Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture

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Mayfield Pub., 2001 - Social Science - 519 pages
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This text emphasizes the view that media audiences can take more active roles as media consumers and have a deeper understanding of the influence the media has in both shaping and reflecting culture. Through this cultural perspective, students learn that audience members are as much a part of the mass communication process as are the media producers, technologies, and industries.

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Contents

Mass Communication Culture and Mass Media
5
What is Culture?
9
Cultural Forum Audience As Consumer or Audience As Product?
24
Copyright

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Stanley Baran is the founding chair of the Department of Communication at Bryant University, where he teaches courses in mass communication and communication theory. His academic interests include critical research in mass communication, mass media and social construction of reality, as well as development and improvement of media literacy skills. Dr. Baran has published 10 books, several scholarly articles, and sits or has sat on the editorial boards of numerous journals. His work has been translated into six languages. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar, Institute for Journalisms und Kommunikationsforschung, Hannover, Deutschland, in 1997. He has served as a consultant for many corporations and organizations, including IBM, ABC, GTE, and Westin Hotels.

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