Media, Terrorism and Society

Perspectives and Trends in the Digital Age

Author: Shahira S. Fahmy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138360648


Page: 200

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This book provides new insights on contemporary terrorism and media research, opening the door for fresh perspectives and trends exploring theories and concepts in the field. Advances in technology have increased the threat of terrorism, as the Internet has helped terrorists to recruit new members, plan their attacks, and amplify their messages. As technology continues to evolve, it is not difficult to imagine how the advanced information and technology of the new millennium could cause more terrifying realities in the world today. During this period of profound technological change, we need to understand the relationships between media, society, and the new paradigm of terrorism. In our global society where the war on terrorism knows no borders, countries are increasingly recognizing the importance of improving terrorism coverage domestically and globally. This book is a valuable resource, offering key directions for assessing the ongoing revolutionary changes and trends in communicating terrorism in the digital age. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.
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The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317417550

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 6049

The development of digital media has delivered innovations and prompted tectonic shifts in all aspects of journalism practice, the journalism industry and scholarly research in the field of journalism studies; this book offers detailed accounts of changes in all three arenas. The collapse of the ‘advertising model’, in tandem with the impact of the continuing global recession, has created economic difficulties for legacy media, and an increasingly frenzied search for new business strategies to resource a sustainable journalism, while triggering concerns about the very future of journalism and journalists. The Future of Journalism: In an Age of Digital Media and Economic Uncertainty brings together the research conversation conducted by a distinguished group of scholars, researchers, journalists and journalism educators from around the globe and hosted by ‘The Future of Journalism’ at Cardiff University in September 2013. The significance of their responses to these pressing and challenging questions is impossible to overstate. Divided into nine sections, this collection analyses and discusses the future of journalism in relation to: Revenues and Business Models; Controversies and Debates; Changing Journalism Practice; Social Media; Photojournalism and visual images of News; Local and Hyperlocal journalism; Quality, Transparency and Accountability; and Changing Professional Roles and Identities. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in the prospects for journalism and the consequent implications for communications within and between local, national and international communities, for economic growth, the operation of democracy and the maintenance and development of the social and cultural life of societies around the globe. This book was originally published as special issues of Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies.
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The Vanishing Newspaper [2nd Ed]

Saving Journalism in the Information Age

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826272037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 9790

Five years ago in The Vanishing Newspaper, Philip Meyer offered the newspaper industry a business model for preserving and stabilizing the social responsibility functions of the press in a way that could outlast technology-driven changes in media forms. Now he has updated this groundbreaking volume, taking current declines in circulation and the number of dailies into consideration and offering a greater variety of ways to save journalism. Meyer’s “influence model” is based on the premise that a newspaper’s main product is not news or information, but influence: societal influence, which is not for sale, and commercial influence, which is. The model is supported by an abundance of empirical evidence, including statistical assessments of the quality and influence of the journalist’s product, as well as its effects on business success. Meyer now applies this empirical evidence to recent developments, such as the impact of Craigslist and current trends in information technologies. New charts show how a surge in newsroom employment propped up readership in the 1980s, and data on the effects of newsroom desegregation are now included. Meyer’s most controversial suggestion, making certification available for reporters and editors, has been gaining ground. This new edition discusses several examples of certificate programs that are emerging in organizations both old and new. Understanding the relationship between quality and profit probably will not save traditional newspapers, but Meyer argues that such knowledge can guide new media enterprises. He believes that we have the tools to sustain high-quality journalism and preserve its unique social functions, though in a transformed way.
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Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities, and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education

Assessing Future Trends in Education

Author: D’Agustino, Steven

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466627018

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 6934

Technology has had direct impact on education in increasing the way that society continues to learn. Applications of immersive environments, virtual worlds, and augmented reality have significant implications for how teaching and learning are achieved in contemporary education. Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education brings together current research and performance in trends in education. While examining cyber behavior and the use of virtual worlds, immersive technologies and augmented realities aim to improve teaching and enhancing learning.
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World trends in freedom of expression and media development

special digital focus 2015

Author: Gagliardone, Iginio (UNESCO),Gal, Danit (UNESCO),Alves Pinto, Thiago (UNESCO),Martinez Sainz, Gabriela (UNESCO)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9231001272


