A comprehensive guide to the global communications revolution. The book is presented in the form of over 50 colour maps which graphically depict the global diffusion of old and new media. As well as presenting up-to-date data, the book extrapolates trends on a wide variety of topics illustrating the huge disparities across the media world. The topics covered include: print media and the digital age; phones/mobiles; media moguls; media piracy; world music; global villages; learning online; film production; Websites of the world; advertising standards and regulation; and the world of ratings.
MARK BALNAVES is Program Director of the Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Queensland. An expert in survey methodology, he is the author of Introduction to Quantitative research Methods: An Investigative Approach. James Donald is Professor of Media and Head of the School of Media and Information at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. He is author of Sentimental Education: Schooling, popular Culture and the Regulation of Liberty and Imagining the Modern City, and has edited a dozen books on the media, education and social theory. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Public Secrets, Public Spaces: Cinema and Civility in China and co-author of The State of China Atlas.
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