Diffusion of the News Paradigm, 1850-2000

Author: Svennik Høyer,Horst Pöttker

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN: 9789189471306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

View: 3192

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Changing Journalism

Author: Peter Lee-Wright,Angela Phillips,Tamara Witschge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136672702

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 8391

Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers how journalism could change for the better and for the good of democracy. It covers: the business landscape work and employment the regulatory framework audiences and interaction the impact of technology on practices and content ethics in a converged world The book analyses research in both national and local journalism, broadcast, newspaper and online journalism, broadsheet and tabloid, drawing comparisons between the different outlets in the field of news journalism, making this essential reading for scholars and students of journalism and media studies.
Posted in Performing Arts

How Media Inform Democracy

A Comparative Approach

Author: Toril Aalberg,James Curran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136633820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 9053

In this timely book, leading researchers consider how media inform democracy in six countries – the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Taking as their starting point the idea that citizens need to be briefed adequately with a full and intelligent coverage of public affairs so that they can make responsible, informed choices rather than act out of ignorance and misinformation, contributors use a comparative approach to examine the way in which the shifting media landscape is affecting and informing the democratic process across the globe. In particular, they ask: Can a comparative approach provide us with new answers to the question of how media inform democracy? Has increased commercialization made media systems more similar and affected equally the character of news and public knowledge throughout the USA and Europe? Is soft news and misinformation predominantly related to an American exceptionalism, based on the market domination of its media and marginalized public broadcaster? This study combines a content analysis of press and television news with representative surveys in six nations. It makes an indispensable contribution to debates about media and democracy, and about changes in media systems. It is especially useful for media theory, comparative media, and political communication courses.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Shaping Abortion Discourse

Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States

Author: Myra Marx Ferree

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793841

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 4894

It compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion.
Posted in Political Science

Linked systems for resource sharing

Author: Bernard G. Sloan

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

View: 1490

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Moving Data

The iPhone and the Future of Media

Author: Pelle Snickars,Patrick Vonderau

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504381

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 2161

The iPhone has revolutionized not only how people communicate but also how we consume and produce culture. Combining traditional and social media with mobile connectivity, smartphones have redefined and expanded the dimensions of everyday life, allowing individuals to personalize media as they move and process constant flows of data. Today, millions of consumers love and live by their iPhones, but what are the implications of its special technology on society, media, and culture? Featuring an eclectic mix of original essays, Moving Data explores the iPhone as technological prototype, lifestyle gadget, and platform for media creativity. Media experts, cultural critics, and scholars consider the device's newness and usability—even its "lickability"—and its "biographical" story. The book illuminates patterns of consumption; the fate of solitude against smartphone ubiquity; the economy of the App Store and its perceived "crisis of choice"; and the distance between the accessibility of digital information and the protocols governing its use. Alternating between critical and conceptual analyses, essays link the design of participatory media to the iPhone's technological features and sharing routines, and they follow the extent to which the pleasures of gesture-based interfaces are redefining media use and sensory experience. They also consider how user-led innovations, collaborative mapping, and creative empowerment are understood and reconciled through changes in mobile surveillance, personal rights, and prescriptive social software. Presenting a range of perspectives and arguments, this book reorients the practice and study of media critique.
Posted in Social Science

The Photoplay

A Psychological Study

Author: Hugo Münsterberg

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 231

View: 9274

Posted in Motion pictures

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

Author: Derina Holtzhausen,Ansgar Zerfass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136207120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 586

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication provides a comprehensive review of research in the strategic communication domain and offers educators and graduate-level students a compilation of approaches to and studies of varying aspects of the field. The volume provides insights into ongoing discussions that build an emerging body of knowledge. Focusing on the metatheoretical, philosophical, and applied aspects of strategic communication, the parts of the volume cover: • Conceptual foundations, • Institutional and organizational dimensions, • Implementing strategic communication, and • Domains of practice An international set of authors contributes to this volume, illustrating the broad arena in which this work is taking place. A timely volume surveying the current state of scholarship, this Handbook is essential reading for scholars in strategic communication at all levels of experience.
Posted in Business & Economics

