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A History of Mass Communication

Author : Irving Fang
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This exciting new text traces the common themes in the long and complex history of mass communication. It shows how the means of communicating grew out of their eras, how they developed, how they influenced the societies of those eras, and how they have continued to exert their influence upon subsequent generations. The book is divided into six periods which are identified as 'Information Revolutions' writing, printing, mass media, entertainment, the 'toolshed' (which we call 'home' now), and the Information Highway. In looking at the ways in which the tools of communication have influenced and been influenced by social change, A History of Mass Communication provides students of media and journalism with a strong sense of the way their chosen field affects how society functions. Providing a broad-based approach to media history, Dr. Fang encourages the reader to take a careful look at where our culture is headed through the tools we use to communicate with one another. A History of Mass Communication is not only the most current text on communication history, but also an invaluable resource for anyone interested in how methods of communication affect society.

Refiguring Mass Communication

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The History of Media and Communication Research

Author : David W. Park
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«Strictly speaking», James Carey wrote, «there is no history of mass communication research.» This volume is a long-overdue response to Carey's comment about the field's ignorance of its own past. The collection includes essays of historiographical self-scrutiny, as well as new histories that trace the field's institutional evolution and cross-pollination with other academic disciplines. The volume treats the remembered past of mass communication research as crucial terrain where boundaries are marked off and futures plotted. The collection, intended for scholars and advanced graduate students, is an essential compass for the field.

African Americans in the History of Mass Communication

Author : Naeemah Clark
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<I>African Americans in the History of Mass Communication offers a variety of stories focusing on how African Americans use the media to educate, advocate, empower, and serve others. Stories ranging from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era, which include different forms of media from cinema and music to newspapers and public relations, offer perspectives that have yet to be told. The book's concluding chapter includes personal accounts from several of its contributing authors detailing how they researched their chapters. These accounts offer questions designed to generate thought about scholarship and history. Students may use these anecdotes as guides for their own research.

Get Me a Murder a Day

Author : Kevin Williams
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This book provides a basic introduction to the development of mass communication in Britain. It examines the emergence of media industries and audiences in the context of issues of regulation and control. The focus is on the histories of the print, broadcasting and film media. The main landmarks in the development of these media are outlined as well as the key factors that have shaped the changing nature of their industrial organisation and structure and the character of their audiences. The book also examines how the growth of new forms of mass communication has always been accompanied by fears of their impact on popular opinions and behaviour. The concerns of powerful elites, news and information managers and moral entrepreneurs are treated as an integral part of the history of mass communication. Changing forms of censorship and control are examined throughout different historical periods. It begins with the birth of printing in the fifteenth century and traces emergence of the modern newspaper from the struggles of the nineteenth century radical press to the Wapping Revolution of the 1980s. The development of visual media is explored from the advent of the silent movies to the contemporary world of cable, satellite and the internet.

Philippine Mass Communication

Author : Crispin C. Maslog
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Mass Communication and American Social Thought

Author : John Durham Peters
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This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns of social thought, this valuable collection features key texts covering the media studies traditions of the Chicago school, the effects tradition, the critical theory of the Frankfurt school, and mass society theory. Where possible, articles are reproduced in their entirety to preserve the historical flavor and texture of the original works. Topics include popular theater, yellow journalism, cinema, books, public relations, political and military propaganda, advertising, opinion polling, photography, the avant-garde, popular magazines, comics, the urban press, radio drama, soap opera, popular music, and television drama and news. This text is ideal for upper-level courses in mass communication and media theory, media and society, mass communication effects, and mass media history.

Perspectives on Mass Communication History

Author : Wm. David Sloan
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This unique volume is based on the philosophy that the teaching of history should emphasize critical thinking and attempt to involve the student intellectually, rather than simply provide names, dates, and places to memorize. The book approaches history not as a cut-and-dried recitation of a collection of facts but as multifaceted discipline. In examining the various perspectives historians have provided, the author brings a vitality to the study of history that students normally do not gain. The text is comprised of 24 historiographical essays, each of which discusses the major interpretations of a significant topic in mass communication history. Students are challenged to evaluate each approach critically and to develop their own explanations. As a textbook designed specifically for use in graduate level communication history courses, it should serve as a stimulating pedagogical tool.

