MindTap® Communication Studies, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Biagi's Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media, 11th Edition

  • Shirley Biagi California State University, Sacramento
  • ISBN-10: 1285856368  |  ISBN-13: 9781285856360
  • © 2015 | Published
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1. Mass Media and Everyday Life.
2. Books: Rearranging the Page.
3. Newspapers: Expanding Delivery.
4. Magazines: Targeting the Audience.
5. Recordings: Demanding Choices.
6. Radio: Riding the Wave.
7. Movies: Picturing the Future.
8. Television: Changing Channels.
9. Digital Media: Widening the Web.
10. Advertising: Motivating Customers.
11. Public Relations: Promoting Ideas.
12. News and Information: Choosing Sources.
13. Society and Political Issues: Shaping the Arguments.
14. Law and Regulation: Rewriting the Rules.
15. Ethics: Placing Responsibility.
16. Global Media: Discovering New Markets.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285856376 | ISBN-13: 9781285856377

    List Price = $78.00

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Shirley Biagi

Shirley Biagi is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Her bestselling text, MEDIA/IMPACT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA, is also published in Canadian, Greek, Spanish, and Korean editions. Biagi has authored several other Wadsworth Communication texts, including MEDIA/READER: PERSPECTIVES ON MASS MEDIA INDUSTRIES, EFFECTS AND ISSUES and INTERVIEWS THAT WORK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR JOURNALISTS. Along with Marilyn Kern-Foxworth, she is co-author of FACING DIFFERENCE: RACE, GENDER AND MASS MEDIA.