By Jonathan Bignell

In this accomplished textbook, now up-to-date for its 3rd variation, Jonathan Bignell offers scholars with a framework for figuring out the major ideas and major techniques to tv experiences, together with viewers learn, tv heritage and broadcasting coverage, and the analytical examine of person programmes.

Features include:

  • a word list of key terms

  • key phrases outlined in margins

  • suggestions for additional reading

  • activities/assignments to be used in school

New and up-to-date case stories feature:

  • ‘Every domestic wishes a Harvey’ ad

  • approaches to information reporting

  • television scheduling

  • CSI Crime Scene Investigation

  • animated comic strip series

Individual chapters tackle: learning tv, tv histories, tv cultures, tv texts and narratives, tv genres and codecs, tv creation, tv and caliber, tv realities, tv you can’t see, tv audiences, past television.

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