Journalism Studies: The Basics

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136288481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 9581

Journalism Studies: The Basics provides an introductory overview of the emerging field of Journalism Studies, discussing key issues and contemporary debates. Drawing on Conboy’s extensive experience in the field, the changing nature of journalism and its future directions are addressed, through chapters covering: the history and development of Journalism Studies how journalists are created through training and education changing research methods and processes in journalism the impact of the ‘end product’ in wider society global perspectives on journalism technology and the future of the discipline. Situated within a fast growing and dynamic field of study, this engaging introduction will be valuable reading for students of journalism, media and communication, along with those seeking to develop a broader understanding of contemporary journalism.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Degraded Capability

The Media and the Kosovo Crisis

Author: Philip Hammond,Edward S. Herman

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745316314

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 608

'Required reading for anyone wishing to understand the war and the media's role in it.' --The New Internationalist
Posted in History

Can Journalism Survive?

An Inside Look at American Newsrooms

Author: David M. Ryfe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074566413X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 7277

Journalists have failed to respond adequately to the challenge of the Internet, with far-reaching consequences for the future of journalism and democracy. This is the compelling argument set forth in this timely new text, drawing on the most extensive ethnographic fieldwork in American newsrooms since the 1970s. David Ryfe argues that journalists are unable or unwilling to innovate for a variety of reasons: in part because habits are sticky and difficult to dislodge; in part because of their strategic calculation that the cost of change far exceeds its benefit; and in part because basic definitions of what journalism is, and what it is for, anchor journalism to tradition even when journalists prefer to change. The result is that journalism is unraveling as an integrated social field; it may never again be a separate and separable activity from the broader practice of producing news. One thing is certain: whatever happens next, it will have dramatic consequences for the role journalism plays in democratic society and perhaps will transform its basic meaning and purpose. Can Journalism Survive? is essential and provocative reading for all concerned with the future of journalism and society.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Transmedia Storytelling

Imagery, Shapes and Techniques

Author: Max Giovagnoli

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105062589

Category: Computers

Page: 147

View: 5330

Transmedia Storytelling explores the theories and describes the use of the imagery and techniques shared by producers, authors and audiences of the entertainment, information and brand communication industries as they create and develop their stories in this new, interactive ecosystem.
Posted in Computers

Of Art and Wisdom

Plato's Understanding of Techne

Author: David Roochnik

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 5808

A comprehensive discussion of Plato's treatment of techne (technical knowledge), which shows that the final goal of Platonic philosophy is nontechnical wisdom. The Greek word "techne," typically translated as "art," but also as "craft," "skill," "expertise," "technical knowledge," and even "science," has been decisive in shaping our "technological" culture. Here David Roochnik comprehensively analyzes Plato's treatment of this crucial word. Roochnik maintains that Plato's understanding of both the goodness of techne, as well as its severe limitations and consequent need to be supplemented by "nontechnical" wisdom, can speak directly to our own concerns about the troubling impact technology has had on contemporary life. For most commentators, techne functions as a positive, theoretical model through which Plato attempts to articulate the nature of moral knowledge. Scholars such as Terence Irwin and Martha Nussbaum argue that Plato’s version of moral knowledge is structurally similar to techne. In arguing thus, they attribute to Plato what Nietzsche called "theoretical optimism," the view that technical knowledge can become an efficient panacea for the dilemmas and painful contingencies of human life. Conventional wisdom has it, in short, that for Plato technical, moral knowledge can solve life's problems. By systematically analyzing Socrates’ analogical arguments, Roochnik shows the weakness of the conventional view. The basic pattern of these arguments is this: if moral knowledge is analogous to techne, then insurmountable difficulties arise, and moral knowledge becomes impossible. Since moral knowledge is not impossible, it cannot be analogous to techne. In other words, the purpose of Socrates' analogical arguments is to reveal the limitations of techne as a model for the wisdom Socrates so ardently seeks. For all the reasons Plato is so careful to present in his dialogues, wisdom cannot be rendered technical; it cannot become techne. Thus, Roochnik concludes, Plato wrote dialogues instead of technical treatises, as they are the appropriate vehicle for his expression of nontechnical wisdom.
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Analysis I

