A Dictionary of Media and Communication

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Oxford University Press, 2020 - Communication - 560 pages
This authoritative and up-to-date A-Z covers all aspects of interpersonal, mass, and networked communication, including digital and mobile media, advertising, journalism, and nonverbal communication. This new edition is particularly focused on expanding coverage of social media terms, to reflect its increasing prominence to media and communication studies as a whole.

More than 2,000 entries have been revised, and over 500 new terms have been added to reflect current theoretical terminology, including concepts such as artificial intelligence, cisgender, fake news, hive mind, use theory, and wikiality. The dictionary also bridges the gap between theory and practice, and contains many technical terms that are relevant to the communication industry, including dialogue editing, news aggregator, and primary colour correction.

The text is complemented by biographical notes and extensively cross-referenced, while web links supplement the entries. It is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students of media and communication studies, and also for those taking related subjects such as television studies, video production, communication design, visual communication, marketing communications, semiotics, and cultural studies.

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Daniel Chandler is a faculty emeritus at Aberystwyth University, where he established the Media and Communication Studies degree in 2002. He is the author of Semiotics: The Basics (Routledge, 3rd edition 2017), which has been translated into several languages (including Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Polish, and Chinese), and he is a consultant in marketing semiotics.

Rod Munday is a lecturer in digital culture and gaming at Aberystwyth University. He has worked in television post-production since the 1980s, including jobs at advertising agencies and Greenpeace International.

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