While we all use digital technology daily, many of us don't realize how text, audio, and visual media converge together to enhance our everyday experiences. The new edition of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age enriches students' understanding of these experiences – a skill that has become more important than ever. Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know and then goes further, focusing on what these constant changes mean to them. Through new infographics, cross-reference pages, and a digital jobs feature, the book explains and illustrates how the media industries connect, interlock, and converge, Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an engaging, exhilarating look at the media right now.
, Chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University, is the author of "60 Minutes" and the News: A Mythology for Middle America
(1991) and coauthor of Cracked Coverage: Television News, the Anti-Cocaine Crusade, and the Reagan Legacy
(1994). Campbell has written for numerous publications, including Columbia Journalism Review
, Journal of Communication
, and Media Studies Journal
, and he is on the editorial boards of Critical Studies in Mass Communication
and Television Quarterly
. He also serves on the board of directors for Cincinnati Public Radio. He holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Mount Mary College, the University of Michigan, and Middle Tennessee State University.Christopher R. Martin
is a professor of journalism at the University of Northern Iowa and author of Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media
(2003). He has written articles and reviews on journalism, televised sports, the Internet, and labor for several publications, including Communication Research
, Journal of Communication
, Journal of Communication Inquiry
, Labor Studies Journal
, Culture, Sport, and Society,
and Perspectives on Politics
. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Communication Inquiry
. Martin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has also taught at Miami University.
Bettina Fabos, an award-winning video maker and former print reporter, is an associate professor of visual communication and interactive digital studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She is the author of Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialized Internet (2004). Her areas of expertise include critical media literacy, Internet commercialization, the role of the Internet in education, and media representations of popular culture. Her work has been published in Library Trends, Review of Educational Research, and Harvard Educational Review. Fabos has also taught at Miami University and has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
1 Mass Communication: A Critical ApproachDIGITAL MEDIA AND CONVERGENCE2 The Internet, Digital Media, and Media Convergence3 Digital Gaming and the Media PlaygroundSOUNDS AND IMAGES4 Sound Recording and Popular Music5 Popular Radio and the Origins of Broadcasting6 Television and Cable: The Power of Visual Culture7 Movies and the Impact of ImagesWORDS AND PICTURES8 Newspapers: The Rise and Decline of Modern Journalism9 Magazines in the Age of Specialization10 Books and the Power of PrintTHE BUSINESS OF MASS MEDIA
11 Advertising and Commercial Culture12 Public Relations and Framing the Message13 Media Economics and the Global MarketplaceDEMOCRATIC EXPRESSION AND THE MASS MEDIA14 The Culture of Journalism: Values, Ethics, and Democracy15 Media Effects and Cultural Approaches to Research16 Legal Controls and Freedom of Expression