Messages

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134572913
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Easy to read, and highly topical, Messages writes a history of mass communication in Europe and its outreaches, as a search for the origins of media forms from print and stage, to photography, film and broadcasting. Arguing that the development of the mass media has been an essential engine driving the western concept of an individual, Brian Winston examines how the right of free expression is under attack, and how the roots of media expression need to be recalled to make a case for the media’s importance for the protection of individual liberty. Relating to the US constitution, and key laws in the UK which form the foundation of our society, this is a highly useful book for students of media, communication, history, and journalism.

Media Communication

Author: James Watson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137265884
Format: PDF, ePub
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The media is at the heart of cultural, social, political and economic events throughout the world. But how is the role and influence of mass media evolving? Who controls what the media tell us? What impact is new technology on the media as we know it? Building on the success of previous editions, Media Communication 3e continues to explore the changing media climate of the 21st Century. With each chapter showing how theory can be related to our everyday experience of the media, the book makes the most complex ideas easy to understand. All the key topics for first year study are introduced and broken down into manageable chunks, as the book examines the role, ownership and constraints of media production, explaining essential terminology along the way. Packed with memorable examples from international media coverage of world affairs, this new edition explores important contemporary topics from public service broadcasting and network communication to web 2.0 and citizen journalism. With helpful features, including an extensive glossary, further reading and suggestions for discussion, this third edition provides an essential resource for all those studying media and communication.

A Right to Offend

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1849660034
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A Right to Offend explores the most important cases of conflict over the last two decades, including the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the incident of the Danish cartoons. It provides unique insight into the increasingly threatened atmosphere in which freedom of speech operates and how it continues to inform journalism and the media.

Digital Radio in Europe

Author: Brian O'Neill
Publisher: Intellect L & D E F A E
ISBN:
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Radio, the oldest form of electronic broadcasting, has been described as the last medium to go digital. Yet developments have been underway for over twenty years to create new technologies and digital platforms for the transmission of radio in digital form. O'Neill presents detailed studies of the development of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), successes and failures in digital radio implementation, and future scenarios for radio in a fully converged media environment. Essays address the fact that radio now stands at a crossroads in its development, and question whether it has a viable future or whether it will converge with other forms of multimedia and audiovisual media services.

Narrating media history

Author: Michael Bailey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415419161
Format: PDF
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Based on the work of media historian, James Curran, Narrating Media History explores British media history as a series of competing narratives. This unique and timely collection brings together leading international media history scholars, not only to identify and contrast the various interrelationships between media histories, but also to encourage dialogue between different historical, political, and theoretical perspectives including: liberalism - feminism - populism - nationalism - libertarianism - radicalism - technological determinism Essays by distinguished academics cover television, radio, newspaper press and advertising (among others) and illustrate the particularities, affinities, strengths and weaknesses within media history. Each section includes a brief introduction by the editor, with discussion topics and suggestions for further reading, making this an invaluable guide for students of media history.

Twenty first century communication

Author: William F. Eadie
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9781412950305
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Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates affecting the field of communication in the 21st Century.

Building Bridges

Author: Joram Ten Brink
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781905674473
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Building Bridges: The Cinema of Jean Rouch is the first title to fully explore the work and legacy of French documentary-maker Jean Rouch. A figure as comfortable in front of the camera as behind it, Rouch created some of the most enduring sociological films about French and francophone African culture, and his playful documentaries make him the spiritual ancestor of filmmakers such as Nick Broomfield and Michael Moore, and a precursor to the world of Big Brother and reality TV. Based on a major inter-national conference, this study contains over twenty new essays from a global cast of filmmakers, film critics, academics and actors, including a number of Rouch's African-based collaborators, and discusses his massive contribution to ethnographic filmmaking with films such as Les Maitres fous (1955), Le Pyramide humaine (1961) and Chronique d'un été (1961). This collection is set to become a benchmark study of one of the most influential documentary presences of the last century.

Encyclopedia of media and politics

Author: Todd Michael Schaefer
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 9781568028354
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The topics covered include: - Business and institutional aspects of the media; - Evolution and impact of different media including; - Newspapers; - Broadcast and cable television; - New technologies. - Coverage of and relations with the White House, Congress, political parties, and other political institutions; - Legislation and court cases affecting the media; - Important debates, such as those over media bias and election coverage; - Profiles of organizations and agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission; - Profiles of influential media outlets; - Biographies of important figures.

The Documentary Film Book

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher:
ISBN: 1349926256
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Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film. In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies.