a range of renowned scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students. Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study. With a preface by Denis McQuail, contributors include Janet McCabe, John Corner, David Croteau, William Hoynes, Natalie Fenton, Jenny Kitzinger, Jeroen de Kloet, Liesbet van Zoonen, Sonia Livingstone and Greg Philo.
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Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies

Author: Bonnie S. Brennen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315435950

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies provides students and researchers with the tools they need to perform critically engaged, theoretically informed research using methods that include interviewing, focus groups, historical research, oral histories, ethnography and participant observation, textual analysis and online research. Each chapter features step-by-step instructions that integrate theory with practice, as well as a case study drawn from published research demonstrating best practices for media scholars. Readers will also find in-depth discussions of the challenges and ethical issues that may confront researchers using a qualitative approach. Qualitative research does not offer easy answers, simple truths or precise measurements, but this book provides a comprehensive and accessible guide for those hoping to explore this rich vein of research methodology. With new case studies throughout, this new edition includes updated material on digital technologies, including discussion of doing online research and using data to give students the tools they need to work in today’s convergent media environment.
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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies

Author: John D. H. Downing,Denis McQuail,Philip Schlesinger,Ellen Wartella

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452206643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies examines the theories, practices, and future of this fast-growing field. Editor John Downing and associate editors Denis McQuail, Philip Schlesinger, and Ellen Wartella have brought together a team of international contributors to provide a varied critical analysis of this intensely interesting field of study. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review within five interconnected areas: humanistic and social scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and elements in the media mosaic ranging from popular music to digital technologies, from media ethics to advertising, and from Hollywood and Bollywood to alternative media.
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A2 Media Studies

The Essential Introduction for AQA

Author: Antony Bateman,Peter Bennett,Sarah Casey Benyahia,Jacqui Shirley,Peter Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136881301

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Developing key topics in depth and introducing students to the notion of independent study, this full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through the transition from AS to A2 and is the perfect guide for the new AQA A2 Media Studies syllabus. Individual chapters, written by experienced teachers and examiners cover the following key areas: • Introduction: From AS to A2 • Developing Textual Analysis • Critical Perspectives • Issues and Debates: Case Studies • Passing MEST 3: Critical Perspectives • Research and Production Skills • Passing MEST 4: Media Research and Production Specially designed to be user-friendly, A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA includes activities, key terms, case studies, sample exam questions and over 100 images.
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Media Studies

The Basics

Author: Julian McDougall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041568126X

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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There have been seismic shifts in what constitutes (the) media in recent years with technological advances ushering in whole new categories of producers, consumers and modes of delivery. This has been reflected in the way media is studied with new theories, concepts and practices coming to the fore. Media Studies: The Basics is the ideal guide to this changing landscape and addresses core questions including: Who, or what, is the media? What are the key terms and concepts used in analysing media? Where have been the impacts of the globalization of media? How, and by whom, is media made in the 21st century? Featuring contemporary case studies from around the world, a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to media studies today.
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GCSE Media Studies

Author: John Price

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748767038

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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Written by an author who has experience of working in the newspaper industry and teaching of Media Studies, this new textbook contains 8 sections based on media forms.
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Media Studies

Texts, Production, Context

Author: Paul Long,Tim Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860772

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what media studies is to encouraging active engagement in research and analysis, this book advocates media study as a participatory process and provides a framework and set of skills to help you develop critical thinking. Updated to reflect the changing media environment, Media Studies retains the highly praised approach and style of the first edition. Key Features: Five sections - media texts and meanings; producing media; media audiences; media and social contexts; histography - examine approaches to the field including new and web media, traditional print and broadcast media, popular music, computer games, photography, and film. An international perspective allows you to view media in a global context. Examines media audiences as consumers, listeners, readerships and members of communities. Guidance on analytical tools - language, a range of theories and analytical techniques - to give you the confidence to navigate, research and make sense of the field. New for the second edition: New case studies including Google, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, the life of a freelance journalist, phone hacking at News International, and collaborative journalism. 'New Media, New Media Studies' is an additional feature, which brings into focus ways of thinking about new media forms. Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.
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Disability Media Studies

