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Media Practice


About the Series

The Media Practice handbooks are comprehensive resource books for students of media and journalism, and for anyone planning a career as a media professional. Each handbook combines a clear introduction to understanding how the media work with practical information about the structure, processes and skills involved in working in today’s media industries, providing not only a guide on ‘how to do it’ but also a critical reflection on contemporary media practice.

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The Radio Handbook

The Radio Handbook

4th Edition

By John Collins, Arran Bee
March 30, 2021

Updated and revised, the fourth edition of The Radio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the medium of radio and the radio industry in the UK. Featuring new chapters on social media and podcasting, this book offers a thorough breakdown of the knowledge and skills needed to work within the ...

The Public Relations Handbook

The Public Relations Handbook

6th Edition

Edited By Alison Theaker
October 27, 2020

The Public Relations Handbook, 6th edition provides an engaging, in-depth exploration of the dynamic and ever-evolving public relations industry. Split into four parts exploring key conceptual themes in public relations, the book offers an overview of topics including strategic public relations, ...

The Magazines Handbook

The Magazines Handbook

4th Edition

By Jenny McKay
September 27, 2018

The Magazines Handbook is an introductory guide to all aspects of magazine journalism and publishing. The book explores the latest innovations in digital design and delivery, whilst also reaffirming the continued importance of key journalistic skills, including good interviewing, feature writing ...

The Advertising Handbook

The Advertising Handbook

4th Edition

By Jonathan Hardy, Iain Macrury, Helen Powell
March 05, 2018

The Advertising Handbook provides a critical introduction to advertising and marketing practices today. Contributions from leading international scholars and practitioners offer extended coverage of the contemporary shifts and pressures reshaping the marketing communications (or advertising and ...

The New Television Handbook

The New Television Handbook

5th Edition

By Jonathan Bignell, Jeremy Orlebar, Patricia Holland
January 06, 2017

The New Television Handbook provides an exploration of the theory and practice of television at a time when the medium is undergoing radical changes. The book looks at television from the perspective of someone new to the industry, and explores the place of the medium within a constantly changing ...

The Music Industry Handbook

The Music Industry Handbook

2nd Edition

By Paul Rutter
July 06, 2016

The Music Industry Handbook, Second edition is an expert resource and guide for all those seeking an authoritative and user-friendly overview of the music industry today. The new edition includes coverage of the latest developments in music streaming, including new business models created by the ...

The Photography Handbook

The Photography Handbook

3rd Edition

By Terence Wright
January 20, 2016

The new edition of The Photography Handbook builds on previous editions’ illuminating overview of the history, theory and practice of the creation and consumption of photographic images, and engages with the practical and theoretical implications of the explosion of new platforms for making, ...

The Newspapers Handbook

The Newspapers Handbook

5th Edition

By Richard Keeble, Ian Reeves
September 03, 2014

This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the ...

The Digital Media Handbook

The Digital Media Handbook

2nd Edition

By Andrew Dewdney, Peter Ride
December 12, 2013

The new edition of The Digital Media Handbook presents an essential guide to the historical and theoretical development of digital media, emphasising cultural continuity alongside technological change, and highlighting the emergence of new forms of communication in contemporary networked culture. ...

The Sound Handbook

The Sound Handbook

1st Edition

By Tim Crook
January 11, 2012

'Tim Crook has written an important and much-needed book, and its arrival on our shelves has come at a highly appropriate time.' Professor Seán Street, Bournemouth University The Sound Handbook maps theoretical and practical connections between the creation and study of sound across the multi-media...

The Film Handbook

The Film Handbook

1st Edition

By Mark de Valk, Sarah Arnold
June 12, 2013

The Film Handbook examines the current state of filmmaking and how film language, technique and aesthetics are being utilised for today’s ‘digital film’ productions. It reflects on how critical analysis’ of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous ‘vision’ will best aid ...

The Graphic Communication Handbook

The Graphic Communication Handbook

1st Edition

By Simon Downs
November 28, 2011

The Graphic Communication Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the graphics industry. It traces the history and development of graphic design, explores issues that affect the industry, examines its analysis through communications theory, explains ...

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