An introduction to mass communication, this text provides a comprehensive, provocative discussion of the many facets of the media. In its analysis of the theory, history, structure, ethics, and regulations of the media, it presents thorough coverage of the complex issues facing the major media today. The interpendence of the media is emphasized providing substantial food for critical thought given the increasing difficulty of separating film and television, radio and the recording business, popular novels and motion pictures, contemporary news events and made-for-TV films. There is updated analysis of future technologies in chapter 23, "Mass Media in the Future", with a new cultural/critical perspective and updated examples and research are included throughout the book. The new edition features expanded coverage of foreign ownership and international communication and it maintains the informal, conversational, even entertaining writing style which has become the hallmark of Dominick's books. Also available are an instructor's manual (0-07-017806-2) and CTBs for both IBM PC 5.25" (0-07-832656-7) and Macintosh (0-07-832655-9).
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Joseph R. Dominick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1970. He taught for four years at Queens College of the City University of New York before coming to the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia where, from 1980 to 1985, he served as head of the Radio-TV-Film Sequence. Dr. Dominick is the author of three books in addition to The Dynamics of Mass Communication and has published more than thirty articles in scholarly journals. From 1976 to 1980, Dr. Dominick served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting. He has received research grants from the National Association of Broadcasters and from the American Broadcasting Company and has consulted for such organizations as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Chemical Society.
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