Page: 197

View: 9991

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The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

Author: Tamara Witschge,C. W. Anderson,David Domingo,Alfred Hermida

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473955068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 2744

The production and consumption of news in the digital era is blurring the boundaries between professionals, citizens and activists. Actors producing information are multiplying, but still media companies hold central position. Journalism research faces important challenges to capture, examine, and understand the current news environment. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism starts from the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research in the changing field of journalism. The 38 chapters, written by a team of global experts, are organised into four key areas: Section A: Changing Contexts Section B: News Practices in the Digital Era Section C: Conceptualizations of Journalism Section D: Research Strategies By addressing both institutional and non-institutional news production and providing ample attention to the question ‘who is a journalist?’ and the changing practices of news audiences in the digital era, this Handbook shapes the field and defines the roadmap for the research challenges that scholars will face in the coming decades.
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World trends in freedom of expression and media development

global report 2017/2018

Author: UNESCO,University of Oxford (UK)

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 9231002422

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5430

In the face of such challenges, this new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists.
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Recent Trends and Developments in Social Software

International Conferences on Social Software, BlogTalk 2008, Cork, Ireland, March 3-4, 2008, and BlogTalk 2009, Jeju Island, South Korea, September 15-16, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

Author: John Breslin,Thomas N. Burg,Hong-Gee Kim,Tom Raftery,Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364216580X

Category: Computers

Page: 177

View: 7794

BlogTalk, the International Conference on Social Software, brings together different groups of people using and advancing the Internet and its usage: technical and conceptual developers, researchers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, and practitioners alike. The focus is on social software as an expression of a culture that is based on the exchange of information, ideas and knowledge. The present volume includes 6 papers from BlogTalk 2008 as well as 11 papers from BlogTalk 2009. The areas discussed include: forms and consequences of emerging social software practices; social software in enterprise and educational environments; the political impact of social software; applications, prototypes, concepts and standards.
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The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

Author: Scott Eldridge II,Bob Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138283053

Category: Digital media

Page: 542

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Introduction: introducing the complexities of developments in digital journalism studies / Scott A. Eldridge II & Bob Franklin -- Law defining journalists: who's who in the age of digital media? / Jane Johnston & Anne Wallace -- Studying role conceptions in the digital age: A critical appraisal / Folker Hanusch & Sandra Banjac -- Who am I? perceptions of digital journalists' professional identity / Tim P. Vos & Patrick Ferrucci -- The death of the author, the rise of the robo-journalist: authorship, bylines and full disclosure in automated journalism / Tal Montal & Zvi Reich -- The entrepreneurial journalist / Tamara Witschge & Frank Harbers -- Content analysis of Twitter: big data, big studies / Cornelia Brantner & Jürgen Pfeffer -- Innovation in content analysis: freezing the flow of liquid news / Rodrigo Zamith -- An approach to assessing the robustness of local news provision / Philip M. Napoli, Matthew Weber & Kathleen McCollough -- Reconstructing the dynamics of the digital news ecosystem: a case study on news diffusion processes / Elisabeth Günther, Florian Buhl & Thorsten Quandt -- Testing the myth of enclaves: a discussion of research designs for assessing algorithmic curation / Jacob Ørmen -- Digital news users' and how to find them: theoretical and methodological innovations in news use studies / Ike Picone -- What if the future is not all digital?: trends in U.S. Newspapers' multiplatform readership / Hsiang Iris Chyi & Ori Tenenboim -- On digital distribution's failure to solve newspapers' existential crisis: symptoms, causes, consequences and remedies / Neil Thurman, Robert G. Picard, Merja Myllylahti & Arne H. Krumsvik -- Precarious e-lancers: freelance journalists' rights, contracts, labor organizing, and digital resistance / Errol Salamon -- What can nonprofit journalists actually do for democracy? / Magda Konieczna & Elia Powers -- Digital journalism and regulation: ownership and control / Victor Pickard -- Defining and mapping data journalism and computational journalism: a review of typologies and themes / Mark Coddington -- Algorithms are a reporter's best new friend: news automation and the case for augmented journalism / Carl-Gustav Linden -- Disclose, decode and demystify: an empirical guide to algorithmic transparency / Michael Koliska & Nicholas Diakopoulos -- Visual network exploration for data journalists / Tommaso Venturini, Mathieu Jacomy, Liliana Bounegru & Jonathan Gray -- Data journalism as a platform: architecture, agents, protocols / Eddy Borges-Rey -- Social media livestreaming / Claudette G. Artwick -- Ethical approaches to computational journalism / Konstantin Dörr -- Who owns the news? The "right to be forgotten" and journalists' conflicting principles / Ivor Shapiro & Brian MacLeod Rogers -- Defamation in unbounded spaces: Journalism and social media / Diana Bossio & Vittoria Sacco -- Hacks, hackers and the expansive boundaries of journalism / Nikki Usher -- Journalistic freedom and the surveillance of journalists post-Snowden / Paul Lashmar -- How and why pop up news ecologies come into being / Melissa Wall -- The movement and its mobile journalism: a phenomenology of Black Lives Matter journalist-activists / Allissa V. Richardson -- Nature as knowledge: the politics of science, open data, and environmental media platforms / Inka Salovaara -- Opting in and opting out of media / Bonnie Brennen -- Silencing the female voice: the cyber abuse of women on the internet / Pamela Hill Nettleton -- Social media and journalistic branding: explication, enactment, and impact / Avery E. Holton & Logan Molyneux -- Reconsidering the intersection between digital journalism and games: sketching a critical perspective / Igor Vobic -- Native advertising and the appropriation of journalistic clout / Raul Ferrer-Conill & Michael Karlsson -- User comments in digital journalism: current research and future directions / Thomas B. Ksiazek & Nina Springer -- Theorizing digital journalism: the limits of linearity and the rise of relationships / Jane B. Singer -- Outsourcing censorship and surveillance: the privatization of governance as an information control strategy in the case of Turkey / Aras Coskuntuncel -- Epilogue: situating journalism in the digital: a plea for studying news flows, users, and materiality / Marcel Broersma
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Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century

