Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches media and cultural studies. She writes about television, media culture, social theory, and consumer culture, and is the co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship and editor of A Companion to Reality Television, among other books. Jonathan Gray is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Television Entertainment, Television Studies (with Amanda D. Lotz), Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts, and Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality.
"Written by many of the key scholars in media studies, this book is
a wonderful introduction to the history, circulation, and meaning
of concepts in the field. A useful, thorough, and compelling primer
for anyone interested media criticism today." -- Lynn
"[Keywords for Media Studies] is an excellent and comprehensive reference point for both media studies scholars and students." * European Journal of Communication *
"Ouellette and Grays lexicon of media terms frames complicated constructs in clear and succinct descriptions that tend to render obscure terms accessible to students studying media theory." * Choice *