Welcome to the Media Studies course at New World University.
In this course you’ll learn about the different types of media and how we interact with them. Today’s professional environment requires a familiarity with the various means by which we communicate with large audiences, both traditional media such as newspapers, and modern media such as social media outlets. As importantly, it requires the critical thinking skills needed to determine the bias and credibility of the media sources one encounters.
This course relies with our gratitude on the first edition of Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication by Jack Lule, and as such its long form readings are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.