Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media / Edition 11

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Overview

From media history to today's rapid-fire changes, MEDIA/IMPACT takes you on a tour of the events, people, money, and technologies that have shaped the mass media industries. Known for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, this book explores the converged mass media—its industries and support industries as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues that these business face very day. The totally re-designed eleventh edition gives special emphasis to convergence—how the mass media industries are intersecting to deliver content and how audiences are adapting to the new mass media marketplace. You'll also gain an insider's look at what it's like to work in each industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133311386
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 77,681
  • Product dimensions: 13.30 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shirley Biagi is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Her bestselling text, MEDIA/IMPACT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA, is also published in Canadian, Greek, Spanish, and Korean editions. Biagi has authored several other Wadsworth Communication texts, including MEDIA/READER: PERSPECTIVES ON MASS MEDIA INDUSTRIES, EFFECTS AND ISSUES and INTERVIEWS THAT WORK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR JOURNALISTS. She is co-author, with Marilyn Kern-Foxworth, of FACING DIFFERENCE: RACE, GENDER AND MASS MEDIA.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE MASS MEDIA INDUSTRIES. 1. Mass Media and Everyday Life. 2. Books: Rearranging the Page. 3. Newspapers: Expanding Delivery. 4. Magazines: Targeting the Audience. 5. Recordings: Demanding Choices. 6. Radio: Riding the Wave. 7. Movies: Picturing the Future. 8. Television: Changing Channels. 9. Digital Media: Widening the Web. Part II: SELLING THE MESSAGE. 10. Advertising: Motivating Customers. 11. Public Relations: Promoting Ideas. Part III: CHANGING MESSAGES. 12. News and Information: Choosing Sources. 13. Society and Political Issues: Shaping the Arguments. 14. Law and Regulation: Rewriting the Rules. 15. Ethics: Placing Responsibility. 16. Global Media: Discovering New Markets. Glossary. Media Information Resource Guide.

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