ERIC Number: ED186966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Beyond the Wasteland: The Criticism of Broadcasting. Revised Edition.
Smith, Robert Rutherford
This second edition of "Beyond the Wasteland" provides an updated review of broadcast criticism. It offers teachers information to sharpen their own critical capacities and help for exploring media criticism with their students. It also provides suggestions and contextual insights for the mass media researcher. The book is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the aims and varieties of criticism, mythology and the criticism of broadcasting, structuralist critics and broadcasting, public policy and the criticism of broadcasting, and criteria for evaluating broadcasting. Issues in broadcast criticism are discussed in the second part of the book, including broadcast journalism, cable television, and the social effects of broadcast criticism. (RL)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Content Analysis, English Instruction, Evaluation, Evaluative Thinking, Programing (Broadcast), Radio, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Television, Television Viewing
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.