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The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-897071-66-3
Pages 152
Language English only
Price $16.00
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Written by Peter Steven.
Published in Canada in association with New Internationalist Publications™ Ltd. by Between the Lines, 2010.


The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media, 2nd Edition explores the full spectrum of communications around the world, from the mega-corporations to the citizen reporters, from the newsrooms of Washington to the film industry of Nigeria. Author Peter Steven examines the continuously shifting communications landscape, with a focus on how the media is responding to declining advertising revenues, social media sites, portable devices, and Asia's growing influence and power.

With an emphasis on diverse small-scale media production that exist only through their contact with specific audiences, Steven invites us to question how the media reflects society, and he asks: are we passive recipients? Or do we play a part in constructing our world?

From the silver screen to magazines to on-line video-sharing, the media is a significant force in society. This No-Nonsense Guide introduces the political economy of the major media – film, television, radio, recording, publishing and the internet – looking at the concentration of ownership and the convergence of technologies.

Peter Steven teaches film studies at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Ontario. He is the editor of Freedom to Read magazine and an associate editor of Jump Cut magazine. He holds a PhD in Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern University, Chicago, and lives in Toronto.

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