Author: Herbert Amann,Joachim Escher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764373238

Category: Mathematics

Page: 426

View: 5159

"This textbook provides an outstanding introduction to analysis. It is distinguished by its high level of presentation and its focus on the essential.'' (Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendung 18, No. 4 - G. Berger, review of the first German edition) "One advantage of this presentation is that the power of the abstract concepts are convincingly demonstrated using concrete applications.'' (W. Grölz, review of the first German edition)
Posted in Mathematics

Management and Creativity

From Creative Industries to Creative Management

Author: Chris Bilton

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405119950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 2124

This book explores the relationship between the management of creativity and creative approaches to management. Challenges the stereotypical opposition between ‘creatives’ and ‘suits’. Draws on the work of management theorists such as Mintzberg and Porter and creativity theorists such as Amabile and Boden. Draws on the practical experience of individuals working in the creative industries. Looks at the place of creative organisations and creative business management in a new creative economy, based on ideas, images and information.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Reality of the Mass Media

Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9780804740777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 9912

In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems—applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences, and law—to an examination of the role of mass media in the construction of social reality. Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria. Despite its self-referential quality, Luhmann describes the mass media as one of the key cognitive systems of modern society, by means of which society constructs the illusion of its own reality. The reality of mass media, he argues, allows societies to process information without destabilizing social roles or overburdening social actors. It forms a broad reservoir (memory) of options for the future coordination of action, and it provides parameters for the stabilization of political reproduction of society, as it produces a continuous self-description of the world around which modern society can orient itself. In his discussion of mass media, Luhmann elaborates a theory of communication in which communication is seen not as the act of a particular consciousness, nor the medium of integrative social norms, but merely the technical codes through which systemic operations arrange and perpetuate themselves.
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Media and the Making of Modern Germany

Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich

Author: Corey Ross

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614947

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5807

Few developments in the industrial era have had a greater impact on everyday social life than the explosion of the mass media and commercial entertainments, and none have exerted a more profound influence on the nature of modern politics. Nowhere in Europe were the tensions and controversies surrounding the rise of mass culture more politically charged than in Germany-debates that played fatefully into the hands of the radical right. Corey Ross provides the first general account of the expansion of the mass media in Germany up to the Second World War, examining how the rise of film, radio, recorded music, popular press, and advertising fitted into the wider development of social, political, and cultural life. Spanning the period from the late nineteenth century to the Third Reich, Media and the Making of Modern Germany shows how the social impact and meaning of 'mass culture' were by no means straightforward or homogenizing, but rather changed under different political and economic circumstances. By locating the rapid expansion of communications media and commercial entertainments firmly within their broader social and political context, Ross sheds new light on the relationship between mass media, social change, and political culture during this tumultuous period in German history.
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Communication Yearbook 20

Author: Brant R. Burleson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135152640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 1028

Communication Yearbook 20, originally published in 1997 contains ten major reviews that collectively span the discipline. Two of the reviews examine how consumption of television programs affects viewers. Other media-related chapters examine sex-role stereotyping in advertising, the role of the public relations professional in the production of the news, and the nature and effects of public opinion. This collection also includes review articles addressing attitude change and persuasion, participation in decision-making groups, social anxiety, the development of social competence in childhood and cross-sex friendships across the lifespan. The chapters in this volume present summaries of relevant findings as well as penetrating discussions of theories, methods, problems and directions for future research.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy

Essays on Perception and Communication

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521023672

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 920

Based on archival material from the cities of Genoa, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples, as well as on published sources, such as travel journals, and artistic representations, this volume presents an original view of the culture of early modern Italy. The book addresses particular themes - specifically those of perception and communication - as well as serving to exemplify modes of analysis in the currently developing field of historical anthropology. In the first part of the book, Peter Burke examines the stereotyped ways in which contemporaries perceived social groups such as saints, beggars, and working women, and shows how these stereotypes were used, consciously and unconsciously, both by the authorities and by ordinary people.
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