Media, Journalism and Communication: A Student Guide
By Read Mercer Schuchardt
This student guide, explores the opportunities and hazards of modern communication, including news media from a Christian position.
It explores why media matters in a 24/7 news world and the role of social media in the age of global information warfare, before presenting a Christian perspective on identity in a digital world.
The facts remain that in the western world, children and adults spend more time being influenced by television and other forms of media, than any other factor. This book educates the reader to consider their use and engagement with media in a digital age.
The author highlights the dangers of media directing our thinking through reality television shows, and social media sites. The author claims that we have become desensitised and passive in the direct that media is taking us.
While the book provides a base for further study, it is a little confusing as to the purpose. It is a text to convince students, or a read to inform?
Thank you to Netgalley for providing a review copy in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Reviewed by Heath Henwood