The Media and Communications in Australia

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Allen & Unwin, Dec 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
More than ever before, the media dominate public life and public perceptions. Yet at the same time, it is no longer clear what the media actually are. Radio can be heard on a PC, data accompanies television programs, and news snippets are available on mobile phones.

The Media and Communications in Australia offers a systematic introduction to this dynamic and often bewildering field. It outlines the key media industries, and explains how the new communications technologies are impacting on them. It also provides a thorough overview of the main approaches taken in studying the media. The third section of the book explores the thorny issues of media ethics, audiences, youth media, and the future of journalism.

Contributors include some of Australia's best researchers and teachers in the field. Originally published in two editions as The Media in Australia, this is the most comprehensive and reliable introduction to media and communications available. It is an ideal student text, and a reference for teachers of media and for anyone interested in the industry.

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About the author (2001)

Stuart Cunningham is Professor and Director of the Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre at Queensland University of Technology. Graeme Turner is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. They are authors of many other works on the media.

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