Media studies has now become an eclectic academic discipline with a closer orientation to the areas of humanities and social sciences, though at the same time it calls for adequate knowledge about the existing and emerging media technologies. Within it integrate as many areas as come under the rubrics of English studies and cultural studies, its parent disciplines. Media studies therefore can encompass a wide range of subjects from such foundational fields of studies as language, literature, history, geography, economics, political science, law, psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, human rights, globalization, information management, entrepreneurship, public policy, tourism and sports, to core disciplinary areas like computer technology, new media technology, print technology, television studies, radio studies, journalism, photography, reporting, advertising and public relations. In brief, what media studies curriculum can cover equals what students and teachers in this discipline should know about social sciences, communication and journalism.

[MBM Anthology of Media Studies. Kathmandu: Communication Study Center, 2007. 17-27.]

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