21st Century Debates: Media

21st Century Debates: Media

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Media looks at the far-reaching and subtle influence of cinema, television, newspapers and advertising and at the new forms of communications media - the Internet and World Wide Web. Do media moguls, such as Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi, wield too much power? Are we manipulated by advertising? Or, are we quite capable of making independent decisions concerning who we vote for and what we buy? This book examines the origins and consequences of the 'information revolution', and looks at the extent to which our view of the world is shaped by the media images we consume.
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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 176 x 248 x 10mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
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  • 0750227699
  • 9780750227698

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These well-produced, generously-illustrated books join other titles in the series on issues such as energy, genetics and rainforests -- The School Librarian Swindon 2001
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About Julian Petley

Julian Petley teaches media and communication studies at Brunel University. His most recent book is Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate which he co-edited with Martin Barker. He is Chair of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, and a memeber of the editorial boards of the British Journalism Review and the Journal of Popular British Cinema. The consultant, Lilie Ferrari, has worked in the independent film sector and for the BBC and the British Film Institute. She has written numerous episodes of BBC dramas, including Eastenders, Casualty, Dangerfield and Berkeley Square. She lectures on media-related matters, and has published three novels.
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