Mediavisions: The Art and Industry of Mass Communication by Robert Henry Stanley
Many books covering the introduction to mass communications lean towards the descriptive and social scientific aspects of the media. In contrast, Mediavisions provides a critical analysis and evaluation of both the aesthetics and the agencies of mass communications. The book is organized chronologically to facilitate analysis of developments in the art and industry of mass communications within the context of concurrent social, political, economic, and technological changes. Each of the book's five chapters has subheadings to highlight specific subject matter.