Historical Methods in Mass Communication

Author : James D. Startt
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Handbook of the research methods used to study the history of mass communication.

Historical Methods in Mass Communication 4th Ed

Author : James D. Startt
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This highly praised book guides communication historians and history students in the methods of proper research.Its underlying concept is that communication historians must master the well-prescribed methods that have prov­en themselves in the general field of history.It issues an inspirational call for communica­tion history to be approached as primarily history rather than primarily communication, and it provides the means by which communication historians can achieve that goal.

Media Studies Media history media and society

Author : Pieter Jacobus Fourie
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While examining exactly who owns the media and who produces the media, this text manages to encompass the systematic, critical, and analytical media in all its forms and concludes that the media is one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Investigating the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, democracy, this resource is well-suited for anyone with an interest in the modern role of media in society.

The Media of Mass Communication

Author : John Vivian
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For courses in Introduction to Mass Communication Help students see the impact of the media upon society and our daily lives The Media of Mass Communication encourages students to explore the latest economic, technological, cultural, and political shifts in media through a historical context. Author John Vivian prompts students to analyze ongoing transformations in mass media, examining the various ways in which it impacts the world as they hone their media literacy skills. The Twelfth Edition offers updated coverage of new trends in the field and the impact of social media, ensuring a contemporary learning experience for students. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook. The Media of Mass Communication, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

The Handbook of Communication History

Author : Peter Simonson
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The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.

Milestones in Mass Communication Research

Author : Shearon Lowery
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Milestones in Mass Communication Research, 3/e offers an impressive history of mass communication research over the past 60 years and emphasizes media effects.

Mass Media and People Power

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Mass Communication Theory

Author : Denis McQuail
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The major textbook in communication theory. Denis McQuail provides a brisk, elegantly organized, and comprehensive overview of the ways in which mass communication has been viewed by social scientists and by practitioners. The wealth of thinking in the field; the enormous range of issues studied and questions raised; the proliferation of schools, approaches and tendencies: McQuail marshalls this welter of material into a clear, easy to follow textbook for students at all levels of communication studies. He reviews: ways in which the the mass media have been defined theories of their function and purpose views of the organizational structures and processes of mass media content analysis and the other techniques for interpreting the meaning of media content theories of what an audience is and what it does Cultivation theory, traditional sociology, classical marxism, the Frankfurt school, 'hegemony' theory, Soviet media theory, the uses and gratifications approach, development media theory, free press theory, organizational theory -- all these and much more -- are described and placed in their historical and scholarly context. McQuail's extensive references will guide anyone interested in mass communication to the key work in the field. Diagrams, a Media Theory Map, summaries, indexes and other features will further help new students to keep a hold on all the separate strands in the field. About the author: Denis McQuail is currently Professor of Mass Communication, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After graduating from Corpus Christi College, Oxford with a BA in Modern History and a Diploma in Public and Social Administration, he received a PhD in social studies from the University of Leeds. He has since been affiliated to the Television Research Unit, University of Leeds; the University of Southampton; and the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania. His major publications include: Television and the Political Image (with J Trenaman) 1961; Television in Politics: Its Use and Influence (with J G Blumler), 1968; Towards a Sociology of Mass Communications, 1968; Sociology of Mass Communication (editor) 1972; Communication, 1975; Review of Sociological Writing on the Press, 1976; Analysis of Newspaper Content, 1977; Communication Models for the Study of Mass Communication (with Sven Windahl), 1982. Why this textbook? Why choose this textbook for use in your courses over others that are available? McQuail has drawn on his own extensive teaching experience to make sure his book offers the following qualities and features: The frameworks: for ease of organization, McQuail arranges the theories of media effect processes, or mass media and social change in new, clarifying frameworks. He aims to present all the principal theories within a single integrative framework. Its range: McQuail's extraordinary feat of organization encompasses theories from all the principal approaches to communication from all over the world. His book will be useful in a variety of cultural and national settings. Its thoroughness: McQuail provides over 300 references to guide your students to the primary sources. Not only is each theory described, and its sources and histories plotted, but its implications and intellectual context are explored. Consensus theories are given equal weight with themore contentious, critical understandings. Controversy is faced, fairness maintained. Its currency: The most recent research is expressed in the form of theoretical propositions. New approaches are discussed that are not reviewed in other textbooks: a revision of the functional theory, the notion of emerging 'public definitions', and a revision of the 'four theories of the press'. Other unique features: A thorough review of theories of the audience. Questions of media power and normative theories of media are given a central place at various points. Professor Denis McQuail provides a thorough review of the history, structure, and processes of the mass media, and the views taken of them. The first chapter defines the terms and issues of mass media studies. It also traces the development of mass media since the first newspapers in the 17th century. McQuail notes the origins, typical forms, and applications of mass media at different times. He then provides a framework for understanding the different approaches to the study of mass media. Mass society theory, Marxist approaches of different types, message-centred theory, and theory of audience and effect are the perspectives reviewed. Chapter Three explores the ideological, political, and cultural contexts in which the mass media operates, and which define the media's functions. The institutional forms of mass communication are characterized in Chapter Four. In Chapter Five, the meaning of the information provided by the media is analyzed. Different kinds of content, such as news or fiction, are examined from different theoretical perspectives. Chapter Six describes alternative approaches to the study ofthe audience, the different aspects of audiences which they study, and the conclusions they have reached. Chapter Seven focusses on the study of the impact and effect of media. Different scientific approaches to this study are described, and the results of this research given. The final chapter looks at the lessons of mass communication study for issues of current concern such as international communication and new technological developments.

