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Media Today uses convergence as a lens that puts students at the center of the profound changes in the 21st century media world. Through the convergence lens they learn to think critically about the role of media today and what these changes mean for their lives presently and in the future. The book's media systems approach helps students to look carefully at how media is created, distributed, and exhibited in the new world that the digital revolution has created. From newspapers to video gamesÂ and social networking to mobile platforms, Media Today prepares students to live in the digital world of media.
Understanding the conceptual relationship between the building blocks of media and communication is important not just for one's knowledge, but for what works in practice. This is important especially as societies become complex. From its macro-perspective, Media Anthology sees both media and communication landscapes as experiencing dramatic changes since the introduction of social media. It helps the reader to scope and digest trending issues presented within the field of mass media and communication. For students of media and communication, this book opens an array of information. And to the practitioner, it introduces an opportunity to locate and fuse practice with professionalism in a dynamic and contested field like media and communication.
The extent to which teachers should make use of theoretical and expert knowledge as opposed to tacit experiential knowledge, and how these might be combined, is a perennial issue in discussions on pedagogy. This book addresses these debates through a creative development of the concept of productive uncertainty.
This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues including: understanding media; researching media; crime, newsworthiness and news; crime, entertainment and creativity; effects, influence and moral panic; and cybercrime, surveillance and risk. Specially devized introductory and linking sections contextualize each reading and evaluate its contribution to the field, both individually and in relation to competing approaches and debates.
This book provides a single source around which criminology, media and cultural studies modules can be structured, an invaluable revision and consultation guide for students, and an extremely useful resource for scholars writing and researching across a wide range of relevant fields.
Accessible yet challenging, and packed with additional pedagogical devices, Crime and Media: A Reader will be an invaluable resource for students and academics studying crime, media, culture, surveillance and control.
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