Author: Elizabeth Ellcessor,Bill Kirkpatrick

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479867349

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Introduces key ideas and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions in the emerging field of disability media studies Disability Media Studies articulates the formation of a new field of study, based in the rich traditions of media, cultural, and disability studies. Necessarily interdisciplinary and diverse, this collection weaves together work from scholars from a variety of disciplinary homes, into a broader conversation about exploring media artifacts in relation to disability. The book provides a comprehensive overview for anyone interested in the study of disability and media today. Case studies include familiar contemporary examples—such as Iron Man 3, Lady Gaga, and Oscar Pistorius—as well as historical media, independent disability media, reality television, and media technologies. The contributors consider disability representation, the role of media in forming cultural assumptions about ability, the construction of disability via media technologies, and how disabled audiences respond to particular media artifacts. The volume concludes with afterwords from two different perspectives on the field—one by disability scholar Rachel Adams, the other by media scholars Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne—that reflect upon the collection, the ongoing conversations, and the future of disability media studies. Disability Media Studies is a crucial text for those interested in this flourishing field, and will pave the way for a greater understanding of disability media studies and its critical concepts and conversations.
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Media Studies

A Reader

Author: Sue Thornham,Caroline Bassett,Paul Marris

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796265

Category: Social Science

Page: 894

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Why are some people more capable than others? What are the reasons for someone gaining unusual abilities or special expertise, or being especially creative? What has to happen in order for a young person to become a child prodigy or genius? How can we help today's children to reach high levels of ability, and to shine in the arts or the sciences, in sports or games, or to excel in other fields of expertise? The Psychology of High Abilities explains how, when, and why people acquire such special expertise, and illuminates ways to make it possible for larger numbers of young people to extend their capabilities. Examining how and why people differ in their capabilities, it investigates the actual causes underlying impressive accomplishments and achievements. The volume reveals the kinds of influences that contribute to high abilities and provides practical insights into the most effective ways for extending the abilities of young people and creating higher levels of expertise.
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Media Studies

An Introduction

Author: Robert Kolker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405155604

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Media Studies is a comprehensive text for introductory and advanced courses in the growing field of media studies, integrating history with close textual analysis in a concise, readable style. Explores the growing synergies between print and online journalism, and the growth of independent journalism through blogging Discusses the ways advertising is connected to print and screen, economically and from the perspective of the reader Gives students the analytical skills they need in a presentation that is readable without sacrificing complexity Allows students to move within the media they know while increasing comprehension
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Media Studies 2.0

Author: William Merrin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136186077

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Media Studies 2.0 offers an exploration of the digital revolution and its consequences for media and communication studies, arguing that the new era requires an upgraded discipline: a media studies 2.0. The book traces the history of mass-media and computing, exploring their merger at the end of the twenty-century and the material, ecological, cultural and personal elements of this digital transformation. It considers the history of media and communication studies, arguing that the academic discipline was a product of the analogue, broadcast-era, emerging in the early twentieth century as a response to the success of newspapers, radio and cinema and reflecting that era back in its organisation, themes and concepts. Digitalisation, however, takes us beyond this analogue era (media studies 1.0) into a new, post-broadcast era. Merrin argues that the digital-era demands an upgraded academic discipline: one reflecting the real media life of its students and teaching the key skills needed by the twenty-first century user. Media 2.0 demand a media studies 2.0 This original and critical overview of contemporary developments within media studies is ideal for general students of media and communication, as well as those specifically studying new and digital media.
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International Media Studies

Author: Divya McMillin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172622

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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International Media Studies is a bold introduction to thefield that focuses on a de-centering of media epistemology torepresent a more thorough world-view. A comprehensive textbook exploring the current state of mediastudies as it is being practised across the world Takes discussions about media studies beyond other textbooks,by situating the subject firmly in an international contextappropriate to the globalized, 21st century Surveys our reception of a wide variety of media content andformats including television, magazines, fiction, newspapers, andpopular music Considers both theoretical and much-needed ethnographicperspectives on media studies Showcases global and local media patterns in a variety ofcountries around the world, including examples from Asia, Africa,and Latin America
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