Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences” as Want to Read:
Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This book gives students an overview of the entire media process - from production to content to audiences - with an emphasis on how social forces influence the media and how media potentially affect society. A key emphasis throughout the work is how various elements in the media process interact with each other. This Third Edition of Media/Society provides students with ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Sage Publications, Inc (first published January 1997)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.28  · 
Rating details
 ·  98 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences
Jenny Demonic
Painful. An excruciatingly long read that only gets two starts because it DOES have educational value, but I'm not happy that I had to put up with it semester.

This book was assigned for my "Media & Society" course. Every chapter was a lesson in extreme discipline. I am a reader by nature, but this book completely failed to hold my attention. I would diligently take notes and STILL forget what I had just read. The authors are obviously well-schooled in what they are trying to convey, but the
...more
MM
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
So here's the thing. I do not like using textbooks when I teach. But I've been looking for the intro to media studies class -- something comprehensive, not too boring, not too simplified or didactic. So far so good with this one -- fits the bill. I'm supplementing it with articles and other books, and I imagine I'd use it again. Addendum: students found it boring, I think, and so did I eventually. I'm just not a fan of textbooks. I'll probably go back to assigning primary texts and using these ...more
David Kirschner
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really nice textbook for sociology of media. I think a new edition is coming out soon, as this one does feel a bit dated. Technology, social media, and research in these fields move so quickly that my students are constantly saying, "Well, Twitter isn't like this anymore," or "What about SnapChat?" and "The Oculus Rift shipped. Why doesn't this book have anything about VR?" and so on.

Besides the impossibility of being cutting edge, it's very well written, organized, and covers key topics
...more
aisha
Feb 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
i'm reading this book again for another class, and i think it does a great job of introducing someone to the field of "media studies."

in fact, the next time someone asks about what i study, i should just send them a copy of the book.

Kimmy
Feb 16, 2011 added it
Shelves: read-for-college
Creepy ass book cover.
Taylor Marr
Jan 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
it was reeeaaalllyyy dry, but it had some damn fine insight.
Zi Yuan Xìng
rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2015
Teresa
rated it really liked it
Oct 15, 2012
Varija Yelagalawadi
rated it liked it
Nov 24, 2015
Meagan
rated it liked it
Oct 24, 2015
Bree
rated it liked it
Nov 21, 2012
Andre Nakasone
rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2012
Alyssa
rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2014
Kashmir
rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2017
K.M.
rated it it was ok
Apr 18, 2016
Marianna Vardanyan
rated it really liked it
Jun 18, 2011
CRISTIE STRONGMAN
rated it did not like it
Jul 13, 2017
Stephanie
rated it liked it
Oct 30, 2008
Genie
rated it liked it
Jun 02, 2008
Argenis
rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2017
David
rated it liked it
Mar 12, 2012
Erika Guevara
rated it liked it
Dec 20, 2013
Zach K.
rated it it was ok
Nov 28, 2010
John Venables
rated it did not like it
Jan 27, 2018
Hamid
rated it it was amazing
Jun 06, 2013
Hein
rated it it was ok
Sep 11, 2012
Jane Yu
rated it liked it
Mar 23, 2007
Natalie Noblett
rated it liked it
Jan 14, 2016
Bell
rated it liked it
Jun 13, 2014
Tara Schembri
rated it it was ok
Dec 31, 2017
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century
  • Wayne Anderson's Horrorble Book
  • In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation
  • Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study
  • Japanese Buddhism: A Cultural History
  • The Making of Modern Japan
  • Zen and Japanese Culture
  • Stone Fox
  • The Forest People
  • The Silver Metal Lover (Silver Metal Lover, #1)
  • A Firefly in a Fir Tree: A Carol for Mice
  • The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches to Go
  • Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
  • A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
  • The Diabetes DTOUR Diet Cookbook
  • Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches
  • Brimstone and Marmalade
See similar books…