The Global Journalist in the 21st Century

Author: David Hugh Weaver,Lars Willnat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415885760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 585

View: 3890

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century systematically assesses the demographics, education, socialization, professional attitudes and working conditions of journalists in various countries around the world. This book updates the original Global Journalist (1998) volume with new data, adding more than a dozen countries, and provides material on comparative research about journalists that will be useful to those interested in doing their own studies. The editors put together this collection working under the assumption that journalists' backgrounds, working conditions and ideas are related to what is reported (and how it is covered) in the various news media round the world, in spite of societal and organizational constraints, and that this news coverage matters in terms of world public opinion and policies. Outstanding features include: Coverage of 33 nations located around the globe, based on recent surveys conducted among representative samples of local journalists Comprehensive analyses by well-known media scholars from each country A section on comparative studies of journalists An appendix with a collection of survey questions used in various nations to question journalists As the most comprehensive and reliable source on journalists around the world, The Global Journalist will serve as the primary source for evaluating the state of journalism. As such, it promises to become a standard reference among journalism, media, and communication students and researchers around the world.

Spiritual News

Reporting Religion Around the World

Author: Yoel Cohen

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433128622

Category: Journalism, Religious

Page: 418

View: 1449

The media's coverage of religion is an important question, given the central role which news media play in ensuring that people are up-to-date with religion news developments. The book SPIRITUAL NEWS: Reporting Religion Around the World examines it in different countries.

Consuming Audiences?

Production and Reception in Media Research

Author: Ingunn Hagen,Janet Wasko

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

View: 5525

This text explores the intersection between research in political economy and reception analysis - the interaction between media production and audience reception/consumption. Questions asked include: what role does textual analysis play in the study of production contexts and audiences' reception?

Media Convergence and Deconvergence

Author: Sergio Sparviero,Corinna Peil,Gabriele Balbi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319512897

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 1528

This edited volume explores different meanings of media convergence and deconvergence, and reconsiders them in critical and innovative ways. Its parts provide together a broad picture of opposing trends and tensions in media convergence, by underlining the relevance of this powerful idea and emphasizing the misconceptions that it has generated. Sergio Sparviero, Corinna Peil, Gabriele Balbi and the other authors look into practices and realities of users in convergent media environments, ambiguities in the production and distribution of content, changes to the organization of media industries, the re-configuration of media markets, and the influence of policy and regulations. Primarily addressed to scholars and students in different fields of media and communication studies, Media Convergence and Deconvergence deconstructs taken-for-granted concepts and provides alternative and fresh analyses on one of the most popular topics in contemporary media culture. Chapter 1 is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

The Visual Politics of Wars

Author: Ibrahim Saleh,Thomas Knieper

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443893811

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 5168

This collection, part of a series entitled Visual Politics of War, presents some of the key approaches to war reporting and suggests trajectories for further critical research into media visualisation of conflict. Ever since the Vietnam War, media globalisation has made conflict a part of everyone’s life in the modern world. This is where war reporters play the crucial role of mediators, to bring us stories covering the various dimensions of war from some of the most vulnerable places on Earth. This volume will explore the visual culture of conflict, specifically the war on terror that is grounded in the conceptual claim that images are central to contemporary geopolitics.

The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication

Author: Anders Hansen,Robert Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134521383

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

View: 4901

This Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for theory, research and practice with regard to environment and communication, and it does this from a perspective which is both international and multi-disciplinary in scope. Offering comprehensive critical reviews of the history and state of the art of research into the key dimensions of environmental communication, the chapters of this handbook together demonstrate the strengths of multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to understanding the centrality of communication to how the environment is constructed, and indeed contested, socially, politically and culturally. Organised in five thematic sections, The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication includes contributions from internationally recognised leaders in the field. The first section looks at the history and development of the discipline from a range of theoretical perspectives. Section two considers the sources, communicators and media professionals involved in producing environmental communication. Section three examines research on news, entertainment media and cultural representations of the environment. The fourth section looks at the social and political implications of environmental communication, with the final section discussing likely future trajectories for the field. The first reference Handbook to offer a state of the art comprehensive overview of the emerging field of environmental communication research, this authoritative text is a must for scholars of environmental communication across a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, media and communication studies, cultural studies and related disciplines.

Global Media Giants

Author: Benjamin Birkinbine,Rodrigo Gomez,Janet Wasko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317402855

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

View: 9493

Global Media Giants takes an in-depth look at how media corporate power works globally, regionally, and nationally, investigating the ways in which the largest and most powerful media corporations in the world wield power. Case studies examine not only some of the largest media corporations (News Corp., The Microsoft Corporation) in terms of revenues, but also media corporations that hold considerable power within national, regional, or geolinguistic contexts (Televisa, The Bertelsmann Group, Sony Corporation). Each chapter approaches a different corporation through the lens of economy, politics, and culture, giving students and scholars a thoughtful and data-driven guide with which to interrogate contemporary media industry power.

Global Trends in Media Education

Policies and Practices

Author: Tony Lavender,Birgitte Tufte,Dafnah Lamish

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 9781572734906

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5395

Media education has gradually obtained an educational status in many countries throughout the world. Where media education is taught today, it is principally carried out using a relaxed, pluralistic and a cross- or multi-disciplinary approach. This book explores this new approach to the subject.

The Global Journalist

News and Conscience in a World of Conflict

Author: Philip M. Seib

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

View: 4821

In many U.S. news organizations, international coverage is accorded minimal importance. The conventional wisdom seems to be that international reporting costs too much and does too little to win and keep an audience, and thus only sensational or government-highlighted incidents are reported. But does this meet standards of professional responsibility? Philip Seib says no. This provocative book argues that not only do U.S. news media have the duty to cover international events that affect the interests of the public and the government, but they also should 'shake awake the world's conscience' by bringing more attention to international conflict and suffering in hopes of spurring humanitarian action or intervention to help those in need."

The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy

Author: Robin Mansell,Marc Raboy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444395424

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 7468

The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. Provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field Includes contributions from western and eastern Europe, North and Central America, Africa and Asia Offers new conceptual frameworks and new methodologies for mapping the contours of emergent global media and communication policy Draws on theory and empirical research to offer multiple perspectives on the local, national, regional and global forums in which policy debate occurs

The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age

Revisiting a Critical Theory of Commercial Media

Author: Lee McGuigan,Vincent Manzerolle

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433123597

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 1341

This edited collection comprises foundational texts and new contributions that revisit the theory of the -audience commodity- as first articulated by Dallas Smythe. Contributors focus on the historical and theoretical importance of this theory to critical studies of media/communication, culture, society, economics, and technology - a theory that has underpinned critical media studies for more than three decades, but has yet to be compiled in a single edited collection.<BR> The primary objective is to appraise its relevance in relation to changes in media and communication since the time of Smythe's writing, principally addressing the rise of digital, online, and mobile media. In addition to updating this perspective, contributors confront the topic critically in order to test its limits. Contextualizing theories of the audience commodity within an intellectual history, they consider their enduring relationship to the field of media/communication studies as well as the important legacy of Dallas Smythe."