Best Media Studies / Theory Books

I firmly believe media studies should be the #1 subject taught in schools. Media shapes our conception of reality, and sometimes shapes reality itself. Computers have made math and spelling easy, but have made escaping the hypnotic effects of media nearly impossible.

Additionally, if you’re someone, like myself, who creates media – whether that’s a book, a podcast, YouTube videos, or any kind of social media – it makes sense to deeply understand media. It’s the best way to make your message more clear and impactful, to the most people possible.

Here are the best media studies books I’ve read.