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Editors: Stavros, Anthony V.
Book Description:
In a society predicated on information, the media has a pervasive presence. From government policy to leisure television, the information age touches us all. The papers collected in this book constitute some of today's leading analyses of the information industry. Together, these essays represent a needed foundation for understanding the present state and future development of the mass media. Current trends in communications as well as media impact on public opinion are studied and reported on.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Media, Morality and Madness: The Case against Sleaze TV; pp. 9-28
(Jo Tavener).

Chapter 2 - Experimental Studies of the Cognitive Effects of the Use of Television as a Background to Intellectual Activities; pp. 29-64 (G. Blake Armstrong).

Chapter 3 - Opinion Leadership and Social Capital: Connecting Communication with Civic Life; pp. 65-66
(Dietram A. Scheufele and Dhavan Shah).

Chapter 4 - Reverse Influence in Political Socialization: How Children Stimulate the Civic Development of Parents; pp. 67-88 (Michael McDevitt).

Chapter 5 - The Movie Industry: An Economic and Public Policy Analysis for the 21st Century; pp. 89-103
(Erwin A. Blackstone and Gary W. Bowman).

Chapter 6 - A New Era or a Recurring Pattern? An Analysis of Current Trends in European and British Film-Making; pp. 105-117
(Helen Blair and Finola Kerrigan).

Chapter 7 - The Qualities and Consequences of Humor Usage in Hurt-Evoking Messages; pp. 119-135
(Amy M. Bippus and Stacy L. Young).

Chapter 8 - The Extended Self-Serving Bias in Attribution-Making About Communication Behavior; pp. 137-146
(Kory Floyd and Christina G. Yoshimura);

Chapter 9 - ‘Nation Speaks onto Nation’: Modernist Intellectuals and Public Service Broadcasting Policy in High Modernity. The Case of the Flemish Community; pp. 147-159
(Hilde Van den Bulck).

Chapter 10 - The Beauty of ‘Short’ Stories: Noting the Significance of Anecdotal Analysis in African Communication Research; pp. 161-187 (Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo);

Chapter 11 - I Heard it Through the Internet: Examining Factors that Determine Online Credibility Among Politically Interested Internet Users; pp. 189-210
(Thomas J. Johnson);


      Advances in Communications and Media Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 228 pp.
   ISBN: 1-59033-215-6
   Status: AV
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