Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, Four-Volume Set
- Donald Johnston, Director of International Media and Communications program in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Everyone agrees that we're living in the Information Age. How have we shaped the Information Age, and how has it shaped us? The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications exhaustively explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. For readers and researchers of all levels, the Encyclopedia provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, as well as clearly drawn avenues for further research.
The primary audiences include university, research, public, and special libraries worldwide. The comprehensive coverage of media in countries and regions worldwide should increase the appeal of the project because everybody can find themselves in it. Secondary audiences include schools of journalism and communication, as well as professional journalism and communication organizations. Communications organizations include news and information creators and distributors as well as advertising agencies, television and movie studios, broadcasters, publishers, the telecommunications industry, technology creators, military and security groups, and law firms concerned with copyright and freedom of speech issues. Because of its focus on technologies, there could be interest as well among organizations interested in high technologies' applications.