Anthropology & Mass Communication

Media and Myth in the New Millennium
Author: Mark Allen Peterson
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571812780
Category: Social Science
Page: 321
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Anthropological interest in mass communication and media has exploded in the last two decades, engaging and challenging the work on the media in mass communications, cultural studies, sociology and other disciplines. This is the first book to offer a systematic overview of the themes, topics and methodologies in the emerging dialogue between anthropologists studying mass communication and media analysts turning to ethnography and cultural analysis. Drawing on dozens of semiotic, ethnographic and cross-cultural studies of mass media, it offers new insights into the analysis of media texts, offers models for the ethnographic study of media production and consumption, and suggests approaches for understanding media in the modern world system. Placing the anthropological study of mass media into historical and interdisciplinary perspectives, this book examines how work in cultural studies, sociology, mass communication and other disciplines has helped shape the re-emerging interest in media by anthropologists.

The Handbook of Global Online Journalism


Author: Eugenia Siapera,Andreas Veglis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118313941
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
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The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features acollection of readings from international practitioners andscholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-artoverview of the relationship between the internet and journalismaround the world. Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research andfuture directions of online journalism Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, businessmodels, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that haveemerged around the world with the migration of news online Written and edited by top international researchers andpractitioners in the area of online journalism Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics,organizational practices, contents and experiences Discusses developments in online news in a wide range ofcountries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews ofexisting studies in the field

The American Journalist in the 21st Century

U.S. News People at the Dawn of a New Millennium
Author: David H. Weaver,Randal A. Beam,Bonnie J. Brownlee,Paul S. Voakes,G. Cleveland Wilhoit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135250820
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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An authoritative and detailed illustration of the state of journalistic practice in the United States today, The American Journalist in the 21st Century sheds light on the demographic and educational backgrounds, working conditions, and professional and ethical values of print, broadcast, and Internet journalists at the beginning of the 21st century. Providing results from telephone surveys of nearly 1,500 U.S. journalists working in a variety of media outlets, this volume updates the findings published in the earlier report, The American Journalist in the 1990s, and reflects the continued evolution of journalistic practice and professionalism. The scope of material included here is extensive and inclusive, representing numerous facets of journalistic practice and professionalism, and featuring separate analyses for women, minority, and online journalists. Many findings are set in context and compared with previous major studies of U.S. journalists conducted in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Serving as a detailed snapshot of current journalistic practice, The American Journalist in the 21st Century offers an intriguing and enlightening profile of professional journalists today, and it will be of great interest and value to working journalists, journalism educators, media managers, journalism students, and others seeking insights into the current state of the journalism profession.

The Internet in China

Cyberspace and Civil Society
Author: Zixue Tai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135869901
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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The Internet in China examines the cultural and political ramifications of the Internet for Chinese society. The rapid growth of the Internet has been enthusiastically embraced by the Chinese government, but the government has also rushed to seize control of the virtual environment. Individuals have responded with impassioned campaigns against official control of information. The emergence of a civil society via cyberspace has had profound effects upon China--for example, in 2003, based on an Internet campaign, the Chinese Supreme People's Court overturned the ruling of a local court for the first time since the Communist Party came to power in 1949. The important question this book asks is not whether the Internet will democratize China, but rather in what ways the Internet is democratizing communication in China. How is the Internet empowering individuals by fostering new types of social spaces and redefining existing social relations?

Journalism in the new millennium

essays in celebration of the Sing Tao School of Journalism
Author: Donna Logan,John Q. Liang,Sing Tao School of Journalism
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780888655455
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 205
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Journalism and New Media


Author: John V. Pavlik
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.

Electronic Iran

The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution
Author: Niki Akhavan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813570875
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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Electronic Iran introduces the concept of the Iranian Internet, a framework that captures interlinked, transnational networks of virtual and offline spaces. Taking her cues from early Internet ethnographies that stress the importance of treating the Internet as both a site and product of cultural production, accounts in media studies that highlight the continuities between old and new media, and a range of works that have made critical interventions in the field of Iranian studies, Niki Akhavan traces key developments and confronts conventional wisdom about digital media in general, and contemporary Iranian culture and politics in particular. Akhavan focuses largely on the years between 1998 and 2012 to reveal a diverse and combative virtual landscape where both geographically and ideologically dispersed individuals and groups deployed Internet technologies to variously construct, defend, and challenge narratives of Iranian national identity, society, and politics. While it tempers celebratory claims that have dominated assessments of the Iranian Internet, Electronic Iran is ultimately optimistic in its outlook. As it exposes and assesses overlooked aspects of the Iranian Internet, the book sketches a more complete map of its dynamic landscape, and suggests that the transformative powers of digital media can only be developed and understood if attention is paid to both the specificities of new technologies as well as the local and transnational contexts in which they appear.

