Media Studies 101
Media Studies 101 is 'the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide you back to definitions and key ideas if you need to refresh your knowledge or understand a new concept.
The textbook is divided into 4 parts each with multiple sections: Reading Media Texts, Culture and Contexts, Production and Structures, and Audiences & Identity. It also includes a glossary.