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Dictionary of Media and Communication

Dictionary of Media and Communication

by James Watson, Anne Hill
     
 

The Watson and Hill Dictionary has long been a classic of its kind, a "must" for university and college booklists and both students and teachers of communication. This new edition takes into account recent developments in communication while at the same time retaining historical perspectives. There are over 50 new entries as well as substantial updates in

Overview

The Watson and Hill Dictionary has long been a classic of its kind, a "must" for university and college booklists and both students and teachers of communication. This new edition takes into account recent developments in communication while at the same time retaining historical perspectives. There are over 50 new entries as well as substantial updates in areas such as Intercultural communication, public relations, and marketing communications. Major events, such as the "war on terror" and the military occupation of Iraq, have raised issues concerning the gathering and presentation of news. Journalism in all its forms has been put on the spot, censored, and pilloried. The transmission of information and images has, through the availability of computers and mobile phones, become open province for members of the public to make their own news. At the same time, governments are legislating to rein in hard-won liberties. Who can remember what RIPA is all about; what are PSYOPS and SLAPPS; what did the HUTTON REPORT have to say about the BBC? What you don't know can sometimes damage your health. The Dictionary of Media and Communication responds to a vital need of all citizens in the 21st century to be media literate by developing a better understanding of the contexts in which interpersonal, group, national, and international communication takes place.

The Seventh Edition includes:

• More on European and US media and on globalization

• More coverage of war and representation

• Includes a list of useful websites

• Greatly increased coverage of new media

• More detail about Marketing and PR

• Updated chronology section

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“This is an excellent reference work for students, and should make an indispensible companion or first port of call.” —Reference Reviews
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This is an excellent reference work for students, and should make an indispensible companion or first port of call.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340913383
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2006
Series:
Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

James Watson is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at West Kent College.

Anne Hill is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Southampton Institute, UK.

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