Media Programming: Strategies and Practices

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Thomson/Wadsworth, 2009 - 466 pages
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Current, relevant, and student-friendly, MEDIA PROGRAMMING: STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES, 8e, delivers the most accurate and up-to-the-minute coverage of the techniques and strategies used in the programming industry today. Reflecting the latest developments from real-world practice, this market-leading text covers all aspects of media programming for broadcast and cable television, radio, and the Internet with clear illustrations and examples to which you can relate. It offers in-depth coverage of emerging trends, including media concentration, digitalization, the "cluster selling" of programming, and the impact of new technologies. It explains how programs (units of content) are selected (or not selected), arranged, evaluated and promoted with the need to consider pressures from technology, financing, regulations, policies, and marketing. Covering the latest trends and issues in the industry, MEDIA PROGRAMMING, 8e, includes practical examples, insight from noted industry authorities, a useful Website, and an expanded glossary to reflect the latest trade jargon and practices.

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About the author (2009)

Susan Tyler Eastman is a professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University. She earned her BA from the University of California, her MA from San Francisco State University, and her PhD from Bowling Green State University.

Douglas A. Ferguson is Professor and Program Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in the Department of Communication, College of Charleston. He also served as editor-elect of the JOURNAL OF RADIO STUDIES from 2005 through 2008. Dr. Ferguson earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the Ohio State University and his doctorate from Bowling Green State University.

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