A Companion to Media Studies

A Companion to Media Studies

Editor(s): Angharad N. Valdivia

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631226017

Online ISBN: 9780470999066

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999066

About this Book

A Companion to Media Studies is a comprehensive collection that brings together new writings by an international team to provide an overview of the theories and methodologies that have produced this most interdisciplinary of fields.


  • Tackles a variety of central concepts and controversies, organized into six areas of study: foundations, production, media content, media audiences, effects, and futures
  • Provides an accessible point of entry into this expansive and interdisciplinary field
  • Includes the writings of renowned media scholars, including McQuail, Schiller, Gallagher, Wartella, and Bryant
  • Now available in paperback for the course market.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Foundations

  2. Part II: Production

  3. Part III: Media Content

  4. Part IV: Media Audiences

  5. Part V: Effects

  6. Part VI: Futures

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