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Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
by Jack Lule - The Saylor Foundation , 2013
The text will support an engaging course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.
Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology
by Marianne van den Boomen, et al. - Amsterdam University Press , 2009
The authors assembled their 'digital material' into an anthology, covering issues ranging from desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to blogging and e-learning, from role-playing games and cybergothic music to wireless dreams.
Audiovisions : Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History
by Siegfried Zielinski - Amsterdam University Press , 1999
The book reconstructs the genesis of cinema and television as historically relative cultural forms, focussing on the interaction between the apparatus and its uses. It is also a plea for 'staying power' in studies of cultural technology of film.
Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
by Joe Karaganis - SSRC Books , 2011
An independent study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, etc. The report argues that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.
Broadcasting, Voice, and Accountability
by Steve Buckley, et al. - World Bank Publications , 2008
This book provides development practitioners with a wide overview of the key policy and regulatory issues involved in supporting freedom of information and expression and enabling development of a pluralistic and independent broadcasting sector.
The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age
by Joseph Turow, Lokman Tsui - University of Michigan Press , 2008
The book addresses a series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. These essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the connections that structure communication discourse in the world of digital media.
Skate Life: Re-Imagining White Masculinity
by Emily Chivers Yochim - University of Michigan Press , 2010
Skate Life examines how young male skateboarders use skate culture media in the production of their identities. Emily Chivers Yochim offers a comprehensive ethnographic analysis of an Ann Arbor, Michigan, skateboarding community.
Media, Technology, and Society: Theories of Media Evolution
by Russell Neuman - University of Michigan Press , 2010
The authors explore the issue of media evolution. Focusing on a variety of examples in media history, ranging from the telephone to the television, the radio to the Internet, these essays address questions about the nature of technological change.
When Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and Use
by John Carey, Martin C. J. Elton - University of Michigan Press , 2010
The book investigates the human factors involved in technological change and their implications for current and future media. It will find a broad audience ranging from media and communication scholars to historians and organizational theorists.
by Drew Davidson et al. - Lulu.com , 2010
An introduction to the future of mass media and mass communications - cross-media communications. Cross-media is explained through the presentation and analysis of contemporary examples and project-based tutorials in cross-media development.
by Dan Gillmor - Lulu.com , 2010
We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us by being active consumers and participants. Here's how.
by Adam D. Thierer - The Progress & Freedom Foundation , 2005
Are media companies in this country too big? Is the media diverse enough and competitive enough today? And what relationship, if any, does media size have to the health of our democracy? These are the questions Adam Thierer explores in this book.
Media and Cultural Theory
by Stephen Hill, Bevis Fenner - BookBoon , 2010
This is an ideal guidebook for undergraduates studying a range of Media and Cultural Studies courses. Alongside more traditional forms like film, television and music, the book also makes reference to Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.
We the Media
by Dan Gillmor - O'Reilly Media, Inc. , 2004
The book about journalism's transformation from a mass-media structure to something more democratic, a story of evolutionary change and a modern revolution, because technology has given us a toolkit that allows anyone to become a journalist.
by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC , 2004
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.