Inside the TV Newsroom

A newsroom ethnography of public service TV journalism in the UK and Denmark

Author: Line Hassall Thomsen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783208848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 8690

How do broadcast journalists work today? How do changes to the field of journalism affect journalists at traditional public service broadcasters? And what, if any, are the similarities between license-fee funded and commercially funded TV news work? The study in Inside the TV Newsroom draws on 18 months of unique access to the newsrooms of BBC News, ITV News (in the UK) and DR TV Avisen and TV2 Nyhedeme (in Denmark), providing new insights to the discussion of journalism practice today: It finds that journalists sense their everyday work as a struggle to suit both their own professional ideals of good journalism and new management demands of multi-skilling, collaboration and multi-platform journalism. The extensive ethnographic fieldwork illustrates how the clash of market and consumer oriented logic and the classic ideals of journalism as professional logic is perceived as a mismatch of ideals and aspirations for good journalism. Exploring the shared professional ideals of journalists, the study analyzes what journalists perceive as doing ‘good work’ and working towards the ‘good story’, and how these ideals are expressed and aspired in everyday practice.

The End of Journalism

News in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Alec Charles,Gavin Stewart

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783034302616

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9596

This publication offers an international perspective on the current and future state of contemporary news-making. The 13 contributors explore how evolving conditions and technologies of production and reception are changing the practices of journalism across the world.

The End of Journalism Version 2.0

Industry, Technology and Politics

Author: Alec Charles

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781906165482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 7120

Brings together the work of British, American and Australian scholars and practitioners. This title examines the practices of reportage in an era of social networking and online news, an age of altered audience expectations in which the biggest tabloid scandal is the conduct of the tabloid press itself

Dynamics of International Advertising

Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

Author: Barbara Mueller

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433103841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2497

"The second edition of this great book brings a wealth of updates and insights into international advertising. Barbara Mueller has a knack of drawing you in so that you find yourself unable to put each chapter down. One of the great strengths of the book is that it provides context, be it historic, societal or marketing, along with considerable depth of knowledge."---Douglas West, University of Birmingham --

Media/cultural Studies

Critical Approaches

Author: Rhonda Hammer,Douglas Kellner

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820495262

Category: Social Science

Page: 644

View: 3340

This anthology is designed to assist teachers and students in learning how to better understand and interpret our common culture and everyday life. With a focus on contemporary media, consumer, and digital culture, this book combines classic and original writings by both leading and rising scholars in the field. The chapters present key theories, concepts, and methodologies of critical cultural and media studies, as well as cutting-edge research into new media. Sections on teaching media/cultural studies and concrete case studies provide practical examples that illuminate contemporary culture, ranging from new forms of digital media and consumer culture to artifacts from TV and film, including Barbie and Big Macs, soap operas, Talk TV, Facebook, and YouTube. The lively articles show that media/cultural studies is an exciting and relevant arena, and this text should enable students and citizens to become informed readers and critics of their culture and society.

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond

From Production to Produsage

Author: Axel Bruns

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488660

Category: Computers

Page: 418

View: 5041

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.

End of History and the Last Man

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416531785

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6967

Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

Here's Looking at You

Hollywood, Film & Politics

Author: Ernest D. Giglio

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433106446

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

View: 3356

Now in its third edition, Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film and Politics examines the tangled relationship between politics and Hollywood, which manifests itself in celebrity involvement in political campaigns and elections, and in the overt and covert political messages conveyed by Hollywood films. The book's findings contradict the film industry's assertion that it is simply in the entertainment business, and examines how, while the majority of Hollywood films are strictly commercial ventures, hundreds of movies - ranging from Birth of a Nation to Capitalism - do indeed contain political messages. This new edition has been updated with new photos and cartoons, and includes two new chapters, one on Afghan-Iraqi war films and the other on the treatment of race and gender in Hollywood films, that are sure to stimulate discussion. Here's Looking at You serves as a basic text for political film courses and as a supplement in American government and film studies courses, and will also appeal to film buffs and people in the film industry.

Twitter and Society

Author: Katrin Weller

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433121708

Category: Computers

Page: 447

View: 2816

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has evolved from a niche service to a mass phenomenon; it has become instrumental for everyday communication as well as for political debates, crisis communication, marketing, and cultural participation. But the basic idea behind it has stayed the same: users may post short messages (tweets) of up to 140 characters and follow the updates posted by other users. Drawing on the experience of leading international Twitter researchers from a variety of disciplines and contexts, this is the first book to document the various notions and concepts of Twitter communication, providing a detailed and comprehensive overview of current research into the uses of Twitter. It also presents methods for analyzing Twitter data and outlines their practical application in different research contexts.

