New Media, Communication, and Society is a fast, straightforward examination of key topics which will be useful and engaging for both students and professors. It connects students to wide-ranging resources and challenges them to develop their own opinions. Moreover, it encourages students to develop media literacy so they can speak up and make a difference in the world. Short chapters with lots of illustrations encourage reading and provide a springboard for conversation inside and outside of the classroom. Wide-ranging topics spark interest. Chapters include suggestions for additional exploration, a media literacy exercise, and a point that is just for fun. Every chapter includes thought leaders, ranging from leading researchers to business leaders to entrepreneurs, from Socrates to Doug Rushkoff and Lance Strate to Bill Gates.
Mary Ann Allison, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary scholar and professor emerita at Hofstra University. She has been teacher of the year twice and won the first mentor of the year award. She won the Innis Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the field of Media Ecology. Cheryl A. Casey, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication at Champlain College. She has published and presented work in critical media studies, media ecology, and communication theory. She has also served as Executive Director of the Eastern Communication Association.