Provides a history and a recent snapshot of the world's media. Covered by the 4 vol. work are discussions of historic topics, such as the role of the media in the cold war, of freedom of the press, the development of the computer, and the role of television. The future of books, newspapers, radio, and television also receives treatment. Other entries cover media types, formats, outlets, genres, interrelationships, issues, and concepts as well the status of the media in 61 geopolitical locations.
Available in print: P87.5 .E535 2003