Introduction to Mass Communication

Author : Ashish Sharma
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This book is designed to give a general and comprehensive view of Mass Communication to the student. The book is unique in presenting mass communication Models and Theories in one volume. The book serves the purpose of all students of mass media and in the field as it is designed specially keeping in focus the academic syllabi of leading universities and colleges. The book is divided into four parts: 1) Introduction to Mass Communication. 2) Function of Mass Communication. 3) Models of Mass Communication. 4) Theories of Mass Communication. This book presents an overview of the various mass communication models which includes Linear/ Non –linear models of communication and theories which includes Media theories, normative theories of mass communication. This book gives insight to basic concepts of mass Communication.

Dictionary of Mass Communication and Media Research

Author : David P. Demers
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The Dictionary of Mass Communication and Media Research provides comprehensive definitions of major concepts pertaining to the seven major traditional mass media (books, newspapers, magazines, television, radio, motion pictures, recording industry), the Internet, supporting industries (advertising and public relations), media law and ethics, media issues (e.g., global mass media, media concentration), and media research (effects and processes). The definitions are clear, concise and easy to understand. The book is geared to serve the needs of the public, students, scholars and mass media professionals.

Communication in History

Author : David Crowley
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Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.

Media Today

Author : Joseph Turow
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Media Todayputs mass communication students at the center of the profound changes in the twenty-first century media world – from digital convergence to media ownership – and gives them the skills to think critically about what these changes mean for the role of media in their lives. Comprehensive and engaging, Media Todayfeatures: an interactive companion website featuring a full range of instructor and student materials including study podcasts at a three-pronged media systems approach focused on media literacy, convergence, and emerging trends in today's media culture up-to-date coverage of the latest political, economic, technological, and cultural issues affecting media industries exciting new resources including an enclosed free DVD with media examples. Completely revised with updated examples, case studies, and media resources, the third edition of this innovative mass communication textbook is built upon a media systems approach that gives students an insider's perspective on how mass media industries operate. By making students more knowledgeable about the influences that guide media organizations, Media Todaybuilds media literacy skills to make students sensitive to ways of seeing media content as a means of learning about culture. Joseph Turow emphasizes throughout the many ways in which media convergence has blurred distinctions between and among various media. Each chapter of Media Todaywill: guide students through the essential history of media industries examines the current forces shaping their creation, distribution and exhibition explores the impact of emerging trends in media and society from globalization to social networking to video games. Media Todayis designed to be used independently, but can also be used with the supplemental textbook edited by Brooke Erin Duffy and Joseph Turow, Key Readings in Media Today.