Old Media - New Media: Mass Communications in the Information Age / Edition 2

Old Media - New Media: Mass Communications in the Information Age / Edition 2

by David Wilson Jr, Wilson Dizard, Wilson P. Dizard
     
 

At the heart of this book is an explication conveyed in overt and subtle tones of media convergence-that condition signifying a united state of media wherein all media forms and instruments come together by virtue of computers and digitization. This second edition is designed to fit the changes into a coherent pattern, detailing the transformation taking place in the… See more details below

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At the heart of this book is an explication conveyed in overt and subtle tones of media convergence-that condition signifying a united state of media wherein all media forms and instruments come together by virtue of computers and digitization. This second edition is designed to fit the changes into a coherent pattern, detailing the transformation taking place in the media as they adjust to new information-age realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801317439
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Evolution of Mass Communications1
Ch. 2New Media Technologies: The Information Machines30
Ch. 3New Media Technologies: The Networks51
Ch. 4New Media: The Political Dimension70
Ch. 5Broadcast Television: Decline or Renewal?89
Ch. 6Cable Television: The Perils of Success119
Ch. 7Hollywood: Remodeling the Dream Factory143
Ch. 8Gutenberg's Last Stand?165
Ch. 9The Open-Ended Future191
AppendixPrinciples for the Communications Act of 2034211
Glossary: A New-Media Dictionary215
Selected Bibliography227
Index235

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