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Media Compass: A Companion to International Media Landscapes (Hardcover)

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An extensive and inclusive overview of media landscapes, combining country-specific summaries and cross-cutting examinations of the world's geopolitical regions

Media Compass: A Companion to International Media Landscapes presents a concise yet detailed account of the media environments of 45 countries and regions. Addressing both long-term media systems and fluctuating trends in media usage, an international panel of eminent scholars describes the key elements in the political, social, demographic, cultural, and economic conditions of media infrastructures and public communication around the world.

The Media Compass provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the media environment of each country covered, including formative conditions and circumstances, historical background and development, and current issues and challenges. The entries feature empirical surveys and cross-country comparisons of particular areas of public communication, guiding readers from a general summary to a more detailed discussion of a country#s specific media landscape.

Enabling the mapping of media landscapes internationally, the Media Compass:

  • Provides a comprehensive and empirical resource for the study of media worldwide
  • Facilitates quick lookup of individual entries, as well as comparative readings of a country's position in the wider media landscape
  • Offers expertise and information supporting the limited data available from some non-Western countries
  • Includes in-depth analyses of the countries and regions covered, rather than simple comparison
  • Covers all major regions, including Australia and the Pacific regions, South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas

The first interdisciplinary compendium of its kind, Media Compass: A Companion to International Media Landscapes is a must-have addition to libraries and institutions of higher education and an invaluable resource for students, educators, scholars, and practitioners working in communication and media studies, journalism, and media production.

About the Author


Aljosha Karim Schapals is Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, as well as a Chief Investigator in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). He also serves as Review Editor of Media International Australia, a Q1-ranked journal in the field of media and communication studies. Previously, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, where he also obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Journalism. He has published widely in journals including Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, and Media and Communication, and is the author of a monograph, Peripheral Actors in Journalism (2022), as well as the lead editor of Digitizing Democracy (2018, both Routledge). Christian Pentzold is Chair and Professor of Media and Communications in the Department for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. Before that, he worked in the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research at the University of Bremen and at Chemnitz University of Technology. At Leipzig, he is one of the co-directors of the Center for Digital Participation. He is broadly interested in the construction and appropriation of digital media and the roles information and communication technologies play in modern society. He has published widely in journals like Media, Culture & Society, New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Convergence, and the Annals of the International Communication Association. He has also edited a number of books including the Handbook of Peer Production (Wiley, 2021) and Making Time for Digital Lives: Beyond Chronotopia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781394196241
ISBN-10: 1394196245
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: August 27th, 2024
Pages: 512
Language: English