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Media Literacy

9th Edition

W. James Potter
eISBN-13: 9781506366272

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The essential guide to decoding messages in a media-saturated world


Media Literacy teaches students how to navigate through the overwhelming flood of information found in today’s media-saturated world. Drawing from thousands of media research studies, author W. James Potter explores the key components to understanding the fascinating world of mass media. Potter presents numerous examples and facts to help students understand how the media operate, how they attract attention, and how they influence the public. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly updated to evolve with the ever-changing media landscape and features a new chapter on fake news, debating what we as news consumers can do to recognize fake news in order to avoid its influence. Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises to help readers apply the chapter material to everyday life and engage in a step-by-step process to increase their own media literacy.



INSTRUCTORS: Looking to develop your students′ media literacy skills? Potter’s Seven Skills of Media Literacy provides readers with the practical guidance they need to make substantial improvements on seven major skills. Bundle the supplement with Media Literacy, Ninth Edition for only $5 more! Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-9525-8







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ISBNs 9781506366289, 9781506366289, 9781506366272, 1506366279
Language English
Number of Pages 544
Edition 9th