Challenges & Innovations

Author: Robyn S. Goodman,Elanie Steyn

Publisher: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin

ISBN: 9781587903885

Category: Journalism

Page: 496

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"Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations" sheds light on the present and future of journalism education worldwide and how to best prepare future journalists (and citizens) to cover the news. This one-stop text, reference book is a must-read for everyone interested in quality journalism education and practice.
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American Carnival

Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media

Author: Neil Henry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520931548

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 9557

In this vividly written, compelling narrative, award-winning journalist Neil Henry confronts the crisis facing professional journalism in this era of rapid technological transformation. American Carnival combines elements of memoir with extensive media research to explore critical contemporary issues ranging from reporting on the Iraq War, to American race relations, to the exploitation of the image of journalism by advertisers and politicians. Drawing on significant currents in U.S. media and social history, Henry argues that, given the amount of fraud in many institutions in American life today, the decline of journalistic professionalism sparked by the economic challenge of New Media poses especially serious implications for democracy. As increasingly alarming stories surface about unethical practices, American Carnival makes a stirring case for journalism as a calling that is vital to a free society, a profession that is more necessary than ever in a digital age marked by startling assaults on the cultural primacy of truth.
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Assessing Media Education

A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators: Component 2: Case Studies

Author: William G. Christ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503862

Category: Education

Page: 108

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This component of Assessing Media Education is intended for those who would like to know how other schools have grappled with implementing assessment initiatives, and who have used assessment to improve their programs.
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The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities

Author: Stuart Allan,Inaki Garcia-Blanco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138616493


