Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Mass Communication, Eighth Edition!

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 Eighth Edition highlights how social and digital media, video games, and the global pandemic are changing the face of media today.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Ralph E. Hanson for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Graphic World for developing the resources on this site.