Computer-mediated Communication in Personal Relationships

Author: Kevin B. Wright,Lynne M. Webb

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

View: 1002

Kevin B. Wright (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is Professor in Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His research examines interpersonal communication, social support related to health outcomes, and computer-mediated relationships. He coauthored Health Communication in the 21st Century, and his research appears in over 45 book chapters and journal articles, including the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Quarterly Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. --

Culture + Technology

A Primer

Author: Jennifer Daryl Slack,John Macgregor Wise

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820450070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 3793

"Culture + Technology is an essential guide to the fascinating history of these debates, and offers new perspectives that give readers the tools they need to make informed decisions about the role of technology in our lives. In clear and compelling language, Slack and Wise untangle and expose the cultural assumptions that underlie our thinking about technology, stories so deeply held we often don't recognize their influence. The book considers the perceived inevitability of technological advance and our myths about progress. It also looks at sources of resistance to these stories from the Luddites of the 19th century to the Unabomber in our own time. Slack and Wise help readers sift through the confusions about culture and technology that arise in their own everyday lives."--BOOK JACKET.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 3495

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

The End of Reading

From Gutenberg to Grand Theft Auto

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110153

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9024

Big changes have been taking place in reading in recent years. While American society has become more visual and digital, the general state of literacy in America is in crisis, with educators and public officials worried about falling educational standards, the rising influence of popular culture, and growing numbers of non-English-speaking immigrants. But how justified are these worries? By focusing on “reading,” this book takes a serious look at public literacy, but chooses not to blame the familiar scapegoats. Instead, The End of Reading proposes that in a diverse and rapidly changing society, we need to embrace multiple definitions of what it means to be a literate person.

Hashtag Publics

The Power and Politics of Discursive Networks

Author: Nathan Rambukkana

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: 9781433128981

Category: Information technology

Page: N.A

View: 8846


Bad Girls

Cultural Politics and Media Representations of Transgressive Women

Author: A. Susan Owen,Leah R. Vande Berg,Sarah R. Stein

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820461502

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 2014

Bad Girls examines representational practices of film and television stories beginning with post-Vietnam cinema and ending with postfeminisms and contemporary public disputes over women in the military. The book explores a diverse range of popular media texts, from the Alien saga to Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, from The Net and VR5 to Sportsnight and G.I. Jane. The research is framed as a study of intergenerational tensions in portrayals of women and public institutions – in careers, governmental service, and interactions with technology. Using iconic texts and their contexts as a primary focus, this book offers a rhetorical and cultural history of the tensions between remembering and forgetting in representations of the American feminist movement between 1979 and 2005. Looking forward, the book sets an agenda for discussion of gender issues over the next twenty-five years and articulates with authority the manner in which «transgression» itself has become a site of struggle.

Grave New World

The End of Globalization, the Return of History

Author: Stephen D. King

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300240074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1350

A controversial look at the end of globalization and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able—or willing—to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens. Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to “autarky” will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 9780771038518

Category:

Page: 464

View: 649

Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Empires of Food

Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Author: Andrew Rimas,Evan Fraser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439110133

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4427

We are what we eat: this aphorism contains a profound truth about civilization, one that has played out on the world historical stage over many millennia of human endeavor. Using the colorful diaries of a sixteenth-century merchant as a narrative guide, Empires of Food vividly chronicles the fate of people and societies for the past twelve thousand years through the foods they grew, hunted, traded, and ate—and gives us fascinating, and devastating, insights into what to expect in years to come. In energetic prose, agricultural expert Evan D. G. Fraser and journalist Andrew Rimas tell gripping stories that capture the flavor of places as disparate as ancient Mesopotamia and imperial Britain, taking us from the first city in the once-thriving Fertile Crescent to today’s overworked breadbaskets and rice bowls in the United States and China, showing just what food has meant to humanity. Cities, culture, art, government, and religion are founded on the creation and exchange of food surpluses, complex societies built by shipping corn and wheat and rice up rivers and into the stewpots of history’s generations. But eventually, inevitably, the crops fail, the fields erode, or the temperature drops, and the center of power shifts. Cultures descend into dark ages of poverty, famine, and war. It happened at the end of the Roman Empire, when slave plantations overworked Europe’s and Egypt’s soil and drained its vigor. It happened to the Mayans, who abandoned their great cities during centuries of drought. It happened in the fourteenth century, when medieval societies crashed in famine and plague, and again in the nineteenth century, when catastrophic colonial schemes plunged half the world into a poverty from which it has never recovered. And today, even though we live in an age of astounding agricultural productivity and genetically modified crops, our food supplies are once again in peril. Empires of Food brilliantly recounts the history of cyclic consumption, but it is also the story of the future; of, for example, how a shrimp boat hauling up an empty net in the Mekong Delta could spark a riot in the Caribbean. It tells what happens when a culture or nation runs out of food—and shows us the face of the world turned hungry. The authors argue that neither local food movements nor free market economists will stave off the next crash, and they propose their own solutions. A fascinating, fresh history told through the prism of the dining table, Empires of Food offers a grand scope and a provocative analysis of the world today, indispensable in this time of global warming and food crises.