"Understanding Television" offers an introduction to some of the issues of television broadcasting and its main genres. It examines a number of programme categories, such as news, drama-documentary, sit-com, soap opera, sport and quizzes, and discusses aspects of the history of the organisation of television, its audiences and its future; it also looks at some key conceptual debates about hegemony in contemporary television.
Do każdego egz. dołączona jest płyta CD o takiej samej sygnaturze jak książka.
Cambridge English for the Media is for intermediate to upper-intermediate level (B1-B2) learners of English who need to use English for their studies or work in the media. The course can be used in the classroom or for self-study. The eight standalone units cover topics common to a range of media-related fields, including newspapers, radio, TV, film and advertising. Authentic activities based on everyday work scenarios - such as producing and editing for print, radio and screen - make the course practical and motivating.
Anyone studying journalism, or training for the industry, will benefit from the broad scope of information and guidance packed into this textbook. Those already employed in journalism or related areas will also find it useful as a reference book. Essential techniques employed by journalists working across all media are supplemented with detailed sections on the workings of public administration, law, health and safety, regulation and training. Each chapter concludes with suggested learning activities and an extensive list of resources for further study and investigation. The approach throughout chapters covering background issues (e.g. law) is 'journalism centred': all topics are related to the interests and concerns of journalists and journalism. Students of the City and Guilds Diploma in Media Techniques will find the book particularly relevant to their studies as it has been developed to reflect the syllabus of this course. Exercises, checklists and further reading recommendations are provided to aid learning and maximize success A unique gathering of information to introduce the major issues and practice of print, broadcast and online journalism.
Completely amended and updated to include cultural events since 1997, this very welcome second edition is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Exploring issues such as language, the novel and poetry, theatre, TV, and radio, David P. Christopher takes a factual approach and investigates the key movements of British culture, setting them in a clear, historical context. Extensively illustrated and incredibly student-friendly, the chapters focus on key themes including politics, the media and language, with emphasis on outstanding artists in each area, and strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. This exciting second edition includes: a more in-depth analysis of films and novels extended analyses of the subjects for students new to British culture fully revised and updated chapters two brand new chapters on sport and print media authentic extracts from novels, plays and TV series discussion of recent cultural events such as the building of the London Gherkin, and the phenomenon of the Harry Potter novels. David P. Christopher's book is an engaging study of the art of contemporary life and is a must-have for the bookshelf of any student of modern Britain.
In an interdisciplinary collection of specially commissioned essays, the book uncovers the complex economic and political contexts in which these changes took place. Covering a wide variety of art forms - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - authors investigate how sixties' culture became policized, and how its inherent contradictions still have repercussions for the arts today.
Written especially for students, "News and Journalism in the UK" provides a comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of British press and broadcast journalism. Brian McNair surveys the industry in a period of radical change, taking stock of what the British journalistic media have come through in the 1980s and 1990s, assessing where they are going. Intergrating both academic and professional perspectives on journalism, Brian McNair identifies the main issues now confronting the industry. The book includes separate chapters devoted to the social history and contemporary role of journalism; analysis of the impact of such key events as the 'Wapping revolution' and the establishment of Sky news on regional and national UK journalism; a review of current debates on media ownership and regulation. This second editon is fully revised and updated to include discussion of such issues as the changing political allegiances of the Murdoch press; the impact of the newspaper price war on circulation; the fortunes of the Mirror Group post-Maxwell; key changes in press ownership such as the sales of the Observer and Thomson Regional Newspapers; and the increasing pressures being faced by broadcast journalists in their reporting of political affairs.