Talk:Media studies

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United States[edit]

I removed a crapload of embedded links. Per MOS:LINK, they should not exist in the article body. The section is full of peacock language and undue emphasis of individual campuses and their programs, often described in over-the-top terms. Of course, there are almost no sources in the entire section, either. The whole thing should probably just be removed, but I tagged it for a rewrite. Maybe someone can salvage something from it when they add reliable sources. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:48, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

just plain incorrect and misleading[edit]

There seems to be a tactical project behind the obfuscation in this piece. Lines like the following conflate 'media studies' with 'communication studies' or 'mass communications'. The differences between the two are institutional (professional societies like SCMS vs ICA, or journals like Cinema Journal vs Journal of Communication Studies); historical (communications at least since the early 20th C; media since the 1960s), and methodological (communications deriving largely from the social sciences; media deriving largely from the humanities). This is backed up in the literature (notably the 'intro to...' genre). The picture is of course complicated by the fast rise of information, data and internet studies, and by the historical operations of schools of journalism and media production (including media art). Why does the entry repeatedly blur the distinctions? Here are two examples of the problem with the current text -- the first line of the entry, followed by the first line of the US entry.

Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies.[1]

Mass communication, Communication studies or simply 'Communication' may be more popular names than “media studies” for academic departments in the United States. Oxobeepo (talk) 18:51, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

In his book “Understanding Media, The Extensions of Man”,[edit]

This whole section is inappropriate and poorly written. It is inappropriate firstly because it is in the section about Canadian Media studies- regardless of whether the book is Canadian, this long section just about this book is not telling us about Canadian Media Studies in general. Therefore if it were to be retained, it needs a title of its own. However, I do not think a Page on Media studies in general should be dominated by the data from this one book. Furthermore, the drivel at the end of the section about Hot and Cold media would need a complete rewrite. Personally, if I knew anything about Media Studies (I came here because I don't), I would probably remove all of it.

IceDragon64 (talk) 21:14, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Proposed section: The political economy of Communication[edit]

As it seems that political economy is only mentioned in the wiki page on media studies but not communication studies, should it be expected that I write my proposed subsection, "The political economy of communication" (which is more tuned toward mass communication), under media studies and not communication studies, then? Thoughts? Sta90 (talk) 05:06, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

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