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: 326

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 Version 2.0

Industry, Technology and Politics

Author: Alec Charles

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781906165482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 9960

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

End of History and the Last Man

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416531785

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5003

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.

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond

From Production to Produsage

Author: Axel Bruns

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488660

Category: Computers

Page: 418

View: 2857

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.

Here's Looking at You

Hollywood, Film & Politics

Author: Ernest D. Giglio

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433106446

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

View: 344

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.

Media/cultural Studies

Critical Approaches

Author: Rhonda Hammer,Douglas Kellner

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820495262

Category: Social Science

Page: 644

View: 2939

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.

Law and Popular Culture

A Course Book

Author: Michael Asimow,Shannon Mader

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820458151

Category: Law

Page: 273

View: 2436

"This book explores the interface between law and popular culture, two subjects of enormous current importance and influence. Exploring how they affect each other, each chapter discusses a legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia or Dead Man Walking, and treats it as both a cultural and a legal text, illustrating how popular culture both constructs our perceptions of law, and changes the way that players in the legal system behave. Written without theoretical jargon, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book is intended for use in undergraduate or graduate courses and can be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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: 1275

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.

Writing Dissent

Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream

Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 6942

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media. <I>Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream is designed for activists who want to take on that challenge. Based on the author's experience as a journalist, activist, and academic, this book offers insight into radical politics and mass media and then moves on to describe practical strategies for breaking into the mainstream. Illustrated by the author's own opinion columns published in daily newspapers, <I>Writing Dissent explains how journalists work and how activists can successfully work with them.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 9904

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

Camgirls

Celebrity and Community in the Age of Social Networks

Author: Theresa M. Senft

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820456942

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 5012

This book is a critical and ethnographic study of camgirls: women who broadcast themselves over the web for the general public while trying to cultivate a measure of celebrity in the process. The book’s over-arching question is, «What does it mean for feminists to speak about the personal as political in a networked society that encourages women to ‘represent’ through confession, celebrity, and sexual display, but punishes too much visibility with conservative censure and backlash?» The narrative follows that of the camgirl phenomenon, beginning with the earliest experiments in personal homecamming and ending with the newest forms of identity and community being articulated through social networking sites like Live Journal, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook. It is grounded in interviews, performance analysis of events transpiring between camgirls and their viewers, and the author’s own experiences as an ersatz camgirl while conducting the research.

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 4562

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

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: 8744

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.

When Death Goes Pop

Death, Media & the Remaking of Community

Author: Charlton D. McIlwain

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820470641

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

View: 2474

Scholars, educators, health professionals, and activists from a variety of fields have struggled with one of the most significant questions of contemporary life: How do we rescue the experience of death and dying from the mire of fear, denial, and secrecy that it has been associated with for the better part of a century? In "When Death Goes Pop," Charlton D. McIlwain describes a striking emerging shift in the way that death is represented in such omnipresent forms of media as television - a shift that seems to be moving the American discourse on death and dying from the private sphere to the public. The book surveys the past thirty years of death-related television programming, from daytime soaps to prime-time dramas, focusing primarily on Home Box Office's "Six Feet Under" and its innovative approach to the subject, and from the Sci-Fi Channel's "Crossing Over" to the genre of paranormal programming as a whole. This book also discusses the increasing use of multimedia and the Internet in the funeral industry and how the new technologies change the way that we remember the dead as they create and sustain what we might call a -virtual community of death-."

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: 6911

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.

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: 7456


The End of Reading

From Gutenberg to Grand Theft Auto

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110153

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8974

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.

Amazing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman's Brave New World Revisited

Author: Lance Strate

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433119309

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 4351

"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --

Communicating the City

Meanings, Practices, Interactions

Author: Giorgia Aiello,Matteo Tarantino,Kate Oakley

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433130977

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 216

View: 1877

How human meanings, practices and interactions produce and are produced by urban space is the focus of this timely and exciting addition to the study of urban communication. Challenging notions of the 'urban' as physically, economically or technologically determined, this book explores key intersections of discourse, materiality, technology, mobility, identity and inequality in acts of communication across urban and urbanizing contexts. From leisure and media consumption among Chinese migrant workers in a Guangdong village to the diverse networks and communication infrastructures of global cities like London and Los Angeles, this collection combines a range of perspectives to ask fundamental questions about the significance and status of cities in times of intensified mediation and connectivity. With case studies from Italy, Britain, Ireland, Russia, the United States and China, this international collection demonstrates that both empirical and critical knowledge on the relationship between communication and urban life has become vital across the humanities and social sciences. Communicating the City will be essential reading for all scholars and students who desire to gain an in-depth understanding of the multiple roles that media and communication have in lived experiences of the city.

New Media

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Lister

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415431603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 676

New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new 'Virtual Camera' case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.