—Stephen Crofts, Media International Australia
—COMMUNICATION RESEARCH TRENDS
Bringing together a range of renowned and newly emerging scholars in the field, including a Preface by Denis McQuail, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies: Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students and teachers alike. Each chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation, followed by a discussion of the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australia, and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide readers in terms of future study.
Written for undergraduate courses in media and communications and cultural studies; vocationally specific courses such as journalism and PR, as well as for students taking media as part of a wider social science or arts program.