First Look at the New Cover Design!

Cover of Fifth Edition
Fifth edition cover.

The cover design for the fifth edition has been completed!

As we first reported in a post on August 31, 2017, we selected a LIFE magazine image from 1966, created by Arthur Schatz. It’s licensed from Getty Images, which title it: ““Showing different stations available to CATV subscribers.”

The following blurb will appear on the book’s copyright page to provide a bit more context. Part of our rationale for picking this image is to allude to the abundance of screens in 21st-century life.

When it first appeared in LIFE in January 1966 it illustrated the variety of channels that were available to “community antenna TV” (CATV) subscribers at that time. CATV was the first form of “cable television” in the U.S. and would eventually lead to the vast profusion of cable channels in the 1990s. In turn, the proliferation of cable networks came to disrupt the dominance of over-the-air broadcast networks—a harbinger of future upheaval caused by on-demand streaming services.


New Narrative Diagrams

We’ve designed three new diagrams of narrative structure: classical film, TV series, and TV serial. As the basis for our diagram, we used a LucidChart Story Map created by Victoria Costley. Here’s what we came up with (click an image to enlarge it).

Narrative structure in classical film.
Narrative structure in classical film.

View classical-film narrative structure on LucidChart.

TV Series Narrative Structure
TV Series Narrative Structure

View TV-series narrative structure on LucidChart.

TV Serial Narrative Structure
TV Serial Narrative Structure

View TV-serial narrative structure on LucidChart.

Ms. Costley generously made her map and other narrative-analysis tools available online for reuse and modification (although as of August 31, 2017 it appears to have disappeared from LucidChart). She offered it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license. To honor the spirit of her license, we offer these three new diagrams under the updated CC BY-NC-SA license:

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