Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547796
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547794
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2733 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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The media, historically acting as educator, information conduit and societal watchdog, play a pivotal role in providing the information people need and the explanations that decipher their worlds. Now that the global communications system is its most complex, there is great anxiety about the ways that the media will be controlled and used.

This four-volume set offers an interdisciplinary on political, technological, psychological, cultural, and economic aspects of media and communications on the international scene. By systematically cataloging information about world media, Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications sorts out the ways information -- our era's increasingly valuable commodity -- is generated, distributed and used.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents by Subject Area.
Guide to the Use of the Encyclopedia.
1: Adversary, Role of Media as.
2: Advertising and Promotion.
3: Advertising: Electronic Media.
4: Advertising: Evaluation of Effectiveness.
5: Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, Status of Media in.
6: Armenia, Status of Media in.
7: Australia and New Zealand, Status of Media in.
8: Austria and Switzerland, Status of Media in.
9: Baltic States, Status of Media in.
10: Books.
11: Books, Future Role of.
12: Botswana, Status of Media in.
13: Brazil, Status of Media in.
14: Burma, Laos, and Cambodia, Status of Media in.
15: Business and Economics Journalism.
16: Cartoons and Animated Films.
17: Cellular Telephony.
18: Censorship.
19: Central America, Status of Media in.
20: China, Status of Media in.
21: Cold War, Role of Media in.
22: Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, Status of Media in.
23: Comic Strips and Comic Books.
24: Communication Conglomerates.
25: Computer Networks.
26: Computers, Early Development of.
27: Computers, Overview.
28: Computers: Personal Computers.
29: Conflict of Interest.
30: Copyright Law.
31: Crime Reporting.
32: Cross-Cultural Communication.
33: Cultural Values and Mass Communications.
34: Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, Status of Media in.
35: Daytime Television, Culture of.
36: Democracy and the Media.
37: Developing Nations and the Media.
38: Disasters, Reporting of.
39: Documentary Films.
40: Dramatic Shows (Television).
41: East Africa, Status of Media in.
42: Economic Development, Communication and.
43: Egypt, Status of Media in.
44: Electronic Commerce.
45: Electronic Mail.
46: Electronic (Virtual) Communities.
47: English Language, Role in International Communications.
48: English-Speaking West Africa, Status of Media in.
49: Environmental Movement and the Media.
50: Ethics in Media, Overview.
51: Ethiopia, Status of Media in.
52: Ethnic and Foreign-Language Press.
53: Ethnic and Gender Stereotyping.
54: Ethnic Conflict and the Media.
55: Ethnic Media, Overview.