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Want a great way to kick off a lecture or an in-class discussion?

Check out Ralph Hanson's "Living in a Media World" blog at www.ralphehanson.com. It will become your go-to resource for insightful and entertaining examples and cases relevant to the intro mass comm course.


The SAGE edge site for Mass Communication by Ralph E. Hanson offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

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Mass Communication: Living in a Media World provides students with comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of mass media, along with insightful analysis, robust pedagogy, and fun, conversational writing. In every chapter of this bestselling text, students will explore the latest developments and current events that are rapidly changing the media landscape. This newly revised Sixth Edition is packed with contemporary examples, engaging infographics, and compelling stories about the ways mass media shape our lives. From start to finish, students will learn the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills they need to become savvy media consumers.


We gratefully acknowledge Ralph E. Hanson for writing an excellent text and reviewing the resources on the site. Special thanks are also due to Amy Zufelt, Ashley Weets, and Audrey Abeyta for developing the digital resources for this title.