Media in Society: A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

Media in Society: A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

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by Richard Campbell, Joli Jensen, Douglas Gomery, Bettina Fabos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312179863

ISBN-13: 9780312179861

Pub. Date: 07/12/2013

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Critiquing the mass media, and the role those media play in our lives, requires a critical eye. Media in Society gives students in upper level media courses a unique narrative-based approach to media criticism, exploring the stories media tell—as well as the stories we tell about the media when we describe how it affects us. Organized thematically,

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Critiquing the mass media, and the role those media play in our lives, requires a critical eye. Media in Society gives students in upper level media courses a unique narrative-based approach to media criticism, exploring the stories media tell—as well as the stories we tell about the media when we describe how it affects us. Organized thematically, Media in Society examines topics like narrative genre, entertainment culture, news, politics, and economics, emphasizing both the pleasures and pitfalls of the media narratives that surround us. Written by an esteemed team of media scholars, specifically for media students, this compact and affordable text makes a great backbone or addition to a media and society course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312179861
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
407,988
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Media in Society

UNDERSTANDING MEDIA FORMS: Using Technology, Democracy

UNDERSTANDING MEDIA CONTENT: The Critical Process

TYPES OF MEDIA CRITICISM

CURRENT ISSUES IN MEDIA CRITICISM

TOWARDS MEDIA LITERACY

Chapter 2: Media Metaphors

MEDIA AS CURRENT EXPERIENCE

MEDIA INFLUENCE METAPHORS

MEDIA AS NARRATORS

Chapter 3: Visual Literacy and the Truth Behind an Image

COMPOSITION: THE VISUAL'S AESTHETIC POWER

SEMIOTICS AND SYMBOLIC MEANING

REALISM: TRUTH AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Chapter 4: Narrative Formulas and the Cycle of Storytelling

HEGEMONY, COMMON SENSE, AND STORYTELLING

DEFINING NARRATIVE FORMS

THE LIMITS OF NARRATIVE

Chapter 5: Political Stories and Media

MEDIA NARRATIVES AND DEMOCRACY

MASS MEDIA'S POLITICAL INFLUENCE

ADVERTISING AND THE CAPITALISM OF POLITICS

CITIZENSHIP AND CHANGE

Chapter 6: News, Culture, and Democracy

A SHORT HISTORY OF JOURNALISM

QUESTIONING OBJECTIVE-STYLE STORYTELLING

REINVENTING JOURNALISM: REPORTING AND THE LIMITS OF STORYTELLING

CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

Chapter 7: Media Economics

MEDIA CORPORATIONS AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

MEDIA CORPORATIONS AND PERFORMANCE NORMS

MEDIA CORPORATIONS AND PROFIT

MEDIA CORPORATIONS AND COMPETITION

MEDIA ECONOMICS, PERFORMANCE, AND DEMOCRACY

Chapter 8: Entertainment and Popular Culture

DRAWING CULTURAL LINES

CULTURAL TASTE RECONSIDERED

EXPLORING POPULAR CULTURE PLURALISM

Chapter 9: Representation in the Media

IDEOLOGY, HEGEMONY, AND MASTER NARRATIVES

NARRATIVE ANALYSIS: WHAT DO OUR STORIES OF IDENTITY SAY?

INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS: WHO GETS TO TELL THE STORIES OF IDENTITY?

HISTORIC ANALYSIS: HOW ARE STORIES OF IDENTITY SHAPED BY CULTURE?

BECOMING THE MEDIA: PARTICIPATORY CULTURE AND NEW IDENTITIES

Chapter 10: Technology, Convergence, and Democracy

FROM THE INDUSTRIAL AGE TO THE INFORMATION ERA

NEW MEDIA: INNOVATION, IMPACT, INFLUENCE

TECHNOLOGY AND DEMOCRACY

Chapter 11: Media Globalization

ELEMENTS OF GLOBALIZATION

IDEOLOGY AND INFORMATION

EVALUATING GLOBALIZATION

THE FUTURE OF GLOBALIZATION

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book. It does a great job in connecting with current events & explaining things with such concrete details