Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communications

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9780028614748: Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communications

The most comprehensive source for understanding the language of communicators and the media industries, including current technical and slang terms not found in any other dictionary.

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Comprehensive coverage of the specialized terminology of all fields of media and communications: from advertising, book production, and broadcasting to telecommunications, theater, and typography. A must-have reference for anyone working in any area of media and communications--which, increasingly, includes almost everyone.

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The audiences for these three resources on media and communications will range widely. Silverblatt and Eliceiri's dictionary is quite specialized, devoted solely to terms, concepts, organizations, and people associated with the narrow subfield of media literacy, which involves developing analytical skills to evaluate the quality of information disseminated by mass media. International in scope, the work includes a lengthy bibliography and references at the end of many entries. Watson and Hill's dictionary, which first appeared in 1984 and has become a standard work in the United Kingdom, furnishes broad coverage of mass communications terminology. Unfortunately, it has limited value in North America due to its heavy British emphasis, as evidenced by the entries on "Defamation," "Libel," and "Slander," for instance. Weiner's work, originally published in 1990 (LJ 6/15/90) and named an LJ Best Reference Book for that year, has been updated to reflect new vocabulary in the communications media, e.g., "home page" and "Internet." By far the largest and most current work of its kind, the lexicon concisely defines some 35,000 technical and slang terms in language readily comprehensible to nonspecialists. A work of impressive quality, Weiner's revised edition deserves a place in all but the smallest public and academic libraries. Only journalism and communications libraries need consider the other two works.?Ken Kister, author of "Best Encyclopedias," Tampa, Fla.
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