Teaching Mass Communication

A Guide to Better Instruction

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Author: Michael D. Murray,Anthony J. Ferri

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275941567

Category: Education

Page: 269

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This unique volume brings together original essays by well-known mass communication experts--master teachers--who provide practical information on teaching the communication and journalism courses in which they specialize. Its contributors include eminent specialists such as Maurine H. Beasley, who offers advice to teachers of media history; Dan Nimmo (political communication); Roy L. Moore (media law); Jay Black (media ethics); and John De Mott (media management). Chapter authors suggest course outlines, teaching strategies, and methods of testing, and provide reviews of current texts and supplementary materials such as films and other audio-visual aids.

Master Class

Teaching Advice for Journalism and Mass Communication Instructors

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Author: The AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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In Master Class: Teaching Advice for Journalism and Mass Communication Instructors, members of the AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching take readers behind the scenes to explain the teaching strategies, preparation tips, exercises, and project ideas that have, in many cases, earned them university and national teaching awards. It is designed to benefit everyone from instructors-in-training who are about to teach their first class to more experienced professors who are looking for ways to freshen their approach in the classroom. A companion website with additional resources can be found at http://www.aejmc.org/home/resources/teaching-help/.

Mass Communication

Living in a Media World

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Author: Ralph E. Hanson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544332327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Transform your students into smart, savvy media consumers. A book that students find fun to read and instructors consider educationally valuable, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World provides the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills that students need to become self-aware media consumers. Known for his storytelling approach, bestselling author Ralph E. Hanson uses examples drawn from everyday life to explain the many dimensions of mass media that operate in our society. This newly revised Seventh Edition is packed with contemporary examples and compelling stories that illustrate the latest developments and recent events that are changing the face of media today.

Videoworkshop for Mass Communication

Instructor Teaching Guide with CD-ROM

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Author: Allyn,Elsa Peterson,Bacon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205401291

Category: Digital media

Page: 97

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Teaching Communication

Theory, Research, and Methods

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Author: Anita L. Vangelisti,John A Daly,Gustav W. Friedrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136684549

Category: Education

Page: 584

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The field of communication was founded, in part, because of a need to make people better communicators. That meant teaching them how to communicate more effectively, whether it be in public settings or in private. Most of that teaching has happened within the classroom and many professionals have spent their lives instructing others on various aspects of communication. Inside this second edition, the editors have assembled a fully comprehensive and contemporary discussion of topics and issues concerning the teaching of communication. The chapters contained herein--contributed by key voices throughout the communication discipline--address conceptual as well as practical issues related to communication instruction. The contents of this new edition reflect the dramatic changes that have occurred in communication education since the publication of the first edition in 1990. This book focuses initially on the goals of communication education, then delves into the preparation of specific communication courses. It includes assistance for instructors in organizing instructional content and discusses the use of instructional strategies and tools, as well as offering ideas on evaluating the processes and products of instruction. The volume also covers unique teaching assignments that may be encountered, from the basic course to continuing education, and addresses 2-year college teaching, directing forensic programs, distance education, and consulting. It concludes with important professional issues faced by both new and experienced communication instructors, including ethics and political issues within classrooms and departments. This volume is a necessity for anyone starting out a career as a communication instructor. Veteran educators--who know that learning to teach is a continual growth experience--will find useful and invaluable information within the book's pages. Whatever background and level of experience, all communication educators will find this new edition to be an essential resource for their work.

A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication

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Author: Richard Jackson Harris,Fred W. Sanborn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135850372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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In this fifth edition of A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, author Richard Jackson Harris continues his examination of how our experiences with media affect the way we acquire knowledge about the world, and how this knowledge influences our attitudes and behavior. Presenting theories from psychology and communication along with reviews of the corresponding research, this text covers a wide variety of media and media issues, ranging from the commonly discussed topics – sex, violence, advertising – to lesser-studied topics, such as values, sports, and entertainment education. The fifth and fully updated edition offers: highly accessible and engaging writing contemporary references to all types of media familiar to students substantial discussion of theories and research, including interpretations of original research studies a balanced approach to covering the breadth and depth of the subject discussion of work from both psychology and media disciplines. The text is appropriate for Media Effects, Media & Society, and Psychology of Mass Media coursework, as it examines the effects of mass media on human cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors through empirical social science research; teaches students how to examine and evaluate mediated messages; and includes mass communication research, theory and analysis.

Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication Education

A 30-year Update

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Author: Ramona R. Rush,Carol E. Oukrop,Pamela J. Creedon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135624003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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This volume concentrates on the study and efforts of women and minority men to gain respect and parity in journalism and mass communication, and focuses on trends over the past three decades. Contributions to the volume provide a history of the equity efforts and offer updates on equity in the academy and in the professions. Theoretical and international perspectives on equity are also included, as are the concerns about equity from the new generations now coming into the profession. This anthology serves as a benchmark of women's current status in journalism and mass communication and provides a call to action for the future. As such, it is required reading for all concerned with establishing equity throughout the discipline.

Communication in the Classroom: A Collection of GIFTS

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Author: John Seiter,Jennifer Peeples,Matthew Sanders

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319200702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Student engagement is key to teaching communication, and no one understands that better than teachers. For years, the National Communication Association and other conferences have invited instructors to share their ideas for classroom activities that drive home key concepts in a variety of communication courses. In Communication in the Classroom, editors, John Seiter, Jennifer Peebles, and Matthew Sanders, have collected and chosen the best 100+ of these Great Ideas for Teaching Students, or "GIFTS," in one book. All of these activities, for courses ranging from public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication, to mass communication, health communication, rhetoric, and more, have been submitted by real communication instructors who have tested and perfected them in real classrooms. Each activity includes a detailed explanation and debrief, drawing on the instructor's' experiences. This is an invaluable resource for anyone teaching a communication course who is looking for new ideas to spice up their course and engage students.

A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law

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Author: Amber Nieto,John F. Schmitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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A unique learning tool for students in journalism and mass communication, A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law is written for students by a top student. Amber Nieto and her professor John F. Schmitt who also brings his experience as a lawyer and a journalist have created an easy-to-read study guide to be used alongside any main textbook on media law or communication law. An outline format allows for quick reference and for instructors to choose material useful to their courses. Including a glossary and the text of the U.S. Constitution, this concise guide covers key areas such as free speech, freedom of the press, censorship, the student press, defamation and libel, privacy, intellectual property, fair trial issues, shield laws, freedom of information, obscenity, electronic media regulation, media ownership, and advertising. A Student's Guide helps students understand textbook material and serves as an ongoing refresher course on the basics of mass communication law and media law."

Mass Media Education in Transition

Preparing for the 21st Century

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Author: Thomas Dickson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135674337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Media educators have long been debating the nature and purpose of media education. Issues relating to new technologies and the changing state of the media industry are ongoing concerns, but some of the most difficult questions go to the actual structure of media education itself: Is it best represented as an integrated field? Should it merge with other communication subfields, or potentially split into several separate fields? Media practitioners complicate matters further by questioning the necessity for media education at all. The continued consideration of and reaction to these issues will have a significant effect on media-related education and its associated practices. In Mass Media Education in Transition, Thomas Dickson gives careful consideration to the state of media education and its future directions. He provides a history of mass media-related education as well as an overview of the major issues affecting media education at the end of the 20th century. He incorporates the visions of media education leaders as to the possible directions the field may take in the next century and includes in his discussion information that has been previously unknown or not readily available to media educators. This volume provides a broad view of the major issues affecting all aspects of media education: print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and media studies. It also offers detailed insights as to the possibilities that lie ahead as the field continues to develop--a new professionalism, or a return to a prior vision of media-related education, or possibly something quite different.

A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication

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Author: Fred W. Sanborn,Richard Jackson Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136276599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication is the go-to text for any course that adopts a cognitive and psychological approach to the study of mass communication. In its sixth edition, it continues its examination of how our experiences with media affect the way we acquire knowledge about the world, and how this knowledge influences our attitudes and behavior. Using theories from psychology and communication along with reviews of the most up-to-date research, this text covers a diversity of media and media issues ranging from commonly discussed topics, such as politics, sex, and violence, to lesser-studied topics, such as sports, music, emotion, and prosocial media. This sixth edition offers chapter outlines and recommended readings lists to further assist readability and accessibility of concepts, and a new companion website that includes recommended readings, even more real-world examples and activities, PowerPoint presentations, sample syllabi, and an instructor guide.

Mass Communication in India (4th Edition)

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Author: Keval J. Kumar

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8172243731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Third Completely Revised and Updated EditionMass Communication in India is a result of the author s in-depth study and understanding of the media. The book deals with a general introduction to Communication Theory, Advertising, Television, Effects of Media and Development. In short, the book is designed to give the student of Mass Communication a general and comprehensive view of the modern and traditional media in India. It meets the objective of being a text book as well as a book that gives an overview of mass communication in India.

