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[ecrea] new book - Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society (2015)

Sat Jul 18 09:02:17 GMT 2015

Thrilled to announce that the edited book /Bridging Gaps: Higher
Education, Media and Society /is now available. This book contains
chapters authored by selected delegates at the inaugural CMCS
international conference series that was held in Toronto in May.

Published by WaterHill Publishing, the book includes Stephanie Patrick’s
chapter that received the best paper award at the conference.
Researchers and course instructors can now purchase the book for a rare
combination of theoretical, practical and methodological perspectives on
media, higher education, and society at


*/Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society/*
By Robert Caine, Hilary Wheaton and Louis Massey (eds).


 1. How Higher Education, Media, and Society Intersect:
    An Introduction to Bridging Gaps
    /Robert Caine, Hilary Wheaton and Louis Massey/
 2. Media Literacy for Media Makers: Teaching Onscreen Violence in the
    University Film Classroom
    /Laurie Trotta Valenti and F. Miguel Valenti/
 3. Self-critique or Self-promotion: The Vanishing Gap in Celebrity
    Public Relations Journalism
    /Stephanie Patrick/
 4. Nigellissima: The Making of Nigella
    /Gilly Smith/
 5. 'I didn't know other people out there felt this way...': Gay
    Celebrities and the Construction of Role Models
    /Michael Lovelock/
 6. Seizing the Microphone: A Case Study of a Higher Education
    Institution and the Messaging Battle over Education Reform
    /Charles L. Carney/
 7. The Empowering Impacts of Chinese Social Media Weibo
    /John Yu Zhang/
 8. Laughing while Learning: Using Comedic Reporting and Commentary in
    the Classroom
    /Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre/
 9. Social Media in the Classroom
    /Stephanie Sadownik/
10. Bringing Rape Culture Media into the Classroom
    /Diana C. Direiter/
11. When the News Reports on Higher Education Accountability, What Does
    the Public Read and Hear?
    /Charles L. Carney/

*Now available at*:

*Dr Samita Nandy
*Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
Reviewer, Routledge, SAGE Publications and Wilfrid Laurier University Press
PhD Curtin University, Australia (Media / Celebrity)
MA and BA York University, Canada (Communication)
URL <mailto:(samitanandy /at/>:
<> @celeb_studies

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