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David Hesmondhalgh Discusses Political Economy of Media

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Dr. Dave Hesmondhalgh, Professor of Media and Music Industries at the University of Leeds discusses what Political Economy of Media entails, what first inspired him to research this field, key thinkers in the field, research developments in the field, research methodology, ”˜critical' research, and how media studies bridges the gap between theory and practice for both teaching and research. He also describes the value of an education in media and communication studies, the practical benefits of studying the media for a student's academic and professional future. Dr. Hesmondhalgh defines the ”˜new' in new media, the continuity and change in digital transformations and their impact on society, the global position of media and communication studies, how the issues of culture and popular culture inform media and communication studies, the public impact of his research, and how media studies research contributes to society and social transformations.

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