The mass media

an advocate of peace or an advocate of conflict?

Author: Tomasz Goban-Klas,International Organization of Journalists

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 46

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Gatewatching

Collaborative Online News Production

Author: Axel Bruns

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474328

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 4211

Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production is the first comprehensive study of the latest wave of online news publications. The book investigates the collaborative publishing models of key news Websites, ranging from the worldwide Indymedia network to the massively successful technology news site Slashdot, and further to the multitude of Weblogs that have emerged in recent years. Building on collaborative approaches borrowed from the open source software development community, this book illustrates how gatewatching provides an alternative to gatekeeping and other traditional journalistic models of reporting, and has enabled millions of users around the world to participate in the online news publishing process.

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society

Author: J?rgen Habermas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745692338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 7751

This major work retraces the emergence and development of the Bourgeois public sphere - that is, a sphere which was distinct from the state and in which citizens could discuss issues of general interest. In analysing the historical transformations of this sphere, Habermas recovers a concept which is of crucial significance for current debates in social and political theory. Habermas focuses on the liberal notion of the bourgeois public sphere as it emerged in Europe in the early modern period. He examines both the writings of political theorists, including Marx, Mill and de Tocqueville, and the specific institutions and social forms in which the public sphere was realized. This brilliant and influential work has been widely recognized for many years as a classic of contemporary social and political thought, of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

Communicative Figurations

Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization

Author: Andreas Hepp,Andreas Breiter,Uwe Hasebrink

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319655841

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 3636

This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

Author: Katrin Voltmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415337798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 7999

This book examines how political communication and the mass media have played a central role in the consolidation of emerging democracies around the world. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, this new volume investigates the problems and conflicts arising in the process of establishing an independent media and competitive politics in post-autocratic societies. Considering the changing dynamic in the relationship between political actors, the media and their audience, the authors of this volume address the following issues: changing journalistic role perceptions and journalistic quality the reasons and consequences of persisting instrumentalization of the media by political actors the role of the media in election campaigns the way in which the citizens interpret political messages and the extent to which the media influence political attitudes and electoral behaviour the role of the Internet in building a democratic public sphere This book will be of great interest to all those studying and researching democracy and democratization, comparative politics, political communication, journalism, media and the Internet.

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond

From Production to Produsage

Author: Axel Bruns

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488660

Category: Computers

Page: 418

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We – the users turned creators and distributors of content – are TIME’s Person of the Year 2006, and AdAge’s Advertising Agency of the Year 2007. We form a new Generation C. We have MySpace, YouTube, and OurMedia; we run social software, and drive the development of Web 2.0. But beyond the hype, what’s really going on? In this groundbreaking exploration of our developing participatory online culture, Axel Bruns establishes the core principles which drive the rise of collaborative content creation in environments, from open source through blogs and Wikipedia to Second Life. This book shows that what’s emerging here is no longer just a new form of content production, but a new process for the continuous creation and extension of knowledge and art by collaborative communities: produsage. The implications of the gradual shift from production to produsage are profound, and will affect the very core of our culture, economy, society, and democracy.

Holding On to Reality

The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: Albert Borgmann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226066226

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

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Holding On to Reality is a brilliant history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the details of information technology, and the boundaries of the human condition, Borgmann illuminates the relationship between things and signs, between reality and information. "[Borgmann] has offered a stunningly clear definition of information in Holding On to Reality. . . . He leaves room for little argument, unless one wants to pose the now vogue objection: I guess it depends on what you mean by nothing."—Paul Bennett, Wired "A superb anecdotal analysis of information for a hype-addled age."—New Scientist "This insightful and poetic reflection on the changing nature of information is a wonderful antidote to much of the current hype about the 'information revolution.' Borgmann reminds us that whatever the reality of our time, we need 'a balance of signs and things' in our lives."—Margaret Wertheim, LA Weekly

Studies in Bilingual Education

Author: Daniel Madrid,Stephen Hughes

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783034304740

Category: Education

Page: 472

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This book deals with bilingual education in general, but it pays special attention to bilingual education in monolingual areas. One central aim is to study the effects of bilingual programmes during the final stages of Primary and Secondary Education in contexts where the L2 (English) is not normally used as an instrument of social communication in the students' environment, but instead is used only at school, where some subject areas are undertaken totally or partially in this language. The reader interested in bilingual education will find a valuable source of information on different bilingual programmes in the USA and Spain: what schools do and the contents they teach, their timetable and extracurricular activities; the specific objectives that they aim to achieve and the methodology they use, with special reference to the CLIL approach, the schools and the students' level of success with bilingual education, the most common problems that they have to face in monolingual areas and how to solve them.

Mediapolis

Aspects of Texts, Hypertexts, and Multimedial Communication

Author: Sam Inkinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110161410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 7600

Presents a critical, multidisciplinary anthology addressing the theories, problems, and possibilities of multimedia communication, computer interaction, hypertextual representation of knowledge, contemporary utopias, television broadcasting, semiotics of media, and sexuality in the cyber age. Instead of technological determinism or techno-optimistic rhetoric, essays focus on an analytical approach to contemporary media, future technologies, and electronic texts. Specific topics include Jean-Luc Godard's audiovisual works, the history of communication technologies in Russia, and the controversial advertising of Benetton. Main disciplines shared by contributors are philosophy and semiotics as well as media and communication studies. Includes color photos from the Benetton ad campaign. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Invasion from Mars

A Study in the Psychology of Panic

Author: Hadley Cantril

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351480693

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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On Halloween night 1938, Orson Welles broadcast a radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells fantasy, The War of the Worlds. What listeners heard sounded so realistic that at least a million were frightened by word that "strange creatures" from Mars had landed in central New Jersey and were "unleashing a deadly assault." Several thousand were so terrified they ran into the streets, drove away in their cars, or called the police for information about how to escape. Why did so many panic when the circumstances reported were so improbable? That is just the question Hadley Cantril, then a young social psychologist, set out to answer. Originally published in 1940, The Invasion from Mars remains a classic. The broadcast provided a unique real-life opportunity to explore why the relatively new medium of radio could have such an effect. Using a mix of research methods, Cantril shows that the impact of the broadcast had less to do with what went out over the air than with the "standards of judgment" people did or did not use in evaluating what they were hearing. This book is of continuing value to those interested in communications and mass behavior.

