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Ch 4: Mass Communication & Book Publishing

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Mass Communication & Book Publishing - Chapter Summary

You'll study mass communication and book publishing in this professionally designed chapter. The lessons cover the history and evolution of books, the impact of the printing press and the value of books in the digital age. Along with each lesson, we've included a multiple-choice self-assessment quiz so you can be sure you're ready to move on to new topics. These learning materials are self-paced and available on any tablet, smartphone or computer. Our chapter is designed to help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Discuss the evolution and history of books
  • Explain how the printing press changed the world
  • Identify the role of books in mass communication
  • Understand the value of books in the digital age
  • Outline modern and historical censorship in the book industry
  • Detail the types and usage of books in the digital age

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Mass Communication & Book Publishing
History & Evolution of Books

1. History & Evolution of Books

Have you ever wondered how books were invented? In this lesson, we will look at the surprising history of books, including the four main origins. We will also find out how books helped people communicate on a worldwide scale.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

2. How the Printing Press Changed the World

When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.

Understanding the Role of Books in Mass Communication

3. Understanding the Role of Books in Mass Communication

This lesson is going to go over how books play a role in mass communication, even to this day. You'll also learn about some of the many different types and categories of books around.

Recognizing the Values of Books in the Digital Age

4. Recognizing the Values of Books in the Digital Age

The digital age has changed the way we consume information and media. In this lesson, we discuss what the digital age has meant for books and their value in society.

Historical & Modern Censorship in the Book Industry

5. Historical & Modern Censorship in the Book Industry

Print media has been subject to various forms of censorship for thousands of years. This lesson explores the characteristics of censorship, the methods used to carry it out, and examples of its practice in historical and modern times.

Books in the Digital Age: Types & Usage

6. Books in the Digital Age: Types & Usage

Digital technologies have caused major shifts in the book and publishing industry, adding both strengths and challenges. In this lesson, learn more about books in the digital age, including e-publishing, platforms, and print-on-demand.

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