News Literacy

Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom

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Author: Paul Mihailidis

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433115639

Category: Education

Page: 211

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News Literacygathers leading scholars, educators, and media makers to explore new approaches to thinking about, examining, and evaluating news media and civic engagement around these fundamental questions: What are the most pressing issues in news, media, and culture in a converged, digital, and global media age? What are the best educational practices to foster media literate understanding, engagement, and expression across borders, across cultures, and across divides? The book will prepare future media practitioners (and citizens) to embrace new media environments that can simultaneously empower their craft and their civic voice. This means teaching not only about the various ways new technologies are used and to what end, but also how these tools can enable better engagement with audiences, more dialog with communities, and a more nuanced understanding of how information is processed through new media platforms. Such an approach can empower a more active, collaborative, and empowered information landscape for the digital age.

Games and Activities for Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Students

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Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742530447

Category: Education

Page: 87

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Based on class activities and assignments used by the author over nearly forty years of teaching, Games and Activities for Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Students is a natural accompaniment for texts in media or cultural studies and communication courses. Berger has put together a range of activities that will help students apply the ideas and concepts learned about media and communication to films, television programs, advertisements, and other media texts. It also gives tips to students and professors on how to create new games and includes a glossary of communication and cultural studies terms. Games and Activities will help turn textbook concepts into useful applications. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Diversity in U.S. Mass Media

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Author: Catherine A. Luther,Carolyn Ringer Lepre,Naeemah Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119234050

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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An updated edition of the comprehensive resource that covers the various areas associated with representations of diversity within the mass media The second edition of Diversity in U.S. Mass Media presents a review of the evolution and the many issues surrounding portrayals of social groups in the mass media of the United States. Unfortunately, all too often mass media depictions play a crucial role in shaping our views about individuals and social groups. Filled with instructive insights into the ways social groups are represented through the mass media, Diversity in U.S. Mass Media offers a better understanding of groups and individuals different from ourselves. The revised second edition is filled with recent, illustrative examples from the media. Comprehensive in scope, the authors address a wide range of issues that include representations of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, class, and religion in films, television, and the press. The authors encourage readers to question what is being presented and explore the extent to which they agree with the perspectives that are described. Diversity in U.S. Mass Media is an important resource that: Offers an understanding of how various social groups are being represented in the mass media Explores how diverse communities inform and intersect with one another Draws on updated studies on the topic and presents original research and observations Includes new chapters on media portrayals of mixed race relationships and multiracial/multiethnic people and representations of religion and faith Accompanied by a companion website for instructors including many useful pedagogical tools, such as a test bank, viewing list, exercises, and sample syllabi Revised and updated, the second edition of Diversity in U.S. Mass Media offers a broad perspective on the myriad issues that influence how the media portrays social groups. Throughout the text, the authors show consistencies as well as differences in media representations of minority groups in the United States.

Video Production Techniques

Theory and Practice From Concept to Screen

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Author: Donald L. Diefenbach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135654166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Video Production Techniques begins with the basic skills of video production, so students experience writing, shooting and editing right away. It then moves to short-form projects and in-depth explorations of lighting and sound, concluding with an exploration of documentaries, news, and other nonfiction forms. The final section is dedicated to advanced applications, including the process of creating long-form projects, the elements of directing, and strategies for effective marketing and distribution. The book concludes with a chapter exploring professional opportunities in production and options for further study. The book includes a Companion DVD with original demonstrations, clips from professional works, and interviews with film and video professionals Key Features: includes DVD, beneficial for the independent learner unique integration of theory and production techniques covers all the basics for writing, shooting, and editing videos Companion Website with materials for students and instructors: www.videoproductiontechniques.com. Reviews: "The modest title of this book doesn't begin to reflect the ambitious scope of its design. From heady aesthetic theories to an explanation of the LLP form, Video Production Techniques provides one-stop shopping for theory, production, and business. Students of media criticism and the media industry would benefit from this book as much as students of production. After twenty-five years of teaching, I learned a lot from reading it." – Robert Thompson, Director, Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, and Syracuse University "In the ever-evolving business of television and film, it's nice know that there is a source so accurately assembled, so dense with dynamic information, and at the end of the day, easy and enjoyable to read. Donald Diefenbach has put together an invaluable guide that I'm sure will be the bible for both young and experienced filmmakers alike." – Brett Weitz, Vice President, Fox21, division of 20th Century Fox Television I've been reading books that tell you how to make movies since the 1960s and this is far and away the best I've encountered. It covers every aspect of the film and video making process in a fresh, authoritative, readable and clear fashion. It doesn't forget the art of film while teaching the craft of it."– Ken Hanke, Film Critic, Author of Ken Russell’s Films, Charlie Chan at the Movies, and A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series