Welcome to the Companion Website!

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Mass Communication, Seventh Edition.

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.


A book that students find fun to read and instructors consider educationally valuable, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World provides the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills that students need to become self-aware media consumers. Known for his storytelling approach, bestselling author Ralph E. Hanson uses examples drawn from everyday life to explain the many dimensions of mass media that operate in our society. This newly revised Seventh Edition is packed with contemporary examples and compelling stories that illustrate the latest developments and recent events that are changing the face of media today.


We gratefully acknowledge Ralph E. Hanson for writing an excellent text and developing the resources on this site. Special thanks are also due to Candice Roberts of St. John’s University and Neda Dallal for developing the ancillaries on this site.