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Mass Communication

8th Edition

Living in a Media World

Ralph E. Hanson
eISBN-13: 9781544383026

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The best-selling Mass Communication: Living in a Media World presents a highly accessible introduction to mass communication that equips students with the critical thinking skills to become savvy media consumers. To help students better retain the material, author Ralph E. Hanson uses a storytelling approach that weaves in examples drawn from everyday life. Readers are encouraged to consider the media industry from the inside out and, in doing so, discover the many dimensions of mass communication that operate in our society. The thoroughly revised Eighth Edition highlights how social and digital media, video games, and the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the face of media.



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ISBNs 9781544382999, 9781544382999, 1544383029, 9781544383026
Language English
Number of Pages 488
Edition 8th