- W. James Potter - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
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Seven Skills of Media Literacy, also by Potter, provides readers with the practical guidance they need to make substantial improvements on seven major skills. Bundle the supplement with Media Literacy, Tenth Edition for even more savings.
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This book offers updated content and a fresh look at the topic but doesn't match the syllabus I am working with
The book provides fundamental knowledge to students, especially those who might not have any background in media. It is easy to understand and contains a lot of examples.
Media Literacy teaches students how to navigate through the overwhelming flood of information found in today’s media-saturated world. Drawing from thousands of media research studies, author W. James Potter explores key components to understanding the fascinating world of mass media. Potter presents examples and facts to help students understand how the media operate, how they attract attention, and how they influence the public. Chapters conclude with exercises to help readers apply the material to everyday life and improve their media literacy. The Tenth Edition integrates a stronger focus on digital media, features a streamlined organization, and updates facts to keep readers informed on the rapidly changing media phenomenon.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Why Increase Media Literacy
Chapter 2. Media Literacy Approach