Available in colour for the first time, thoroughly revised, re-ordered and completely updated with recent examples and expanded coverage of current issues, this fourth edition is a must-have introduction to media studies. The chapters are all supported by case studies which cover every key topic in the field, from CSI: Miami to the Ring Cycle and reality TV. The book is divided into four parts studying key concepts; media practices; media debates; and providing rich resources in the final reference section. Stimulating and easy to use, The Media Student's Book includes: marginal terms, definitions, references and jokes, all allied to a full glossary follow-up activities, suggestions for further reading, useful websites and a companion support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415371430 references and examples from advertising, TV, films, radio, newspapers, photography and the internet. Written by two leading teaching figures in the field, this book undoubtedly lives up to its reputation as the finest resource available to all media studies students.