What are the key issues facing media industries today? How do we make sense of media industry changes? And why is the organization of the media industry important? In Understanding Media Industries, Timothy Havens and Amanda D. Lotz address these issues from an objective yet critical point of view, providing students with a solid basis for understanding today’s complex and rapidly evolving media industries.
Using an original framework to examine the influence of media industry organization and practices on society, the book provides students with a comprehensive overview of how media industries work, why they work as they do, and what the broader theoretical and practical implications of media industries are. The first three sections of the book develop this framework in considerable depth with extensive examples and illustrations.
An engaging and accessible introduction to the field, Understanding Media Studies helps students develop a deeper and more critical knowledge of media industries. It is ideal for courses touching on media criticism, media systems, and media economics.
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