The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information: Key Issues and Global Trends

The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information: Key Issues and Global Trends




Today, an amalgam of new and old media are used to zip messages and data from place to place and person to person while-every day-new and better technology changes how we communicate. The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information is the first comprehensive guide to this global communications revolution. Filled with full-color maps and graphics, it explains and identifies key issues in the current information age and extrapolates trends that shed light on where the sharing of ideas is headed. It covers:

* New technologies
* The future of print
* Learning online
* Cellular phones
* Owners and corporations
* Piracy
* Web sites
* Radio
* Television
* Film
* Computers and computing

The only guide of its kind, The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information is a must-have for students, professionals, and anyone interested in how the world communicates.

Author Biography: Dr. Mark Balnaves is program director of the bachelor of social science program at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has written on social equity and telecommunications, the sociology of information, and social psychology methodology.

Dr. James Donald is professor of media and head of the School of Media and Information at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia.

Dr. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is senior lecturer in media and communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142000175
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1901
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1The Information Age
The Information Society12
Access to Ideas16
Part 2The Press and Radio
Newspaper Circulation22
Newspapers Online24
Liberty of the Press26
Part 3Cinema
The Fall and Rise of the Big Screen34
Fortress Europe?38
The Silver Screen40
The Moviegoers42
Part 4Television and Beyond
Television Worldwide46
Local v Global, Public v Commercial48
Cable v Satellite50
Digital TV52
TV Ratings54
Home Entertainment56
Part 5Ownership and Control
Media Moguls60
AOL Time Warner62
News Corporation66
Part 6Advertising
The Advertising Industry70
Advertising Expenditure72
Advertising Standards74
Part 7Information and Communication Technology
Plain Old Telephone Systems78
Cell Phones80
Internet Connections84
Internet Regulation86
Electronic Mail88
Part 8Global Village, Global Market
World Music96
Women and Media98
Kids' Stuff100
World Table102
Media Table110

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