Devereux’s third edition of Understanding the Media has expanded the possibilities of what a textbook can be. Incisive questions framed through accessible and detailed examples provide a platform for a wealth of different activities that engage readers in the critical study of media.
This is a lucid and lively introduction to key concepts and developments in media and media studies. The new edition, with updated case studies and a good range of online reading, is a valuable resource for both students and lecturers.
Understanding the Media is carefully aimed at a new generation of media students. Accessibly written and very well-structured, the book will be one of those you go back to time and time again throughout your studies. In addition it also offers that much-needed, little-found extra in a textbook: critical engagement with media and society. A joy for those of us teaching the subject.
Comprehensive guide to the how and why of understanding the media. Good overview for an introductory course in media studies.
As a general media reader there is of value as a generalist text for those interested in the crime dimension of the media
An intelligent appraisal of a constantly changing landscape.
Eoin Devereux's work is both appealing and instrumental in discussing problems pertaining to the field of Media. Its insightfulness is of great use for all, be it those starting their relationship with these issues and those who want to keep track of the foundations of the debate around media.
A fantastic well thought out text. Delivered in a succint a thoughtful fashion. I will be adopting this as my primary text for the module I am teaching
A very strong title which offers a broad, global scope that many texts of this kind are sorely lacking.
The book is rich with conceptual underpinnings and interesting examples. It is accessible and critical, suitable for students in media studies, cultural studies and sociology.
As with the previous two editions, this will prove to be an essential course book for students. Introduces students to key theoretical concepts and encourages critical thinking about the role of the media within society.
This is easily the best textbook of its kind, Apart from dealing thoroughly with the subject matter, the author's own research competence shines through. It positions better students for solid research in the field of mass communications.
Very helpfull to enlighten students on how media - indeed- work.
Although I have recommended it for Honours (4th level BA) I am prescribing it as essential reading for my MA and PhD students (aproximately 10 students). It is excellent.
Fascinating and up-to-date text with hands on examples for students.
A great text for students of journalism and communication studies. I have added this text to the reading list for my forthcoming MA course, and am certain it will be enjoyed for its refreshing writing style, clear structure and attention to detail. Happy to see new cases such as the Leveson Inquiry included.
Very useful book which explores how the media influences and impacts on our day to day lives....used in conjunction with a crime in the media module it widens and expands a students understanding of the power processes in play within our very powerful media consortium.
The book has a critical approach that I would like to see in textbooks. Especially in the last chapter it encourages the readers to think and engage in analysis and producing articles.