Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Comm 342 Media and Cultural Industries

An overview of the mass media & cultural industries. Students will examine a range of issues, such as the institutional, social and technological histories of media and cultural industries, the influence of economic factors in shaping content, and issues governing regulatory policy. Special emphasis will be given to media's role in society, the concentration of ownership, the impact of new communication technologies, and increasing convergence of particular media with one another.


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