An authoritative, multivolume encyclopedia dedicated to journalism has been needed for several years, and this set should prove worth the wait. The first four volumes cover nearly 1,500 sequentially numbered pages. Each features a 171-page index to the entire set.
How did we get from Hollywood to YouTube? What makes Wikipedia so different from a traditional encyclopedia? Has blogging dismantled journalism as we know it? Our media landscape has undergone a seismic shift as digital technology has fostered the rise of "participatory culture," in which knowledge is originated, created, distributed, and evaluated in radically new ways.
Provides a framework for the critical debate of comparative media research.
Posits transnational media research as reflective of advanced globalization processes, and explores its roles and responsibilities.
Articulates the key themes and competing methodological approaches in a dynamic and developing field.