Book Description

Review 'Television: The Critical View. . . stands as a monument to and history of the growth and acceptance of television criticism in American culture. . . . The seventh edition continues to offer readings from a variety of approaches while also acknowledging the growing international nature of television criticism.'--Judith E. Smith, St. Norbert College'The essays establish the current state of the academic discourse in television criticism and the most important developments in the discipline. Newcomb's approach brings together the best scholarship, writing, and overall clarity to the comprehensive field of television criticism.'--Elliot Gaines, Wright State University'The book draws upon diverse disciplines within the humanities, reflecting the real interdisciplinary origins of media studies.'--Shelly McGinnis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill'This volume has served as the centerpiece of television studies for years, with its essays defining the scope and depth of the field, and framed many pedagogical strategies through its selection of essays.'--Jason Mittell, Middlebury College Read more About the Author Horace Newcomb holds the Lambdin Key Chair for the Peabody Awards in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia. He is the editor of two editions of the Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television (1997, 2004). Read more