- 140390149X (pbk.)
- 1403901481 (hbk.)
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- Previous ed.: New York: St. Martin's; Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1998.
- Includes index.
- Introduction - studying the media; setting the scene - media in context; the language of study; the audience for media - perspectives on use and response; media in society - purpose and performance; the news - gates, agendas and values; narrative - the media as storytellers; the practice of media - pressures and constraints; the global arena - issues of dominance and control; network communication - interactivity, surveillance and virtual reality; research as exploration and development; in summary - media in a new century. Appendices: A brief ABC of perceived effects; screen violence as influence and commodity - an ongoing debate.
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