The Media

An Introduction

Author: Daniele Albertazzi,Paul Cobley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865219

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Today, arguably more than at any time in the past, media are the key players in contributing to what defines reality for the citizens of Europe and beyond. This book provides an introduction to the way that the media occupy such a position of prominence in contemporary human existence. This expanded and fully updated third edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction collects in one volume thirty-six specially commissioned essays to offer unrivalled breadth and depth for an introduction to the study of contemporary media. It addresses the fundamental questions about today’s media – for example, digitisation and its effects, new distribution technologies, and the implications of convergence, all set against the backdrop of a period of profound social and economic change in Europe and globally. Key features: Expert contributions on each topic Approachable, authoritative contributions provide a solid theoretical overview of the media industry and comprehensive empirical guide to the institutions that make up the media. Further Reading and related web-resource listings encourage further study. New to this edition: New five part structure provides a broad and coherent approach to media: Part 1 Understanding the Media; Part 2 What Are the Media?; Part 3 The Media Environment; Part 4 Audiences, Influences and Effects; Part 5 Media Representations. Brand new chapters on: Approaches to Media; Media Form; Models of Media Institutions; The Media in Europe; Photography; Book Publishing; Newspapers; Magazines; Radio; Television; The Internet and the Web; News Media; Economics; Policy; Public Service Broadcasting in Europe; Censorship and Freedom of Speech; Audience Research; Sexualities; Gender; Social Class; Media and Religion; The Body, Health and Illness; Nationality and Sex Acts. Other chapter topics from the last edition fully updated A wider, more comparative focus on Europe. The Media: An Introduction will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, journalism, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.

Photography

Author: Stephen Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203867297

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 5272

Photography explores the photograph in the twenty-first century and its importance as a media form. Stephen Bull considers our media-saturated society and the place of photography in everyday life, introducing the theories used to analyse photographs and exploring the impact of digital technology. The text is split into short, accessible chapters on the broad themes central to the study and analysis of photography, and key issues are explained and applied to visual examples in each chapter. Topics covered include: the identity of photography the meanings of photographs photography for sale snapshots the photograph as document photography as art photographs in fashion photography and celebrity. Photography is an up-to-date, clear and comprehensive introduction to debates about photography now and is particularly useful to media, photography and visual culture students.

Photography

Author: Stephen Bull

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415429188

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 9404

Photography explores the photograph in the twenty-first century and its importance as a media form. Stephen Bull considers our media-saturated society and the place of photography in everyday life, introducing the theories used to analyze photographs and exploring the impact of digital technology. Topics covered include: *the identity of photography *the meanings of photographs *photography for sale *snapshots *the photograph as document *photography as art *photographs in fashion *photography and celebrity.

Photography

Author: Stephen Bull

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415429188

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 2782

Photography explores the photograph in the twenty-first century and its importance as a media form. Stephen Bull considers our media-saturated society and the place of photography in everyday life, introducing the theories used to analyze photographs and exploring the impact of digital technology. Topics covered include: *the identity of photography *the meanings of photographs *photography for sale *snapshots *the photograph as document *photography as art *photographs in fashion *photography and celebrity.

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 5519

In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.

Media Today

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Joseph Turow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136864024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 6518

Media Today gives your students the media literacy skills they need to think critically about the role of media in their lives. This book uses a media systems approach to look closely at the production, distribution, and exhibition of media, from Hollywood films to Facebook, to discover cultural, political, and economic forces that shape media now. Completely revised and updated, this 4th edition connects the latest trends, debates, and technologies to the history of media, highlighting the impact and meaning of today's changes to the media landscape, especially how traditional industry boundaries have blurred with digital convergence. Students and instructors will find a full range of supporting materials including interactive quizzes and online video resources at www.routledge.com/textbooks/mediatoday4e.

