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Media, Society, Culture and You

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Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Pub Date: 2018

Publisher: Rebus Community

Language: English

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Reviewed by Dennis Frohlich, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on 1/25/19

This textbook covers a lot of ground, though some of the chapters are extremely short: the chapter on gaming, for example, is only 5 pages. The first two chapters are the most complete. It's almost as if the author ran out of steam as the project... read more


Reviewed by Michael Boling, Assistant Professor of Communication, Oakland City University on 1/13/19

The glossary is good and the book covers a wide array of topics. That said, some major areas of media are given very short chapters - in particular film, television, and gaming. Trimming back on the history of these media is a good idea, but there... read more


Table of Contents

1. Media, Society, Culture and You

2. Digital Culture and Social Media

3. Media Literacy and Media Studies Research

4. Film and Bricolage

5. Television through Time

6. Music Recording, "Sharing" and the Information Economy

7. Radio Broadcasting, Podcasting and "Superbug Media"

8. Digital Gaming

9. Newspapers and Digital News

10. Advertising, Public Relations and Propaganda

About the Book

Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

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About the Contributors


Mark Poepsel, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ph.D. Univerisity of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. University of Arizona.