Clint C. Wilson II, EdD is professor of Journalism at the Howard University School of Communications and graduate professor in its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A recipient of the Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Wilson has published scholarly work on the relationship between people of color and mainstream general circulation media in Journalism Educator, Columbia Journalism Review, Quill, and Change. His professional journalism career includes work for various news media organizations, including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, USA Today.com and the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Félix F. Gutiérrez, PhD, is professor of Journalism and Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and professor of American Studies and Ethnicity in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California. A former senior vice president of the Newseum and Freedom Forum, his publication credits include five books and more than 50 articles or book chapters on diversity and the media. He received the 2011 Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists named him the "Padrino (Godfather) of Hispanic Journalists" in 1995 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2002.
Lena M. Chao is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California
State University, Los Angeles where she also serves as Director for the
Asian and Asian American Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at CSULA,
she was on the administrative staff of the Media Institute for Minorities at
the University of Southern California and worked as a Public Service
Coordinator at KFWB News radio in Los Angeles. She also has worked at Radio
Espanol and served as Media Director for the American Civil Liberties Union
of Southern California.
Her areas of scholarly specialization include public relations, mass
communication, and intercultural and interpersonal communications. Her
academic work has been published in Human Communication, California Politics
and Policy, and Feedback among others.
She was on the founding board of the Media Action Network for Asian
Americans (MANAA), a watchdog group that monitors communications media in
the United States for fair, balanced and accurate portrayals of Asian
Pacific Americans. Her public service activities also includes membership on
the advisory boards of two non-profit organizations, The Coalition of
Brothers and Sisters Unlimited, and the Estelle Van Meter Multipurpose
Center, both located in South Central Los Angeles. She is Faculty Director
for Service Learning at Cal State L.A., promoting curriculum development and
faculty and student involvement in community service learning opportunities.
Ms. Chao received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of
California, Los Angeles, and her M.S. in Print Journalism and Ph.D. in
Communication Arts and Sciences from the University of Southern California.
This book outlines all the methods for conducting research—both active and passive as well as quantitative and qualitative—in all forms of media, including new media such as the Internet, mobile phones and social media. It explains the ways in which media audiences are measured, understood and taken into account in media planning, advertising sales and social development campaigns. It shows how datasets are analysed and used. The statistical theories behind good quantitative research are explained in simple and accessible language.
The book is intended for both media research scholars and practitioners.
Why are the media such a crucial part of children's daily lives? Are they becoming more important, more influential, and in what ways? Or does a historical perspective reveal how past media have long framed children's cultural horizons or, perhaps, how families - however constituted - have long shaped the ways children relate to media?
In addressing such questions, the contributors present detailed empirical cases to uncover how children weave together diverse forms and technologies to create a rich symbolic tapestry which, in turn, shapes their social relationships. At the same time, many concerns - even public panics - arise regarding children's engagement with media, leading the contributors also to inquire into the risky or problematic aspects of today's highly mediated world.
Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.
Each chapter provides a clear orientation for new readers to the main debates and core issues addressed, combined with a depth of analysis and argumentation to stimulate the thinking of advanced students and established scholars. Since children and young people are a focus of study across different disciplines, the volume is thoroughly multi-disciplinary. Yet since children and young people are all too easily neglected by these same disciplines, this volume hopes to accord their interests and concerns they surely merit.
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.