Photography

A Critical Introduction

Author: Liz Wells

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307031

Category: Photography

Page: 382

View: 1010

This seminal text for photography students identifies key debates in photographic theory, stimulates discussion and evaluation of the critical use of photographic images and ways of seeing. This new edition retains the thematic structure and text features of its predecessors but also expands coverage on photojournalism, digital imaging techniques, race and colonialism. The content is updated with additional international and contemporary examples and images throughout and the inclusion of colour photos. Features of this new edition include: *Key concepts and short biographies of major thinkers *Updated international and contemporary case studies and examples *A full glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography *Resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

New Media

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Kieran Kelly,Iain Grant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415431603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 2735

With this text, a team of authors from the University of West England provide a comprehensive overview of the culture, technologies and history of new media and assess claims that a media and technology revolution is underway.

Reality TV

Author: Annette Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136177884

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 480

Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to know this but...’ Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a range of programmes from the mundane to those that revel in the spectacle of excess. Annette Hill’s research draws on interviews with television producers on the market of reality TV and audience research with over fifteen thousand participants during a fifteen year period. Key themes in the book include the phenomenon of reality TV as a new kind of inter-generic space; the rise of reality entertainment formats and producer intervention; audiences, fans and anti-fans; the spectacle of reality and sports entertainment; and the ways real people and celebrities perform themselves in cross-media content. Reality TV explores how this form of popular entertainment invites audiences to riff on reality, to debate and reject reality claims, making it ideal for students of media and cultural studies seeking a broader understanding of how media connects with trends in society and culture.

Digital Snaps

The New Face of Photography

Author: Jonas Larsen,Mette Sandbye

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857734423

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 3556

Photography as an everyday practice is once again changing dramatically. At this moment of transition from analogue to digital, Digital Snaps aims to develop a new media ecology that can accommodate these changes to photography ‘as we know it’. Expert contributors representing varied disciplines demonstrate how and to what extent the traditional social practices, technologies and images of analogue photography are being transformed with the movement to digital photography. They zoom in on typical, vernacular, everyday practices: the development of the family photo album from a physical object in the living room to a digital practice on the Internet; the use of mobile phones in everyday life; photo communities on the Internet; photo booth photography; studio photography; and fine arts’ appropriation of amateur photography. They explore how this media convergence transforms the media ecology – the networks, objects, performances, meanings and circulations – of vernacular photography, as we research it through ordinary people’s use of such new cameras and interactive Internet spaces as part of their everyday lives.

Graphic Design as Communication

Author: Malcolm Barnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136477292

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 1894

What is the point of graphic design? Is it advertising or is it art? What purpose does it serve in our society and culture? Malcolm Barnard explores how meaning and identity are at the core of every graphic design project and argues that the role and function of graphic design is, and always has been, communication. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches including those of Derrida, Saussure, Foucault, and Barthes, and taking examples from advertising, magazines, illustration, website design, comics, greetings cards and packaging, Graphic Design as Communication looks at how graphic design contributes to the formation of social and cultural identities. Malcolm Barnard discusses the ways in which racial/ethnic groups, age groups and gender groups are represented in graphic design, as well as how images and texts communicate with different cultural groups. He also explores how graphic design relates to both European and American modernism, and its relevance to postmodernism and globalisation in the twenty-first century and asks why, when graphic design is such an integral part of our society and culture, it is not acknowledged and understood in the same way that art is.

Introduction to Communication Studies

Author: John Fiske

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136870172

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3893

This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ‘Why Fiske Still Matters’ for today’s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Ron Becker, Elana Levine, Darrell Newton and Pamela Wilson on the theme of ‘Structuralism and Semiotics, Fiske-Style’. Both underline the continuing relevance of this foundational text in communication studies. How can we study communication? What are the main theories and methods of approach? This classic text provides a lucid, accessible introduction to the main authorities in the field of communication studies, aimed at students coming to the subject for the first time. It outlines a range of methods of analysing examples of communication, and describes the theories underpinning them. Thus armed, the reader will be able to tease out the latent cultural meanings in such apparently simple communications as news photos or popular TV programmes, and to see them with new eyes.

