Diversity in U.S. Mass Media

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Wiley, Aug 26, 2011 - Social Science - 384 pages
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Diversity in U.S. Mass Media provides comprehensive coverage of the evolution and issues surrounding portrayals of social groups within the mass media of the United States.

  • Focuses on past and current mass media representations of social groups
  • Provides an overview of key theories that have guided research in mass media representations and stereotyping
  • Discusses the impact new media has on representation and how technology is giving a new voice to various social groups
  • Includes a chapter on how mass media industries are addressing diversity, complete with specially-commissioned interviews with media professionals
  • Offers helpful supplementary features such as a glossary, questions for reflection, suggestions for projects related to diversity in mass media, and online resources for both instructors and students
  • Accompanying website provides a glossary, links to related sites, recommendations of films to watch in the classroom, ideas for research projects, and an instructor's manual with sample syllabi

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About the author (2011)

Catherine A. Luther is Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and was once a television news producer for American and Japanese television networks.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre is Associate Professor at Marist College in New York who once worked as an Assistant Editor for Martha Stewart Living.

Naeemah Clark teaches Media Management and Operations at Elon University in North Carolina.

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