Good News, Bad News

Journalism Ethics And The Public Interest
Author: Jeremy Iggers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429979770
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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In Good News, Bad News , Jeremy Iggers argues that journalism's institutionalized conversation about ethics largely evades the most important issues regarding the public interest and the civic responsibilities of the press. Changes in the ownership and organization of the news media make these issues especially timely; although journalism's ethics rest on the idea of journalism as a profession, the rise of market-driven journalism has undermined journalists' professional status. Ultimately, argues Iggers, journalism is impossible without a public that cares about the common life. Written in an accessible style, Good News, Bad News is important reading for journalists, communication scholars, and students. }Public dissatisfaction with the news media frequently gives rise to calls for journalists to live up to the ethical standards of their profession. But what if the fault lies in part with the standards themselves?Jeremy Iggers argues that journalisms institutionalized conversation about ethics largely evades the most important issues regarding the public interest and the civic responsibilities of the press. Changes in the ownership and organization of the news media make these issues especially timely; although journalisms ethics rest on the idea of journalism as a profession, the rise of market-driven journalism has undermined journalists professional status.Ultimately, argues Iggers, journalism is impossible without a public that cares about the common life. A more meaningful approach to journalism ethics must begin with a consideration of the role of the news media in a democratic society and proceed to look for practical ways in which journalism can contribute to the vitality of public life.Written in an accessible style, Good News, Bad News is important reading for journalists, communication scholars, and students. }

Celluloid Mushroom Clouds

Hollywood And Atomic Bomb
Author: Joyce Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429981422
Category: Social Science
Page: 228
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Celluloid Mushroom Clouds is a historical account of how the movie industry responded to specific economic and political forces over the postwar years. Joyce Evans investigates the transformation of the imagery associated with atomic technology found in Hollywood film produced and distributed between 1947 and 1964. Incorporating qualitative and quantitative research methods, over 90 films are analyzed in terms of their historical context and the context of film production and distribution.The industry-focused approach presented in the book views cultural production as a material process unfolding under specific economic, political, and cultural conditions and emphasizes the ?pressures and limits? of production that are inscribed in cinematic texts. The study illustrates in concrete detail how the cinematic texts negotiated by audiences are produced in highly concentrated industries and are constructed as a result of often contradictory determinants. These determinants work to shape the texts produced by encouraging, for example, the production of particular genres and by privileging a specific set of images over others. Evans argues that through these images, Hollywood articulated a limited critique of the Cold War ideology, which it also helped to create. She concludes that Hollywood's overall ideological effect has been to restrict the discursive means available for defining social reality.

Voyeur Nation

Media, Privacy, And Peering In Modern Culture
Author: Clay Calvert
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786747757
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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From 24-hour-a-day "girl cam" sites on the World Wide Web to trash-talk television shows like "Jerry Springer" and reality television programs like "Cops," we've become a world of voyeurs. We like to watch others as their intimate moments, private facts, secrets, and dirty laundry are revealed. Voyeur Nation traces the evolution and forces driving what the author calls the 'voyeurism value.' Calvert argues that although spectatorship and sensationalism are far from new phenomena, today a confluence of factors-legal, social, political, and technological-pushes voyeurism to the forefront of our image-based world.The First Amendment increasingly is called on to safeguard our right, via new technologies and recording devices, to peer into the innermost details of others' lives without fear of legal repercussion. But Calvert argues that the voyeurism value contradicts the value of discourse in democracy and First Amendment theory, since voyeurism by its very nature involves merely watching without interacting or participating. It privileges watching and viewing media images over participating and interacting in democracy.

Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media


Author: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg,Yaffa Shir-Raz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317287916
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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In a digital world where the public’s voice is growing increasingly strong, how can health experts best exert influence to contain the global spread of infectious diseases? Digital media sites provide an important source of health information, however are also powerful platforms for the public to air personal experiences and concerns. This has led to a growing phenomenon of civil skepticism towards health issues including Emerging Infectious Diseases and epidemics. Following the shift in the role of the public from recipients to a vocal entity, this book explores the different organizational strategies for communicating public health information and identifies common misconceptions that can inhibit effective communication with the public. Drawing on original research and a range of global case studies, this timely volume offers an important assessment of the complex dynamics at play in managing risk and informing public health decisions. Providing thought-provoking analysis of the implications for future health communication policy and practice, this book is primarily suitable for academics and graduate students interested in understanding how public health communication has changed. It may also be useful to health care professionals.

Free Radio

Electronic Civil Disobedience
Author: Lawrence C. Soley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 148
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Looks at how “pirate” radio stations have been formed as a grassroots rebellion to changes in federal broadcasting policies since World War II.

Contentious journalism and the internet advantage

democratizing public discourse in Malaysia and Singapore
Author: Cherian George,Stanford University. Dept. of Communication
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 386
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Theorien des Journalismus

Ein diskursives Handbuch
Author: Martin Löffelholz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366301620X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 603
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Seit dem Erscheinen im Jahr 2000 ermöglicht das Handbuch "Theorien des Journalismus" einen systematischen Überblick über die Theoriebestände zum Journalismus. Mit Beiträgen von mehr als 20 Fachwissenschaftlerinnen und Fachwissenschaftlern liefert das Studienbuch eine verständliche Orientierung über die Grundlagen, Entwicklungsstränge, Konzepte und Problemfelder der Journalismustheorie.

Journalismus in der Gesellschaft

Theorie, Methodologie und Empirie
Author: Armin Scholl,Siegfried Weischenberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322906884
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
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Der Journalismus läßt sich als soziales System modellieren, das wesentlich zur Selbstbeobachtung moderner Gesellschaften beiträgt. Unter Funktionsaspekten werden dazu permanent Themen öffentlich angeboten, deren Merkmale Faktizität, Relevanz und Neuigkeitswert sind. Die konstruktivistische Systemtheorie liefert darüber hinaus zahlreiche Hinweise auf selbstbezogene Operationsweisen, die (auch) der wissenschaftlichen Beobachtung der Medienproduktion und ihrer Akteure neue Erkenntnismöglichkeiten erschließen. Dieses Potential wird nun erstmals systematisch umgesetzt und in eine - stark empiriegesättigte - Bilanz der Journalismusforschung eingebracht. Der Schwerpunkt des Buches bilden - auf der Erfahrungsbasis von Befunden aus der repräsentativen Studie "Journalismus in Deutschland" - multivariate Analysen zu den Strukturen und Vernetzungen des Systems, zu Umweltbezügen, zum Bewußtsein der Akteure und zu Aspekten der Synchronisierung von Journalismussystemen im internationalen Vergleich.

The Customer is NOT Always Right? Marketing Orientations in a Dynamic Business World

Proceedings of the 2011 World Marketing Congress
Author: Colin L. Campbell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319500082
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 953
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This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2011 World Marketing Congress held in Reims, France with the theme The Customer is NOT Always Right? Marketing Orientations in a Dynamic Business World. The focus of the conference and the enclosed papers is on marketing thought and practices throughout the world. This volume resents papers on various topics including marketing management, marketing strategy, and consumer behavior. Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science.​

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Health/science, Business/industry, Children/juvenile, how To/instruction
Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781414401003
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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