Available in colour for the first time, thoroughly revised, re-ordered and completely updated with recent examples and expanded coverage of current issues, this fourth edition of an outstanding book presents the latest must-have introduction to media studies. From "CSI: Miami" to the "Ring Cycle" and reality TV, the chapters are all supported by case studies which cover every key topic in the area. The book is divided into four parts studying key concepts; media practices; media debates; and provides rich resources in the final reference section. Stimulating and easy to use, and written by two leading teaching figures in the field, "The Media Student's Book" includes: marginal terms, definitions, references and jokes, all allied to a full glossary; follow-up activities, suggestions for further reading, useful websites and a companion support website; and, references and examples from advertising, TV, films, radio, newspapers, photography and the Internet. Providing an excellent introduction to media studies, this book undoubtedly lives up to its reputation as the finest resource available to all media studies students.