Welcome to the Kortext media studies category. Here, you can find a range of ebooks and etextbooks suited to you, whether you are a media studies student, enthusiast, or academic.
The plural of medium, media can be defined in modern society as “the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.” As such, media studies is an area that affects society on a large scale and is intertwined with our everyday lives.
What is media studies?
Media studies tackles practices, theories, and production techniques in audio-visual communication. This means that each course offers different modules, content, and learning opportunities.
Some of those who are interested in media studies may prefer to focus on media practice and production, be it TV, film, or other media platforms. Others enjoy delving into aspects of creativity in the media, such as screenwriting, or art criticism. Alternatively, certain students and academics look predominantly at media theory such as the aesthetics and philosophy of art, ethical criticism, or constructing meanings.
It is also possible to study mass media from both a current and historical viewpoint. An example of this can be seen in the changing roles of media authorities and their ownership of media outlets, or in the attitudes towards young people and new media, including its impact on new generations.
University students will find our range of ebooks on media studies research methods useful. These encompass themes such as ethical research in media studies, navigating online pitfalls, and analysing corporate and market trends.
For more on any of these topics, you can browse our complete range of media studies ebooks and related categories such as cultural studies or the arts. If you’ve still not quite found the digital book for you, why not search by title or author. With over 500,000 ebooks in our whole collection, we have a large variety to choose from. Enjoy!