The Media Student's Book: Third Edition

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9780415256117: The Media Student's Book: Third Edition

A comprehensive introduction for students of media studies, this third edition of The Media Student's Book has been thoroughly revised and updated in response to feedback from lecturers using the second edition, and now focuses on the higher education syllabus more than ever before.

It covers all the key topics encountered at undergraduate level and provides a detailed and clear guide to concepts and debates. Key features include:

* think points and discussion points to get students really engaging with the topics
* lists of useful web sites, resource centres and suggestions for further reading to encourage additional study
* follow-up activities and essay questions which can be used to set tutorial work
*marginal terms, definitions and cross references to provide clear explanations of key concepts and complex theories
* case studies throughout taken from advertising, films, radio, television, newspapers, magazines, photography and the Internet to ensure students are exposed to a rich range of media forms.

Including a glossary of key terms for quick reference and revision, this third edition will be used by lecturers as a flexible teaching resource and by students to aid independent study.

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About the Author:

Gill Branston is Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. She is the author of A Student's Guide to Entry to Media Studies (1998) and co-editor of News, Gender and Power (Routledge 1998). Roy Stafford is a Freelance Lecturer in Media Education and Training. He is the author of Visual Literacy and Nonlinear Editing (1996) and Hands On: A Teacher's Guide to Media Technology (1993).

Review:

"...An essential introduction to the subject." -- Jonathan Bignall, University of Reading

"I'm a passionate fan of the book." -- Clemencia Rodriguez, University of Texas at San Antonio

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