A supplement to Salem Press's Careers In series, a career-focused series collection of biographies of notable figures in business, this resource provides insight into the career paths and impact of these important figures.
A collection of 29 biographical sketches of "living leaders" in a variety of Communications & Media environments. All of these articles come from the pages of Current Biography, the monthly magazine renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection, and the wide scope of influence of its subjects. These up-to-date profiles draw from a variety of sources and are an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, students, and librarians. Students will gain a better understanding of the educational development and career pathways of the Communications & Media leader.
Scope & Coverage
The geographical scope of Contemporary Biographies in Communications & Media is broad; selections span the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, covering numerous major geographical and cultural regions. All of the figures profiled are still working at one or more of their specialties. This collection includes owners, founders, presidents, and CEOs, of professional sports teams, financial firms, media companies, manufacturers and retailers.
The articles in Contemporary Biographies in Communications & Media range in length from 1,000 to 4,000 words and follow a standard format. All articles begin with ready-reference listings that include birth details and concise identifications. The articles then generally divide into several parts, including Early Life and Education, and Life’s Work, a core section that provides straightforward accounts of the periods in which the profiled subjects made their most significant contributions to the profiled business. Often, a final section, Significance, provides an overview of the person’s place in history and their contemporary importance. Essays are supplemented by Selected Readings, which provide starting points for further research.
The book ends with a general Bibliography that offers a comprehensive list of works for students seeking out more information on a particular individual or subject, plus a separate bibliography of Selected Works that highlight the significant published works of the professionals profiled. A Profession Index, listing subjects by profession is also included.