Exemplification in Communication

the influence of Case Reports on the Perception of Issues

Author: Dolf Zillmann,Hans-Bernd Brosius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135681600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 6016

This volume offers a new conceptual framework for exemplification, a coherent theoretical approach based on contemporary psychological models of information processing, and an exhaustive integration of the pertinent research demonstrations. Focus is on the news media, but the influence of fiction and quasi-fiction is also considered. The informational competition between concrete, verbal, or pictorial exemplification and abstract, mostly quantitative exposition is analyzed. Implications for issue perception, including delayed consequences are also examined. Exemplification is subjected to conceptual scrutiny and a new theoretical framework is offered. Contemporary psychological paradigms are applied to predict effects of various forms of exemplification. Perhaps most important, novel experimental research is presented to document the specific consequences of exemplifications featured in the news, even of those featured in fiction. Finally, recommendations for information providers and recipients are derived from the research demonstration in order to advance media literacy specific to exemplification. This unique volume: * provides a comprehensive account of the power of case-report selection in the manipulation of perceptions of social issues, * addresses exemplification in communication, i.e., the influence of case reports in the news media, primarily, on the perception of pertinent social issues, * offers an empirical assessment of the practice of issue exemplifying by the media, * gives an exhaustive account of representative research on exemplification effects on issue perception--primarily by the news media, but also by the entertainment media, and * includes a compilation of guidelines for information providers and recipients in efforts at creating media literacy with regard to exemplification.

Mediatized Worlds

Culture and Society in a Media Age

Author: A. Hepp,F. Krotz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137300353

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 5205

How does the media influence our everyday lives? In which ways do our social worlds change when they interact with media? And what are the consequences for theorizing media and communication? Starting with questions like these, Mediatized Worlds discusses the transformation of our lives by their increasing mediatization. The chapters cover topics such as rethinking mediatization, mediatized communities, the mediatization of private lives and of organizational contexts, and the future perspective for mediatization research. The empirical studies offer new access to questions of mediatization an access that grounds mediatization in life-world and social-world perspectives.

Mass media

processes and effects

Author: Leo W. Jeffres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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Transcultural Communication

Author: Andreas Hepp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118885929

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5035

In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication in our mediatized world. Includes examples of mediatization and transcultural communication from a variety of cultural contexts Covers an array of different types of media, including mass media and digital media Incorporates discussion of transcultural communication in media regulation, media production, media products and platforms, and media appropriation

The Economics and Financing of Media Companies

Author: Robert G. Picard

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823232565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 7086

In this updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed Economics and Financing of Media Companies, leading economist and media specialist Robert G. Picard employs business concepts and analyses to explore the operations and activities of media firms and the forces and issues affecting them.Picard has added new examples and new data, and he covers such emerging areas as the economics of digital media. Using contemporary examples from American and global media companies, the book contains a wealth of information, including useful charts and tables, important for both those who work in and study media industries. It goes beyond simplistic explanations to show how various internal and external forces direct and constrain decisions in media firms and the implications of the forces on the type of media and content offered today.

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955079937

Category:

Page: 300

View: 569

After a sudden catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors return to a quasi-medieval way of life. Several years later, in the wild landscape, the adventures of Sir Felix Aquila, a young nobleman searching for his role in life, take place. Reprint of the novel originally published in 1885.

Issues and Challenges in Asian Journalism

Author: Xiaoming Hao,Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN: 9789812102942

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 3880

The collection of essays contained within this book features contemporary issues on Asian journalism. The last three decades have witnessed some unprecedented changes in journalism practices in Asia. The call for a New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) greatly enhanced Asians' awareness of Western domination in global communication and led to the demand for a higher profile for Asia in the news. Meanwhile the government-controlled (or -influenced) press model, despised in the West, maintains its foothold in some Asian countries, as an essential means for national development. The assertion of Asian values in journalism would seem to rule out Western expertise and experts as irrelevant to Asia's needs. Amidst all this controversy, Asia has also witnessed an enormous growth in its media industries. Technological advances have also helped to change the landscape of Asian journalism. Despite the great expansion of the Asian media industries, journalism still faces many problems in various parts of the continent. The authors present their discussion of the issues with the goal of promoting robust debate and understanding rather than tame consensus. The authors, comprising professional journalists and academics, examine the issues from their own perspectives. Some of the issues discussed may be unique to a limited number of countries while others may be applicable to the whole continent and beyond.

Strategy for Managing Complex Systems

A Contribution to Management Cybernetics for Evolutionary Systems

Author: Fredmund Malik

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593505398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 564

View: 9338

"Malik demonstrates that management and management theory have strong foundations in systems science, and most specifically in a certain type of cybernetics of truly complex systems, of organismic, self-organizing, and evolving systems. This book provides the basics on how to create robust, functional, and sustainably viable systems. One of the reasons why it has become a classic on management cybernetics, now in its 11th edition, is that the strategies and heuristic principles of complexity management are still relevant - now more than ever."--Back cover.