The Myth of Media Globalization


Author: Kai Hafez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658091
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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The ongoing interconnection of the world through modern mass media is generally considered to be one of the major developments underpinning globalization. This important book considers anew the globalization phenomenon in the media sphere. Rather than heralding globalization or warning of its dangers, as in many other books, Kai Hafez analyses the degree to which media globalization is really taking place. Do we have enough evidence to show that there is a linear and accelerated move towards transnationalization in the media? All too often the empirical data presented seems rather more anecdotal than representative. Many transborder media phenomena are overestimated and taken out of the context of locally and nationally oriented mainstream media processes all over the world. The inherent danger is that a central paradigm of the social sciences, rather than bearing scholarly substance, will turn out to be a myth and even a sometimes dangerously ideological tool. Based on a theoretical debate of media globalization, the work discusses most major fields of media development, including foreign reporting, satellite TV, film, internet, foreign broadcasting, media and migration, media policy and media economy. As an important new contribution to timely debates, The Myth of Media Globalization will be essential and provocative reading for students and scholars alike.

Mass Media in the New Millennium

Structures, Functions, Issues and Ethics
Author: K. Tim Wulfemeyer,James K. Buckalew
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780757516832
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
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News as Culture

Journalistic Practices and the Remaking of Indian Leadership Traditions
Author: Ursula Rao
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845456696
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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"More than just a fascinating description of newsmaking and practice in an Indian city, this book has implications for theories of news and communication that make it a timely and significant contribution to the literature on journalism and newsmaking in the changing global environment.'--Mark Peterson, Miami University --

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
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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.

Emerging Issues in Contemporary Journalism

Infotainment, Internet, Libel, Censorship, Et Cetera
Author: Bala A. Musa,Cindy J. Price
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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Significant changes in information technology, media ownership and management structure, journalistic culture, and communication policy are rapidly reshaping the media landscape. Media proliferation has multiplied the sources and volume of news, entertainment, and advertising available to society. This book provides a broad and in-depth analysis of the factors driving the new trends in 21st Century journalism and mass communication. It gives a roadmap for understanding the new media environment and its implications for the communication industry and audience alike.

Rethinking Journalism

Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape
Author: Chris Peters,Marcel Jeroen Broersma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415697018
Category: Social Science
Page: 247
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There is no doubt, journalism faces challenging times. Since the turn of the millennium, the financial health of the news industry is failing, mainstream audiences are on the decline, and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are eroding. The outlook is bleak and it's understandable that many are pessimistic. But this book argues that we have to rethink journalism fundamentally. Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the 'crisis of journalism', this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.

City Branding and New Media

Linguistic Perspectives, Discursive Strategies and Multimodality
Author: M. Paganoni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137387963
Category: Social Science
Page: 162
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This book explores city branding in the public sector as an aspect of e-governance from a privileged linguistic, discursive and semiotic perspective. It analyses how local administrations and public bodies engage their stakeholders by addressing key issues such as active citizenship, social inclusion and promotion of cultural heritage and events.

The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives
Author: S. Elizabeth Bird
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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This title explores the role of news and journalism in contemporary culture from an anthropological perspective. Essays by leading scholars look at communities of professional and nonprofessional journalists.

Whither Journalism & PR Education?

A Symposium on Indian Scene
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: 184
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Contributed articles presented at the symposium organized by Jaipur Chapter of the Public Relations Society of India in Nov. 2000.

Digital journalism

emerging media and the changing horizons of journalism
Author: Kevin Kawamoto
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 189
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In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites to global satellite capabilities. Digital Journalism is a valuable resource for all journalism students and an intriguing read for anyone interested in the changing technology of news.

Communication in an era of global conflicts

principles and strategies for 21st century Africa
Author: Ritchard M'Bayo,Chuka Onwumechili,Bala A. Musa
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
ISBN: 9780761840947
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 395
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Communication in an Era of Global Conflicts assesses trends and issues in communication and their implications for conflicts in the African context. In doing so, the various chapters draw from culture, tradition, folklore, communication and conflict theories, principles and strategies, and from systems approach to conflict resolution. The underlying assumption of all the chapters is the pivotal role of communication--new media, traditional mass communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and communication technologies--in conflict and conflict resolution. This book is unique for its multidimensional perspectives, a long overdue addition to the growing literature on conflicts in Africa.

Development and Communication in Africa


Author: Charles Okigbo,Festus Eribo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742527461
Category: Social Science
Page: 249
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Although Africa is the world's poorest continent, it is a major emerging market and partner in the global village of the new millennium. This book presents a wide array of perspectives on the problems and prospects of developing Africa. Leading scholars in African studies and international communication analyze the socio-political and cultural experiences in various communities, focusing on key questions: What is development? What are the main issues surrounding development in Africa? And how can communication per se be used to address the persistent problems of underdevelopment?