Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications

The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications (EIMC) seeks to provide 'clear knowledge of the workings of the media and communications worldwide' and to outline possible futures. 'Communications' is restricted to communications technology. EIMC's international authorship consists mainly of academics, a quarter of whom are from 26 countries outside the US--a globally diverse pool. An outline of section headings and glossary preface each article, and black-and-white figures, tables, and occasional photographs appear throughout. The editor defines the audience for EIMC broadly--professors, students, 'scholars and researchers ... journalists and other writers, librarians and historians, educators and executives of multinational corporations--in fact, anyone who needs information' related to media and communications. --Choice Review, Nov. 2003.