Media Studies – Print and Publishing Media

Course Level 3: Advanced

Estimated Study Time: 2-3 hours

Learn about the basic types of print media and discusses the pros and cons of each media type. The course also looks at the challenges facing each type of media, and the impact which the emergence of the internet has had upon them. This course begins by developing an understanding of books. In particular you will look at the history of books, before examining their impact on culture. You will also look at the difference between different book formats, and publishing trends. Finally, you will look at the impact which technology has had upon books.

Next, you will be introduced to newspapers, and their development. In order to achieve this, you will look at their history, and journalistic styles which have been popular. You will also gain insight into the control which newspapers have over your access to information, and their impact upon popular culture. You will also examine popular trends and online journalism. Finally, you will examine the place which magazines hold within history. You will examine their impact on culture and access to information, while also learning about major publications. The information provided regarding the specialization of magazines and the impact of the internet will help you to better understand today’s magazine industry.

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