The Rise and Fall of Mass Communication

The Rise and Fall of Mass Communication

by William L. Benoit and Andrew C. Billings
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 30/06/2020
  $56.64

Mass communication theories were largely built when we had mass media audiences. The number of television, print, film or other forms of media audiences were largely finite, concentrating people on many of the same core content offerings, whether that be the nightly news or a popular television show. What happens when those audiences splinter? The Rise and Fall of Mass Communication surveys the aftermath of exactly that, noting that very few modern media products have audiences above 1–2% of the population at any one time. Advancing a new media balkanization theory, Benoit and Billings neither lament nor embrace the new media landscape, opting instead to pinpoint how we must consider mass communication theories and applications in an era of ubiquitous choice.

ISBN:
9781433164248
9781433164248
Category:
Communication studies
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
30-06-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peter\Lang

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