Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
by Jack Lule
Publisher: The Saylor Foundation 2013
Number of pages: 761
The text will support an engaging and interesting course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social, political and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.
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