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[ecrea] New Book: Life Without Media

Thu Oct 03 07:13:32 GMT 2013

*/Life Without Media/
Eva Comas, Joan Cuenca, Klaus Zilles
Peter Lang, New York, 2013*

In light of the crisis surrounding traditional media and the radical changes resulting from the advent of the Internet and social media, various media outlets have argued or, more subtly, hinted at the demise of the printed news, or the end of traditional media. This backdrop forms the genesis for this thought-provoking and provocative volume imagining life without media. While there is some skepticism surrounding the radical hypothesis of the death of traditional media, there is mounting concern, at the same time, regarding the changing media space(s) and the relevance of the media’s roles and places in different and diverse social spheres.

Unanimously, contributors to this book report that while these roles and places have changed, the difficulty lies in where and how to delineate them. Chapters provide some answers to the hypothesis of life without media, and in many instances raise new questions and doubts.

*Eva Comas* is a journalist and has a Ph.D. in communication studies from Ramon Llull University, Spain. She is the author of/ La ràdio en essència/ (2009) and her most recent publications (co-authored) are “Un mundo sin periódicos” (A World Without Newspapers) (2010) and “Advertising Characteristics and Strategies in Prime Time Sports Broadcasts” (2011). She has worked as a media consultant for the Catalonian government (la Generalitat de Catalunya) and for the president of Ramon Llull University.

*Joan Cuenca* is a strategic consultant and faculty member of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the Blanquerna School of Communication Studies and International Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from Ramon Llull University, and his most recent book is /Auditorías de Relaciones Públicas/ (2012). He is a founding member of the research group ESTISMA (Strategy and Issues Management in Public Relations and Corporate Communication).

*Klaus Zilles* is an associate professor at the Blanquerna School of Communication Studies and International Relations at Ramon Llull University. He holds a Ph.D. in English and German philology from the University of Heidelberg. He has authored/ Rolando Hinojosa: A Reader’s Guide/ (2001) and co-edited, with Fernando Clemot, /En la frontera: i migliori racconti della narrativa chicana/ (2008).
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