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New edition leaves scope for 'human factor' research

Volume 16, Issue 2

October, 2010

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Duffield, L. (2010). New edition leaves scope for 'human factor' research. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2): 202-205. Review of The Media and Communications in Australia, edited by Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner (3rd edition). Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2010, 362 pp. ISBN 978-174237-064-4.
Author(s): Lee Duffield
Reviewed book edited by Stuart Cunningham
Publication date: 
October, 2010

The Cunningham and Turner reader, once again, has a core of 11 informational chapters updating us on developments in and around mass media, set in a jacket of other chapters describing selected theories of media or media research. At the back there are some 'cultural studies' essays about aspects of prominent media fare over recent years: sports, celebrities, media treatments of the 2005 Cronulla 'riot' are brought out once again.