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4th Edition

Social Media Communication
Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics

  • Available for pre-order on June 27, 2023. Item will ship after July 18, 2023
ISBN 9781032246598
July 18, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
400 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This updated fourth edition presents a wide-scale, interdisciplinary guide to social media communication. Examining platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube, the book analyzes social media's use in journalism, public relations, advertising, and marketing.

Lipschultz focuses on key concepts, best practices, data analyses, law and ethics - all promoting the critical thinking that is needed to use new, evolving and maturing networking tools effectively within social and mobile media spaces. Featuring historical markers and contemporary case studies, essays from some of the industry’s leading social media innovators and a comprehensive glossary, this practical, multipurpose textbook gives readers the resources they will need to both evaluate and utilize current and future forms of social media communication. Updates to the fourth edition include expanded discussion of disinformation, the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), natural language chatbots, virtual and augmented reality technologies, and the COVID-19 infodemic.

Social Media Communication is the perfect social media primer for students and professionals, and, with a dedicated online teaching guide, ideal for instructors, too.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Social Media Concepts 2. CMC, Diffusion, and Social Theories 3. Social Media in Journalism 4. Social Media in Public Relations 5. Social Media in Advertising and Marketing 6. Social Media Metrics and Analytics 7. New and Mobile Media Technologies, Innovation, and Investment 8. Big Data and Privacy 9. Law and Regulation 10. Social Media Ethics 11. Best Practices in Social Media 12. Future of Social Media and Information Literacy

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Jeremy Harris Lipschultz is Peter Kiewit Distinguished Professor in the UNO Social Media Lab for Research and Engagement, University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has published more than a dozen books over three decades about media, the Internet and social media communication. These include Social Media Measurement and Management: Entrepreneurial Digital Analytics (2019), Social Media Law and Ethics (2021) and Social Media and Political Communication (2022).