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New Social Media Textbook by JMS Professor

Dr. Rebecca Coates Nee has authored a textbook for a popular undergraduate course on social media

New Social Media Textbook by JMS Professor

Dr. Rebecca Coates Nee

By Amy Truesdale

January 14, 2019

Dr. Rebecca Coates Nee, associate professor, has authored a textbook for Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) 210, a popular undergraduate course on social media. The course is required for JMS majors and is also offered as a general education elective.

“I developed the class six years ago, but I was unable to find a textbook that covered all of the material in the course,” Nee said. “So, I wrote the book for our students and as a resource for instructors who are trying to develop similar courses at community colleges and other universities.”

Social Media in the Digital Age: History, Ethics, and Professional Uses details how the growth and development of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram have influenced how people interact with one another, receive news, and form social bonds. It introduces students to theories used to study social media, legal and ethical considerations for corporations and individual users, and examples of successful and unsuccessful social media usage to demonstrate its power and reach.

More information can be found on the publisher’s website.

https://titles.cognella.com/social-media-in-the-digital-age-9781516538942

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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