This term I'll be handling two sections this course on media history, technological development, and media theories. The first time I taught it, my students and I approached the subject generally from a mass communication perspective: we took up the history of different mass media, the technological development of each medium, and issues and theories related to the transmission of information to mass audiences. We had the following references:
The second time I was assigned to teach the course, my students and I followed a media studies orientation, taking a more critical focus on the content, production, and effects of media communication (not necessarily for a mass audience; though we still discussed the history and technological development of the different mass media). We'll still follow this orientation this term. So aside from the references listed above, we'll also use the following:
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