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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals: 15th Edition / Edition 15

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138668263
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 404,197
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism at the University of South Carolina and Chief Research Analyst for 1World Online. Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research on new media technologies and consumer behavior. His teaching and research combine the study of traditional and emerging media, with emphases on media management, organizational structure, integrated communication and consumer behavior. He’s been editor of Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals since 1992. Dr. Grant has also been published in virtually every major academic journal in the communication field. His work in media convergence includes founding and serving for five years as Executive Editor of The Convergence Newsletter, chairing twelve national conferences on convergent journalism since 2002, and directing the Newsplex Summer Seminar program to train academics in convergent journalism.

Jennifer H. Meadows is Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology at California State University, Chico. Her teaching and research integrate practical and theoretical concerns related to television production, digital signage, the relationships between media and users, and changing media behavior in the new media marketplace. She has been working on the Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals since 1995 and has been co-editor since 1998.

Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) provides top-quality custom studies and technology forecasts on key trends to a wide variety of commercial, government, and academic organizations. Founded in 1978, TFI’s specialties include technology forecasting, depreciation/valuation, telecommunications, energy, business culture, and minitrends. TFI brings to the table a futures focus, in-depth experience, a wide range of proven forecasting and trend analysis methods, and an excellent track-record of making valuable forecasts over several decades.

Table of Contents

I Fundamentals

1. The Communication Technology Ecosystem, August E. Grant, Ph.D.

2. A History of Communication Technology, Yicheng Zhu, M.A. & Dan Brown, Ph.D.

3. Understanding Communication Technologies, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.

4. The Structure of the Communication Industries, August E. Grant, Ph.D.

5. Communication Policy & Technology, Lon Berquist, M.A.

II Electronic Mass Media

6. Digital Television & Video, Peter B. Seel, Ph.D.

7. Multichannel Television Services, Paul Driscoll, Ph.D. & Michel Dupagne, Ph.D.

8. Radio & Digital Audio, Heidi D. Campbell, Ph.D. & Rick Sparks, Ph.D.

9. Digital Signage, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.

10. Cinema Technologies, Michael R. Ogden, Ph.D.

III Computers & Consumer Electronics

11. Personal Computers, Chris Roberts, Ph.D.

12. Internet of Things (IoT), Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Ph.D. & Isaac D. Pletcher, M.F.A.

13. Automotive Telematics, Denise Belafonte-Young, M.F.A.

14. E-books, Ashley F. Miller, Ph.D.

15. Video Games, Brant Guillory, M.M.C.

16. Home Video, Steven J. Dick, Ph.D.

17. Digital Imaging & Photography, Michael Scott Sheerin, M.S.

18. eHealth, Heidi D. Campbell, Ph.D.

IV Networking Technologies

19. Broadband & Home Networks, John J. Lombardi, Ph.D.

20. Telephony, William R. Davie, Ph.D.

21. The Internet, Stephanie Bor, Ph.D. & Jan Boehmer, Ph.D.

22. Social Networks, Rachel A. Stuart, M.A.

23. Big Data, Tony R. DeMars, Ph.D.

V Conclusions

24. Other New Technologies, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.

25. Your Future & Communication Technologies, August E. Grant, Ph.D.


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