Social Media Communication

Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics

Author: Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131768060X

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 2116

In Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics, Jeremy Harris Lipschultz presents a wide-scale, interdisciplinary analysis and guide to social media. Examining platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube and Vine, the book explores and analyzes journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising and marketing. Lipschultz focuses on key concepts, best practices, data analyses, law and ethics—all promoting the critical thinking professionals and students need to use new networking tools effectively and to navigate social and mobile media spaces. Featuring contemporary case studies, essays from some of the industry’s leading social media innovators, and a comprehensive glossary, this practical, multipurpose textbook gives readers the resources they’ll need to both evaluate and utilize current and future forms of social media. For more information about the book, supplementary updates and teaching materials, follow Social Media Communication online at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaCommunication Twitter: @JeremyHL #smc2015 SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/jeremylipschultz

The Photography Handbook

Author: Terence Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136411852

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 8157

This text provides an introduction to the principles of photographic practice and theory. It also explores the history of lens-based picture making and examines the medium's characteristics, scope and limitations.

Pulling Newspapers Apart

Analysing Print Journalism

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134094396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2551

Pulling Newspapers Apart: Analysing Print Journalism explores contemporary UK national and local newspapers at a significant and pivotal moment in their development when some pundits are busily, if mistakenly, announcing their demise. The book offers a detailed examination of features which previous studies have tended to neglect, such as editorial formats (News, Op Ed pages, readers’ letters, cartoons, obituaries, advice columns, features and opinion columns), aspects of newspaper design (page layout, photographs, supplements, online editions, headlines, the emergence of the compact and Berliner editions), newspaper contents (sport, sex and Page 3, royalty, crime, moral panics and politics) as well as the content of newspapers which is not generated by in house journalists (advertising, TV listings, horoscopes, agency copy and public relations materials). This innovative and accessibly written collection provides journalism and media students with an invaluable study of newspapers in the digital age.

Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies

Author: Stephen P. Hanna,Amy E. Potter,E. Arnold Modlin,Perry Carter,David L. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317754964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3233

The examination of social memory and heritage tourism has grown considerably over the past few decades as scholars have critically re-examined the relationships between past memories and present actions at international, national, and local scales. Methodological innovation and reflection have accompanied theoretical advances as researchers strive to understand representations, experiences, thoughts, emotions and identities of the various actors involved in the reproduction of social memory and heritage landscapes. Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies describes and demonstrates innovations – including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches – for analysing the process and politics of remembering and touring the past through place. An introductory chapter looks at the history of social memory and heritage tourism research and the particular challenges posed by these fields of study. In subsequent chapters, the reader is lead through the varying methodologies employed by presenting them in the context of an in-depth case study from range of geographical locations. The resulting volume showcases innovative research in social memory and heritage tourism and provides the reader with insights into how they can successfully conduct their own research while avoiding common pitfalls. This title will be useful reading for scholars, professionals and students in tourism, geography, anthropology and museum studies who are preparing to conduct research on the reproduction of social memory in particular landscapes and places or are interested in investigating heritage tourism practices and representations.

Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies

Author: Bonnie Brennen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136200886

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 8266

This book introduces the essential qualitative methods used in media research, with an emphasis on integrating theory with practice. Each method is introduced through step-by-step instruction on conducting research and interpreting research findings, alongside in-depth discussions of the historical, cultural, and theoretical context of the particular method and case studies drawn from published scholarship. This text is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to qualitative methods, ideal for media and mass communication research courses.

Literacies Across Media

Playing the Text

Author: Margaret Mackey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134133812

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 4263

The contemporary young reader learns from a very early age to read and interpret through a broad range of media. Literacies Across Media explores how a group of boys and girls, aged from ten to fourteen, make sense of narratives in a variety of formats, including print, electronic book, video, DVD, computer game and CD-ROM. This book records these young people over a period of eighteen months as they read, view and play different texts, demonstrating variations and consistencies of interpretative behaviour across different media. Margaret Mackey analyses how the activities of reading, viewing and playing intertwine and affect each other's development. Her in-depth research shows young readers developing strategies for interpreting narratives through encounters with a diverse range of texts and media. The study breaks new ground in its illustration and exploration of the impact of cross-media fertilisation on how young readers come to an understanding of how to make sense of stories. Literacies Across Media offers both a vivid account of a group of young readers coming to terms with texts and a radical perspective on the growth of a generation of young readers. It is thought-provoking, fascinating and highly informative reading not only for theoreticians interested in the reading process, but also teachers, librarians, parents and anybody involved with young people and their texts.