Page: 432

View: 6774

This volume draws together research originally presented at the 2015 Future of Journalismconference at Cardiff University, UK. The conference theme, 'Risks, Threats and Opportunities,' highlighted five areas of particular concern for discussion and debate. The first of these areas, 'Journalism and Social Media', explores how journalism and the role of the journalist are being redefined in the digital age of social networking, crowd-sourcing and 'big data', and how the influence of media like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Reddit affects the gathering, reporting or consumption of news? 'Journalists at Risk' assesses the key issues surrounding journalists' safety and their right to report, as news organizations and their sources are increasingly targeted in war, conflict or crisis situations. The third area, 'Journalism Under Surveillance', asks what freedom of the press means in a post-Snowden climate. What are the new forms of censorship confronting journalism today, and what emergent tactics will help it to speak truth to power? 'Journalism and the Fifth Estate' examines the traditional ideals of the fourth estate, which risk looking outdated, if not obsolete, in the modern world. How much can we rely on citizen media to produce alternative forms of news reporting, and how can we reform mainstream media institutions to make them more open, transparent and accountable to the public? The final area, 'Journalism's Values', asks how journalism's ethical principles and moral standards are evolving in relation to the democratic cultures of communities locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. What are the implications of changing priorities for the education, training and employment of tomorrow's journalists? Every chapter in this volume engages with a pressing issue for the future of journalism, offering an original, thought-provoking perspective intended to help facilitate further dialogue and debate. The chapters in this book were originally published in special issues of Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, and Journalism Studies.
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Journalism and Popular Culture

Author: Peter Dahlgren,Colin Sparks,Professor Colin Sparks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446230640

Category: Journalism

Page: 224

View: 7988

In counterpoint to conventional examinations of images of journalism which tend to concentrate on its informational role in the political process, this book provides a lively analysis of journalism in its other guise - as entertainment. In a series of interrelated studies, the authors examine the theoretical problems in assessing popular journalism and consider common examples of its manifestations - its relationship to media stars, the coverage of sport, and the presentation of news in a popular' form.
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Life Sciences and Related Fields:

Trends Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention

Author: National Research Council,Board on Life Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention: An International Workshop,Chinese Academy of Sciences,IAP--The Global Network of Science Academies,International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,International Union of Microbiological Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309210712

Category: Science

Page: 164

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During the last decade, national and international scientific organizations have become increasingly engaged in considering how to respond to the biosecurity implications of developments in the life sciences and in assessing trends in science and technology (S&T) relevant to biological and chemical weapons nonproliferation. The latest example is an international workshop, Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention, held October 31 - November 3, 2010 at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Life Sciences and Related Fields summarizes the workshop, plenary, and breakout discussion sessions held during this convention. Given the immense diversity of current research and development, the report is only able to provide an overview of the areas of science and technology the committee believes are potentially relevant to the future of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BWC), although there is an effort to identify areas that seemed particularly ripe for further exploration and analysis. The report offers findings and conclusions organized around three fundamental and frequently cited trends in S&T that affect the scope and operation of the convention: The rapid pace of change in the life sciences and related fields; The increasing diffusion of life sciences research capacity and its applications, both internationally and beyond traditional research institutions; and The extent to which additional scientific and technical disciplines beyond biology are increasingly involved in life sciences research. The report does not make recommendations about policy options to respond to the implications of the identified trends. The choice of such responses rests with the 164 States Parties to the Convention, who must take into account multiple factors beyond the project's focus on the state of the science.
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Reporting Dangerously

Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security

Author: Simon Cottle,Richard Sambrook,Nick Mosdell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137406704

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6418

More journalists are being killed, attacked and intimidated than at any time in history. Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security examines the statistics and looks at the trends in journalist killings and intimidation around the world. It identifies what factors have led to this rise and positions these in historical and global contexts. This important study also provides case studies and first-hand accounts from journalists working in some of the most dangerous places in the world today and seeks to understand the different pressures they must confront. It also examines industry and political responses to these trends and pressures as well as the latest international initiatives aimed at challenging cultures of impunity and keeping journalists safe. Throughout, the authors argue that journalism contributes a vital if often neglected role in the formation and conduct of civil societies. This is why reporting from ‘uncivil’ places matters and this is why journalists are often positioned in harm’s way. The responsibility to report in a globalizing world of crises and human insecurity, and the responsibility to try and keep journalists safe while they do so, it is argued, belongs to us all.
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Balance and Bias in Journalism

Representation, Regulation and Democracy

Author: Guy Starkey

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230208096

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Guy Starkey offers a clearly structured discussion of 'balance' in the media, and the difficulties inherent in both achieving and measuring it. Providing an analysis of theoretical issues, an exploration of practical considerations and a review of methods for assessing journalistic output, it will appeal to students of journalism and media studies.
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Mass Media and the Caribbean

Author: Stuart H. Surlin,Walter C. Soderlund

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9782881244476

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

View: 3653

First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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