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REVIEW: A thoughtful approach to teaching media

Re-inventing the Media

Volume 23, Issue 1

July, 2017

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Cocker, A. (2017). A thoughtful approach to teaching media. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(1), 272-273. doi:10.24135/pjr.v23i1.321 Review of: Reinventing the Media, by Graeme Turner. London: Routledge. 2015. 158 pages. ISBN 978-1-138-02070-2
Author(s): Alan Cocker
Publication date: 
July, 2017

AS A member of a School of Communication Studies seeking to refresh its curricula, the publication of Graeme Turner’s book Re-Inventing the Media is very timely. According to the publishers, Turner ‘takes on the task of rethinking how media studies approaches the whole of the contemporary mediascape.’ This statement should not lead the reader to expect that Turner is arguing for a root and branch overturning of how we approach and teach the media. Instead. it can be argued that this is rather a sober ‘re-think’ that seeks to address both the elements of change and continuity in teaching communication or media studies today.