The Media of Mass Communication / Edition 9

The Media of Mass Communication / Edition 9

by John Vivian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 020552110X

ISBN-13: 9780205521104

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Updated in a new 10th edition, this book is organized around a "balanced" approach and provides the principles and foundations of media literacy with coverage of contemporary media issues.

This book covers the on-going transformations in mass media and offers accessible insight into the important issues through lively examples, streamlined coverage, and a robust

Overview

Updated in a new 10th edition, this book is organized around a "balanced" approach and provides the principles and foundations of media literacy with coverage of contemporary media issues.

This book covers the on-going transformations in mass media and offers accessible insight into the important issues through lively examples, streamlined coverage, and a robust media tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205521104
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
MyCommunicationLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

All chapters begin with Learning Goals and conclude with Chapter Wrap-Up, Questions for Review, Questions for Critical Thinking, and Keeping Up to Date.

I. THE MASS MEDIA.

1. The Mass Media.
Opening Vignette: Sumner Redstone.
Importance of Mass Media.
Primary Mass Media.
Mass Media Models.
Economics of Mass Media.
Media Demassification.
Media Conglomeration.
Media Melding.
Media Future: Recordings.

2. Books.
Opening Vignette: J.K. Rowling
Books in the Culture.
Book Categories.
Book Authors.
Book Issues.
Evaluating Books.
Book Trends.
Media Future Trends: Books.

3. Magazines.
Opening Vignette: Bob Petersen.
Influence of Magazines.
Magazines as Media Innovators.
Consumer Magazines.
Non-Newsrack Magazines.
Magazine Demassification.
Evaluating Magazines.
Media Future: Magazines.

4. Newspapers.
Opening Vignette: George Gilder.
Importance of Newspapers.
Newspaper Chain Ownership.
Evaluating Newspapers.
National Dailies.
Hometown Newspapers.
Challenges for Daily Newspapers.
Weekly Newspapers.
Alternate and Minority Newspapers.
Media Future: Newspapers.

5. Recordings.
Opening Vignette: Shawn Fanning.
Recorded Music as a Social Force.
Recording Industry.
Recording Technology.
Digital Technology.
Evolution of the Music.
Changes in Music Business.
Marketing Records.
Evaluating Record Companies.
Evaluating Recording Companies.
Heisting Music.
Censorship and Recorded Music.
Media Future: Recordings.

6. Movies.
Opening Vignette: Amorette Jones.
Importance of Movies.
Technical Heritage of Movies.
Three Crises that Reshaped Hollywood.
Hollywood's Response to Television.
Melding of Movies and Television.
Movie Exhibitors.
Movie Finances.
Movie Censorship.
Evaluating Movies.
Media Future: Movies.

7. Radio.
Opening Vignette: Don Imes.
Significance of Radio.
Technical Development.
Characteristics of U.S. Radio.
Radio as Entertainment.
Radio News.
Radio Networks.
Broadcasting Regulation.
Quality on the Air.
Media Future: Radio.

8. Television.
Opening Vignette: John de Mol.
Impact of Television.
Technology of Television.
Structure of U.S. Television.
Delivery Systems.
Over-Air Networks.
Cable Television.
Television Entertainment.
Television News.
Public Television.
Evaluating Television.
Media Future: Television.

9. The Web.
Opening Vignette: Tim Berners-Lee.
World Wide Web.
Internet.
Commerce and the Web.
Measuring the Web Audience.
Web Technology.
Nonlinear Communication.
Hypertext.
Evaluating the Web.
Media Melding.
Public Policy and the Web.
Media Future: Web.

II. MASS MESSAGES.

10. Journalism.
Opening Vignette: Christiane Amanpour.
Journalism Traditions.
Personal Values in News.
Variables Affecting News.
Influences on News.
Gatekeeping in News.
Journalism Trends.
Identifying Good Journalism.
Media Future: Journalism.

11. Public Relations.
Chapter Opener: Masatochi Ono.
Importance of Public Relations.
Origins of Public Relations.
Structure of Public Relations.
Public Relations Services.
Media Relations.
Professionalization.

12. Advertising.
Opening Vignette: Daisy Expsito-Ulla.
Importance of Advertising.
Origins of Advertising.
Advertising Agencies.
Placing Advertisements.
Pitching Messages.
Research and Psychology.
Advertising Regulation.
Problems and Issues.
Media Future: Advertising.

13. Media Research.
Opening Vignette: Andy Kohut.
Public-Opinion Sampling.
Measuring Audience Size.
Measuring Audience Reaction.
Audience Analysis.
Applied and Theoretical Research.

III. MASS MEDIA ISSUES.

14. Mass Communication.
Opening Vignette: Wilbur Schramm.
Types of Communication.
Components of Mass Communication.
Communication Models.
Fundamentals in the Process.
Players in the Process.
Impediments to Communication.
Mass Communication Results.

15. Mass Communication Effects.
Opening Vignette: Orson Welles.
Effects Studies.
Uses and Gratifications Studies.
Individual Selectivity.
Socialization.
Media-Depicted Violence.
Media Agenda-Setting for Individuals.
Media-Induced Anxiety.

16. Mass Media and Society.
Opening Vignette: Marshall McLuhan.
Mass Media Role in Culture.
Social Stability.
Cultural Transmission.
Mass Media and Fundamental Change.

17.Global Mass Media
Opening Vignette: Herbert Schiller.
Global Conglomeration.
Effects of Globalization.
Cultural Intrusion.
Global Media Models.
Global Media Players.
Global Media Companies.
Media Pressure Points.
Media Future: Global Mass Media.

18. Mass Media and Governance
Opening Vignette: Helen Thomas.
Media Role in Governance.
Media as an Information Service.
Media Effects on Governance.
Government Manipulation of Media.
Status of the Watchdog.
Media-Government Issues.

19. Mass Media Law.
Opening Vignette: James Perry Barlow.
The U.S. Constitution.
Prior Restraint.
Slander and Mass Media.
Privacy Law.
Journalism Law.
Obscenity and Pornography.
Censorship Today.
Copyright.

20. Ethics.
Opening Vignette: Jesse and Terry Ventura.
The Difficulty of Ethics.
Moral Principles.
Process versus Outcome.
Potter's Box.
Ethics and Other Issues.
Unsettled, Unsettling Questions.

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