The most accessible and up-to-date dictionary of media and communication available, covering the impact of the latest developments in these fast moving fields Over 2,200 clear, concise, and authoritative entries, extensively cross-referenced to help link concepts from different discourses Wide-ranging coverage includes advertising, digital culture, new media, telecommunications, and visual culture Entries cover all of the most important concepts, theories, technical terms and key topic areas likely to be encountered in media and communication studies and their related fields Entry-level web links included in the dictionary and kept up-to-date via a companion web page Biographical appendix included with weblinks to key people, as well as an appendix of further reading The Dictionary of Media and Communication is an authoritative and wide-ranging A-Z providing over 2,200 entries on terms used in media and communication, from concepts and theories to technical terms, across subject areas that include advertising, digital culture, journalism, new media, radio studies, and telecommunications. It also covers relevant terminology from related disciplines such as literary theory, semiotics, cultural studies, and philosophy. The entries are extensively cross-referenced, allowing the reader to link related concepts that span different discourses with ease. It is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students on degree courses in media or communication studies, and also for those taking related subjects such as film studies, visual culture, and cultural studies. With highly relevant web links to key essays, images, examples, and websites which complement the A-Z entries, all updated and accessed via a companion webpage, as well as a biographical appendix with web links to key people, this is a valuable resource for media professionals, postgraduates, academics, and researchers and an eminently practical and user-friendly reference for anyone involved in the worlds of media and communication. Readership: Undergraduates taking degree courses in media and/or communication studies; as well as undergraduates studying related subjects such as film and television studies, cultural studies, and web studies. Also useful for media practitioners and people working in the media industry.